October 28, 2008

Alltop - China Stories in One Place

Came across a really useful service, Alltop, thanks to a badge on Thomas Crampton's blog.

Alltop, all the top stories

Alltop allows you to easily define an interest (e.g. China) and collect relevant blog stories on one web page. They describe themselves as being an "online magazine rack" of popular topics. They import the stories of the top news websites and blogs for any given topic and display the headlines of the five most recent stories. When you place the cursor over a headline, we display part of the story so that you can decide if you’d like to read it.

Here's a screenshot of the china.alltop.com news page.

On further research, I see that it is the team behind Truemors, including Guy Kawasaki, who set this up. Apparently, they were inspired by how popurls brought as much traffic to their site as Google search.

1 comment:

Thomas Crampton said...

Napoleon: Yes, Alltop is an interesting concept. It is a kind of editorial-driven feed reader. You need to have a good guide for each page.