Monday, November 20, 2006

Leave a Fleck on any website

Geemodo carries a post about new bookmarking sensation, Fleck. Fleck is a way to annotate a website, any website, so you can later visit the website. You don't have to remember why you bookmarked the site, because all your notes, called flecks, are on the site. Go check out the article and leave some flecks behind!
Geemodo: Is Fleck flaking? No Dashnote needs tweaking!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Ping survey results from October

Mark Sweeting of Britblog, Technoranki fame has done a survey ping services. Not all the ping services out there but three of them. So what is the interest of those to me? First let me tell you what those ping Services are and then I will tell you why.
Mark is currently monitoring the following three ping services: Autopinger, Blogflux, and Ping-o-matic.
Why am I looking at these? because I use two of those services, Autopinger (I like the best) and BlogFlux (thought it was good!).
Anyway I think feeds and pings go together. And when (WHEN?) feedotopia is up, I will try t work with Autopinger to provide some services to Fedotopia.
Another reason is I like what Mark is doing. Just browse his projects and see if you like them too.

Mark Sweeting
Autopinger Blog

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

State of the BlogSphere as of October 2006

I was at Joi Ito's blog and he directed me to this site with a one line post. I like Jo Ito's style and the progress in Web 2.0. Too bad I could not make it to the conference in San Francisco.
Anyway The article is about a report by CEO of Technorati!, I always refer to him as Sir-fry but his real name is David Sifry. He has plotted the state of blogsphere into some good graphs (some may not agree) that reveals that state blogs and the mainstream media.
It is hard to explain the report without one actually seeing the article so I think it is best to redirect you to Sifry's article.
I am really fired up though, about ideas I carry in my head about Feedotopia.

Joi Ito's site
Sifry's report

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Widgets "glorified RSS feeds."

Pheedo blog reports that Steve Rubel talks about his love for widgets, Web 3.0 and the Widgetized Web. He calls widgets "glorified RSS feeds."
They also conversed with Scott Rafer, former CEO of Feedster, he said RSS is a "developer's tool." Widgets are perfect example of developers using RSS feeds to solve a problem, entertain, waste time etc. In this case, Scott is spot on.
All the links to articles and conversations are on the Pheedo blog.
Pheedo is according to about us on site;
"A lot has happened since Pheedo pioneered the feed advertising industry in 2003. It’s been amazing to watch our original idea, good as it may have been, grow into an industry-wide necessity. The speed of this evolution has taught us the importance of remaining focused on our customers, providing the thousands of bloggers, micro-publishers, large media outlets, and online advertisers innovative and flexible tools to capture and measure revenues through the sale of advertising."

Pheedo Blog article

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Digg Algorithm get dugg deeper

Since Solarion wrote about the Digg Algorithm, I have been looking around for more info on the algorithm that Digg uses. I came across this well dugged story about the same discussion.
According to th story, these are the numbers you need to get on Digg front page;
Now about the aprox. number of diggs you need to get on the front page, for each category:

Now about the approx. number of diggs you need to get on the front page, for each category:

1. Technology (and the sub-categories) - about 50 diggs required, but it may go up to 90.
2. Science (and the sub-categories) - about 65-70 diggs required, but it may go up to 85.
3. World & Business (and the sub-categories) - about 80-90 diggs required, but it may go up to 100.
4. Sports (and the sub-categories) - about 30-40 diggs required, but it may go up to 50.
5. Videos (and the sub-categories) - about 55-60 diggs required, but it may go up to 80.
6. Entertainment (and the sub-categories) - about 50-55 diggs required, but it may go up to 70.
7. Gaming (and the sub-categories) - about 35-50 diggs required, but it may go up to 60.

After all, digg get dugged and you need to read the complete article at Seopedia together with all the comments.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Digg uses new tools and make it harder to be dugg!

The few stories I submitted to, never reached the quota for front page display. But then I thought it is the game. But it seems there is more to the game.
Neil Patel at PronetAdvertising has a story about the new algorithm used by DIGG and how it will affect the pages reaching the front page of Digg. Just because you have a bunch of friends that digg for you might not bring the story to the front page. Looks like it needs more.
Niel goes on to describe the story more and tells you how a story without being dugged 60 times might make it to the front page.
Here an excerpt;
Complexity of the algorithm
The good news is not all categories require 60 diggs before the story hits the homepage. It seems that Digg has taken multiple factors into account such as number of submissions in a category, diggs, and time because certain categories do not need as many diggs before the stories hit the front page. The sports and entertainment categories are two of the categories that do not require too many diggs because not too many people digg these types of stories and these categories are also low on submissions.
I could not find any official info about the new algorithm. May be I need to learn to search better.
As we all want to know, hope better stories reach the front page, specially my stories! ;)
Neil Patel
Digg post on the story go digg it and make it 1000 diggs!
Digg Blog
Digg the blog

Feedzeo v1.0.1 beta released

Feedzeo is an outcome of an effort to create a unique RSS/RDF/Atom feed aggregator cum reader. Feedzeo v 1.0.1 beta has been released on under LGPL license.
Feedzeo is a RSS/RDF/ATOM feed aggregator cum reader written in Java. It is an open source and free software licensed under GNU LGPL. There are two parts to Feedzeo: a Server and a Client. The Server is the application you run on your desktop or any remote machine which has network connectivity. It runs in the background downloading the RSS/RDF/ATOM files and publishing it as html/data files. This release supports both windows and Linux. The earlier releases were only for windows.
To checkout or download you will have to visit