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Alltop: The Mother Of All Aggregators

6 Comments 17 March 2008

alltop all the top stories 1205593612783 Alltop: The Mother Of All Aggregators Several weeks ago, someone Twittered about Scott Monty’s post on Guy Kawasaki’s new site, Alltop, and being a big fan of Scott’s, I clicked on the link. After perusing the site, I found myself scratching my head and uttering the proverbial, “why didn’t I think of that”, as I humbly submitted Social Media Mom for consideration.

In a nutshell, Alltop is a one stop shop for the best content on the web, categorized by topic…….

“You can think of an Alltop site as a “dashboard,” “table of contents,” or even a “digital magazine rack” of the Internet. To be clear, Alltop sites are starting points — they are not destinations per se. The bottom line is that we are trying to enhance your online reading by both displaying stories from the sites that you’re already visiting and helping you discover sites that you didn’t know existed. In this way, our goal is the ‘cessation of Internet stagnation.’”

The feeds are updated every ten minutes and if your site does not support RSS they can’t support your stories. I know this to be true because when Guy listed Social Media Mom in the social media category I was in the process of switching over to WordPress and I had to make some changes to my RSS feed in order for the switch to take effect on Alltop.

Alltop is fantastic idea and as far as I know, there is nothing else like it, as of yet. Surely others will try to compete but Alltop has set the standard and since the next phase of the web seems to be leaning towards discovery and not as much about search, I would have to agree with Buzz Bruggeman when he says,

“Alltop for the web is a bit like the World Wide Telescope for the sky. A whole new way of looking at ideas that may have been there before, but you never knew they existed, or perhaps never had them quite in focus.”

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  1. jenn says:

    Interesting..I will have to check it out!

  2. Congrats on getting listed on Alltop. I can’t go there (alltop) unless I actually have time to spare, there is just too much great stuff there. It feels like trying to browse through the entire Tattered Cover Bookstore all in one day. LOL

  3. Israel says:

    Kim, I feel the same way. There is just TOO MUCH stuff. I want to do it all, but can’t. I just can’t. So I focus on the little things I can’t live without.

  4. Aruni says:

    It is a great site and I’m fortunate my blog is also listed there. I know where to go when I want to find the top mommy bloggers. :-)

  5. socialmediamom says:

    Aruni. Kim, and Israel - it is a great site. I have already used it to find some sites for a client. It can only get better and become an even more comprehensive resource to the blogosphere.

  6. socialmediamom says:

    Jenn, would love to know what you think of it.

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