posted on 2004-11-12 at 23:51:44 by Joel Ross

It looks like is actually starting to invite people to try out thier service. After I found out about it, I signed up for an invite. A couple of days ago, I got my invite.

To be honest, I couldn't find much about it at the time, so I had no idea what to expect. The sign up was simple, and it even gives you a default set of subscriptions, so you can get right to it. And when I did, I found out what it was: an online aggregator. They pull in over 1,000,000 feeds, and most of the default ones are from major publications, not blogs. Sites like the Washington Post, CBS Market Watch, etc.

But it's not just that - it's also a social network. So if you want to try out, let me know, and I will get an invite off to you.

With the combo of those two services, they allow you to flag stories as Shared. Once shared, anyone in your network can view these shared stories. They also have a recommended stories feature, which I'm guessing is the top shared stories, but I'm not positive on that.

They also have a tagging feature, where you can tag articles with any tag you want, and the more you use a certain tag, the bigger that tag gets, so you can visually see where the most articles are stored. Basically, a way to mark stories with a keyword.

Overall, the service seems pretty good. It still won't overtake Newsgator for me, but it's fun to play with.

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