14 August 2008

The Alltop - a news thingy?

Thanks to Haloscan (which is displaying some signs of being unwell lately, by the way) I have stumbled on Alltop a rather intriguing aggregator of news. Here I shall pass the mike to the owners:

We help you explore your passions by collecting stories about “all the topics” on the web. We’ve grouped these collections — “aggregations” — into individual Alltop sites based on topics such as environment, photography, science, Muslim, celebrity gossip, military, fashion, gaming, sports, politics, automobiles, and Macintosh. At each Alltop site, we display the headlines of the latest stories from dozens of sites and blogs.
There is a nice graphic explanation of Alltop here.
And a charming argument for it here:
You may not have a use for Alltop yourself, but it's time you showed it to your mom and dad.
Yep, being in the "dad" category (or is it a tag, for crying out loud?) I can see where it could be convenient and intend to give it a ride for some time.

Of course, pining to be considered by Alltop, I strongly recommend that you too give it a whirl.