Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Scoble revisits memetrackers:

"All three of these are interesting ways to see what the blogosphere is talking about. But, I notice I keep going back to TechMeme, and I think I found the reason why:

More info density per scroll."

I've tried Tailrank, but I too have stuck with techmeme. Might have something to do with the fact that my blog has shown up on techmeme before ;) Its doesn't show up any more though. :(

I still love techmeme, but I've noticed somethings recently that have left me a little unhappy. First their are a lot less conversations listed around stories. Perhaps its just because there aren't many conversations going on. But I also don't like the fact that the conversations even though tech related, are mostly just hype around press releases and such.

For instance, right now as I glance through the stories are about:
1. Microsoft/Google
2. Microsoft
3. Youtube/CBS
4. Techcrunch/Valleywag
5. XBox
and so on.

This trend is making me lose interest in techmeme ever so slightly. What I'd want is more conversation around tech itself and less press releases. I wish I had an example conversation that I could point to as an example, but I can't seem to find one at the moment.

Now what I would like is a memetracker for my feeds. In fact, thats my thanksgiving project. Now if only I'd actually sit down and design the system rather than reinstalling/configuring my servers, while I read techmeme on the side! :)

Mozilla and hypocrisy

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