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Thursday, April 01, 2004

Everyone's an Editor

Check out Nick Denton's new creation, Kinja, the weblog guide.
Create your own public "digests" of the sites you like. Its like a public newsreader. This is pretty damn smart. I can't believe its the first of its kind. Anyone else know of anything like it? Oh, The world of RSS is exciting.
Ed Sims explains what Outride's Approach to Search Personalization Was

Ed Sims is a VC who seeded Outride, the spin-out from Xerox-Parc that was gobbled up by google. He explains what Outride did. I guess their approach was to learn from user and workgroup's behavior similar to eurekster's approach. He also mentions that the comparison I wrote yesterday of google personalized vs eurekster was "nice". Score one for the EureksterBlog. ding. Thanks Ed!

A Random Search Group

I think search groups will help eurekster spread more virally than the private network component of Eurekster. The motivation for inviting someone to join a search group, is less about ego or building a network that can be leveraged later, but more about working together for a common cause. In other words, it is a bit more altruistic to invite someone to join a group, than to join your personal network.

So, I was hoping to see people start to blog about what search groups they've started and encourage people to join them. I figured people like John Battelle would push his "search search" group or Judith Meskill would mention the "social software" group. Neither of which has happened. So, I didn't expect this one to be the first one I'd find, but it is actually cooler that it is a non-techie search group. I won't be joining, but maybe you're interested. So, without further ado...Here's the blog invitation
to join the public SearchGroup for 17th, 18th and 19th Century UK Provincial token coinage collectors and enthusiasts. Yeah. That's a mouthful.

The Search Groups that I now belong to are:

Blogging for Business - Businesses that are using weblog tools for business purposes: to manage information and/or commun...
email marketing marketing products through permission based email. Email acquisition and email retention software...
EureksterBlog - For the fans of Eurekster. Everyone who thinks Eurekster is the best thing since sliced bread.
Event Promotion - anyone interested in spreading the word about (promoting) events. (eg nightlife, concerts, trade ...
Experiential Marketing - A focus on creating fresh connections between brands and consumers out in the world where things ...
Google - Topics covering anything related to Google. SEO, Adwords, Adsense, promotion, news, etc...
I love WhizSpark - Anyone who loves (or doesn't love) whizspark.com
Microsoft.NET - anyone who programs, has interest in, etc about Microsoft's .NET programming platform(ASP.NET, VB...
nightlife - anything to do with nightclubs, bars, music and having a good time at night.
PC Forum 2004 - Focus on events and people at PC Forum 2004
search search - searches by people who are into search
SEO - Search Engine Optimization
Skiing in North America - For those interested in skiing in North America
snowboarding - for snowboarders only
Soccer/ Futbol - The best sport in the world.
Social Software - Social software concerns itself with the augmentation of human social and / or collaborative abil...
SQL Server - Microsoft SQL Server (t-sql, stored procedures, database design, cursors, etc)
starting a business - websites, information and resources for anyone starting a business.
Technology Journalism - Technology Journalism
Web Design (General) - If you build web sites, want to build them, or are just interested in web design this is the grou...
Weblogging as a Business - For bloggers trying to generate income from their writing/weblogging.
WhizSpark Team - For The WhizSpark Employees and Priveleged Outsiders.

I've removed the names of the moderators, just because I thought it was the right thing to do. Log in to eurekster and you can see them.
The two most popular ones that I moderate are "social software" with 53 members and Blogging for Business with 20 members.
There isn't a whole lot of search activity in them, though, unfortunately.

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