We help you explore your passions by collecting stories from â€œall the topâ€ sites on the web. Weâ€™ve grouped these collections â€” â€aggregationsâ€ â€” into individual Alltop sites based on topics such as environment, photography, science, celebrity gossip, fashion, gaming, sports, politics, automobiles, and Macintosh. At each Alltop site, we display the latest five stories from thirty or more sites on a single page â€” we call this â€œsingle-page aggregation.â€
You can think of an Alltop site as a â€œdashboard,â€ â€œtable of contents,â€ or even a â€œdigital magazine rackâ€ of the Internet. To be clear, Alltop sites are starting points â€” 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 youâ€™re already visiting and helping you discover sites that you didnâ€™t know existed. In this way, our goal is the â€œcessation of Internet stagnation.â€
Q. How do you decide which sites and blogs are in a topic?
A. We use a patent-pending, semantic computational algorithm derived from the post-doctoral work of Guy at Stanford. Just kidding. We rely on several sources: results of Google searches, review of the sitesâ€™ and blogsâ€™ content, researchers, and our â€œgutâ€ plus the recommendations of the Twitter community, owners of the sites and blogs, and people who care enough to write to us. Let us declare something: The Twitter community has been the single biggest factor in the quality of Alltop. Without this group of mavens and connectors, Alltop would not be what it is today.
Works for me! Hat tip to Ted who, of course, is above the fold and all. I can handle that.
UPDATE: Wow — looky what I found there: “Law and Magic Blog“! Cool. I think “magic” goes with “law and,” as opposed to it being a “magic blog.” Still — cool!