I recently received an email from Richard Florida asking if I had seen AllTop.com. I hadn’t, but since receiving the introduction I have been there everyday scanning the stories. Apparently, the news aggregation site is one of Guy Kawasaki’s new ventures.
I really like the site and have submitted this site for inclusion. Alltop’s site design is clean and easy to scan (like Craigslist, eBay, etc.), something I always prefer. I think this site can be a great tool for entrepreneurs — easily scan ton’s of information — who are always short on time, but always looking for new information.
From Guy’s blog entry on the official launch of Alltop,
Today we are opening Alltop, a news aggregation site that provides “all the top” stories for forty of the most popular topics on the Web. The headlines and first paragraph of the five most recent stories from forty to eighty sources for each topic are displayed. Alltop stories are refreshed approximately every ten minutes.
A good metaphor is that Alltop is an “online magazine rack” that displays the news from the top publications and blogs. Our goal is to satisfy the information needs of the 99% of Internet users who will never use an RSS feed reader or create a custom page. Think of it as “aggregation without the aggravation.”