Alltop — The Web Equivalent to a Magazine Rack?
I just ran across an interesting site, Alltop.com that promises to be analogous to a physical magazine rack in the virtual space we call the ‘net.
It’s a pretty cool idea. From the web site:
We help you explore your passions by collecting stories from “all the top” sites on the web. We’ve grouped these collections — ”aggregations” — 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 — we call this “single-page aggregation.”
There’s a good chance that you’ll find interesting stories, articles, and blog posts about something you want to read and explore further. I’m not sure it will ever take the place of a feed reader, like google’s Reader, but I’d venture that it’s not intended to be. Like they say on the site, Alltop is to be considered a starting point, not an end point.
It’s now a staple in my daily reading. In fact, many of my favorite personal finance blogs are represented on Alltop.com.