This time I am not writing about something that’s not hot but definitely some thing that’s very useful. I came across ALLTOP when I started subscribing to Guy Kawasaki. I always have this desire to play around with new stuff and as usual just started exploring Alltop and guess what it just ROCKS (the WebPages r very neat and interactive and to the point). The concept is pretty simple but at the same time is very useful for lazy guys like me. It saves a lot of time for me at least; I don’t search anymore for news regarding Apple or about the latest in the Browser Wars which I am most interested about nor do I need to subscribe to lots of feeds. These days I just check out on ALLTOP. BTW thinking about how Alltop works, I recollect that REVIEWGIST which came up sometime in 2007 is also pretty similar to Alltop. Reviewgist brings reviews from the top review sites about all the Gadgets to one place just like Alltop which collects all the top stories and classifies them into different subheads. But there are lots of differences with them; one among them is how they collect their data. Review gist crawls those top review sites and condenses them and delivers it to us (sorry for the raw language, I am no software geek) while Alltop imports the feeds from the top sites and they modify it and present it. But am sure the Alltop is way ahead (web2.0 stuff) in terms of its presentation and I especially love that red banner, though it was annoying initially its kind a cool now and am used to it now. So guy’s if u aren’t using any of these, both of them are my recommendations for the month.

2 responses

  1. I came across alltop sometime back. The site was not easy to use for me. Say, I want to know about the latest news about apple, how do i do that. Alltop is more like yahoo or google directories. I hate using such kind of sites because, I have to make a decision on what classification what i want falls. Say, “apple” what classification does it fall. Is it electronics or is there a special section for apple in the root.

    Alltop is not my cup of tea and the red bar is really annoying.

  2. Well its all about user experience, Muthu. I also thought the bar as a hindrance initially, but as a marketing student u also must understand that its part of their brand building. U need to do some thing unusual to get noticed, right! Searching for the category under which something very specific like apple falls is a little difficult with all top ( i realized it when they actually removed the apple category completely
    ) but it still useful if Ur looking for some of the top blogs in broad category like HR, IT, family,books etc..
    by the way did u try Reviewgist