Guy Kawasaki — yeah, that Guy — emailed me last week with a link to his latest venture, Alltop.com. It’s a feed aggregator with a clean user interface and a nice hover-over-the-link-for-a-preview feature.
I’ve been watching the sex.alltop.com page since then to see how it goes, especially since I already get most of these feeds and this is just a different presentation. I like that you can delete the feed from the page as you go, so you don’t end up gazing at the same headlines over and over again. (You can click ‘restore all feeds’ to put them back at any time.)
It lacks some obvious blogs — where’s Tiny Nibbles, for example? — but has more feeds today than it did a few days ago, so presumably someone is adding content. You can email suggestions but can’t add feeds of your own, and they blatantly say that the more you promote them, they more they’ll promote you (move your feed higher on the page, etc.) They credit Twitterers as the most influential factor in developing the site.
I don’t know. I tend to just use my Google home page for feeds ’cause I haven’t taken the time to find a better solution. Alltop isn’t it, but it’s nice to have someone else doing the curating, too; some of the sex feeds here aren’t things I’d have thought to search for.