by oneafrikan on February 15, 2008
We help you explore your passions by collecting stories from â€œall the topâ€ sites on the web. Weâ€™ve grouped these collectionsâ€”â€aggregationsâ€â€”into individual Alltop sites based on topics such as 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 pageâ€”we call this â€œsingle-page aggregation.â€
You can think of an Alltop site as a â€œdashboardâ€ or â€œtable of contentsâ€ for your favorite topic. To be clear, Alltop sites are starting pointsâ€”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 unveiling stories from sites that you didnâ€™t know existed.
I’ve always liked the idea of aggregation, and think that it’s going to become more and more important because people will want to congragte around ideas and areas of interest as the internet and traditional search becomes too wide and not specific enough… Good luck to them!