Monday, August 11, 2008

All The Cool Kids (And Me)

Alltop, all the cool kids (and me)


Recently, Guy Kawasaki, former Apple Evangelist, author, venture capitalist, Truemors creator, and Top 100 Technorati blogger, launched Alltop.com. What is Alltop.com? Here's how they describe themselves:

We help you explore your passions by collecting stories about “all the topics” on the web. We’ve grouped these collections — “aggregations” — into individual Alltop sites based on topics such as environment, photography, science, Muslim, celebrity gossip, military, fashion, gaming, sports, politics, automobiles, and Macintosh. At each Alltop site, we display the headlines of the latest stories from dozens of sites and blogs.

You can think of an Alltop site as a “digital magazine rack” of the Internet. To be clear, Alltop sites are starting points—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 you’re already visiting and helping you discover sites that you didn’t know existed. In other words, our goal is the “cessation of Internet stagnation” by providing “aggregation without aggravation.”

One of my favorite non-genealogy blogs was listed at Alltop.com and she was so honored and excited that I wandered over for a look. I'm a Mac user, so I knew all about Guy Kawasaki. I own his books for heaven's sake. The line-up was very impressive! But at that time they were missing a genealogy category.

Things are moving over at Alltop. They now include a category for genealogy. I am pleased and extremely honored to announce that footnoteMaven and Shades Of The Departed are listed in the Alltop.com digital genealogy magazine rack. Thank you Alltop.com, did I mention I'm so excited! Genealogy is now playing with the cool kids.

Go, take a look at the sites Alltop.com has included in their digital genealogy magazine rack. See anyone you know?




TheEnd

9 Comments:

Blogger ruth said...

What a great site! Everything blogs! Now I will never get any more research done! :)

Thanks for the link!

August 11, 2008 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

I agree! As Jasia says, "Genealogists are easily distracted."

fM

August 11, 2008 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Thomas MacEntee said...

I am honored to be in such company, especially of you, the Goddess of Genealogy. (Bowing down) . . . I am not worthy, I am not worthy . . .

August 11, 2008 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

So when do I get the goddess life. Someone peeling grapes and feeding them to me?

Wait, this is the real world.

fM

August 11, 2008 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Wow, I've never been one of the "cool kids" before! That's a neat site, thanks for the link. Like Ruth said, more blogs on more topics than you can shake a stick at... I may never get anything done!

August 11, 2008 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Congratulations! I always thought you were cool.

fM

August 11, 2008 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger TERRY SNYDER said...

I'm not sure all the newspaper readers where I hang out are comfortable with the whole RSS reader concept. This "magazine rack" approach might be just the ticket for them. This is terrific and yes I'll say it, very cool!

August 11, 2008 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Terry:

Yes, I think it could work! And very glad to see you there as well.

Cool - back at you.

fM

August 11, 2008 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Bill West said...

Congrats,ftM and the rest of you "cool kids"!

Bill West

August 12, 2008 at 8:59 PM  

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