Creating "Pune Blogs" - a blog aggregator for all Pune blogs

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Can we create a small group of people who can create a for-the-community, by-the-community aggregator for Pune blogs? No technology expertise required (all that is taken care of) - needed people interested in blogs and news and Pune.

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Creating "Pune Blogs" - a blog aggregator for all Pune blogs

  1. 1. Navin Kabra http://punetech.com @ ngkabra and @ punetech on twitter
  2. 2. <ul><li>Collect “interesting” blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>By Pune Bloggers </li></ul><ul><li>On one website </li></ul><ul><li>Visibility to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local interests </li></ul></ul>WHY
  3. 3. <ul><li>Choose the “best” posts every day </li></ul><ul><li>Listing ranked by relevance </li></ul><ul><li>Organize into categories </li></ul><ul><li>Just collecting not useful </li></ul><ul><li>Too much info </li></ul><ul><li>Must add value </li></ul><ul><li>(Not just google search or google reader) </li></ul>WHY
  4. 4. <ul><li>Three possibilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated: computerized relevance/filtering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curated: a small group does this </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Democracy: Voting (like digg) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not clear which is best </li></ul><ul><li>What your suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe try all before deciding </li></ul>WHY
  5. 5. <ul><li>Algorithm ranks blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Two modes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Blogger puts a “button” or invisible javascript on site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Blogger does nothing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology Developed by PuneStartup: http://web2rank.com </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. See http://punetech.com/pune-blogs </li></ul><ul><li>+ Minimal work </li></ul><ul><li>+ Very sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>- Depends on quality of algorithm </li></ul>WHY
  6. 6. <ul><li>DesiPundit for Pune </li></ul><ul><li>“ Editors” approve entries </li></ul><ul><li>Need 5 to 10 editors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically one per area </li></ul></ul><ul><li>+ Best if good and committed editors </li></ul><ul><li>- Worst if bad editors </li></ul><ul><li>- Sustainability </li></ul>WHY
  7. 7. <ul><li>Digg for Pune </li></ul><ul><li>Users submit posts </li></ul><ul><li>(Other) Users vote on individual posts </li></ul><ul><li>Top vote getters on frontpage </li></ul><ul><li>+ Very scalable </li></ul><ul><li>+ Reflects will of the people </li></ul><ul><li>- Reflects will of the people </li></ul>WHY
  8. 8. <ul><li>Suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>“ Community” initiatives work best if “community” actually involved in designing the initiative </li></ul>WHY
  9. 9. <ul><li>For “curated” or “democracy” – need 5 to 10 people </li></ul><ul><li>No technology background needed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring your area of interest (photography, knitting, romance, poetry, whatever) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I can start this; but I can’t sustain it </li></ul><ul><li>More people = more diversity, wider coverage, more scalable, better discovery, … </li></ul>WHY
  10. 10. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t get involved, this will not happen! </li></ul>WHY

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