Defrag the News - Flowww

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FLOWWW.COM Beta.
http://www.flowww.com/

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  • 1. Defrag the news…
  • 2. consolidates and simplifies the daily tech news.
  • 3.
    • We’ve grown up with BBSs ….  lurked Slashdot.org ….  followed Digg ….. and have used Del.cio.us religiously.
    • Over the past year we’ve explored Popurls , Alltop , Addict-o-matic , and many many others.
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    • At nights, we sit down and read RSS readers to slug it through thousands of feeds, postings, google-alerts , and other tech news sources .
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  • 4.
    • There are significant problems with this daily approach to consuming the tech news though…..
    • … ..and those tedious problems are shared by many.
  • 5.
    • takes news leads via e-mail & other sources
    • harvests items for evaluation tagged or described with “flowww” from del.cioi.us, flickr, etc.
    • aggregates the aggregators
    • mines unstructured text to gauge opinion on a topic and relevance.
    • trends and compares
    • weights by the influence of behavior
    • filters it down to the most interesting stuff
    • displays it all in a site *preview* GUI
    • saves you time
  • 6. It is powered by… SPSS Clementine , and several other fancy stats apps …..plus a dash of randomness and regression.
  • 7.
    • In the near future
    • … .we’ll be releasing an RSS to Flowww widget
    • for you to embed in your blog, profile, site, etc.
  • 8. Enjoy the BETA …while we continue to tune it!