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Addictomatic: Inhale the Web

It amazes me how different web aggregators can provide such different views of the web. Addictomatic lets you conveniently scan many of them at once.

Addictomatic builds a one page summary of results from 18 sites including Digg, Flickr, Twitter, Delicious, Technorati, YouTube, Google Blog Search, Yahoo, MSN Live, and Ask.

No login required, and you can bookmark or email the resulting page.

Relevance? You might use Addictomatic to monitor key competitors, key vendors, or key clients. You'd just save or bookmark the URLS, letting you could check out the current news on them when you wished.

Here's how Addictomatic describes this process:

Search. Personalize. Bookmark. After you search, you can personalize your results dashboard by moving around the source boxes. When you're done, bookmark the page and keep coming back to your personalized results dashboard for that search.

Sure, you could monitor all these sites for your keywords of interest using RSS feeds. RSS would be more comprehensive. You'd have to read or dismiss every result. If you skipped reading for a while, a backlog of results would build up waiting for review. Most feed readers present their items in list format, rather than in newspaper columns-and-box story format. These attributes of RSS readers aren't necessarily good or bad. Sometimes they're want you want, other times not.

Like glancing at page one headlines of the newspaper, Addictomatic gives a one page summary for your specific search term, right now.

Link: Addictomatic


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