Of the tech sites I frequent, Memeorandum has become a daily read. Think of the internet as a conversation, and Memorandum as an eavesdropper that tells you what everyone is saying. It's automatically updated every five minutes, tracking the news of the day and showing you how it propogates around the web. I know that sounds vague -- check it out for yourself for an idea what I'm talking about.
Anyway, Memeorandum's weakness is that it's limited to topics about Technology and Politics. I've long thought a sports version would be a hit, so today I was pretty excited to stumble across lowpost.net.
This evening I deployed a new version of lowpost.net, which now includes an application that can be used to track NBA-themed weblogs from around the Internet.
It was inspired by the terrific memeorandum application, and designed to enable fans to quickly determine what's happening in the world of NBA weblogs.
Here's a brief overview of how it works:
* Each hour, it checks the XML (RSS, Atom, or RDF) feeds for several dozen NBA weblogs.
* For each post, it identifies the NBA-related links, players, teams, coaches, executives, broadcasters, and other people referenced.
* Posts are compared using these references in order to identify similar groups. The grouping isn't always perfect, but it generally yields interesting results.
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Is there enough variety in daily NBA news to make a site like this neccesary? I'm not sure, but that may just be because I'm not nearly as exposed to the rest of the sports "blogosphere"Man, do I hate that word. as I am to various tech sites. In any case, it's an interesting endeavor, and one I'm going to follow.