2008年7月31日,

SocialMedian Opens Up and Launches Beta

More than three months ago, this was第一博客讨论SocialMedian,社交新闻服务由前Jobster首席执行官Jason戈德堡创建。在过去100天内,该网站已经发展到包括超过4000个用户,谁都有自己创造了超过1000个个人新闻网,每一个针对共享特定的主题,通过关键字,协同过滤器和书签项目带动。

所有这一切的进展发生,而该网站邀请下只阿尔法。由于今晚,该网站开辟了来者不拒,处于测试阶段,这应该设置什么走向要么是显著的增长,或只是短期的好奇心服务。

SocialMedianis best described as an amalgamation of pieces fromFriendFeed,DiggDel.icio.us. Like in each service, you can bookmark external items, and share them with friends. Like with Digg, each item gets a total count for how many times it is "Clipped". You can seemy own pageto get an idea of what I've clipped over the last 100 days, who is following my updates, and who I'm following (像FriendFeed的呢).

SocialMedian's adherence to news topics so far separates it from FriendFeed. You can followWeb 2.0要么政治要么Venture Capital要么one of the many news networks that have sprung up, and when you clip items, SocialMedian automatically assigns the item to one or multiple news networks.

But turning on the switch from alpha to beta wasn't just a matter of passing a date. In the last month, as SocialMedian readied for opening in beta, the service added mini-profiles, so you can learn about a person before following them, you can assign someone as a "newsmaker", the equivalent of a faux celebrity, and invite friends using your existing accounts on GMail, Hotmail, Yahoo! and other services. (Being frequently named as a "newsmaker" is what was behindmy recent iPhone win)

When joining SocialMedian, if you choose to do so, it helps to register a nickname that matches yourTwitterID, if you have one. This triggers the service to autopopulate other sites, using the Google Social Graph API, and helps to automatically suggest to users who they should follow, based on those people they follow on Twitter and FriendFeed, and the popular friends of those users.

The site officially started development in February, and launched in alpha this April (when I first wrote about it). They've come a long way in just five months, and now that they've opened their doors, it will be interesting to see if they can get something resembling larger momentum. I've come across a lot of social news, aggregation and lifestreaming sites over the last few years, and SocialMedian is on my short list that frequently has me checking in. I'm eager to see how the site changes now that they are starting to get the attention of folks likeTechCrunch的CNET.

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