By Dan Roam, author of Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems with Pictures illustrates the difference between using Alltop and Google.
Am both honored and excited to have my blog included in Alltop under the category Web Design. You can find my posts aaaaaall the way down in the first column (next big question is how to move up). Have been trying to share and write semi-decent content (I am an Art Director after all) and am glad to see it being considered helpful. Hope you find my content and everything else Alltop shares under Web Design useful and inspiring. Thank you Alltop and readers of my blog.
“It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure.” – Clay Shirky
The purpose of Alltop is to help you answer the question, “What’s happening?” in “all the topics” that interest you. You may wonder how Alltop is different from a search engine. A search engine is good to answer a question like, “How many people live in China?” However, it has a much harder time answering the question, “What’s happening in China?” That’s the kind of question that we answer.
We do this by collecting the headlines of the latest stories from the best sites and blogs that cover a topic. We group these collections — “aggregations” — into individual web pages. Then we display the five most recent headlines of the information sources as well as their first paragraph.
In a nutshell, Alltop is an information filter to help you find your nuggets of gold.