Thursday, November 04, 2004

Topix.net

Topix.net is a good example of the model I presented last night. Topix.net is a news aggregator that uses a cool model to deliver news for very targeted areas like "search engines", or "social software".

They first identify authorities in a specific space, it could be online newspapers, news agencies or bloggers. Then, they subscribe to their feeds and aggregate the content into a single feed for that space (e.g. "search engines"). The result is a single place for the most relevant news about a topic.

By the way, they are on a roll. The recently signed parternships with Yahoo, AskJeeves, CitySearch and Info.com.