I have been watching and looking at Alltop for a few weeks now. And I have really been trying to figure it out. Thanks to chrisbrogan.com for putting up his post, Alltop - Encouraging the Mainstream today. I am including the main points of Chris’ post for you to read below. I think he sums it up better than I could.
What Is It
Alltop is an Internet magazine rack, fed by blogs. It is a site that aggregates summary content from multiple blogs into categories of interest. The source blogs feed information into Alltop by way of their RSS feed, but all of this plumbing is hidden away under the covers so that Alltop users don’t have to think about it.
Who Uses It
Alltop isn’t for you or me. It’s for friends and family and coworkers who aren’t yet surfing at the speed of light with Google Reader, or adding meta commentary via FriendFeed. It’s for our neighbor who still logs into AOL, or people who want to read a sampling of information without a lot of customization.
Why Should You Care
First, check out the various categories at Alltop. Is your blog a great representative of one of the categories? You might contact Guy and ask to be listed in that category. Second, this is another way to get people comfortable with using blogs as sources of information. Remember, you and I are IN this world. We forget that others still question the credibility of blogs.
Source for Post chrisbrogan.com.