Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Review of Thoof

Found it hard to describe - a site that carries personalized news created by it's readers. It is a brand new site which was launched recently - the first blog post by Alan Ren (one of the co-founders and CFO of Thoof) was on June 30th, 2007.

It is like a hybrid of Digg and Wikipedia put together. In case you are wondering what I am talking about, read on and you will understand what I mean.

When you find something you think is interesting - can be anything, articles, websites, videos, photographs, etc. and want to share with others, all you have to do is hit the submit story button and post the link on the site. The stuff you have to fill in are the link url, the title, the summary and finally the tags.

The news will come online instantly on the site. Other readers can then read your summary and add or improve what you have written by clicking the 'improve' link under each title.

Searching for a topic of your interest is very easy. As every body is talking about the Harry Potter movie, I just did a search for "Harry Potter" and instantly obtained three results. Not many but as I mentioned before, the site is brand new.

You do not need to register in order to read the news listed, to edit them or to see your history. They will probably have more features for members who sign up in the future even though it is not mentioned on the site (as far as I know). So go and add your favourite links.

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