When a big news story hits MXNA I read a lot of posts that apologize because “I know this has already hit MXNA”. But I like those posts because they all add to the conversation around the news. Unfortunately, with MXNA there isn’t a way to track the relationships between those conversations. That’s a big reason I like Techmeme – it shows the big conversations going on and maps out what is related.
I’ve been using Megite a while, and I like it. One of the great features is that you can have them import an OPML file for you and they’ll create a custom meme. Well, I emailed Matthew Chen today and had him set one up for MXNA. You can go to http://www.megite.com/index.php?section=mxna and check it out. It’s drawing the OPML feed directly from MXNA so that when new blogs are added, they’ll show up here on Megite.
I think it’s really awesome and I can’t wait until next week when traffic picks up. It provides a good snapshot of the MXNA world and makes it easy to see who is commenting on what. I’m not sure how it decides what goes on top or what is grouped together. I think it uses links and related words. The Technorati rank may factor in to the rankings.
Huge thanks to Matthew for putting this together. Because it’s Friday, I’ll probably post a followup to this so it gets more exposure.
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