Thursday, July 12, 2007

Earlier this week, my friend Rasul Sha'ir of Threshold Blogazine and Vosica, told me about Techmeme, a useful aggregator of technology news. In the About Us section of Techmeme, Gabe Rivera writes:

At this moment, the next big story in technology may reside on a blog you've never heard of or a news site you don't have time to scan.

So I built a software agent to surface these links in real time and the result is Techmeme, the site you're visiting now.

Coverage is driven by a mix of industry insiders, passionate independents, and established journalists. So Techmeme gets the story no matter where it appears, and often days before it hits major sites.

According to, a meme is a "a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation); "memes are the cultural counterpart of genes".

For example, on July 13, Techmeme aggregated a number of blogs discussing Microsoft's rumored plans to buy Facebook for an incredible tune of about $6 billion USD or more.

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