Just received an e-mail from Regator and learned that they selected this blog. Specifically, Regator is a new blog aggregator (as of July 2008) that “hopes to reduce the blogosphere down to consumable chunks for the average user… The site acts like a combination between Digg and a standard RSS reader, allowing users to vote on the most popular stories drawn from 3,000 blogs that have been hand-picked by Regator editors.”
According to one site (TechCrunch) that announced the arrival of Regator back in July…
The Ajax-heavy site seems best suited for users who aren’t interested in heavy-duty blog reading. There’s no way to add an RSS feed that isn’t already on the site, and the sharing options seem to be limited compared to more mature offerings like Google Reader. Each story has voting arrows which allow users to determine the most popular articles – a nice touch, but one that may turn Regator into a Digg-clone instead of a more general news reader.
Beyond standard text search, Regator offers an audio and video search across its indexed blogs, but the results aren’t always appropriate – a video search for “Yahoo” yielded a YouTube trailer for the movie Wanted as the second highest hit.
Note the Regator icon in the right-hand widget column, in-between the Read/Write Web and Sitemeter icons. Thanks for selecting this blog Regator!
Otherwise, everybody… please pardon the temporary slow-down in postings. I’m in the middle of finals week right now! Uggghhhhh!