That’s right people. With almost 2 years of pushing out news, interviews and everything in between, LTG is now listed in the popular aggregator news site Alltop.com. Think Techmeme with more hits. Ya, I said it. You hear us Techmeme?
Alltop includes headlines from big sites like Mashable, Techcrunch, Fast Company and other prominent online properties. So where does this put us? Well, for now, we’re just in the club. If you’re a member on AllTop, don’t forget to add us in your MyAlltop list along with all your other favorite sites to get the latest news from LTG.
Below is a FAQ from Alltop on how they accept submissions of sites into its golden list:
Q. How do you decide which sites and blogs are in a topic?
A. We use a patent-pending, semantic computational algorithm derived from the post-doctoral work of Guy at Stanford. Just kidding. We rely on several sources: results of Google searches, review of the sites’ and blogs’ content, researchers, and our “gut” plus the recommendations of the Twitter community, owners of the sites and blogs, and people who care enough to write to us. Let us declare something: The Twitter community has been the single biggest factor in the quality of Alltop. Without this group of mavens and connectors, Alltop would not be what it is today.
Q. How do you decide on the order?
A. An even more complex algorithm:
Some sites and blogs bring us credibility. For example, Politics.alltop.com has to display the Washington Post fairly near the top. If it were missing or far down the page, we’d expect a first-time visitor to question our quality.
Some sites and blogs are relatively unknown but provide such high-quality information that we feel it’s our moral duty to tell the world about them. Newmedia Jim on Twitterati.alltop.com is an example of this; he’s only a NBC cameraman flying around the world on Air Force One.
We like to shake things up and urge people out of their comfort zones. Hence, Aljazeera is early in the News.alltop.com topic, and we mashed together Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism together in Religion.alltop.com.
We take care of our friends. If sites or blogs help us, we help them. In particular, we have lots of friends in Moms.alltop.com.
We like to help out underdogs and undiscovered gems; for example, in Humor.alltop.com check out Stuff White People Like.
If you’ve gotten the impression that Alltop is not based on computer algorithms or popular voting, you’d be right. We are highly subjective and judgmental.
Of course, for those of you reading this and continuing to visit the site, we thank you for your support. It means alot.