• Three Startups Defending Democracy In America: Votizen, Memeorandum, and NationBuilder

    Three Startups Defending Democracy In America: Votizen, Memeorandum, and NationBuilder

    The USA was founded by entrepreneurs who said “England has become bloated with bureaucracy. Let’s disrupt it by starting our own agile, more innovative nation.” But on the country’s 236th birthday, we find some democracy’s machinery needs a tune up. Political news, campaigns, and voting itself require an update for the 21st century. Considering our roots, its… Read More

  • TechMeme Invents New Kind of Advertisment

    TechMeme (formerly tech.memeorandum) is a site that bloggers and others check frequently for news. It is an entirely automated web service that looks at what bloggers are talking about, and linking to, and decides what is news based on that analysis. In many ways it is an anti-Digg. Humans have no say in what appears on the TechMeme homepage, other than by blogging about it. TechMeme is focused… Read More

  • Memeorandum Does Baseball

    Tracking Major League Baseball coverage this year will be a little bit easier than before – Gabe Rivera is launching a Memeorandum site called BallBug today. BallBug offers a news summary, updated every five minutes, spotlighting the most buzzed about baseball stories and blog posts on the web. It’s like tech.memeorandum, but for baseball. This is good news. I know a little… Read More

  • WeSmirch Automatically Digs Dirt

    WeSmirch is a new celebrity gossip and news portal powered by Memeorandum. The technology behind Memeorandum will find the most popular stories from blog posts or news sites and cluster them together using a proprietary algorithm. What readers get is a single-page newspaper view of what the big stories are for a particular category and rank them accordingly, showing the stories as clusters… Read More

  • Memeorandum (finally) gets a new look

    Gabe Rivera, the founder of Memeorandum, announces a slightly new look for his cult favorite site. Since the September launches, I’ve heard a lot of reactions to the user interface, and the results have been mixed. The usability and functionality are generally appreciated, but the aesthetics are, just a bit too often, reviled. “It’s hurting my eyes” goes the woeful… Read More

  • The Memeorandum Hunters

    I’ve written about two new real-time news aggregators today, Megite and Newroo. The space is clearly hot, with both funded and unfunded companies rushing to release products. The goal? Leverage all of the great edge blog content out there, figure out what’s hot at any given time by analyzing who’s linking to who (as well as other tools) and presenting that hot content to… Read More

  • Is Megite a Contender?

    Megite has been getting some attention on the Web 2.0 Workgroup email list as possibly the first company to be able to group blogging conversations as well as Memeorandum (profiles). The site is very rough design-wise, but is grouping things intelligently and seems to be popping popular stuff up to the top fairly quickly. Memeorandum has redefined how early adopters get and digest their news. Read More

  • Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn't Live Without

    There have been numerous 2005 “best of” and 2006 “predictions” posts over the last few weeks as the year comes to an end. I’m not going to write one of those. Giving out “best of” awards seems presumptuous to me, given that I’ve been blogging all of six months. And while predictions are fun, they aren’t all that useful in the end. What I… Read More

  • Technorati Explore Smells Like Memeorandum

    Whoa. Niall Kennedy nonchalantly wrote earlier today about Technorati’s version of Google Labs, called Technorati Kitchen. It’s where Technorati is putting it’s not-fully-baked beta products. There’s only one project there now, and it’s called “Explore“. Explore sure looks a like it was inspired by Memeorandum: Explore
    Find out what bloggers are… Read More

  • Newsvine to Enter Social News Ranks

    Newsvine hasn’t launched yet, but the founder and CEO Mike Davidson has posted about what it will be once it does. Newsvine will be a collaborative, social news site. Like other sites, Newsvine will show major news publications. However, readers can comment on news items, allowing for a discussion to ensue. They are also adding tagging. Any user can bookmark a news piece (or any web… Read More

  • Blogniscient v. Memeorandum

    Ben Ruedlinger’s Blogniscient relaunched today with a completely new look and feel. An old screenshot of the service is here. Blogniscient is a blog news organizer that, like Memeorandum, uses a propreitary algorithm for determining what’s hot in the blogosphere at any given time. Unlike Digg, which creates news items based on user bookmarking and subsequent voting to determine… Read More

  • Memeorandum Hype and New Feature

    Memeorandum continues to be our news site of choice, and it is starting to get real traction outside of the core blogosphere as well. Ryan Singel at Wired posted an in depth review of Gabe Rivera’s Memeorandum this morning. Gabe Rivera, the 32-year-old programmer who quit his job at Intel to found the site, says he built Memeorandum thinking of the “live web as an… Read More

  • Memeorandum is Changing the Web

    I’ve previously profiled Memeorandum, and there are no major announcements or feature releases to spur this new post. However, something much more significant is happening because of Memeorandum, and I am not the only person to notice it. Robert Scoble, who writes about it often, says “Anyway, sorry that I am fawning over it so much. It’s just changed my life… Read More

  • Memeorandum Is Exceptional

    Company: Memeorandum
    Launched: September 2005
    Location: Mountain View, CA I’ve been using Memeorandum for about a month (since Bar Camp in August). Gabe Rivera, the creator, gave me a private demo and set up a demo site for me (no longer active). Like Robert Scoble, I was hooked immediately. This is a HUGE thing to me. If you are a busy executive and only have five minutes a day to see… Read More