While the page says one thing:
Our goal is to aggregate a diverse selection of political blogs and let you sample a variety of opinions as election season heats up.
It seems to do another. While it does provide a blogroll of sorts on the right side of the page, the main section is basically an aggregator devoted to showing the five most recent headlines from each of several mainstream weblogs. Very mainstream. I don't see much that I'd call "diverse" there. Sure there's a better selection in the blogroll, but it doesn't seem to reflect what's aggregated.
But, hey... it's a start. I'm glad to see the Yahoo News folks helping to spread the word about political blogs (not that I read political news or blogs) but there are a lot of folks who may not otherwise run across them.
A few other thoughts on the site:
- Where are the "Add to My Yahoo" buttons (or at least orange buttons)? I might find a few blogs that I want to subscribe to but have to do it the hard way.
- It's amusing that I heard about this from a third party site.
- How about some issue-specific pages that respond to Trackback pings? That'd allow folks who didn't make the cut for the blogroll to get their opinions noticed.
- How about letting folks find related/cited posts using the link tracking features of Technorati, Bloglines, and Feedster (much like I've added to all my blog posts)? There's a world of content out there, let's expose it!
All in all, this is a good first step. I just want to push the envelope a bit.
Posted by jzawodn at August 29, 2004 11:24 PM