Geek Chow, Kibble for Geeks, take 2

My latest little project, GeekChow.

I'm getting tired of the politics and doomsday predictions that have started to dominated the "popular vote" type sites like Digg and Reddit so I've come up with what I hope is a good alternative.

Geek Chow is based on the open source Pligg (a Digg clone) and gets it's news from a select pool of RSS feeds. As the importer reads the feeds it is applying some Bayesian magic to each article to give it an appropriate vote boost.

I am open to suggestions for adding feeds, the more the merrier, but I do require that they be at least 90% geek with no politics or religion. It's not that I don't always like to debate either subject, it's just that I tire quickly of people bitching about and debating the things we cannot change.

Don't be discouraged if you think the current votes aren't good. The Bayes isn't well trained yet and needs more articles and votes to get an idea of what people like.

So please, check out Geek Chow and let me know what you think, offer feed suggestions, or criticize the site. Self promotion is ok too, if you have a truly geek blog, let me know and I'll add the feed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *