eNewss.com – Bridging Indian Bloggers Globally
Imagine tracking 400 Indian blogs in one page. Yes! Just one page, no clicking, no browsing thro’ ten pages figuring out what to read. All in just one page.
eNewss.com – Samachar [Site still in Beta so bare with redirection]
For More scoop on why Samachar:
Samachar is a newbie of the likes of the previously mentioned Taazaa. Samachar has started with few categories bits and bytes, India round up, entertainment, sports, economy and stocks, recipes, audio/video, photo, geeks and women’s blogs.
Most of these categories are self explanotory and only two categories needs some introduction. ‘Bits & Bytes’ category includes personal blogs and ‘India round up’ includes blogs who blog about all issues.
Under the hoods they have a RSS aggregator which does a pretty good job of RSS parsing and store all the data in backend. They then extract the data from backend to display for the user. This storing of RSS feed data in a backend system gives them flexibility to add new features like search and sometimes even move around links from one category to the other.
They display all the blog posts by date and user can pick any day to see all the blog posts for any given day using the calendar. Users can search on anything and the results will be displayed with most recent blog about that search topic first. This is the salient feature of Samachar. Even main media newspapers news are displayed using their search.
Users can quickly go to their category of interest and see all the blogs by date. Blog owners can use search facility to display all their blogs and also other blogs which talk about them. This is best way to know, who is talking about you in blogosphere.
At present due to lack of proper hardware/software resources for better performance they arent able to provide content effeciently and handle thousands of blogs.
Bloggers can submit their RSS and if it meets their criteria (Only Indian bloggers), then it will be included. At this time they have 400 indian blogs with 21000 blog posts. Search for anything and you will see multiple blogs on that topic. They are best at one word search. They still have problems with multi word search.
Ex: Search for ‘blasts’, you will get numerous posts on Mumbai blasts.
Samachar – eNewss.com [The site is still in beta]
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