Daypop Last week I launched Blog Change Bot in beta and sent around a couple of emails to people who I thought might be interested in playing with it. Since the weekend, the number of subscribers has been doubling every day. Claire said it would be huge but I didn't believe her, now I'm not so sure. Today it made daypop's top 40 which was something in my wildest dreams I thought wouldn't happen for ages, I even said to Suzette that we'd do something special if I ever made it on the list!
Thanks to everyone who has posted great comments about the bot and is using it. It definitely changed how I surf my blog roll.
neuronwave is the personal site of Ben Hosken. I am the founder of Flink Labs, a data visualisation studio based in Melbourne. Previously I founded AgentArts, where I developed a recommendations system that we ultimately sold to MSFT.I have two patents, one in Recommendation Systems and one for a datamining algorithm I invented. I have a strong interest in physical computing, emergence, self organising systems, immersive games, bluetooth ad hoc networks and other fun things.
A while ago I built and ran Blog Change Bot - an AOL IM Bot which notified you when blogs you like are updated. I also built IcyPole, a bluetooth based P2P mobile phone app in 2004. With Suzette, I've built Playground Finder - a community contributed site for parents to find playgrounds nearby and while traveling for their kids to play in. Its a "playground" for my social, location, community and mobile interests.
I live in Melbourne with my wife Suzette, son Oskar Tex and my little girl Jasmine
Random Pile of Ben
Bodypump, Flink Labs, autumn weather, balance.