yesterday's technology tomorrow
Friday, April 02, 2004Slightly DisappointingFinally, Kinja has launched. This is the project/company that Megnut has been working on for 15 months (but it seems like 2 years+). Anyway, given her prior effort at Pyra making Blogger and her rep, I was expecting something amazing.
Update - I've thought more about what they are doing and I need to look at it from the perspective of their target audience, that is, people who don't no what an RSS feed is or don't care not someone like me who can handcode RSS feeds. So....with that in mind..I like the display of the aggregated digests..its nice to look at and makes sense. I miss not have personalisation/recommendation features on the digest pages and I'm looking forward to understanding if this will come and if so how it will be done (text analysis or collab filtering stuff). I'll give it some time to see what happens...
It is interesting to see that the launch has been delayed significantly (like over 1 year) from when the initial dates were mentioned. During this time, many RSS/Feed aggregators and personalisationish services around blogs have been launched and iterated over stealing some of their thunder.
Also interesting is that Meg is leaving at the end of the month. Only a month after launching a product you have worked for 2 years on??? That seems weird and smells of a conflict among the chiefs or such.
Anyway....well done Meg and good luck with your next venture.
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