There’s a new site on the net called Thoof. When I first heard about it I figured it was just another social bookmarking website on the internet that was going to be over run with useless articles that no one really cares about. I also imagined someone sneezing and that was the word that came out of their mouths, but that’s just my take on the matter.
This site is different though, they’re actually a personalized news. I know, what exactly do you mean by personalized? This site actually remembers you and the articles that you read. It then feeds you more articles based on those topics alone. Naturally you aren’t limited to these articles, you can search through the database to find any article that your heart desires. They’re also unique because they offer everything from news articles to websites, videos to photography and other links from around the web that people have found interesting enough to share. You can even submit your own articles.
It’s easy to sign up for this site, all you need is an email address. It’s also different because those reading your articles can actually edit your listing in case the facts are a little messed up, from there other community members can vote on these changes before they’re actually approved. Now, naturally if it’s a personal article that you’re sharing about you or a loved one, they aren’t going to edit the article. But say you come across something on the news that you were interested in writing about but you mistakenly confused some facts (it happens), someone else can come along and fix these facts for you. Now, obviously they can’t edit your blog entry – this is only the listing for the entry you’ve provided. This is just an option that I thought was pretty cool as well.
They’re worth checking out, especially if you’re looking to get away from the ‘big boys’ and are searching for the next best thing!