Blog aggregator Notey raises $1
UPDATED 21:50 EST . 17 FEBRUARY 2015
Blog aggregator Notey has raised a $1.6 million seed round from individual investors Steve Kirsch (Founder of Infoseek, OneID and CoinTrust), Hugo Barra (VP International, Xiaomi) and Ryan Holmes (CEO and Founder of Hootsuite).
Based te Hong Kong, Notey aims to produce “a window to the blogosphere” and offers something that’s toughly a cross inbetween Feedly (and its ancestor Google Reader) and Flipboard: curated lists of blog content you can go after across different categories.
Unlike Feedly however the webpagina doesn’t present the content of RSS feeds, strafgevangenis are you able to add individual blogs not ter their system. Instead you select a category of rente, then you’re provided with a Pinterest like summary list of the content available, clicking on that content takes you to an overlay popup where the total blog postbode is introduced from the blog, accomplish with formatting and ads from the particular blog.
“With overheen 500,000 topics and overheen Three million stories, we’re the most powerful blog search engine and reader and today, we’re excited to share all the best stories te the blogosphere with you. It’s a totally fresh practice.” Co-Founder Catherine Sunburn said te a statement .
“What differentiates us from RSS readers and blog directories is that we’re focused on the content. We’ve structured the webpagina based on topics, rather than creating a list of bloggers.”
Wise suggesting, but what year is this?
There’s one word that can best describe Notey and that’s “slick.” It’s gorgeous to look at and use, and presuming you don’t know what a RSS feed is and you’re looking to detect interesting content from across the blogosphere it’s very recommended.
But it also begs the question: what year is this?
Blogs and blogging still exist, but spil Wegens Malik noted te January “ wij just call it something else now .”
How many people ter the mainstream public would know the likes of major sites such spil Mashable, The Huffington Postbode or Buzzfeed are actually blogs?
And that perhaps is the only major flaw Notey has: it’s pitching a concept of discovering content te a medium that blended into the mainstream years ago. If it can get around the fact that the concept of blogging spil a standalone concept is foreign to many te 2015, it may well turn out to be successful.
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