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December 8, 2005 2:34 PM   Subscribe

Personalized Digg. What if you could be able to read news filtered by people you trust? Of course it would be better if system can automatically learn your interests and likes, filtering the news appropriately... Beelaxy tries to do that job.
posted by snark9 (22 comments total)

 
Why do I get the feeling that twenty people just Googled "snark9" and found this MoFi post and then thought... interesting.
posted by panoptican at 2:44 PM on December 8, 2005


I got excited about the first part of this post, until I got to the "system can automatically learn your interests" part. TiVo tries to do the same thing and fails miserably, IMO. We're just not there yet.
posted by TunnelArmr at 2:44 PM on December 8, 2005


I dunno. I think it's important to read more than just your favourite news outlets.

Maybe I'm just weird.
posted by Mikey-San at 2:47 PM on December 8, 2005


I was sceptical, but it's written by JetBrains who also do the super awesome IntelliJ IDEA which is hands down the best (commercial) Java IDE out there.

Too bad you have to have an invitation to join the beta. Anyone want to share?
posted by furtive at 2:52 PM on December 8, 2005


President Bush does even better: he has other people keep track of the news for him and tell him what's important and what he should think, say or do about it.
posted by davy at 2:52 PM on December 8, 2005


Is this post a self-link, by the way?
posted by davy at 2:54 PM on December 8, 2005


sorry: IntelliJ IDEA
posted by furtive at 2:54 PM on December 8, 2005


I thought it seemed suspicious, but furtive makes a good point. Probably not a self-link. Just jumped the gun.
posted by panoptican at 2:57 PM on December 8, 2005


Reading the news filtered by people that I trust? That's what MetaFilter's for, isn't it?
posted by chrismear at 3:07 PM on December 8, 2005


Reading the news filtered by people that I trust? That's what MetaFilter's for, isn't it?

I don't trust you putzes!
posted by Robot Johnny at 3:09 PM on December 8, 2005


I don't trust ANYBODY.
posted by HTuttle at 3:13 PM on December 8, 2005


I had an idea pretty similar to this years ago, and I've always thought it sounded like a good idea. To bad I've always been so lazy.

Oh well.
posted by delmoi at 3:19 PM on December 8, 2005


The people I trust have different views of the world, so I might be able to get away with it. But you don't want to get caught up in drinking your own urine all the time.
That and you risk myopia. Obsession even. Monotopical.

I think it's antithetical to what metafilter seems to be. I love the diversity here. Occasionally comments change my mind or my thinking.
But a lot of the media is eating itself already. Drudge is a good example. Pretty much just a reiteration machine.
Where's the NEW wine!
*staggers off to Dionysian temple, gets ravaged by Maenads*
posted by Smedleyman at 3:48 PM on December 8, 2005


That's all well and good but then who's going to tell me what my likes and interests are?
posted by any major dude at 4:05 PM on December 8, 2005


Digg is actually going to expand to do this as well, and they are cooler.
posted by pwally at 4:38 PM on December 8, 2005


See also.

And MeFi's costas made Memigo, like, eons ago.
posted by whatnotever at 4:47 PM on December 8, 2005


I'll wait until Google buys them, then I'll play with it. I have too much sh*t to play with as it is.
posted by jasenlee at 5:18 PM on December 8, 2005


um...google news already filters news based on your preselected interests...
so...jasenlee you don't have to wait.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 6:39 PM on December 8, 2005


plus 'beelaxy'? What a fucked up name.
posted by Paris Hilton at 7:58 PM on December 8, 2005


This site is going to have to work mighty hard to stand out from the crowd, even if it is specifically for blogs.
posted by MetaMonkey at 8:30 PM on December 8, 2005


I just love how bitchy everyone is on this site. Go back to jerking off in your basement... nerds.
posted by jasenlee at 10:33 PM on December 8, 2005


jasenlee, I'll wait until Google buys my cock, then I'll play with it. I have too much shit to play with as it is.
posted by jack_mo at 9:56 AM on December 9, 2005


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