We have had the good fortune to be a beta tester for the new Memeorandum that was released last night by our good friend Gabe. We have enjoyed the product, watching it evolve from a rudimentary format into the very sophisticated tool that it is now.
Memeorandum is a tool that will find the most covered story in the blog world, provide a link to the original story or theme, and then also provide links to the bloggers writing about it. It allows one to get the flavor of the what is happening and provides a great tool for finding others that are writing about topics that one is interested in.
The original version of the Memeorandum was limited to the top 200 or so blogs, so the exposure to stories was limited to a very small pool. This created the impression that the blogworld had a limited voice. Now we can see many of the smaller bloggers who have very interesting perspectives on the world.
Another great benefit of the new system is that the updates are done every 5 minutes. The previous version seemed to update hourly, so for breaking stories, it was always lagging. Now it will be at the head of the line.
One last trick is to click on the Preferences at the top of the page. This will allow you to customize the page so that it will fit your needs. Great stuff!
So go over and look at Memeorandum, give Gabe the salute he deserves.