Popular Feeds and Readers

May 6, 2008

Getting Started With Feeds

BBC – The Feed Factory – What are feeds?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/feedfactory/help_what.shtml

RSS is also an international standard, and is rapidly growing in popularity. It used to be just technology and blog sites that offered it, but RSS is now becoming mainstream: many bbc.co.uk sites now offer RSS feeds.

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Social bookmarking can help you catch the latest buzz

Feb 25, 2008

According to Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_bookmarking
Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks.

In actual fact, it is THE way to catch the latest buzz. Once you decide on a few of these sites and some of the users on these sites, you would be able to discover those hard to find websites and stories that search engines or directories don’t reveal.

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Some lists of popular websites and blogs

Feb 10, 2008

Alexa Top 500 – Lists of the top sites on the web, sorted by country, language subject, or globally.

http://www.alexa.com/site/ds/top_500

Alexa Top 100 India Sites

http://www.alexa.com/

site/ds/top_sites?cc=IN&ts_mode=country?=none

Compete Blog with varied lists on many topics

http://blog.compete.com/

Sink or Swim? The Top Moving Sites Of 2007

http://blog.compete.com/2008/01/17/2006-vs-2007-top-moving-sites/

Motigo Webstats India

http://webstats.motigo.com/

s?country=IN&link=2&tab=9?=EN&id=645877

PC Magazines’s Top 100 Classic Websites

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2168282,00.asp

PC Magazine’s Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2174813,00.asp

PC World India Best Indian Websites 2007

http://www.pcworld.in/india/features/
Internet/Best_Indian_Websites_2007/3336/12

Quantcast US Site Rankings for sites ranked 1 to 1,000 or 10,000 or even 1,000,000

http://www.quantcast.com/top-sites-1

Technorati Top 100 blogs

http://technorati.com/pop/blogs/

TIME Magazine’s 50 Best Websites 2007

http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/0,28757,1633488,00.html

All the Webware 100 finalists in one place

http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9883960-2.html


Welcome to metrochannel.in

Feb 8, 2008

Welcome to metrochannel.in

In this blog, we would be trying to keep track of popular websites. What sites have the highest traffic. What sites are registering the highest jump in traffic and why. And so on. This way we would know what sites to hang out at and generally be able to get a sense of what is going on in the highly fluid scenario of the Internet.