POPURLS is a great news aggregation site that I have talked about before. When I first saw POPURLS I was impressed by the slick coding and ease of use that this site oozed. I still am that impressed and enjoy a visit from time to time. Since I use a stand-alone application for reading feeds I don’t have much cause to make regular visits. But it is still a pleasure to take a trip.
So I noticed that POPURLS has a new feature, or it is more like a new related site. Called POPURLS.TV. It is yet another Google Maps Mash-Up that tracks in real time the stories that users are clicking on the POPURLS homepage. There is a list view at the top of the page that gives you the top stories over the last hour, the last 24 hours and the last 78 hours.
You can also switch the font size size and also the background colour if you please. Nice features. The listed stories are clickable as you might expect. Watch in Full Screen if you please as well.
Another voyeuristic look at the world I guess, but it is nicely done in typical Thomas Marban style and that is nice to watch. As good a reason as any to check it out.
September 13, 2007 at 3:27 am
Damn, I clicked on the popurls link and wasted 25 minutes just clicking around on stuff. The flickr photos suckered me in! At any rate, another interesting little google maps mashup which confirms that your not alone!
December 7, 2008 at 10:03 am
A similar aggregator: http://www.newspopl.com
June 8, 2010 at 7:13 am
There are a lot of services out there like this now. Alltops.com and recently http://www.BRIL.ca
I think this is a good idea and I am glad to see the creativity that the internet has to offer.