Sunday, August 5, 2007


Have you been to Thoof yet?

If you haven’t, you’ll want to head over there and check it out! Basically, it’s a site where you can get personalized news based on your interests. There are several different ways that thoof is able to tell about your preferences. For example, after you read a story, you have an option to click “not interesting” and this will help Thoof identify news stories that you will find interesting! Smart Thoof!

Anyone can submit a story to Thoof. In fact, it’s super easy to submit stories when you drag and drop the “thoof it” button onto your bookmarks toolbar. All you have to do is click the “thoof it” button to submit…easy peasy!! You are also able to make improvements to any of the stories just by clicking the “improve” button. Once you’ve added new information to a story, others get to vote if they agree that the additions are correct and if they are pertinent to the story. You can tell if a story has been improved because there will be an asterisk beside the “improve” button.

You can also “hide” stories you don’t want to read, e-mail stories to your friends and click on tags to get similar stories. All of your read stories are kept under the “My History” button and you can view these at any time.

I think this is a neat way to get just the stories I want. It’s such a time-consuming task to have to sort through articles that are of no interest to me. I also like that I can submit articles! Neat!

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