30 April 2009


I’ve just discovered a great new site to help you keep up with specific topics. “Addictomatic searches the best live sites on the web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. It's the perfect tool to keep up with the hottest topics, perform ego searches and feed your addiction for what's up, what's now or what other people are feeding on. After you search, you can personalize your results dashboard by moving around the source boxes. When you're done, bookmark the page and keep coming back to your personalized results dashboard for that search.”

I’ve set up searches on “one-person library,” “solo librarian” and my own name; and I’ve found items I’d probably never find any other way. Be sure to use the quotation marks for a phrase.

The site was created by Dave Pell, founder of Rollyo, who has just launched a new health news blog called The Skeptical Hypochondriac. (“Dave also is maintaining his son's site until he turns three and starts blogging himself.”)

Sites covered include: Google, Yahoo, Technorati, Ask, YouTube, Truveo, Flickr, Blinkx, Ice Rocket, Digg, Topix, Newsvine, Tweetscan, and their Top Blogs (from 150-200 blogs selected by Addictomatic “with a lot of help from sources like the Technorati 100 and the blog reading lists of some of our favorite bloggers.”)

The site “enablers” (staff) have a great sense of humor. This is from the FAQ:
“What if I get hooked and I can't stop? Welcome to the club.”

Try it—you’ll become an addict too.

Addictomatic: http://addictomatic.com
Pell’s other blog: http://skepticalhypochondriac.com/

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