Jaanix.com - it's awesome.

moultanomoultano Creator of ns_shiva. Join Date: 2002-12-14 Member: 10806Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Posts: 4,219 Advanced user
The next generation of user-submitted links.
Forget digg, reddit, whatever. For sheer interestingness and customisability try http://jaanix.com/
The sliders on the right control the articles you see, and every user gets their own subdomain containing the links they've submitted. It hadn't reached critical mass for a while, but recently I've found a lot of absolutely fascinating articles on things relative to my interests. Reading the internet is fun again! smile-fix.gif

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  • SvenpaSvenpa Wait, what? Join Date: 2004-01-03 Member: 25012Members, Constellation Posts: 2,428
    edited March 2008
    So it's like stumble? Honestly I didn't take a close look but it seems very similar with the whole voting and letting others help you find stuff on the web which you are interested in.

    Edit: The Firefox toolbar for it is very handy, unless you already have 5 other bars cluttering the space. I've used it for over a year now and it's very addictive on late nights.

    3dit: You can use it to find porn, not like anyone has any trouble with that.
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  • QuaunautQuaunaut The longest seven days in history... Join Date: 2003-03-21 Member: 14759Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 7,221 Advanced user
    QUOTE(moultano @ Mar 8 2008, 12:56 AM) »
    Forget digg, reddit, whatever. For sheer interestingness and customisability try http://jaanix.com/
    The sliders on the right control the articles you see, and every user gets their own subdomain containing the links they've submitted. It hadn't reached critical mass for a while, but recently I've found a lot of absolutely fascinating articles on things relative to my interests. Reading the internet is fun again! smile-fix.gif


    My problem with it is the same I have with Reddit: Its ugly as hell, and ugly = hard/confusing to use.
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  • puzlpuzl The Old Firm Join Date: 2003-02-26 Member: 14029Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation Posts: 4,111 mod
    The slider system is genius. I'm going to use it for two weeks and see if it suits my needs better.
    Retired NS1 Developer, currently making myself useful as a forum moderator - message me for any mod related requests.
  • moultanomoultano Creator of ns_shiva. Join Date: 2002-12-14 Member: 10806Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Posts: 4,219 Advanced user
    You guys might enjoy this. Here's a link to my tuning of it: http://jaanix.com/?tune=eNoljssRACEIQ--pwg.../VQHPq34AOQIiYo
    If you click that link you'll see what I see when I go to the site.
  • FraxinusFraxinus Join Date: 2008-03-02 Member: 63783Members, Constellation Posts: 177
    another social bookmarking website? seriously how many of these things do we actually need...
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  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Members Posts: 9,006 Fully active user
    Always one more.
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  • moultanomoultano Creator of ns_shiva. Join Date: 2002-12-14 Member: 10806Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Posts: 4,219 Advanced user
    edited March 2008
    QUOTE(birdsITPx89 @ Mar 10 2008, 11:52 PM) »
    another social bookmarking website? seriously how many of these things do we actually need...

    It's not really a social bookmarking site. Think of it more like reddit or digg. It's tuned/tunable to be a news aggregator of sorts.
    here's a good explanation: http://hawksdomain.wordpress.com/2008/03/1...-a-closer-look/

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    Joe explained to me that he is trying to solve a problem that is not currently solved by other social bookmarking or social news sites. His goal is to combine methods currently being used to gather the news we see into one site. He believes that with a mathematical algorithm his site jaanix can be tuned into your needs. The algorithm looks at the levels of various topics you select and compares this with others who have similar tastes, sites they have added, ways they have voted. You may be thinking that this could be the same as checking out what your friends have done on Digg, but it is much deeper than what Digg or other sites currently offer.

    Other social sites allow you to like a topic or not. Jaanix allows you to like a topic a little, quite a bit, or anything in between, your choices of topics are only limited by what you choose to submit to jaanix! The first stop when arriving at jaanix is on the right… you will find a variety of topics with sliders, or tuners (this is how you tune the web to your taste!). First thing I did was turned ‘off’ the topics that I have no interest in and turned the topics I like way up! Then, as you go through and vote on submissions and submit items you find yourself, the topics will adjust to fit your tastes, as will the websites shown.

    One thing that I certainly want to stress about jaanix is that it is not a cliquish voting site, as I had originally thought. The voting is purely for your own personal benefit. By voting for sites that you genuinely like, or voting down for sites you do not like, you are teaching the site to know what you want to see more of in the future.
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