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OurSignal launches

How do you get your daily update on the hottest stories of the day? You can get a quick overview of your favorite feeds with an RSS reader, but what about the stories that are hot, but do not fall into your blogosphere? Are you going to check out Digg, reddit, delicious and hackernews? That's way too much effort and time. How about a quick overlook of all four? That's what Our Signal is all about.

OurSignal.com looks at currently popular items on the top social news sites and mashes it all together. The idea is to allow users (you especially) to get a rapid overview of what the latest breaking headlines are at the frontline of the intermatubes. The bigger the box, the more relative votes a story has. The warmer the color, the quicker the story is on the rise. Cooler colors denote negative velocity. Sources are refreshed every 15 minutes.

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3dogmama's picture
1990 pencils

Interested but am being prompted with:

To view this page, you need to log in to area “Closed Beta” on oursignal.com:80.

Thanks.

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Ivan's picture

u:early, p:birds ;)

3dogmama's picture
1990 pencils

Thanks, Ivan. I was pulling a duh--was originally entering the user and password incorrectly. Good post for keeping current.
Cheers.

"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible."
— Frank Zappa

"Art -- the one achievement of Man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised." - James Thurber

kostas's picture
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Very nice and useful. One feature that I would find helpful, is to automatically hide read stories, instead of just only adding a strike.

natobasso's picture
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The page takes AGES to load, though it's very useful. Why javascript?!
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mbennett2's picture
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I like the idea of having a bunch of content handy, but I find it hard to use. The pop up images of the screen capture would be a nice touch, but I feel like i can't stop moving the mouse while looking for something to read. Definately some usability issues. Good content though.

megl's picture
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Doesn't it look like a Newsmap rip:

http://marumushi.com/apps/newsmap/newsmap.cfm

/megl

Ivan's picture

Too close. :) But the content is different.

mbennett2's picture
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I would say blatant copy. Nice catch. Now there are two sites that are difficult to navigate.

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