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Friday, August 16, 2002


All Consuming

I happened upon this site when I saw that someone had linked to My Word. It is an interesting idea. Basically, the site scans other blogs for mention of books and then aggregates the information. Quite a neat way of seeing which books are catching people's fancy.

From the site...

This page is the result of several different processes. Inspired by Book Watch, I created a script that visits newly updated weblogs hourly via Weblogs.com. It then looks for links to Amazon.com items and saves them. I then aggregate all that information together to find the most frequently mentioned books. My scoring mechanism is weighted to favor recently mentioned books, so that the list remains fresh, and offers new insight into what the weblog community is reading.


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