Hello there, long time no see. My PhD is taking too much time for me to write in this section, but I’ll try to fix it.
I come today with a quite new website I recently discovered. This is Elkorado! It is a website of a mate – we are working in the same office actually – so my point of view may be subjective. I don’t care though. ;)
Why talking about it? Well, first, I like it. Second, it uses the technologies I work on. It is exactly what semantic web can be: use of ontologies, disambiguation, graphs… So if you’re interested in those technologies, this is another reason to try it. If not, try it anyway because it’s cool.
Here’s the thing: Elkorado aggregates content, basically, from the Internet thanks to the users. Each item is called a nugget (Yeeehaaaa). Why? Probably because it has a real quality. The goal of Elkorado is not to aggregate any content, like the last video clip of Lady Gaga or rumors about Michael Jackson’s death (whaaaat?! really?!). It aims at only keeping really good, reliable, long-lasting content. As many other aggregators, you can save your interests, others users you’d like to follow… In order to display the nuggets you may like. Then, you can grab them in your own list (if you’d like to read it later, or just to fav it).
The community is still poor for now, as the webmaster just started to talk about it seriously. There is, however, already a lot of data. It is really hard to enter a nugget that does not already exists (yes, this is part of the thing, no duplicate). There is also no ambiguity as Elkorado disambiguate everything. This means that if you type a tag for a nugget like “java”, it will ask you what you mean (programming language, coffee, island…). Well, a bunch of features, I highly recommend to give it a try by yourself.
Oh and finally, I really love the interface. It is clean, neat… Just everything I love.