Sunday, February 19, 2006

Megite is alive

Megite is the newspaper for anyone interested in what's happening right now by intelligently uncovering the most relevant items from auto discovered news sites and weblogs.

We like to reading tech, business and entertainment news and blogs. Everyday we have to go to tens of web sites to read my news, sometimes the same news appear on different web sites, sometimes a good news hides somewhere we didn't pay attention to. It was a frustrate experience until we create Megite. Since then, every morning, Megite is our first web site to visit to understand what is going on right now and what's important in the world. Also we told several friends to look at it, they all like them too. After lots of algorithm, interface improvement we decided to release it just at the beginning of this month (Feb). It immediately got quite some good feedbacks and some suggestions to improve the UI. Another goal is that we want the system to find more blogs and news sites to recommend us to read, not just the list we give to it. We reached this goal pretty smartly.

Megite works as the following:

Input:

a bunch of keywords, or a list of news or blog sites for a category

Process:

step 1) The sytem uses those keywords or the list to find more blogs or news site from the web. We called it data mining or auto discovery.

step 2) Some magic algorithm and ranking are used to discover the relevent and important blog posts or news.

step 3) learn from the discovered news and posts and infer more blogs and news site, then back to step 2) or output the intermedia results and push them to Megite web site.

The whole process continues without human intervention.

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