Alltop is a new venture created by Guy Kawasaki, world-famous entrepreneur and author. Kawasaki and his team (Will Mayall and Kathryn Henkens) import the stories of the top news websites and blogs for any given topic and display the headlines of the five most recent stories. When you place the cursor over a headline, part of the story is displayed so you can decide if you want to read it or not. To read the story, you click on the title, and a new tab or window will open in your browser so you can read the full story at the original site.
Basically, Alltop is a news aggregator that is divided into individual topics such as environment, photography, science, Muslim, celebrity gossip, military, fashion, gaming, sports, politics, automobiles, and Macintosh. Two topics might interest those who are into graphics, and those are Printing Industry News and Top Publishing News.
If you don’t find your site in the Alltop algorithm, you might be able to change that omission. The news is uploaded about once an hour from sites and blogs chosen from results of Google searches, site and blog content reviews, researchs and Alltop staff “gut” instincts. Site and blog owners and people who care enough to write to them also offer suggestions. But, Kawasaki is quite frank in his policy about new additions – he states that the Twitter community is his best resource.
If you’re not involved with Twitter, it might help if you begin to use that tool as soon as possible if you want your news to be included at Alltop. Then, after you’ve developed a Twitter following, use Alltop’s submission form to ask for consideration. Those actions might constitute your best shot at one of the hottest new aggregators around.
(Update) We are pleased to announce that AllTop as accepted in the Printing catagory.