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Friday, July 11, 2008

AideRSS launches PostRank.com and Thematic PostRank™

PostRank, a scoring system developed by AideRSS to rank online content, such as RSS feed items, blog posts, articles, or news stories, has launched a whole bunch of things that will make the AideRSS experience even better!

1) PostRank.com website

Now PostRank is an independent of AideRSS. Any developer can now integrate PostRank into his/her application to take advantage of it’s social engagement analysis. On the PostRank site, you’ll find a lot of material that exposes how it tracks engagement: the AideRSS model of the 5C’s of engagement, which sources they track, etc.

2) Thematic PostRank™

Any user or developer can now use PostRank platform to rank any arbitrary set of online articles, i.e. they don’t have to come from the same feed like before. It will still support the Feed-based PostRank model, but now you can also define your own context, e.g. a folder in Google Reader, a collection of technology articles — e.g. articles about Microsoft from ZDNet, TechCrunch, Mashable, etc.

3) Google Reader Extension with Thematic PostRank

To showcase Thematic PostRank, company has officially launched it’s Google Reader extension with the new built-in ranking mechanisms and a collection of other speed improvements. As a user, you will get Feed-based PostRank whenever you are browsing a single feed, and when you switch to a folder or All Items view, you will be using Thematic PostRank, which will help you find the top articles in that context.

4) New APIs and more data sources

Rebuilt from the ground up: faster, more sources, and no caching delays. Plus, it is now tracking clicks and views from Google Reader through it’s widgets and through partners. In other words, if you install this widget on your page, PostRank will take into account the number of pageviews for each page, as well as clicks on the links. Last but not least, company also announced live tracking of Ma.gnolia bookmarks and Pownce messages.

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