I ran across a little program called Genieo the other day, and after playing around with it, found it to be an interesting way to compile a pseudo-news page of things that are interesting to me. You can think of it as a product that combines some of the traits of those Twitter newspapers (Paper.li), iGoogle, and bookmarking resources. Genieo follows you as you surf the web and identifies the sites that are important to you, and builds updates from those sites that should be of interest to you.
Before going too far, I guess I should point out two things that might influence your ability to test this, or want to test it:
- It is a small program that is installed on your PC (no Mac support at this time). So, if your employer doesn’t allow that, then you’ll need to try it at home (unless your significant other doesn’t allow you to download programs at home…)
- It doesn’t follow you onto secure websites (those with “https” in the URL.) But, it will follow you everywhere else.