Edgeio: Listings from the edge

source: Rob Hof The Tech Beet

Edgeio is doing just what its tagline says: gathering "listings from the edge"--classified-ad listings in blogs, and even online product content in newspapers and Web stores, and creating a new metasite that organizes those items for potential buyers.

The way Edgeio works is that bloggers would post items they want to sell right on their blogs, tagging them with the word "listing" (and eventually other descriptive tags). Then, Edgeio will pluck them as it constantly crawls millions of blogs looking for the "listing" tag and index them on Edgeio.com.

Also, Edgeio sends a trackback to the blog, providing a way for the blogger to go to Edgeio and modify the listing, adding other tags such as "autos" and other data that will further help the listing appeal to potential buyers.

Buyers get some interesting tools on Edgeio, too. You can search by geography, naturally. In fact, there's a cool slider that lets you zero in on a particular city. If there aren't enough listings, you can move the slider to a wider geographic area. Buyers also can filter listings by tag and see information on the blogger or publisher of the listing. Ultimately, buyers--if they choose to register as Edgeio members--can contact the seller directly by email.

also more re edgeio from  ...
source: Dave Winer
BTW, Edgeio is the first company in the RSS space to reward me for helping them, and for that I'm appreciative. So many people view my help in a negative way. They're happy to accept it, but then resent me (or worse). I get a good dose of the negative side of human nature, I see things I wish I never had to see. But Edgeio is a good company, I'm very happy to be associated with them, and I wish them (and myself) much success! :-)


I think this sounds like shades of sticky cyber molecules.  Post needs and resources on your blog, that flows out into the blogosphere, then they are matchehed up.  See scm , intentional tags.


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