Topix is also getting into the freshest top news from the blogosphere.
Seems to lack a choice to sort between date and popular…each story is tagged (by the system), but these tags take you to general news about this topic, not the buzz from the blogosphere around this topic…hmmm.
So it seems that blog posts are now included in the news topics…is there a way to look at a topic, and limit to just news or blogs or both.
The good thing is that you can leave comments to a blog post, and they are all aggregated into a Forum…there is also a User Stories section where you can submit your own stories, and others can leave comments…it would be good if you could click on the user’s name to see all stories from that user (kind of like inbuilt blogs…similar to Pluck Insite)…I don’t think these User Stories will make it to the front page.
Another interesting thing is that under each post it lists related posts (they are just related in the way Memeorandum lists related posts, these are not neccessarily linkbacks)…if you click on sources (related posts) it launches to a page to show extracts from each source…including a cosmos type link would also further the discussion coverage.