Here are some past posts on Rojo:
In Rojo you can save items and tag them, this aggregates into a bookmark type folksonomy, see Rojo Today.
This is no longer sorted only by most recent but by popularity based on voting, that’s right now you can vote for the stories, even if you don’t save or tag them…this makes Rojo kind of like Digg, and if you motice they have also sported some house categories.
NOTE: these are the most recent stories of the day sorted by voting.
In your saved folder you can also see all the stories you have mojo’d…I’d like a comments field to comment on stuff I’ve mojo’d, or even to comment on stuff I’ve flagged or tagged.
The have also revamped the Relevancy feature to include the mojo explicit voting…so now relevancy is based on voting (mojo), flagging, tagging, reading, sharing, link popularity, and content analysis.
Now you can view a feed, a tag of feeds, your whole river of news, even tagged stories by relevancy.
It has claimed to be a personalised digg as I can see the most dug (mojo’d) posts from my feed set (just like FeedButler, but in Rojo it is your feed set), but the relevancy is based on more then just this, it is also based on the most read, tagged, saved, shared, flagged stories, etc.
So in the end it’s like digg and tech.memeorandum or megite, without the clustering (I hope that’s next)…but it’s also like Google as it does link and content analysis…and I guess it’s like Findory as it also factors in reading behaviour like clicks, and then there is the post reading behaviour like, tagging, flagging, and sharing…it also knows how often you read a feed.
Wow, this relevancy is taking a combination of the relevancy measures out there on the web, created a real rounded authority measure.
NOTE: it is also different to memetrackers like tech.memeorandum in that you still get to see all your items, but just by relevancy, whereas with memetrackers you would only see worthy items…so I’m glad that whether I view my feeds by date or relevancy, I can still read all posts if I choose to do so.
BUT, is relevancy based on what I have previously read, tagged, flagged, shared, voted or on the Rojo community…because there is a difference between social relevancy, and personal relevancy.
I would like to choose levels of relevancy, for personal relevancy I would like to have posts ranked based on what I have read, tagged, shared, flagged, mojo’d in the past, as well general things like content analysis and incoming links.
Then I would like all this based on my contacts, then I would like all this again based on the whole Rojo community.
In this respect I could choose from 3 levels of relevancy…rank posts based on my personal relevancy…or rank posts based on the my social relevancy…or rank posts in my feed set based on the movements of the Rojo community…I guess at the moment it is a combination of all these things.
A combined personal, contacts, and whole of Rojo community relevancy is a good idea as it will push posts up the list that you might not have seen just based on your personal relevancy…these are not recommended posts, they are just pushed up to the top of your pile because it is based on more than just your personal relevancy, it is based on the relevancy of the whole Rojo community
…see more on an earlier post, RSS reading by relevance: OPML memetracking.
What about if you could isolate by the relevancy factors, such as sort my feeds just by my reading behaviour relevancy factor, or on my contacts reading behaviour, or on the whole of Rojo’s reading behaviour…or just my mojo’d relevancy factor, or on my contacts mojo digs, or on the whole of the Rojo’s community mojo digs…or popularity (incoming links) relevancy factor from within just my feed set, or on my contacts feed set, or on the whole of the Rojo’s community feed set, etc…
Anyway as mentioned a memetracking (clustering) feature would top it off, based on just your OPML, your contacts, the Rojo community, or the whole blogosphere.
I see they still have the recommended links feature, which is an aggregate of the most outgoing links (hyperlinks in the body of each post) from your feed set…I wish these were also threaded into each post, just like SharpReader, eg. the current post you are on has a link to a read or unread post in your feed set that contains the same hyperlink in the post as the current post you are on.