We are excited to announce the launch of this community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. The goal is to create a place where it's easy to find current and highly relevant content. And perhaps to stimulate new connections. This site is being sponsored by Technology Council of Southern California and TechEmpower.
You can get a sense of the power of the site by visiting and clicking a keyword on the left. For example, if you click on Startup, you find:
=> The most recent posts, announcements and web pages on the top of the page that relate to Startups.
=> The best (according to social signals across the network) content below that such as:
=> The keywords on the left are ordered according to their relationship to the current term. So you can see that
are all considered highly relevant to the term "startup."
As the site runs, it will get better at finding great content. You can find Featured participants listed on the right hand side of each page. When you choose one of them such as Cliff Allen on Marketing, you will see the keywords are now based on what Cliff discusses more than other bloggers. You can see that he talks about: Marketing, Metrics, Customer and Social Media more than most. Lower on the page, you can find the best posts from Cliff based on social signals with the top spot belonging to his 9 Marketing Trends for 2009.
This site has brought together of an impressive network of people who focus on this topic. All of this technology comes from Tony Karrer. If you have ideas on how to improve the site or want to do something similar, I know that Tony would like to hear about it.
Visit: Southern California Tech Cental at: cc.tcosc.org.