FollowYours.com is a modern day newspaper where you would get news(updates) only about topics of your interests. Mugil, Cofounder FollowYours answers questions about his venture.Please introduce yourself and tell us how the idea of follow yours came about?
I am Mugil. I like to read news on technology,cricket,movies as everyone does.But my primary interests would be more specific.For eg, in cricket I like to read news about Sachin,Dravid and would not show much interest about others(not sure why :-) ).The same is the case for technology,movies etc. I used to get updates from Twitter lists/News media/ Facebook. But I was not satisfied with the results that I have got (for my diverse interests).Either I have to visit lot of websites or quality/freshness of information is not good. So FollowYours.com was started as a project to scratch my own itch. As many of my friends were facing the same problem, I have started spending more time to solve this problem with couple of my friends(Deepath,Suresh).
How does FollowYours.com work?
FollowYours.com is like a modern day newspaper where you would get news(updates) only on your interests.Nothing more.Nothing less.
FollowYours.com crawls websites, get the RSS feeds, search twitter and many other sources for getting information of users interests. We then rank the collected data (including user submitted data) by our own algorithm which calculates the authority score of the source to distill the data and thereby providing useful information to our users. Users will be getting information only on their interests which they follow.
Who is it targeted at?
FollowYours.com is targeted for users who wants to get updates only on their interests.People can group their interested topics in a Group tag . People do not need to visit multiple sites and still get fresh/useful updates on their interests. People can follow/unfollow tags with great ease.
Can you share some examples?
We strive to provide a simple service to make users to stay updates on their interests.
You can compare the below results in FollowYours.com and Twitter for topics such as Entreprenuership,Startup.
http://www.followyours.com/groups/Entreprenuership/559232373 - Entreprenuership
http://twitter.com/#search?q=Entreprenuership - Entreprenuership
http://twitter.com/#search?q=startup - Startup
Please note that FollowYours.com is not working on space of Twitter. FollowYours.com is a simple service which lets users to stay updated on their interests whereas Twitter is a huge platform for sharing information.