April 9, 2010
Posted in FaveBot, Internet tagged aggregator, blogging, blogging tools, Books, DVDs, events, google, Google Alerts, music, news, RSS, RSS Feeds, Search, Syndication, topic tracker, Tracking, video, web 2.0 at 2:10 pm by tradermike
Fed up with missing events or information you care about? Are you a journalist, blogger, sports fan or plain old information junkie? If so, FaveBot.com is just what you’ve been looking for. FaveBot is a personalized software agent that searches the web and discovers the latest content matching your interests.
Michael Seneadza, the founder of FaveBot explains, “I created FaveBot because I wanted something that could do for the web what TiVo does for TV. Instead of me constantly searching for new information, FaveBot does the work for me. Now I don’t have to worry about trying to stay abreast of events calendars or the latest developments because FaveBot has me covered. You could also think of FaveBot as Google Alerts on steroids.”
FaveBot works through a complex process of “mashing up” data from several other sites. Yet that complexity is hidden from the users via a simple control panel. That control panel — the tracking list — is where users specify the topics they want to track and one or more of the following content categories for each topic:
- Events (from Eventful.com)
- Blogs (from Google Blog Search)
- New Book Releases (from Amazon.com)
- New DVDs Releases (from Amazon.com)
- New Music (CD or MP3) Releases (from iTunes and Amazon.com)
- News (from Google News Search)
- Flickr Photos
- YouTube Videos
Users can view the content that FaveBot discovers in several ways. The discoveries are listed in on FaveBot.com but may also be delivered via RSS Feeds or email.
FaveBot is a continuous search engine which scours the internet for content matching each user’s preferences. Users simply set up a list of keywords to track and FaveBot finds the latest matching content day after day. It enables users to keep abreast of the latest events, new book, music or DVD releases, podcasts, online video, news, photos and/or blog posts for each of the user’s keywords.
FaveBot was founded by software developer Michael Seneadza in 2007. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit http://favebot.com .