New Tools GigaLinks and User Feedback


Dear Readers,

We are in a new year, so its time for something new. For starters, I am introducing a new mobile RSS reader which lets you get GigaOM on your mobile phone, along with feeds from some of my recommended blogs. In other words, a tiny GigaOm branded mobile application. GigaOM moblet was created by mFoundry’s mWorks platform. You can go here and do the needful. GigaOm Moblet.

In case you missed it, I have also added a new Rollyo search tool, that allows you to search for things of similar interest from blogs I read. All the blogs have been collected and aggregated based on the topic categories in GigaOm. In other words, its a micro search. You can find it in the lower right hand corner of the site. I hope you get to use it and send me your feedback. You can also add my Rollyo search to your Firefox browser. This is an easy way to find information on topics of interest from some of the best writers in the world, and thankfully you won’t have to read my rantings.

Lastly, I need some serious user feedback. Fazal Majid had made a nice little filter and showed me how he read GigaOM. Based on the data he sent me, i spent a lot of time analyzing my traffic, and discovered two distinct set of users. People who came in for long posts, and those who liked quick hits, aka Gigalinks.

My question to you is: should I turn Gigalinks into a separate side blog, and offer it as a separate RSS feed? Or should I let things continue as they are? I am trying to make sure that I don’t overwhelm the readers. Any thoughts or suggestions?

Last but not the least big shout out to KB Cafe and voters who named GigaOm best Internet Communications Blog. Trust me on this – SkypeJournal and Jeff Pulver are much better than I am.


Ram H. Viswanathan

Om: I enjoy the mix of GigaLinks and long posts. If you are going to create a separate GigaLinks RSS feed, I would end up subscribing to both feeds. I usually visit the site when I read a long post, as I can devote more time to it instead of attempting to read it in Bloglines.


Hello Om, I am hooked to you thanks for continue to share your insight & knowledge on the Internet space.
I just noticed the gigalinks when you mentioned it. Those links are interesting as well as the Gigaproject however…I don’t another RSS feed though.
How about 2 summary posts in the your standard RSS feed for the latest updates in Gigalinks and Gigaprojects ? That drive you back to you your site for more information.

Also I like the ROLLYO search. Found what a needed first go round. It’s like going to a trusted advisor/friend for their guidance :-).


Om, love your blog. Read it everyday. As someone else has already posted, all the best posts are on the left side. Sometimes a few interesting posts pop up on Gigalinks. I would suggest that you keep both together.

Ranjeet Sodhi

I hardly ever read your GigaLinks or for that matter anything in your right side bar. Most of the fun articles are on the left side :-).

Hope this helps.

Rob Poitras

Work is much appreciated, I like the new links at the bottom of the articles in the rss feeds.

I like having the links part of the normal rss feed.

Jie Kang

If I want to read only the Gigalinks, I could easily skip the long posts. At the same time, it’s nice to know the long posts are there if I have time to read them. So, imho, keep them together in one feed.


I would say i don’t want to subscribe to another blog feed, Gigalinks as a part of the main feed are okay …thats my take.

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