Saturday, January 30, 2010

One of our most colorful and interesting pages yet... Everyone likes comics and esp. web comics:
Animators and animation. Wonderful art and tips for the pro and newbie (and wannabes like me):

Friday, January 29, 2010

Best Teen Blog 2010, The Bloggies selects 5 nominees, and we... well, you get the idea...
Best Music Blog 2010. The Bloggies picks them, we get to read them together on a special page:
Best Travel Blogs 2010 - The Bloggies picks them, we put them together on one page:
The Bloggies! The blog awards - the best of 2010 - winners together with fellow nominees on one page

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Added cats right? So what is next? Oh, let us think really, really hard....
Still recovering from the cat channels and all them cute kittens. Working on expanding the cartooning channel

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The iPad The iPad. The iPad! The iPad has sparked a wee bit of news, maybe? See it, read it, luv it at:
Babies. Pictures of babies and stories about babies. Now one of our favorite channels:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

News channels at * now have more better excellent support for Twitter: auto fetching of photos + preview thumbnails 4 links

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

An Update

This last week has seen a 13 hour outage *ouch*, a new look, and a total redo of the way we handle tweets.

We had originally planned to have a Twitter 'List' for each channel. The channel would then display the timeline of the List. That's why we called ourselves mattterlists on Twitter.

But... Twitter limits the number of lists to a whopping 20. Yes, twenty. So now we will still use lists on twitter... but they will contain a hodgepodge of users, that tweet for this channel and that channel.

Kind of  chaotic, but from the point of view of the News Channels themselves, well, they will still display the latest relevant tweets.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Finally, we are making a special news channel just for the Super Bowl itself -
And, the Pro Football News Channel... feed your football lust at: ...because Football Matters!
Its the height of the Football season and we are on top of it with the Fantasy Football News Channel:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Now that CES is over, we're focusing all our attention, like everyone else, on the Super Bowl, 2010:

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Adding Science Fiction

Added Sci Fi to Mattters. First we started with Star Trek. We thought about separating TOS from TNG but it seemed like many blogs cover both. So they are currently on the same page.

Then, of course, there is the movie versus the TV series, and Deep Space Nine and Star Trek:Enterprise (which the SyFy channel is no longer running, the losers) the cartoon and...

Because of all the different media involved, we felt it better to put it under sci-fi and sci-fi outside any movie versus book versus TV versus comic book categories. It subsumes them.

We also squeezed the Star Wars channel into the release. We were kind of curious to see how the blogs were different from the Star Trek blogs - but didn't really draw any firm conclusions.

Found quite a few science fiction blogs. Quite active. Some cool names, too. Our favorites: Geeks of Doom and runner up: Starship Sofa.

We separated out the blogs of authors, publishers and magazines - just because, well, to divide things up somehow.  We gave them the more formal science fiction industry channel.

We looked for several authors blogs - but we forgot they had passed away. Looked for Neal Stephenson, but I remember reading where he keeps focused on his writing and eschews blogs and email. Greg Bear only posts very infrequently. We'll have to come back to this and go through all the authors we can think of.