Friday, April 30, 2010

The Japanese Food channel and Japan Foodie channel are a lot of fun
The NBA Playoffs is a new and very active channel we just added:
Gadgets are kind of hard to define - kind of 'know it when we see it' kind of thing. The Gadgets channel:
NoSQL anyone? This buzz word is finally helping to popularize many other kinds of databases: The NoSQL channel:
Not just kungfu and martial-arts (my fave!) movies: The Asian Cinema channel:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

In 1st place, our most popular channel (out of 595), is the Music Downloads music-downloads channel:
The runner up, our second most popular channel, out of 595 channels, is "ta da!" our Music channel:
Our 3rd most popular channel, out of a whopping 595, is... the Android phone development channel:
Our fourth most popular channel (out of 595) is the Android phone channel:
...5 golden rings. In fifth place (out of 595 channels) is the Home Theater (#home-theater) channel:
In sixth place, out of 595 channels, is the High-end Audio high-end-audio channel (one of our very 1st channels):
In seventh place (out of 595) we have the Audio/#Video AV channel:
In eighth place (out of 595), we have the Japanese channel (just recently moving into the top 10):
In ninth place (out of 595 channels): The Ruby on Rails (Ruby-on-rails) channel:
In tenth place (out of 595 channels total): The Lifestyle channel (#fashion, watches, luxury mostly)
Here's the list of the top 10 channels. Later, we'll do the 10th - 20th. The Top 10 in alphabetic order are always at:
Interested in optimizing your personal finances? aka money? Most people are to some extent
Developing software applications for the web / internet / cloud? Us too :-) The Web Development channel:
It's just bloody brilliant! The Harry Potter (Harry-Potter) channel:

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

We've added another healthy food channel for those who want the utmost from their food: The Raw Food channel:
pop music and Britney-Spears anyone? Another new channel for us: the Britney Spears channel:
New on the block, the Windows Phone and the Windows Phone channel:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Love animals? Love to be healthy? The Vegan food channel:
Online marketing, internet marketing, social-community marketing, web marketing: The Online Marketing channel:
Do you love Horror movies? Scary cinema? Screaming pictures? The Horror Movie channel:
Microsoft Sharepoint RTM 2010 is out and you can read all the Sharepoint news on the ... Sharepoint channel:

Monday, April 26, 2010

Places, people and things in Japan: The Japan Life channel:
Increased the size of the movies film motion-pictures cinema channel by over 30 times (not so lame anymore):
media 2.0, journalism 2.0, media online, the evolution of traditional and modern media: The Media News channel:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Japan channel has been significantly expanded:
Newly added for some of you software engineers out there: The Microsoft Windows channel:
Some people like everything: running, cycling AND swimming: The Triathlon channel:

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Like to swim? Want to read about other, often master level, swimmers? The Swimming channel:
WeekendWarrior? Or full-time warrior forced to be wage slave during the week to keep roof overhead and food on table?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thai red-shirts, yellow-shirts, pink-shirts... in beautiful and exotic surroundings: The Thailand Channel:
Trying to make money with your blog? [is it really just luck?]. Hopefully the Pro Blogging channel will help:
Continual optimization is the name of the game for the SEO Search-Engine-Optimization news channel:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Yoga Channels

We are steadily expanding the Yoga channel(s) [thanks to everyone who sent us a link to their blogs!]. We get asked [my wife asks me] why do we have a 'basic' and 'advanced' yoga channel and just what is the differences between them.

In general, and we have pairs of channels like this in other areas of Mattters, we try [mistake prone though we be] to put writers who are writing for beginners in the 'basic' channel and writers who are writing to an audience they expect to already know something about the subject in the 'advanced' channel.

So, for example, the posts and tweets by a teacher with several decades of experience would be found in the 'basic' channel if they are writing for 1st year students, and in the advanced channel if they are writing for other teachers or about teaching in general. For example.

Hope that helps.

We aren't perfect [yet :-)] so if we put somebody in the wrong channel... or if somebody wants to change the focus of their posts/tweets, just let us know and we'll move you to the [any] other channel. Easy as pie.

Oh! We should do a *pie* channel....

[We put a quick link to the Vegetarian channel from the Yoga channel because so many of you are vegetarian (like me) or vegans. Yes, we have a Vegan channel too,  right next to the Vegetarian channel, next to the Raw Food channel.... OK, yes, and next to the Dessert channel too :-)]
The Bollywood 'tribune' on Mattters: Maximum stories... maximum news.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

All that Madonna on Glee, made me revisit the Madonna News Channel: Love that she is always doing something new.
The Startups channel: about and for startups and the entrepreneur

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

puzzles and games: now... the Sudoku channel Great for all who get bored, so very bored, at work.
In a fit of what-was-I-thinking I linked Mattters on facebook to _Mattters_ on twitter - causing the oops duplicate post problem. No longer.
420 #4/20 Weed Marijuana The Weed News Channel:

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Expanded the Harry-Potter news channel: for everyone who has need of a little magic now and then...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Gone fishing? If not (and you're not doing some stream-side tweeting!), then there is the Fishing channel:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Changed Celebrity Blogger 'in their own words' channel to Celebrities channel: -lots of Celeb Tweeps out there!
Changed name of Celebrity News channel to the Celebrity Gossip channel and moved it to Entertainment
Ready for 420 #4/20? I know, have to get thru 4/15 tax day first :-(. Anyway, there is always the Weed channel:
Poker: Never been any good at this, but it is fun to read about and watch! The Poker News Channel:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What time is it? Here it is time to scream at American-Idol: + keep up on the American Idol channel, of course :-)
Not near a beach? How about surfing on snow? [better hurry - meltage is here in the Rockies]. The Snowboarding channel:
Anyone near a beach? Anyone WANT to be near a beach? [Anyone not want to be near a beach?] The surfing channel:

About Tiny Farms

We are going to start something new here on the blog.

As we work on finding the best blogs and tweople for each channel, we notice things about the topic that perhaps others may be interested in. Certainly every topic is unique, and 99% of the topics have at least one person or family member here as a fanatical follower (or they would be fanatical about it if they had the time... ergo the idea behind Mattters).

Tiny Farms. Another name for this channel might be Homesteading. Or Small Farms. Or Family Farms.

The idea was to allow us readers to vicariously experience what it would be live to live in the countryside and raise some crops, perhaps some animals, and all those other things us city-folk have no idea what they are. And, of course, it allows the Tiny Farmers to have a channel where they can see each others posts in a friendly attractive (we hope!) format.

I guess we should say something here about politics and religion. Some of the tiny farmers are somewhat, shall we say, outspoken on these topics [some channels are more like this than others]. We are OK with following people, in any channel, who speak their minds as long as they (1) primarily focus on (post about) the topic of the channel and (2) are not mean-spirited, snarky, nor, of course, racist, sexist, etc. We want Mattters to be a friendly and welcoming, albeit sometimes high-spirited, place to hang out in this troubled world of ours.

Tiny Farmers are a sociable community, and often link to each other's blogs. This happens more with some channels than others - and it is always nice to see. Makes one feel like everybody is friends with everyone else, and helping each other out - much like the frontier days of  old.

I am learning a lot from this channel already - like how many animals have their offspring in the early Spring [I thought farm animals were born/hatched more or less at any time of the year]. There are  more GREAT tiny farm blogs and tweople we do not carry yet - please, as always, send us your suggestions if you have them.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

billiards, pool. Mark Twain would love the Billiards channel:
Love/hate to watch AI American-Idol? We understand completely: The American Idol channel:
Got your iPad yet? Or just thinking about it? Then the iPad Channel: might be of some interest to you

Monday, April 12, 2010

As we start adding more extreme-sports channels, one of their first is the Skateboarding channel:
Climbing : rocks, boulders, buildings, mountains, cliffs... you name it! The Climbing channel:

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Expanded the coverage on the classical music channel: . Expect another expansion very very late tonight.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The android is hot, and getting hotter - and the Android Development channel is one of our most popular:
The WorldCup is only a few months away! The World Cup 2010 channel:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Space and Astronomy channels for all stargazers happy it is getting a wee bit warmer at night again...
Love vegetables? Or not being hungry? Grow your own: UrbanFarming and vegetable gardening:
Springtime, and time for urban gardening and for those with a little more land, tiny farms:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Unemployed? You've got company. Oh BOY you got company. Quirky humor and upbeat advice: The Unemployment channel:

Monday, April 5, 2010

Anybody else like cheese? My diet is very healthy, except when it comes to cheese! The Cheese Channel: Yummmy

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

Ah Spring-couples thinking about marriage and getting married. For those who are & those who want to be: Wedding Channel

Thursday, April 1, 2010

In good times or bad (kind of like these, maybe?) we all want a bargain or deal, and yes, coupons. The Deals Channel: