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Amatomu – South Africa’s answer to Technorati?

First it was South African Blog Top Sites, now it’s Amatomu, which is billed as South Africa’s answer to Technorati.

It’s still in a testing phase, and there are lots of bugs to work out, but it seems to be quite a useful way of finding what South Africans are blogging about.

There doesn’t seem to be any way of reporting problems, except through the main Mail & Guardian page (the M&G runs the site), so I’ll mention some of them them here, in the hope that someone sees them.

  • There doesn’t seem to be a way to log in or out. There is a “Sign up” option, but tring to log in there produces the message that this e-mail address is already in use.
  • How long will it remain a South African blog list? Is there anything to stop pyramid marketers from Korea or penis enlargers from Oklahoma from signing up?
  • There is a category list, though I haven’t found a way of searching it yet. It might be good to have some discussion on it, to refine it a bit.

Apart from that, it’s looking good so far, and I wish them every success.


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One thought on “Amatomu – South Africa’s answer to Technorati?

  1. Steve Hayes on said:

    Well, someone is listening, and the interface has improved.

    Also found that there IS a log-in option — just on my desktop computer I needed to do a horizontal scroll to find it.

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