Robert Scoble, Microsoft’s chief blogger, begins to demistify the magic behind my favorite web-based news aggregator.

You might not know Gabe, but I do. He’s a former compiler writer. Used to work for Intel. He’s one smart cookie. His algorithms might be simple to explain, but they aren’t so simple to implement. For instance, do you know how he filters out noise? What happens if I link to a political blog? Why doesn’t that show up on Memeorandum? Ever consider that one? I’ve talked with Gabe about it. The algorithm he wrote takes care of it.

Doing Memeorandum took him more than a year. Are you a former compiler writer? Expect it to take longer then and not work as well.

So what’s does Scobel want to see? Exactly what I want…

I want to see a “personal Memeorandum� too, though, just to be clear. But thinking that it’s a simple problem just denigrates Gabe who took more than a year off of work � without pay � to implement Memeorandum.

Personally, I love memeorandum and I’ve sourced them on a number of posts here at Donklephant, but recently I haven’t because they source so much. Rather than going to many sites, I simply go there to pick up the news.

You should too.

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