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I keep a ongoing list of sift technologies: Little apps that are miraculous, instantaneous information sorters.

Andrew Grumet has made several that enjoy eminence in this category.

The one with the most quiescent potential is “Similar Feeds.” Type in your favourite blog and this app sorts 55,000 of the most fashionable feeds by similarity to the one you chose.

But that’s not all, you can reduce the popularity by a mysterious but nifty popularity gradient. That way you get only those that are in vogue or those few that remain outliers.

This is latent power at your fingertips. Want to expand your feed list? This is a wonderful first stop.

Grumet’s app is a niche identifier too. Got a favourite blog and there’s only one or two similar? You just found a niche. Niches, in a nanoeconomics world, are (can be) goldmines.

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