I am extremely excited and honored to be added to the beer page of the Alltop website!!!
What on earth is Alltop, you ask?
Alltop calls their site a “digital magazine rack” of the Internet. I call it a kick-ass, easy-to-use resource for finding relevant information about specific topics of interest -quickly- on the Internet.
Alltop collects stories from “all the top” websites and aggregates them into individual sites based on certain topics of interest. Some examples of site topics include environment, photography, science, politics and -of course- BEER!
Nononina is the company that owns Alltop. It is “two guys and a gal” in a garage—or more accurately, one guy in home office (Will Mayall), one gal on a kitchen table (Kathryn Henkens), and one Guy in United 2B (Guy Kawasaki). Guy Kawasaki is the man responsible for adding The Beer Wench to the Alltop Beer site. To him I am forever indebted.
How do I know Guy … or more importantly … how did he find my blog and why did he add it to the Alltop site? Well, technically I do now KNOW Guy “personally”. BUT … I do know him “interactively” … aka I stalk him on the Internet. Guy is a huge advocate, supporter & user of Twitter. And for those of you who know me … know that I am a Twitter addict.
As per recommendation by a good friend and fellow Twitter addict, I have been following Guy Kawasaki since I started Twittering back in July-ish. I speculate that this same good friend (@wyliemac) nudged Guy to add me to the beer topic Alltop website. Could be wrong – but I am almost positive that is how it all went down! (Big thanks to Alvin for pimping me out!)
Alltop is a great example of where the Internet is headed – Web 3.0. For those of you who do not understand the web point zero philisophy, here is my mini breakdown:
Web 1.0 = Prehistoric web. Pretty much any website designed and developed before the “dot-com” explosion in 2001. Any website pre- Web 2.0.
Web 2.0 = The revolution of web. Wikipedia (born during Web 2.0) defines it as “a term describing changing trends in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, secure information sharing, collaboration and functionality of the web.”
Web 3.0 = Ths future of the web. The web of the people … by the people … for the people. Companies and corporations will no longer control the Internet. In a Web 3.0 world the USERS and people will create and generate all the content – as well as control the formats in which information is formatted, organized, searched and used. (Disclaimer: THIS IS JUST MY PERSONAL VIEW POINT. Chances are I am wrong and completely missing the mark of this …)
BOTTOM LINE: THIS IS AN AWESOME FEAT FOR MY BLOG!!! Why should you rely on Google to tell you what THEY you need to know about the topics you enter in THEIR [paid] search engines??? WHY NOT TRUST your peers? Why not trust other PEOPLE to provide you with the most important and relevant information about the topics you enjoy most?
Alltop is a phenomenal resource. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take a moment to check out the website and use their search engine to research, find and browse information on topics of interest to you. I guarantee they will help you uncover some extraordinary resources that you never knew existed!
Thanks again to the founders of Alltop, and specifically to Guy Kawasaki! Keep on keeping on … rock it out my friends! This beer’s for you! CHEERS!