I went to the Amazon homepage tonight and found Todd’s Plog.
Here is their explanation of a plog:
What is a Plog?
The Plog™ Service is a personalized blog. A blog is a straightforward and now widely adopted method of posting a reverse chronological diary on the Internet. Here’s a list of some of the best and most popular blogs:
* Boing Boing–A directory of wonderful things
* Gizmodo–Reviews and charts the latest gadget trends
* MobileWhack–Energetic discussions of mobile technology
* Megnut–Evolving communication through blogging since 1999
* John Robb’s Weblog–Thriving on rapid change
* Jeremy Zawodny’s blog–Daily ramblings on life and technology
* http://www.lileks.com–The Institute of Official Cheer
* Gina Smith’s BIOTECH–Tech/biotech journalist and author
* defective yeti–The musings of Matthew Baldwin, Pretty Okay Guy
* InstaPundit.com–The Blogfather
* Talking Points Memo by joshua micah marshall–A thoughtful contemplation of current affairs
* andrewsullivan.com–A respected intellectual columnist blogger
* Intel Dump–Near-real-time military analysis
* This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow–The cartoonist behind the masked penguin
* Six Apart–Six Log is the weblog of Six Apart, the company behind TypePad and Movable Type
Your Amazon.com Plog is a diary of events that will enhance your shopping experience, helping you discover products that have just been released, track changes to your orders, and many other things. Just like a blog, your Plog is sorted in reverse chronological order. When we think we have something interesting or important to tell you, we’ll post it to your Plog.
Here was my immediate feedback to them:
*I love the feature. Please keep it on for my account.
*It needs an RSS feed now! A personalized RSS feed!
*The descriptions are a little long on the web page, but I think they will work fine in a reader.
*I would suggest only showing new products using this method. If you starting mixing in existing recommendations, I think I will start to ignore it.
Has anyone else seen this?