The features continue to grow…

December 17th, 2007

We’ve been hard at work here at Listomi as always.

A couple additional features have been added that I would like to announce.

  1. When viewing any list you can now very easily send a link to the list to your friends email address. This lets you share your own lists more easily and lets you share any other lists that you find interesting.
  2. You can now send a message to the creator of any list. This is very useful for letting an author know about an item he might have missed, or just to congratulate him on a great list.

In addition to these new features we have fixed a few other bugs and made many other minor changes, nothing too important to mention here.

Well, that’s about it for now.
Thanks for reading and happy listing!

Open letter addressing plagiarism

December 12th, 2007

I received an email this past weekend from someone, who I will keep anonymous, addressing the issue of plagiarism and our service at Listomi. In response I would like to post an open letter which I have sent this person because I believe it brings up an interesting point. The letter is below.

Hi,
First of all thank you for visiting Listomi.
I appreciate your feedback.

To answer your question, no, 100% of the content on Listomi.com is not
plagiarized.

Though it is an interesting question and I would like to take a moment to
explain to you the purpose of Listomi and what our goals are to hopefully
help you to understand what we are trying to accomplish.

What Listomi aims to be is a single, central repository of all possible
lists. For the purpose of our site I tend to think of lists in 2 main
categories, personal lists (eg. “My favorite movies”, “Things to do before
I die”) and factual lists (eg. “US States”, “Known bird species”). While
we have both of these on Listomi, our primary focus is on factual lists. A
factual list by definition should be based on facts and so will be finite
and absolute. Because of this there should technically only be one true
list. Again, the aim of Listomi is to collect and organize all of these
lists, many of which already exist in other places on the web. With the
increasingly vast amounts of information on the web I believe this service
will become quite valuable.

I hope this helps you understand that we are only trying to collect the
scattered information not only on the web but in any information
repository. We do not necessarily claim to be original authors of all
lists (eventually the majority of lists will be user generated), but
rather a service for collecting and organizing human knowledge.

Thanks again for your feedback and please let me know if you have any
other questions or complaints.

Regards,


Travis P. Walter
info@listomi.com
www.Listomi.com

First Cruncies award nominations now open

December 7th, 2007

For those of you who have not yet heard of the Cruncies, it is a new awards program put on by GigaOm, Read/WriteWeb, VentureBeat and TechCrunch to “recognize the year’s most innovative technical, creative and business accomplishments of key companies, products and people.”

We all know there have been many new companies emerging on the web almost daily, Listomi being one of them. If you think we here at Listomi are deserving of a nomination in any particular category, please, by all means pitch in and give a nomination.

Here is a link, take a look for yourself.

Crunchies2007

As always, we appreciate your support.

Happy Holidays!

Recent company reviews

December 4th, 2007

As we continue our promotion and marketing efforts here at Listomi we have been doing interviews with certain “startup review” sites in order to get the word out.

So far we have had some pretty good feedback from these sites as well as from our small but growing user base.

Below are links to the reviews so far, take a look.

Killer Startups:
http://killerstartups.com/Search/Listomicom—Cataloging-the-Universe/

StartupBooster:
http://www.startupbooster.com/2007/12/02/listomi-place-to-find-and-create-lists/

If any other Companies would like to do a review of Listomi please let us know.

Listomi has a shiny new blog

December 4th, 2007

Welcome.

The official Listomi blog is now active.

We will use this blog to keep you informed of recent news about us, future enhancements, and anything else that might sound interesting. Be sure to check back soon.