Posted on Monday, June 8th, 2009 by Shachar Pessis
All My Faves UK – AllMyFaves’ motto is “Why Search? AllMyFaves already did the search for you to provide you with the top ten sites in each category.” Having that said, we understand the importance of localization, meaning that our favelines serving the US audience wouldn’t necessarily be as useful to users in other locations. As we wish to share the love of top quality sites with the global community, AMF is now pushing forward with country-specific homepages. If you haven’t noticed, we have already launched AllMyFaves Canada and AllMyFaves UK, and the feedback for both has been astounding thus far. Although these two new homepages are designed to accommodate Canadian and UK users, people from any other country can easily enjoy these – there’s something for everyone!
How do we choose the top ten sites for each category? Through a strict selection process based upon the following criteria: usefulness, friendliness, technology, design, unobtrusiveness and popularity. After we have grouped together a batch of the best 15-20 sites in each category, we then narrow it down to the top ten by a back-and-forth dialogue among the AllMyFaves team members. This way, we make sure selected sites are approved by the majority of team members (hey, we’re all for democracy and free speech…). In addition, we are always open to users’ suggestions of new sites. Each and every pitch is put on the AMF meeting room table. Following a thorough discussion, we then proceed to the ‘go’ or ‘no go’ phase. If we find a certain site appropriate and superior to those already displayed in the associated faveline, we add it to the AMF homepage.
What can you expect of AllMyFaves in the future? We are currently working on a personalization feature that will allow users all over to add their own choice of favorites, thereby constructing their individual customized homepage. In addition, you should expect many more localized AMF homepages for various countries worldwide. If you wish to see an AMF version for your country, just drop me a line.