Indimeme is something that can rival Techmeme in the future for Indian News but it has still has a long long way to go. Here are my opinions about Indimeme.
The Good Things
On first glance I saw that Indimeme has quite a good relevancy factors and displays proper relevant posts to their content. This is definitely the best part I liked about Indimeme.
The other thing is that it has a simple design which makes navigation real simple for the user and does not create hassles while browsing for content.
Concept and idea are both good, the results will be determined by the reach and improvements Ram can put into the project.
The Bad Things
Coming to the part which everyone hates to know, but it has to be eventually be told. Though it’s still early days for Indimeme I hope Ram can take these views positively and work on them rather than wanting to put a gun to my head :).
Indexing is quite poor and does not move at all I had checked the site around 9.30PM today and its already 1AM here, between the last view and now I did not see a single new post being added, whereas I read quite a few posts being added by the blogs Indimeme is tracking within the same time.
Another thing that I saw is that authority is tracked using inbound links to the site which is quite fair enough but seems the site uses some internal linking rules to rate sites. In my opinion they should use some external API’s like one from Technorati to track inbound links to any given post, this would be a better option atleast in initial stage till Indimeme can develop their own linking logic.
A good idea but bad indexing and link tracking logic should definitely be handled and fixed fast. Other than that looking forward to more and more improvements in the near future for Indimeme.