Janith Leanage has updated Kottu. Check it out – www.kottu.org/beta. Kottu was innovative when it started, but stagnated after, oh, five years. Janith, of Colombo bus route fame, has kindly rebuilt the whole thing to be faster, better and smarter. The notable features are that it’s more of a social feedreader now, at least in terms of calculating ‘buzz’. Check it out.
The problem with Kottu was that it got too bug (over 1,200 blogs) and lost the small-world feel. Now Janith has changed it such that A) you can view by language and B) you can see popular posts. This popular posts algorithm is based on the social buzz around a post as well as the clicks it generates on Kottu. Hopefully more useful and less corruptible.
Anyways, the beta is up, use it and see. Feedback welcome. Also check out Janith’s blog, he wrote all the code and he has a more comprehensive write-up there.