AllTop.com - it's like RSS without the mess
This is where Alltop.com comes in. Alltop.com is a new site that displays RSS headlines from a variety of different sites, sorted by category, all on one page. Hover your mouse pointer over a headline to read a description/excerpt. It's very, very slick.
One of the things we like the most about the site is the layout. For each site in a given category, the five most recent headlines are listed. The page is split into three columns, so you can instantly look at lots of different headlines, but at the same time, not feel overwhelmed by text.
An example of from Alltop's Mac page. Hovering over a
headline displays the first part of the post
Right now Alltop has twelve different topic categories, in areas like autos, Macs, celebrities, politics and in a nice little twist, egos -- which features the blogs of the egomaniacal blogging elite, delicious! Each category contains what we could consider most, if not all, of the most popular and frequently read sites in those categories. For instance, in the celebrities section, all the big gossip blogs from TMZ and Perez Hilton are covered, as well more news oriented sites like Variety and the USA Today Life section.
If you just want a way to quickly access the headlines for a certain topic, without having to open up the RSS reader (or even Google Reader), Alltop.com is worth a look.