April 9, 2007
Afrigator is a new site that sets out to keep track of Africa's ever-growing blogosphere. You enter details of your site and copy a small piece of HTML on to your home page. Afrigator then lists your site under a country heading, links through to every post you write and tracks your traffic.
At the moment, there are only four blogs in the Ethiopian section - obviously a huge under-representation.
Here's how one of the founders Mike Stopforth describes the new site:
1. An attempt to gather together a fair representation or index of the majority of Africa's digital citizen's publications. Blogs, podcasts, videocasts and news sites - it's not just about blogs and it's not just about South Africa.
2. The best way we could think of to gather together accurate-ish data samples from which to report on the state of the ‘Afrosphere'. This is interesting to all of us and we can't find it anywhere else.
3. A means to penetrate and interrogate the vast amounts of high-quality content being produced by Africans every second.
Posted by aheavens at April 9, 2007 5:19 AM