We covered Regator here at Orangeinks a couple of weeks back. The private beta blog aggregator of quality content received a lot of positive response from different blogs and early adopters. Along with those positive remarks are also requests to view their favorite blogs and upload their own OPML files in Regator. In preparation to their launching, they decided to give way to the request of the users while still keeping their goal in tact.
I received an email from Scott Lockhart, Cofounder of Regator, and he is happy to announce the additional features.
Regator users can now upload OPML files and add individual blogs to view on their personalized My Regator page, along with their favorite Regator blogs. In keeping with the site’s quality-over-quantity approach, these blogs are visible only to the user who added them. They are automatically nominated for inclusion in Regator’s main database, but are added and categorized for all users to see only if our editors determine that they have frequently updated, relevant, original, well-written content.
Sharing features are also added to the service. You can now share posts via Facebook, Twitter and email. Other sites will also be included in the near future. Regator also promised to provide users with their own unique URL to quickly share posts with friends.
Regator’s move certainly adds functionality to their service. Not only that they can stick to their goal of bringing quality content from the blogosphere, users can now really use Regator as their main blog feed reader.
Regator is set to launch publicly on August 6. If you can’t wait till the launch date to check out the service, here are 50 invites for Orangeinks readers. Just head over to their site and enter the invitation code: “orangeinks.”
List of Features:
• Share posts with friends via Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail (NEW!)
• Import OPML files or add individual blogs to view on your personalized My Regator page (NEW!)
• Browse Regator’s channel hierarchy to find quality content that interests them
• Save, organize, discuss, and rate posts
• Listen to audio and create playlists
• Watch videos without leaving the site
• Create custom RSS feeds
• Find out what the blogosphere is buzzing about with Regator’s What’s Hot List
• Create Keywords and have posts on those topics delivered straight to their personalized My Regator page
• Save and manage their Favorite Blogs and Favorite Channels
• View the highest rated, most commented on, or newest posts from all of Regator’s blogs-or within the topic of their choice
• Search the blogosphere for first-rate posts on any topic