By now you're heard me talk about Triberr
I've told you about one of my favorite blogging tools in the world, right? It's called Triberr. And I'm a huge fan. You find people that are passionate about the same things you are. From there, you can join tribes that revolve around those topics. And finally, you share with them, and they share with you, all sorts of great content (via RSS feeds).
The benefit of using Triberr is that people who don't know you, can find you based on topics rather than your persona or brand. Additionally, it gives you great content to share via twitter, so that your twitter feed isn't filled with posts that are only about you.
Tiberr is passion-agnostic. It doesn't care what you write about. If others are writing about it too, you can find each other there.
One last thing before I move on. If you like the content here on chrislema.com, you can share these posts automatically (via Twitter) by joining up my Super Fan page (requires that you register with Triberr). Not for everyone, this is an easy way to share my all my content to all your friends.
ManageWP.org (w/ Buffer) is a WordPress Triberr
Today the folks at ManageWP.com launched a new site. It's partially a news site. It's partially a curated WordPress site. But more than anything, it's an aggregated list of WordPress-oriented articles. It's like finding a WordPress tribe on Triberr. All the posts are WordPress related, regardless of the category.
Now the reason why I think this could be interesting to me (and to you) is because it pulls together a bunch of categorized articles that you may want to share. In essence, it pulled posts from tons of sites as if they were all part of a tribe. Then it displays them all for you to see. And lastly, if you want, you can share them.
A lot of times people want interesting WordPress posts to share in their Tweet streams, but they don't know which articles are worth it and which aren't. ManageWP.org looks to solve that for you so that you don't have to go discover who's who in the WordPress world. Like I said, it's like they created the superfan page for WordPress and now we can subscribe.
But wait, they did something else.
They also made it easy to share. And their sharing isn't just Facebook and Twitter. They included Buffer. And you know what that means? You can now schedule these articles to be shared across your key networks when you want them to go out.
So with an aggregated WordPress post solution (ManageWP.org) and an automated scheduling and posting solution (Buffer), you end up with a version of Triberr that is just purely for WordPress.
That's pretty amazing, isn't it?
Will this replace other key WordPress sites?
Yes and no. If a news site out there is simply aggregating WordPress posts, this will replace it. But I don't visit most of those sites, so I don't mind that it replaces them.
But there are other sites that won't be replaced by this:
- http://www.poststat.us/ – curator and commenter on other content
- http://wplift.com/ – Curator and creator of original content
- http://torquemag.io/ – creator of original content
What you notice is that these three other models (curate and comment on posts, curate and create new posts, create no posts) don't compete as much as potentially give ManageWP.org more content to aggregate.
And maybe that's the simple distinction. It appears that ManageWP.org is built to be an aggregator rather than curator or creator of content. And there's nothing wrong with that. I use them differently.
If I want to share content, an aggregator helps me. Because it solves the gathering problem for me.
If I want to be educated, a content creator helps me. Because it gives me fresh content to consume.
If I want to get caught up with stuff going on, content curation is really helpful because it solves my filtering needs.
Use ManageWP.org the right way…and you're golden
So what does this mean for you and me? I think if you use ManageWP.org the right way (as an aggregator to help you gather articles to share), you'll find that when combined with Buffer, you get an incredible set of tools to help you do your own article curation with Twitter.
And that's no small thing.
I will note one other thing. It has a business section. I think that's great. I know I'll sound like a broken record but if we ignore the business side of doing WordPress work, we're missing out on a pretty big educational component to help ensure that our community matures.
For that, and because I hope some of my articles will show up there, I think that will be my favorite part.
No go check it out and tell me what you think.