Create your favourite website, automatically

March 9, 2006 | Source: news service

Boxxet allows users to create websites on any subject, automatically filling it with relevant news stories, blog posts, maps and photos.

The site’s algorithm starts by reading through the web pages submitted by the user. It calculates the frequency of unique words and which words these unique words are likely to be adjacent to. It also notes the number of images and which news organisation or blogger created those pages.

It uses this data to filter its index of web pages and RSS feeds, depositing anything highly relevant in the Boxxet. The Boxxet is constantly updated as new stories appear, and the type of information is also modified by ratings provided by new visitors to the site.