Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Tamil blogging community gets media coverage.

Oflate the number of bloggers who write in tamil language have grown considerably. I assume there could be more than 1000 active tamil blogs currently. aggregator(which I maintain) aggregates content from about 650 tamilblogs.

Recently tamil bloggers held a get together in chennai. And it was covered by popular tamil TV channel Makkal TV. This TV show can be seen in YouTube here. This sort of media coverage for a bloggers get together is a good sign. This will help to get attention of the public towards blogging. And this will lead to increase in the number of tamil bloggers.

I would love to see a strong & responsible tamil blogging community which will act as an alternate media.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

tamilblogs opensourced!

I have been maintaining for sometime. This is a blogs aggregator which aggregates over 650 blogs written in my native language tamil . Initially I created using an opensource blogs aggregatory - gregarius . Later due to performance issues I switched to another opensource blogs aggregator called lilina.

Later I added mysql database support to tamilblogs using code from another similar opensource project lylina. Some of my tamil blogger friends have requested me for the complete sourcecode of the software used in tamilblogs. After few more such requests I thought opensourcing this tamilblogs software would be helpful to many.

Thus was born the new blogs aggregator by name tamilblogs here:

Right now one of blogger masivakumar has joined me in this project. I hope many more will join and enhance this project.