First question that arise in every mind is - What is Subjot? Now, the Subjot is like a twitter that allows you to follow your friends on the subjects you are interested in.

There are a hundred of tweets from the thousand of people you follow. How many of them you actually read? Will you be interested in following the person who you have followed for your particular interest gets lost under the noise of thousands of people you follow. I, myself as a twitter, will not use it for any information in which I am not interested or something which is not so useful. I rather will use it for great and important points focused on the topics I am interested in. This problem is properly defined by the founder of Subjot, Chris Carella. In one of his interview, he was asked about how and when he and his wife came up with the idea of Subjot?

He answered giving a description of his own experience. He started twitter experiment last year. He tried to double his followers. After each of his tweets and retweets, he noted about the followers he gained or lost. I observed that the tweets that gained followers are on the topics startups, apps or NY techs. Posts about any other topics lead to losing the followers. Overall, it is a problem of publishing. It is now clear that if the audience is build around one subject, it is difficult to share contents about other topics.

He was also frustrated by the Facebook feeds. He was unable to share all of their interested topics. This is a subscription problem.

Subjot is able to tackle both the publishing and subscription problem. It has solved both the problems. People are able to choose the subjects they are interested in. Also, you can share more contents without worrying about spamming people. It allows you to fill your incoming feeds only on the posts you are interested in.

This is true for any twitter user. Most of the times, there are so many tweets that you cannot handle it. This creates a problem. There are so much not-so-useful stuffs that the useful stuffs gets lost in those thousands of tweets, updates and so on. Google + has given the solution to this in the form of circles. Circles means a group of friends, relatives or family members. It is quite effective. StumbleUpon was also just the same as it allowed you to browse sites. Now it is seen that the problems are solved and users are quite happy. There are now many users of Subjot.

Subjot gives users a personalized feel to the website with the use of Facebook and Twitter API. In addition to that, it allows you to choose a particular set of topics in which you are interested from the people to follow. Thus you will be able to choose the subject you want to see and what you don’t want to see. This reduces noise. In short, it is successful in reducing noise due to which your useful stuffs get lost. Now you can easily get your useful points on the topic you are interested in.

Subjot allows the user to choose on what subject does the post belong.You can also choose the option “Add a subject” from the drop down menu. From the users point of view, it would be better if there is option for multiple subjects to choose from. Another query that arise in me is that if the system has a kind of mechanism through which it will understand which post belongs to which subject. According to me, the perfect combination would be that users are able to choose multiple subjects and the system recognizes which post belongs to which subject. This would be a best option.

The major advantage that makes Subjot better than Twitter is that you are able to share and post directly to the two major social networking sites,i.e., Facebook and Twitter. Another advantage of Subjot is that it allows users to post directly to the Facebook fan pages also.

It is clear from the above description that Subjot offers a number of features and is very useful. It has solved many problems but still it has to climb many hills in its way to be the best of all.

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Narottam Agarwala

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