ClimbingVibe.com

ClimbingVibe.com

As someone who spends a good chunk of his time perusing the internet for climbing news and information, I can attest to the fact that it is incredibly difficult to follow everything that is going on.  It is hard enough keeping tabs on all the blogs I follow in my RSS reader, let alone the plethora of sites that don’t deliver updates directly to me.  I often try to compile lists of interesting news that is going on and share it with you, but I always end up missing several good stories.  I’ve always wished there was one centralized location to read climbing news from all over the internet.

In many other niches besides climbing, there have been social media sites like Digg, Stumble Upon or del.icio.us that helped to fill the void for those niches.  These are sites where users can submit stories of interest, and other users can vote that story up or down depending on how much it interests them.  This has the benefit of giving one centralized location for finding stories to read online on a certain topic, and it helps in promoting good content.  A site called Peakr tried to fill this void for the climbing niche briefly, but ultimately never caught on. 

When Tom from AllClimbing mentioned to me a while back that he was going to be launching a climbing social media type site of his own, I was pretty excited.  After a brief beta testing period, ClimbingVibe.com went live last week.  Here is a portion of the launch announcement from AllClimbing:

ClimbingVibe quickly lets you find the most relevant and interesting climbing content. When I started blogging on All Climbing, there were surprisingly few climbing blogs. Now there are hundreds and it’s tough to read them all (and believe me, I am trying). And that doesn’t include the various other climbing sites, portals, forums, and online magazines.

The main goals of ClimbingVibe are to make it easier for climbers to find quality posts and to promote the best climbing writing on the internet. I’ve been posting interesting climbing links and news in short “Quick Sends” posts, but there is simply too much good stuff to always get them in these. ClimbingVibe will hopefully fill this need.

Here is what the site looks like:

 ClimbingVibe.com

At ClimbingVibe, you can submit stories of your own as well as vote on other stories you like best.  It remains to be seen if this idea will catch on in the online climbing world, but it is my hope that it does.  I encourage everyone to check it out…and of course to submit stories from ClimbingNarc.com! 

You can visit ClimbingVibe.com directly or add the RSS feed to your reader to have all the submitted stories delivered directly to you.

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8 Responses to ClimbingVibe.com

  1. Tom Markiewicz September 26, 2008 at 7:22 am #

    Thanks for the review! There’s a new release coming next week where the story voting has been much improved. Following that will be easy ways to see the most popular and highly voted stories.

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  2. sock hands September 26, 2008 at 12:16 pm #

    OMG my blog better top the list every day with ” sock hands talks about strangling his dogs…again… and it’s still supadope! “

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  3. Jamie September 26, 2008 at 2:25 pm #

    brian did you get my video? i have been so busy lately I cant remember what is what.

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  4. rock climbing September 27, 2008 at 1:59 pm #

    That is awesome! I have been waiting for something like this because as you say it so hard to keep track of everything on the web climbing related. I will check it out and certainly let you know my thoughts.

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  5. Narc September 29, 2008 at 8:26 am #

    Sock hands, your blog can’t be on top if you don’t have one !

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  6. sock hands September 29, 2008 at 7:04 pm #

    listen to the soft whisper of distant thundAr: my blog will still own, even from the grave.

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  7. Tom Markiewicz October 14, 2008 at 4:13 pm #

    Just released a new version with easier voting and most popular posts.

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  8. D. Roth March 5, 2009 at 5:02 am #

    Thanks for posting this. Checked it out and it looks like a good source for those of us who are info addicted.

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