The billions of readers of By Ken Levine were greeted by today's post over there with a link to this little party. We not only welcome them, but question why Ken would risk his reputation like this. No matter. We're glad you're here. For the benefit of them and those who are regulars with short attention spans, here are a few of our features.
Origins - Back in 2003, I got fed up with sending emails with fascinating articles and my own ranting and raving. Going through the address book, picking and choosing who gets what got to be really time consuming. I launched Hoffmania (with guidance from Stanger at Blah3) and told 'em all to go there to pick and choose what they liked. Within a year, we were mysteriously getting over a thousand visits a day, and today close to four million have walked through the turnstiles here. Apparently we're striking a nerve. Likely, it's that little nerve on the top side of your pinky that REALLY hurts when you cut it.
Live Chats - During big events (elections, debates, breaking news) or when we feel like throwing things open, we conduct a really active live chatroom. We used to do them every Tuesday, and we're thinking about bringing them back. What made us think about that was just renewing our contract with the live chat server last week.
The Hoffmania Bloggregator - Many consider this our crown jewel, and it's our most-visited page. (The link is at the top of the right column.) It's a one-stop page with the top stories from all the top blogs, news sources and even a few online bargains. It automatically updates every minute, so reload often.
Johnny Consumer - He'll pop up here once in a while if there's a steal to be had on the web. Among them have been the Dell $189 laptop, the $20 Aeron Chair at Amazon (turned out to be an error, but damn that was a fun night), tech and gadget reviews and a mulititude of freebies.
All that, plus videos, music and a weird little online radio station called Great Big Radio, and you have what we call "The Hoffmania Experience." You'll call it "that site...what's its name." Enjoy the ride.