Tweako: A Social News Site For Tech Tutorials
is a new social news aimed at programmers that just launched a couple
of hours ago. Tweako bears a certain similarity to Digg, but instead of
news headlines the user submitted content is geared toward tutorials,
guides, resources and services.
I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a Digg clone, but even if you did, a Digg clone for tutorials and the like is a good idea.
In addition to submitting links, registered users can post tutorials
and the like directly on Tweako. All the submitted content can be
tagged, commented on and voted for by other users.
Registering at Tweako is free and creating the account lets you set
up a profile that can track your voting and submission history. There
are also tools for sending private messages and initiating a chats with
fellow users in you “buddy” list. In addition to a site-wide feed there
are also topic and user based RSS feeds.
The site is broken into fourteen broad categories ranging from tips
for Mac or Windows users to Rails tutorials. And for something that
just went public there’s a decent amount of content on the site.
The layout and design of Tweako is quite slick with all the Ajax
widgets we’ve come to expect from sites like this. At the moment there
are a couple of Google text ads, but not the overwhelming onslaught of
ads that many tutorial sites sites throw at you.
Also worth noting is that Tweako was designed and created by a 19
year-old programmer, named Michael Stefanello, which is a heck of a lot
more than I accomplished at that age.
Tweako recently announced Revenue Sharing for all users, as well as a handful of exciting new features.