A New Aggregation Site: Secular Syndicate

My friend Chris Tanner of the Atheist Analysis show has rolled out a new website, Secular Syndicate, that will act as a kind of one-stop shop of atheism and secularism. It’s part Reddit, part Wikipedia, part Daily Kos. I’ll let them explain what it’s about:

Secular Syndicate is a stable, scalable, and accessible platform developed using the latest industry standards. The platform is easy to use and offers a customizable user interface. The Secular Syndicate platform vertically integrates the information consumption process and aggregates the current creation, consumption, and engagement, content streams. Visitors can engage with live web shows; chat, friend, and private message other viewers even post on each others pages.

Visitors can upload images/videos/urls, ask and answer questions, participate in forums, create local or national groups, read blogs & wikis or even write their own blog or wiki articles. Everyone has their own blog! You no longer have to be popular to write great content and get it out there!

Visitors can catch up on upcoming national events, find the best secular memes and videos, even play games– all while earning achievements/points/merit for participation and comparing their scores with friends.

We have even syndicated external secular and atheist blogs. So Secular Syndicate is your one stop secular shop!

With all of this incredible content all in once place, it can be difficult to find the very best content, so we have integrated a voting system so that you can vote content up and down. With Secular Syndicate finding the best content is your priority and that makes it our priority! Our specialized algorithm ranks content based on your votes, shares, comments, views, and overall engagement to identify quality trending content. This content is moved to the Secular Syndicate main feed, featured on the home page, and throughout the site!

There’s already a Patheos node that aggregates all of the content from that site’s atheist portal and there will soon be one for Freethought Blogs as well, and probably many others. This could be a great jumping off point for those interested in atheism and secularism.

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  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    This could be a great jumping off point for those interested in atheism and secularism.

    Yes, but a Better jumping off Point would be the Top of the Empire State Building. THEN you will really know that God exists and loves you as He sends you to Hell for all Eternity!

    …I mean you CHOSE Hell. Over God. He didn’t send you there. Cuz He Loves you, but is powerless to prevent you from Burning for all Eternity.

    …I mean he COULD prevent it, but doesn’t because…God’s wrath. NO! Justice! God’s perfect Justice. Yeah, that will work…

  • theDukedog7 .

    There’s already a website that’s a kind of one-stop shop of atheism and secularism. Be careful about trademark infringement–these atheists have nukes.

    http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm

  • longship

    @thescwa:

    Does this Web site look like a place where your Christian apologizing would be welcome? BTW, welcome to your HELL.

    @egnorhim (aka Dukedog): hasn’t Dr. Steven Novella taken you down far enough? So be it. You are a douche.

  • dingojack

    thescwa – No …

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    Dingo

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    longship (#3): “Does this Web site look like a place where your Christian apologizing would be welcome? BTW, welcome to your HELL.”

    Absolutely, it does. Christianity is now so Persecuted, we can Only safely spread the Good News via the internets. OBAMA is rounding Us up on the Street and sending us to FEMA Camps! (Pretty much. Any day now).

    …And You need to learn Proper punctuation. You only capitalized “Web”, but not “Apologizing,” “Your,” “Place,” or “Be.” And one of those should probably be a “you’re” for good measure. Bravo on the all caps “HELL” though.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    Longship @3 – You do realize theschwa isn’t serious, right?

  • colnago80

    Re Longship @ #3

    Theschwa is the blogs resident Stephen Colbert wannabee.

  • dingojack

    theschwa – but when the femi-gay-commie-Mexican-ISIS goons come in the black helicopters to take you to the FEMA camps (on Fire Island!!) you’ll be sure to meekly comply won’t you? ‘Cause forcing someone to do exactly what you order them to is just the same as what God does to his minions serfs slaves followers — it’s called ‘GOD’S LOVE‘ (Dontchaknow)*.

    Dingo

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    * yep seriously – someone on a Christian board tried oh so hard to convince the shocked onlookers this was “god’s love”. Weirdly, not a one was buying it. @@

  • chezjake

    “There’s already a Patheos node that aggregates all of the content from that site’s atheist portal and there will soon be one for Freethought Blogs as well, and probably many others. This could be a great jumping off point for those interested in atheism and secularism.”

    Ooh! Maybe the FTB aggregator will provide a straight chronological list of all posts so that we can finally stop using FTB’s own totally dysfunctional front page.

  • dingojack

    … or rather that’s how he/she imagined “god’s love” worked – I suspect some latent childhood ‘daddy issues’ were surfacing in that poster…

    Dingo

  • Azkyroth, B*Cos[F(u)]==Y

    It’s part Reddit, part Wikipedia

    *backs away slowly*

  • Azkyroth, B*Cos[F(u)]==Y

    Does this Web site look like a place where your Christian apologizing would be welcome?

    Given that Ed basically never takes out the trash, so to speak…

    I can’t say I blame ’em.

  • nobonobo

    Re Chezjake @#9

    Maybe the FTB aggregator will provide a straight chronological list of all posts so that we can finally stop using FTB’s own totally dysfunctional front page.

    And miss out on the fun of hunting for the new articles when multiple copys are just randomly strewn about?

  • thebookofdave

    The link takes me to a blank page. It’s like the Secular Syndicate is a god-shaped hole.