Hello. I'm Matt Hamer. I've been producing software for over twenty years. For the past ten, I've created publishing systems, databases, crawlers and search indexes for popular sites like Gizmodo, Lifehacker, io9 and Blogger. In 1999, I developed Weavelet, one of the first. web-based feed-readers. A few years later, I helped build another aggregator, Kinja. Both of these systems produced what Dave Winer calls a river of news. The river-of-news model makes it difficult to keep up when too many sources are tracked, or some of them publish at high-frequency. To attempt to solve this problem, I started Attribyte in 2008 with the goal of developing a system that algorithmically creates a personalized digest and search index by extracting the most important or interesting entries from the global stream.