A number of Web companies are fighting to become the primary service for people to “check in” to real world locations, like coffee shops and stores.
But Meebo believes there’s an equally important need for people to check in to Web sites that’s been overlooked.
Meebo hopes to fill in what it says is a missing piece of Today’s social Web, creating a social network based not just on friends and contacts, but on personal interests.
Meebo’s new service, which is being introduced this week, will allow web surfers to “check in” to any Web site, and build a profile that’s publicly viewable of other Web sites that they check in to frequently.
The idea, Meebo CEO Seth Sternberg told Reuters, is to provide Web surfers with a quick way to find more information about a topic they’re interested in: After all, a person who frequently checks in to a popular biking Web site might also have frequent check ins to other, lesser-known Web sites about biking.