Even though it is running on Pligg, Project Petaling Street has been modified to accommodate only blog pings. That makes it different from other standard installations of Pligg. Not trying to toot my own horn here, but PPS has many things which other blog aggregators (most especially a certain “PPS Killer” *snigger* hosted on a UK server) do not have.
Among its more interesting features are:
- Fast, dedicated hosting server with a robust system, protected from hacks. Hosting is based in the United States. PPS also has its own dedicated IP, which is good from an SEO perspective.
- Ability to vote or comment on a blog ping. This is a feature that was planned from its very inception but was never implemented until the move to the new system.
- Has the groups feature where users can set up their own communities and get other PPS users according to their specific interests.
- A list of popular tags being used by PPS users, with its own page.
- You can see the live activity of the site and how PPS users are engaged in using PPS.
- Unlike a certain “PPS Killer” *snigger again*, all links are SEO-ed and are dofollow. There are no redirects from the pings, all links point straight to the specific blog post. This means that unlike other blog aggregators, PPS works great for search engines and will pass Google PageRank juice to your blog posts.
In the future, I plan to have more functions added such as a login integration feature with Facebook Connect and other features that I will not list here at the moment.