Posts Categorized: FeedSeeder

Cullect.com Screencasts

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I’ve just recorded 3 Quicktime walkthroughs of Cullect: Cullect.com Overview – Unsigned In 10:40 min Cullect.com – Signing in, managing items, inviting curators, adding feeds, posting to blogs & posting to twitter 9:28 min Adding Cullect.com to Other Applications 3:44 min

Garrick's Feed Curator Project Exposed

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Ed Kohler just broke the low security around my all-but-secret project: cullect.com. “To me, this looks like a community based RSS reader where you’ll be able to read RSS feeds that are recommended to you by your friends.” – Ed Kohler Ed, you’re close. More background on the project here. New screencasts forthcoming.

FeedHub: HAL, er MAPE, Filters Your Feeds

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Graeme pointed me to FeedHub – another next generation feed filtering service. On first glance, it reads like FeedRinse – import a bunch of feeds, apply some filters, drop the resulting aggregated feed into your regular reader. The difference, FeedRinse’s filters are manual and FeedHub’s are automated. My first hiccup with the FeedHub service: Registration. […]

FriendFeed.com – Just Aggregating Your Friends' Feeds?

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“…if you’re brilliant enough to create Google Maps, Gmail, et. al, move on to inventing a flying car or something.” – Rex Hammock A while back, when I was regularly publishing to multiple sites, I had a thing I called the gFeed that pulled all those feeds (probably a half dozen at my peak) into […]

FeadEachOther.com = Facebook + Bloglines

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Ben just pointed me to FeedEachOther.com another entry in the social feed space. “Wouldn’t it be nice to know which feeds your friends subscribe to? Shouldn’t you be able to find new feeds by topic? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could browse feeds related to your subscriptions? Shouldn’t you be able to share things […]

Innovation in Feed Aggregation = Search?

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“So what do I say when people want me to switch my reader away from Google Reader? I answer ‘it’s too late.’” – Robert Scoble 1 Anyway, in the comments, there’s a pointer to fav.or.it. Like streamy and aiderss it’s another attempt to make a new kind of aggregator. From the screencast, it seems more […]

Re-Tweeting FeedSeeder

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If you’ve been reading my twitterings over the past week or so, then you’re already read this stuff. I’m posting it here to include it in the FeedSeeder category archive fer later. “…there are only very few instances where unsub’ing from a feed makes sense.” “@swirlspice – exactly. the real issue is how always find […]

Unread Bug

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“Unread counts now go to 1,000, so that you can know just how far behind you are when you come back from vacation.” – Google Reader WTF? Telling me there are a 1,000 new things in the world is a feature? Hell, where’s the count of all the people I haven’t met, all the foods […]

What's Better?

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In 10 minutes, everything will have an RSS reader built into it; email clients, browsers, audio/video/image players, phones, every single website. Each application parsing and presenting feeds in a way that’s contextually appropriate. I hope. If you want a ‘good enough’ general purpose feed reader, use Google Reader or Bloglines, or Newsgator, or or or […]

First Invite Out, 20 To Go

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Over lunch today, I sent out the first invitation to the FeedSeeder project. This is the first real test of the system and I’m anxious. Despite the edges being very rough, the functionality is in there. Finally. Enough to: 1) talk about 2) start polishing. Since I’ve been working on this project about 10 of […]

Streamy.com: Kicking Off the Next Generation of Feed Aggregators

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Looks like somebody else out there is building a next-gen feed aggregator: Streamy.com Beta. “Our goal is to bring you personally relevant news in an engaging, collaborative environment….we do intend to kill the dry, boring RSS reader. I’m talking about the inbox-style RSS reader that is not intriguing, not social, and makes little or no […]

I Still Don't Care What Everyone Thinks

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AideRSS (a feed-filtering service) is starting to pick up traction in my blogosphere. “[AideRSS] analyzes the activity around each item in an RSS feed – Technorati hits, comments, Del.icio.us links, traffic reports, etc. – and calculates a score for the item. It then creates four feeds from the original feed, each set to a higher […]

Why Browser-based Feed Readers are Free

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“I +love+ the new Google Reader app on Facebook. Interesting that most people only have around five to 10 feeds.” – Robert Scoble I now understand why start pages (NetVibes, PageFlakes, iGoogle) have traction. A volume that low has a lot of flexibility in presentation – and comparatively light on server resources. Things get interesting […]

I'm Demoing The FeedSeeder Project @ MinneBar 07

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If you’re on the fence about attending MinneBar, I’ll be demoing the FeedSeeder Project. Maybe that’ll tilt you either way. I’ve got a stack of index cards listing features that should be implemented by then. 16 features, 16 days. Tick tock. Update 11 Apr 2007: I’ll also be leading a session on ‘Designing for Use’. […]

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 2:35:10 PM

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Trawlr. Another browser-based, Rails-built, RSS reader thingy. As I await my opml import (tick….tock…tick…tock), I’m not impressed. Confirming there’s lots of work to do in RSS land. Yes, I’ve got horse in the race….but only ’cause I haven’t found another horse worth betting on.

Monday, March 26, 2007 2:49:38 PM

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It’s a beautiful day. Blue skies. The Dashboard widget says 77°F. Our home weather station says 80°F. That aggregation project I’ve been working on since last fall is coming along nicely. Some big, pleasant surprises this morning. Still miles to go, but it’s fulfilling the vision – even at this early stage. Yes, it’s still […]

This Close to Unsubscribe All

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“You might wonder why you subscribe to all of this information with no immediate context.” – Aaron Mentele The whole reason for the Feedseeder Project is that current feed readers aren’t cutting it and I don’t see them set up to change. I’ve talked about this is a number of posts. In fact, I actually […]

Pipes v. Seeds

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I’ve been asked if Yahoo Pipes is like FeedSeeder. Sorta. Both merge multiple feeds and allow a level of filtering on the results within a browser-based interface. Though, that description includes quite a few other projects as well. So, I thought a Q&A would be a better way to compare and contrast [P]ipes and [F]eedSeeder. […]

Postponed Due to Lack of Vision

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I’ve been fighting with one aspect of FeedSeeder for quite a while now. None of the approaches I’ve taken ended up solving the problem in a useful way – many of them just mucked it up worse. The imaginary screen in my head that tells me ‘what it should be’ was blank and it was […]

What Do You Think I’ll Like?

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Aaron, one of the masterminds behind FeedRinse, asks that all RSS Reader provide feed-recommendations. While I agree there is value in RSS readers making it easier to add relevant sources, my experience with the recommendation engines like Netflix and Amazon has them batting .30. It’s rare that I purchase or rent anything either of those […]

New Year. New Approach

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The FeedSeeder Project is awakening from a brief hibernation. While the core ideas will remain (they’ve even gotten more defined), the code is undergoing a rewrite (thankfullly, there wasn’t much to begin with). First item on the To Make Better list: OPML import speed.

Rick Requests Relevance

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“…I want to be able to expand a feed (or a folder) and filter the items in the reader window by tag/category…it would be really cool to be able to drill down just to the stuff that was highest value, regardless of the publisher.” – Rick Klau

Undead End

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After reading an article in my RSS reader, there are a number of actions I’d like to perform. All of these are about moving the ball forward. How many of these does your aggregator do easily? Post a comment to the original article. Email the author. Post a reaction on your own public blog while […]

Aggregate Trust, Filter Relevance

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“I want to subscribe to other people who I can trust, and also, who I can dial down a little” – Eric Rice I like and trust Eric Rice…though I’m not as psyched about Second Life as he is. Same with Mark Cuban and basketball. Same with Doc Searls and photography. Same with Dave Slusher […]

And Nobody Cares About You More Than You

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“…in a world where everyone is a publication, you just can’t play favorites, you have to find a way to spread the news on your own, without help from middlemen….No reason you can’t cover your own rollout. It requires that you understand your product, have an idea how people will see it.” – Dave Winer

Read Us

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“I am still waiting for someone to come to their senses in this market, and appropriately offer an RSS tool that allows me to see what the most important people in my life are reading, and what they think of it.” – Stowe Boyd