373[blogrollers] Feeeds "taps global brain"
- Nov 16, 2004(I wasn't sure if I should add "[blogrollers]" in the
subject myself or if it gets inserted automatically,
so if it appears twice, my apologies.)
At my new site Feeeds http://www.feeeds.com I try to
visualize the thoughts of many people on a single
page, every day. You could also think of it as an
"information junkie portal." I simply wanted to get a
"feeling" for what's happening, and normal newsreaders
weren't quite fitting for what I had in mind.
On the surface, the site grabs RSS feeds, Bloglines
citation results, reacts to a set of keywords to add
icons, and adds the functionality so you can add
comments to every post. I also integrated different
articles from Wikipedia (randomly refreshed every few
hours). Underlying it there is XHTML, CSS, PHP5, and
MySQL on Apache. The site also offers its own RSS
feed. There's also a German version.
I try to find a good mix between technical and
non-technical blogs, as well as general news sources
(such as Yahoo! News, which I also aggregate on my
hand phone). I try not so much to get into the world
of only-personal (auto-biographical) blogs.
I'd love to hear feedback! (And also, suggestions for
feeds to add.)
Sidenote: I use MagpieRSS, and it can render mostly
any feed but ironically not Dave Winer's feed (namely
scripting.com/rss.xml). Of course I suspect an error
on the side of MagpieRSS!
To introduce myself to this list, this is my own blog,
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