What's in Your Aggregator?
Check out the right sidebar of this blog to see examples of syndicated headline feeds from various other sites automatically updated on my blog. It's a great way to make your website a hub of new information regarding your community's field of interest. The folks at MarketingStudies.net often discuss this type of use for syndicated content. I am currently using the tool available for free at RSS Digest.
For some time now I have wanted to contact various inspirational researchers and ask them "What's in Your Aggregator?" Just like some magazines print short blips on rock stars' CD players, I thought we should do the same thing with syndicated web feeds! To be a good sport, I thought I'd answer the question myself first:
The 5 Newest Feeds in My Aggregator
Burningbird (feminist programmer and web watcher)
Daniel Lemire's blog (web tech from Seattle) Correction: Daniel Lemire is a proffesor at the University of Quebec who researches multidimensional databases, collaborative filtering, and approximation theory. Oops!
My 5 All Time Favorite Feeds (an impossible choice to make)
Cutting Through (web tool/management consultancy in UK)
Many-to-Many (social networking software)
Radiant Marketing Group (biz blogging)
The A-Infos Radio Project (political radio in MP3 downloads, huge variety)
Aljazeera.Net English (feed url via Feedfire.)
I won't post all the feed urls here, I trust that if you are interested, you can find them yourself. Aljazeera doesn't have RSS feeds, so I burnt one myself.
Right now I've got 157 feeds coming into my Newsgator inbox, so I'll have to post later about my favorite method for making that manageable.
Update: 3 days later and I'm still loving wikalong (see previous post) but it really needs more users!
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