All tagged aggregators
Amy Gahran says, "I want one place for all my content: Pipe dream?" She mentioned this at BlogHer as well.
The conversation about aggregator features gets a little confusing, if you aren't paying attention to the problem you are trying to solve. Here are some Feed Overload problems one might encounter and want to address with a better tool.
George Siemens has an interesting comment about how decentralized communities could work - or how bloggers would like to see it work.
Merlin Mann has "2 ways to make RSS readers smarter:" 1. Per-feed expirations and 2. Smarter Dinosaurs. The readers are getting there.
Fellow Corante Web Hub contributor, Matthew Hurst wants Consumer Facing Text Mining Opportunities. He wants text mining for non-commercial customers that actually provides some value to the user.
Steve Borche of Connecting the Dots has an idea for "smart aggregators." This is something I've been looking for as well for some of the same reasons, primarily information overload.
I've been using SharpReader for the last month of so, primarily because I really like the threading capability. Of course, in that time I have accumulated some thoughts about what could be better / different in the application. This also hints at features I've seen in other aggregators that I'd love brought together.
I came upon an interesting blog-based discussion rather late, as I have been busy with Thanksgiving and other activities. But when I came upon it, I had a good chunk of the blog discussion right at my fingertips.
"What is your 'ideal' feature set for an aggregator (feed reader, RSS reader)?" It needs to stay out of my way, so that I can spend as much or little time reading as I want. Here is a laundry list of things I'd like to see.
"Effective Online Forum Usage" by Steve Pavlina. Along with listing the benefits and negative effects of excessive forum usage, he provides a list of suggestions for overcoming the negative effects while still enjoying the benefits.
George Siemens talks about changes in the world of media in "Centering Agents." The beauty of the new publishing paradigm is that I can choose what and when I read new information.
Brian Livingston wraps up his series in IT Management on Picking The Best RSS Client with the entry on desktop-based aggregators. With this entry, he has discovered the same thing I've found.
I've been using the aggregator Lektora exclusively for the last week or so. I find myself drawn to the different way Lektora sets up the reading experience.
Brian Livingston has an upcoming set of articles on aggregators, starting with this week's overview of the current marketplace, RSS Readers: Narrowing Down Your Choices. I'll be looking for his forthcoming articles on web-based and desktop-based readers.
Brian continues thinking about aggregators, Aggregation Control Spectrum. He suggests a thought excercise, wondering how to combine classic aggregation with web feed search tools.
My thoughts about looking at the Lektora browser-based aggregator.