Liza Sabater mentions reBlogging, a hack
that I'm sure will be refined and become part of the standard syndication/publishing toolbox of 2005. Basically it enables
"push-button republishing for the
masses". (Perhaps there are some aggregators out there that already enable that?). From the front page:
What is a
A web site republishing the best blog posts from
around the web. Eyebeam's R&D department created this site as a
proof-of-concept for reBlogging.
Who is reBlogging?
We will periodically
select a guest reBlogger to pick their favorite posts and links on art, technology, and culture.
How Does it
developed a system that aggregates RSS feeds from around the web, a
simple interface for selecting our favorite posts, and a hack that uses
Movable Type to republish the content. [see the
If you recall my feed algebra
this corresponds to splitting a feed (or a union of feeds) in two and
discarding the "rejected items" subfeed. Build this service with a good
interface (e.g. one-click instant classification into +1,0,-1 bins,
best of all if integrated
within an otherwise good aggregator) and I'll be happy to publicize it
by providing filtered versions of my favorite TopicExchange channels. I follow them anyway, so I might as well do that to help
others save time. (Note that a "rejected items" subfeeds can be telling, too...)