Has anyone used reBlog, it seems like a really cool RSS reader and blog publisher plug-in to use for those who clip rather than write their own blog posts.
From their website:
"…facilitates the process of filtering and republishing relevant content from many RSS feeds. reBloggers subscribe to their favorite feeds, preview the content, and select their favorite posts. These posts are automatically published through their favorite blogging software…
…useful to individuals who want to maintain a weblog but prefer curating content to writing original posts. They can also enable organizations to tap the contributions of their employees, members, and communities-at-large in order to easily redistribute relevant content."
This sounds similar to reading feeds in Bloglines and then just clipping relevant posts to the Bloglines clip blog…although reBlog enables you to clip in this fashion using any type of blog software (well 4 or 5 at the moment)…this is a great idea as it is versatile and the Bloglines clip blog isn’t a robust enough blog at the moment.
Clip blogs can also be fashioned by using a bookmarking service, RSS-to-HTML, and a blog. CCTE distributed research blog gets it’s content by bookmarking posts in del.icio.us (adding comments in the extended field), then using RSS Digest, these bookmarks are transfered to automatically populate the blog.
Here is an example of a blog post using reBlog:
Forget conversations and even e-mail. Japanese gadget freaks get literary with their mobile phones, reading everything from sex manuals to full-length classics on the devices, a few lines at a time. >>>