Newspage is a new service by Svartling who has another newsmastering project called Informatory, but this new project allows users to login and make their own news streams, or you can just simply view news pages from other people…see more.
…in essence this is a Public RSS Aggregator in the vein of Blogdigger Groups, kickRSS, and SuprGlu.
Once you click on a user name or login yourself, you will see a profile, clicking on the Track tab will reveal the Newspages created by that user.
On the right sidebar is a link to creating a news page, but firstly have a look at the feed aggregator link.
- river of news posts, each post has a source, and a category the source belongs in
- lacks a feed
- river of news sorted by category (shows the latest posts in each category)…lacks a feed
- click on any category for a full view (river of news - this is not sorted by source)…lacks a feed
- river of news sorted by sources (shows the latest posts in each source)…lacks a feed
- click on any source for a full view…native feed available
So far this seems great, the only thing missing is RSS feeds.
Basically this is an RSS Reader for public viewing, where you can read the whole thing as a river of news, aggregated categories, one category, aggregated sources, or one source…not too far from a Public Bloglines account.
This feed aggregator is based on the feeds in the system, and the feeds are categorised by the system, there is a Suggest a Feed link.
There is also a link to save your favourite websites, no tagging or folders, just keeping it simple.
Create a Newspage
So besides viewing the public feed aggregator that Svartling has produced, you can make derivatives of this aggregator, as many as you like, although, these Newspages are based on the feeds in the system, you have to request additional feeds.
Basically a Newspage is a search feed based on the sources from this feed aggregator, to create a Newspage, enter a:
- Select a category
- Search terms (this will define the content and its quality)
- Number of items on a page
The result is a stream of post excerpts based on your search term, and it has an RSS feed
…users can even leave a comment on your Newspage to tell you how great it is.
Make as many Newspages as you wish.
I guess it’s kind of like making a Blogdigger Group, although in this instance Svartling has created the public feed aggregator, then doing a search on your Blogdigger group is like presenting the results of a Newspage, and you also get a search feed…only with the Blogdigger Group you have to keep repeating the search to see a public version of the results (of course you can keep abreast privately by viewing the latest in your RSS reader)…so to set a permanent page of results, just like a Newspage, you’d have to make a new Blogdigger group and just whack in the search feed from the first Blogdigger group, or whack in the search feed in SuprGlu.
Actually you could whack in the search feed into the same Blogdigger group, and then filter out the other feeds to just see post by the one feed.
NOTE: you can also make search feeds in your Bloglines RSS reader, then just take the search feed and place it in SuprGlu or a Blogdigger group, etc…this way you are searching from your own set of source feeds.
Although, the good thing about Newspage is that you can make as many news pages as you like, with SuprGlu you’d have to create a new blog for every news page.
All these newsmastering aggregators are really bringing a lot of great stuff to the table, I just wish one of them would incorporate all the unique features from all of them.