A must for these services:
- multiple pages (so far only Fyuze, and Protopage - this is more of a virtual desktop than just news boxes, although you can strip it down to just show news boxes)
- multiple feeds within one box (so far topic boxes are just on Protopage)
- public (so far Protopage, and Etamp)
- etamp has the bonus that it is a folksonomy (this is more to do with discovery and sharing, than presentation)
In the above list BozPage qualifies only that it can be viewed as a public URL page (no multiple pages, or multiple feeds in the one box)…here is a sample.
Although, what I like is that for each box is that when you mouse over a headline you can see an excerpt, this is a great idea…an alternative is a little arrow next to each headline, so you can expand to read an excerpt.
There is also an odd looking tag cloud view (I guess the heavier weighted posts may be the most linked to, that is the most popular, if so, maybe you could choose to sort the headlines in the normal view by popularity ranking as well as default date).
The third way to look at you news is via a river of news approach…kind of like SuprGlu, all that is missing is the tag cloud, and each source listed on the sidebar (although, SpurGlu is missing the feed icon next to each source).
NOTE: unlike Blogdigger Groups, SuprGlu can’t generate search feeds, or view posts by just one source, but it does have a tag cloud which is great…what about a feed for each tag.
Next with these tools, I’d like to be able to group the source feeds in folders, just like a personal aggregator…then view just one feed, a folder of feeds, or the whole account…
In fact I was going to post later today about the possibility of Public RSS Aggregators like SuprGlu, Blogdigger groups, kickRSS to also offer a display box view, but Bozpages has beat them to the punch.
Just whack in some feeds, or import an OPML and you instantly have a Public RSS Aggregator - river of news style (like a blog) or feed display box style.