Peoplefeeds is a place to aggregate all your web2.0 interactions and present them as personal streams, from the website:
“The idea behind Peoplefeeds is to make all your content available in one location, then let
others pick and choose what they like […] Peoplefeeds was created to solve one problem: the fragmentation of personal content.”
This is the initial idea behind SuprGlu, collating all your web2.0 interactions…blog posts, photo’s, bookmarks, etc…and streaming it in the once place…Peoplefeeds extends to offering multiple pages, and a master page for all…actually Peoplefeeds reminds me of a greatly enhanced version of Ufeed.
This way you can track the same person’s blog, bookmarks, photo’s, etc…in the same portal, whether you view it here or subscribe to each feed or the spliced feed.
Similar to SuprGlu you can list all your sources (either all your different web2.0 accounts, or just list any sources you like for newsmastering purposes - although this is a bit limited for this purpose, as it’s not the main focus).
All the sources are on the sidebar which you can launch to, the recent entries from this stream of resources is in the main body.
There is an RSS feed for your profile, basically a spliced feed of all your sources.
You can search your profile.
Similar to SuprGlu there is a tag cloud for all your sources.
So the front page of your profile is on the “All” tab, other tabs are Bookmarks, Blog, Photos, and Other.
Each Tab has a sources list and a tag cloud, so the “All” tab is a mega-tagcloud.
When you populate each tab with some feeds you are restricted to del.icio.us for bookmarks, and Flickr for Photo’s…Blog and Other are up to you…it would be good if you had a choice from more services for the Photos’s, and Bookmarks sections.
I’d like an altered version of this service focused on Newsmastering, each Tab could be labelled as you please..even though Peoplefeeds is a portal to aggregate your web interactions into a profile, it could be used to make aggregated topic streams, so to change the labels to topic names would be awesome…but then the service is called Peoplefeeds (this would kind of go against its prime directive).
There is also a Watchlist, where you can track other profiles…this would be good at a more micro-level, as in choice of any Tab or All within a profile…eg. you could track just the Photo’s category of a profile, and also just certain tags within that, actually according to a comment on Library Stuff’s post, this is possible.
All these feeds in your watchlist are available as an OPML file, you have to keep up-to-date in your own RSS reader, Peoplefeeds doesn’t have one built in (fair enough).
Basically it’s like having 4 SuprGlu pages in one account as you have 4 Tabs, each page as a list of source feeds making a spliced feed and an aggregate tag cloud, then there is the master page (All) which is a spliced feed from each page (a mega-spliced feed) and an aggregate tag cloud from all your pages (a mega-aggregated tag cloud).
The other day I was mentioning that I would like to be able to list my source list in SuprGlu into folders, and maybe each folder can have a spliced feed, and the whole account can be a mega-spliced feed…well I guess the Tab pages in Peoplefeeds is exactly this, but each folder, so to speak, has it’s own page…InfoAgent allows multiple topic streams to be listed in different pages.
The other difference between SuprGlu and Peoplefeeds is that you can view other profiles and
make a Watchlist, sharing is fun…actually the front page is kind of like a folksonomy as you can browse profiles, search profiles, search profiles for content (results are ranked probably by repetitve keywords from the content of a profile), there is also a browsing version of this - browse from a popular content tag cloud.
In the end it would be great to see a service like this where your Tabs can be labelled as you like, and the feeds in each tab are not restricted to any service, this would truly make it a newsmastering portal…see a previous post to see the unique features of various newsmastering services, if only we could take a bit from each and build a close to perfect newsmastering portal.
Some of these suggestions are search feeds within each Tab or a selection of Tabs or all Tabs, search feeds within a tag in a Tab, and same for the All Tab, and maybe a way to splice your feeds together like at FeedDigest. I know this is asking a lot, but eventually I’d like to see a tool that can do all the processing of feeds, and also the presenting…I really must check out Mysyndicaat.
I almost forgot there are several ways you can promote your Peoplefeeds profile on your blog:
- Link to your profile
- Link to your watchlist
- Tag cloud
- Search your profile