24eyes is an RSS dashboard…a personal RSS Reader with a difference. Feed content is presented in widgets (RSS display boxes)…as many as you want on a page…and you can have as many pages as you want, these pages are organised into tabs or dashboards, as they are also called.
…I’ve really being waiting for a service that just does this one thing and 24eyes, does it so well.
One thing missing is you don’t have a URL to share with people, ie. making your own news portal for public consumption
…when you enter the URL it remembers your subscriptions, must be a cookie thing, but what about loggin in from any computer, and again sharing your newsmastering efforts for others to see.
Besides reading feeds you can also save (clip) items and tag items (not sure of the difference)…these 2 spaces also appear as widgets.
From any item, you can:
…you can also choose items to have excerpts, and date as opposed to just titles.
From any widget (window), you can:
- create a new widget (window)
- refresh the window you are on
- enter a feed to change the content of window or from a new window
- or select a feed from the catalogue
- create a search feed from numerous search engines
- access my clippings
- access my tags
- feed properties
The only problem is that once you access your clippings or tags the window won’t change back to the feed it was on.
So I suggest making a permanent window for both clippings and tags, and maybe keep them under a tab called “My Stuff”.
Wow, this is a folksonomy for saved items as well, when you view a tag, it offers related tags and asks if you want to view items by all users with that tag.
I suggest also making a a permanent window for the tag folksonomy…highlight a window, go to the menu and choose “Find Tags”.
You can also find feeds this way via a search box.
You can also find dashboards as well, these are pre-loaded tabs (similar to a folder of feeds in a regular RSS Reader)
It doesn’t stop, you can also import, select, export feed catalogues…these are referring to an OPML feature.
Then, under the layout menu, you can email, share, publish a tab (dashboard)…when you publish a tab, it generates code to add it to your website…ie. RSS to Java resyndication for your blog sidebar.
So it’s like a personal RSS Reader with a more visual perspective, and instead of folders you have pages.
This is another way of presenting your newsmastering efforts alongside river of news tools like SuprGlu, MySyndicaat, kickRSS, Blogdigger Groups, etc…also see Bozpages (incorporates multiple views).
Again a login account, and a URL to share your own 24eyes would be supremo.