When you haven’t got time to read feeds, you can listen to them with RSSDJ.
From the website:
“Take any text based RSS feed (blogs, news feeds, anything), and automatically convert them to spoken word MP3 podcasts!”.
You can also scrape pages that don’t have feeds.
It kind of works like a folksonomy (also includes ratings)…view a feed directory, tag feeds, view users, etc…
Your subscription page contains your mixes, which essentially becomes a podcast…and you subscribe to other people’s mixes.
So a mix could be like a spliced feed from a folder in an RSS reader.
Only thing is that these RSS feeds (podcasts) need to be subscribed to in a podcatcher…so RSS DJ is more of a place to discover, share, manage, and splice text/audio feeds.
Anyway that’s my brief understanding, podcasts are a whole new thing for me…oneday I’ll get an mp3 player and then I’ll be mega interested.
Check out the fourth paragraph in an earlier post where I mentioned text to audio readers.