One of my posts got me thinking about a new newsmastering concept…a daily newspaper for you to print or read as an e-book.
You enter a feed set, you enter some attention data, well maybe some keywords you are interested in…NOTE: you are not filtering feeds to only see posts with those keywords (you could if you wanted to I guess).
So here is my:
- OPML Reading List of 50 feeds
- Keywords/interests eg. opml, reading list, rss, rss readers, tags, folksonomy, bookmarks
- Keywords/dis-interests eg. PR, voip, microsoft (these are just made up for the moment)
Now generate me a daily newspaper, where I will see all posts from all feeds
…the box size of the story, and the page it is on will depend on my keywords.
Or maybe you can make sections for the newspaper based on these keywords, or make sections based on a set of feeds…if one of your feeds was from edgeio you’d have a classifieds section.
Then take it further than personal use, and give it a URL, a public space where someone can read your newspaper…maybe in an e-book client or maybe the reader is built into the newspaper (all you need in a web browser).
For the e-newspaper version you could have memetracking links to see related discussion.
Also make money from it by putting ads in there, then it would really look like a print newspaper, but based on your interests.
I guess there are issues with copyright, but then re-syndicating RSS content is kind of like that isn’t it…the moment you started selling a print version of your own newspaper, then people would start to get serious about RSS copyright.
All this is doing is taking the newsmastering concept and displaying your content in a print newspaper format instead of a river of news.
One thing I didn’t think of is that the feeds I track are mainly blog feeds, and blog posts have lots of hyperlinks in the body of the post…bloggers rely on you launching to these hyperlinks to understand the current blog post, and sometimes the label under the hyperlink says “see more” or “see here”, which doesn’t help with context if you can’t click on it as in the print environment…more.
We have to remember feed content isn’t written for the print format, so there is a chance it may not cross over well in the print world…sure a print out of a blog post in one thing, but creating a whole newspaper on this concept is getting serious.