There’s a new OPML folksonomy tool I’ve checked out, can’t wait to see it in full flight
…also bear in mind that this is not limited to just a Reading List folksonomy (all items in the OPML are feeds), it allows any type of OPML.
Anyway this got me thinking about OPML folksonomies in general and how they relate to feed folksonomies.
I posted on the latest feed folksonomy and others…here we see feeds organised by tag, if each user tag had an OPML then each user tag would be a Reading List, and each user tag would be an OPML inclusion in the bigger user OPML.
At the general level each tag would be a giant growing Reading List or even maybe Grazing List.
So this is generating a Reading List from a tag of feeds, but what about a Reading List folksonomy
…what we will see soon is the ability to submit your OPML URL of feeds (Reading List), then be able to describe it with tags, or maybe you can create Reading Lists within the service.
With a feed folksonomy the OPML URL for a given tag would be your list of feeds…in a Reading List folksonomy each entry is a list of feeds, and each entry is discoverable by tags.
ie. in a Reading List folksonomy each entry is an OPML Reading List, and if a tag or category (containing these Reading Lists), had its own OPML, then each tag would be like a mother Reading List, where each item is an OPML inclusion.
Imagine entering your Reading List and finding other lists by common and/or related tags…and also find recommended or related lists (even related feeds) based on similar items to your Reading List/s.
Equally important is to be able to graze the contents of the feeds in these lists within the service, or even listen to the contents…ie. include RSS reading and podcast playing features.
At the moment I have a root OPML I created at OPML Workstation, and the items are OPML inclusions of lots of Reading Lists.
So I’m building a tree of Reading List branches, but I also need another way to display this information, and I also need to categorise with tags rather than folders…in a Reading List folksonomy…or even a general OPML folksonomy, as I have OPML inclusions that contain items other than feeds, like text or links.
Not only will I have the benefit of organising my Reading Lists with tags, but I can share and discover others.
I guess BlogBridge is in the position to do this, you can create and use Reading Lists in BlogBridge…not sure if you can tag Reading Lists, but if all user accounts were to be aggregated, you’d have a Reading List folksonomy.
What happened to Share your OPML?
Anyway, at the moment I am making an OPML directory, but I’d love to see this same information displayed in a flat index like a folksonomy…where you get all the delights that come with a folksonomy.