Feedbite allows you to splice and filter feeds, then you can share them and discover other feeds, and bundles of feeds. aggRSSive comes straight to mind as a service that allows you to splice feeds and share them…some others.
You can also tag your spliced/filtered feeds for sharing and discovery…so it is kind of a spliced feed folksonomy, but not a native feed folksonomy.
At the same time you can view contents of your spliced/filtered feeds, so this makes it a newsmaster (river of news) folksonomy.
The only thing missing is an OPML for each bundle (spliced/filtered feeds), this would make it a Reading List folksonomy as well.
Bundle - create a group of feeds…shareable
(Feeds can’t be on their own, they must be part of a bundle)
Feedbite - filtered keyword/s over all the feeds in bundle
My feed - create your own feed (and add it to a bundle)…from the FAQ:
“The best part of the My Feeds option is the ‘Add to My Feed’ link you will find next to all the articles. While you’re reading, if you find something interesting, just click that link and you can add the article to your feed and add your commentary”.
This feature is similar to FeedXS, and LinkRSS, and publi.sh…but it is more like a linkblog.
Browse the latest or most popular bundles or browse them via the inbuilt categories page (you can search for bundle names).
When you hover over a bundle on the front page it brings up the latest items on the adjacent column.
You’ll notice you can save a bundle, and also save an item to your feed.
Here are all the bundles in the Internet category.
For each bundle in the list there is:
- a link to the category it belongs in
- a spliced feed
- save the bundle to your user account
- search full-text of the bundle (every item/post in every feed)
- view the feeds in the bundle
- look at the user account who created this bundle
River of News folksonomy
This is where it becomes powerful, not only can you make and share spliced feeds, but you can view the contents in your own newmaster topic page, and as mentioned you can search full-text…equally great is that you can view contents from just one feed, just like Blogdigger Groups and Kinja.
There is also an advanced search:
- search for bundles
- search a user
- search a category
- search a bundle (full-text post searching)
How is this different from Kinja?
Not only can you create your own bundle, but you can collect other bundles, even clone/edit them into new bundles
Create as many bundles as you like under the one account…your personal page lists all your bundles plus the ones you have collected, hover over one to see the river of news
You can filter for keywords when creating a bundle…see more
Neither can filter for just one feed
You can’t import an OPML (batch load heaps of feeds in one go), unlike in Kinja
Built in search to find feeds to add to your bundle (not sure what engine it uses)
You can’t tag each feed…therefore it isn’t a feed folksonomy, but…
You can tag your bundles…this makes it a spliced feed folksonomy…although it doesn’t seem they have implemented tag discovery as of yet
(this is like tagging your spliced feeds, so it is a folksonomy for spliced feeds but not for native feeds…whereas Kinja is a folksonomy for native feeds, you can tag your feeds and each of your tags will have an OPML)
It lacks an OPML for each bundle so it is not yet a Reading List Folksonomy…whereas Kinja has this feature for each tag, but since you can’t tag your account in Kinja you can’t maximise sharing and discovery
- When you add feeds to Kinja you can tag them, all feeds with a tag can be viewed as a river of news as well (generates a spliced feed, and an OPML Reading List)…this also applies to the aggregated community level
- When you search in Kinja it lists heaps of feeds with this search term, this also generates a spliced feed and an OPML Reading List
Since you can’t tag native feeds, when looking at content from just one feed it can’t list related native feeds that also have this tag, Kinja has this feature
Kinja also lists a statistics profile for each native feed, including backlinks
Create your own feed, as many as you like
- Basically like a link-log (lacks permalinks, there not a link blog), add a title, and the URL you are pointing to, add a description…if you skip the URL field and just add content in the desciption, it would like blogging a post (max. 1024 characters).
- When you are reading posts (river of news) from any bundle you can add a post to one of your feeds
- I wonder if there is a bookmarket to add the webpage you are viewing to your feed
- You can use these feeds as a digest from your bundles, create one for each bundle…add items from a bundle to your feed (kind of like clipping the best posts from your bundle)…MySyndicaat has a digest like this, but my concern was to be able to clip from your RSS reader like reBlog.
Actually the downside of this in Feedbite is that your custom feed has to belong in a bundle, so maybe make a bundle where your custom feed is the only feed.
Here is my user space.