I’ve posted on feed folksonomies, and the potential for an OPML folksonomy…Kinja is a newmastering (river of news) folksonomy, and they have come the closest I’ve seen to a Reading List folksonomy…they are just one step away…other candidates are Feedbite and pulverati (OPML Factory gets a mention).
This one step is being able to tag your river of news, which would be basically tagging your Reading List…at the moment your Kinja mix generates a spliced feed and an OPML Reading List, as mentioned all we need is to tag your Kinja mix.
But you can group your feeds into a tag to see a section river of news from your account (this also serves as a basis for discovery so people can discover a source/feed via this tag)…this generates a spliced feed and an OPML Reading List…so at this level it is a Reading List Folksonomy.
At the community level if you click on a tag it shows all feeds that people have assigned with that tag (generates a spliced feed and an OPML Reading List)
…what I would like to see is that when you click on a tag, it lists user names that have used that tag, so you can click on a user level tag…this would be a folksonomy to share and discover Reading Lists
I think this could be split into three features…tag your sources for discovery, as separate from grouping a selection of feeds into a topic.
You could tag all your feeds, which helps others to discover feeds via tags.
You could organise your Reading List (river of news) folders or sections, so you can have category based river of news within your greater river of news…these categories could also have a Reading List…these would also have tags for sharing and discovery.
You could tag your Reading List (river of news…this is your whole account), which helps others to share and discover Reading Lists via tags
…this Reading List would be your mother OPML Reading List, where each category Reading List would be an OPML inclusion.
A Feed folksonomy
(read feeds within this service)
A Category Reading List folksonomy
A Mother Reading List (user account) folksonomy
- each Category Reading List as an OPML inclusion
NOTE: The last two points are a River of news (newsmaster) folksonomy
FeedBite enables you to make as many bundles as you like, the only thing is that they lack an OPML…that’s a pity because you can tag each bundle…this is also one step away from being a Reading List Folksonomy.
So FeedBite is like creating heaps of category river of news in Kinja, make as many as you like, only in Kinja you can view all your categories in one mega-river of news (as well as a spliced feed and OPML)
…in this respect you have a newsmastering portal, where you can read content by river of news, category river of news, or by one feed.
The added feature of FeedBite is creating your own feed, you can use it as a link-log or to blog text (no permalinks), or use it as a clip log…the only draw back is it doesn’t stand alone, it needs to be included in a bundle (a hack for this is to create a new bundle with just this feed in it).
At the moment you can only make one watchlist…you can apply tags to a watchlist, it’s just missing an OPML.
(you can also categorise the native feeds)
Great search filtering features and the slick design, very easy to use and understand.
[ADDED 28/04/06: Feed Collectors : Reading List folksonomy and more]
[ADDED 1/05/06: Is a Reading List folksonomy appropriate?]