Here is their post (OPML is now supported Sun, 16 Apr 2006 10:53:12 CDT).
They are using a bundle made up of custom feeds as their latest news blog…their post refering to OPML support exists within the Tips and Tricks custom feed (click to filter content from just one custom feed).
NOTE: you can write your own content in a custom feed (like a blog), but mostly it is used to point to other pages…the title of a post in a custom feed only points to other pages, it does not have it’s own permalink…you could compare it to a linklog like del.icio.us
Back to it…
Basically you can splice feeds together to make bundles, make as many as you like…each bundle page has a river of news.
These bundles have a selected house category and you can also apply tags, but it seems the tags are not used for discovery as of yet…well, they are used as the description it seems…see the “About this bundle” in my bundle called OPML blogs.
Also notice that on my OPML blogs bundle the spliced feed is promoted but there is no OPML Reading List icon.
Also if you browse a category (eg. Internet) to see a list of bundles, next to each bundle the OPML Reading List is also missing.
The main page featuring popular, and new bundles also lacks an OPML icon for each bundle…actually it also lacks the feed, and tags (but then tags don’t seem to be a feature they are using properly as of yet).
So where exactly is this OPML implementation…well, it’s in your “My bundles” area…this section is a list of all your bundles (both yours and others)…if you highlight a bundle you can choose export.
But, with any bundle this is the URL you get:
http://www.feedbite.com/account/export.php…as you can see this is not a unique URL for a bundle, therefore that’s why you don’t see OPML featured anywhere except this section.
Requires a unique dynamic OPML Reading List…if you are going to apply OPML to a bunch of feeds they better be dynamic otherwise it’s a tease as you can’t subscribe to it, also you can’t OPML graze.
If they are dynamic (and not generic) then you can add the icon next to bundle headings on the main page, category page, and actual river of news page when you are looking at a bundle.
I would also have a tag cloud so I could discover bundles by tag, people are filling in tag information for no benefit at the moment.
Feedbite could be a place where you share and discover Reading Lists by tag, user, and search.
In addition to its potentional of being a Reading List Folksonomy, it will also be a Newsmastering (river of news) folksononomy
…and, I guess by default it is a spliced feed folksonomy, just add water (OPML), and you get a Reading List folksonomy…I wonder if you could also display a source feed folksonomy, as the data is already there.
And one other thing, you can also create a linklog (custom feed) I guess this could also be a “log” if you are not linking to other pages (not a “blog” as there is no unique permalink)
…you can also create many custom feeds and put them in a bundle.
This service has great potential.