A while back I posted on the idea of an RSS newspaper, similar to the process of an RSS Reader, only you read the contents as a print newspaper layout instead of the email cloned 2 or 3 pane layout.
So far OPML2PDF is the first step, but this is just a PDF RSS Reader, with the bonus of handy printing out the latest posts.
Then myBroadSheet came up with a working model, but this is a work in progress as Chris Saad is busy on Touchstone…if there are any flash animators interested send Chris an email.
Now there is a new comer RSS Star, to be released soon (inspired by a development competition)…can’t wait, I think this has some potential, especially as a daily newspaper print out for the enterprise (either as an e-book type thing or as an actual print out newspaper style, maybe advertisements and all).
My idea was to load in your OPML, categorise the feeds in folders, then supply some interest keywords…the folders will be the sections of your newspaper, the keywords based on text analysis along with incoming link popularity will decide which posts are the larger editorials including the front page story.
Eg. grab lots of feeds and keep them in folders like Politics, Sport, Finance, Technology, Entertainment, Classifieds (edgeio), Weather (RSS Weather), Events (RSS Calendar), Employment (RSS Jobs), etc…there are feeds for all types of content and data these days.
Then within each folder list some keywords, so if you list the term “folksonomy” in the Technology folder, any posts about folksonomies will get a bigger editorial…but if a post is about “folksonomies” but isn’t lengthy this may prevent it from elevating to a bigger editorial.
Also if there is a post about “Wiki’s” with 30 incoming links leaving the other posts for dead, well then this may be a bigger editorial piece even though it is not one of your keywords.