Essentially you are making your own library of feeds (browse by category)…this is like making your own blog directory, I wonder if you can graze the feeds (try before you buy), I wonder if you can make river of news digests…it seems you can package the feeds in a category in OPML.
Imagine searching across the content of all these feeds (or limit to a category)…like your own Technorati.
There is also a built in announcement blog…great idea Pito.
Up until now there has been alot of enterprise RSS Readers, but the next obvious step is RSS directories (”…where the hell do ya find these things you call feeds”…).
There could even be a section to organise inhouse blogs.
Pito makes it clear the you have to gather the feeds for the collection, and BlogBridge : Library is the store to display your collection.
It also seems others can be given a section to manage…in essence services like Feedbite, Kinja and Feed Collectors are similar, but the content is managed in a social environment (other similars to note are rssOR, and Flitic…but again these are in a tagging environment).
This is a bit similar to newsmastering, only this is more a feed directory whereas newsmastering is an end product where you display content from carefully selected and tuned websites (whether you have to create search feeds, convert email to RSS, monitor website to RSS, etc…). Your newsmastering efforts are displayed as, perhaps, a topic portal…the idea is people can visit your site daily or they can grab the feed or email of this portal.
The reason they would visit your site daily is that you have created a news portal so personalised that they won’t have to visit multiple sites a day…ie. sometimes we like only a bit of content from the portals we visit daily, so the idea is to make your own all-in-one.
From Pito’s post, just to get the idea:
“BlogBridge:Library (BBL) creates a flexible web based structure to showcase Feeds, Reading Lists and Podcasts to employees in your company, or members of your organization. It will be the ’store’ where users can browse and search for recommendations of content to read with their Aggregators. And, here’s the important point: these are recommendations by people in your organization for people in your organization.
Librarians from your own organization organize BBL according to what makes sense to your own users. For example:
- a section for Marketing, Engineering, Human Resources and Manufacturing
- Or perhaps in a different kind of organization, there would be sections for Biology, Medicine, Technology, Management, and Research.
- Or again a different kind of organization, there might be sections for Policy, Government, Public Relations, etc. “