Raj Kumar Dash would like to do this for a given Technorati search, that is, create a grazing list from the feeds of the posts listed in a Technorati search…of course this would be dynamic as the search results change over time. Isn’t that what Grazing lists are purely about, grazing a feed list that is continuely changing it’s feed set due to (not human intervention), but due to machine operations.
NOTE: If a human has an OPML Reading List, they are not as prone to change the feeds within this set that often, so another user is not going to consult it everyday for feed shopping (potential feed subscriptions for your RSS Reader), as it won’t change much.
Whereas a feed set based on selection and rotation from machine crunching (eg. feed from new posts on tech.meme, or feeds from posts in a Technorati search) is more guaranteed to be a revolving feed set every day, even perhaps hourly.
I guess that’s the difference between an OPML Reading List and an OPML Grazing List.
Anyway, I read on the Grazr blog about a new mashup by Tom Morris, it kind of a grazer web.
The intial screen displays posts that are incoming links to the post in question (see top bar), notice these posts are in folders.
Only thing is that these posts only show a title and exerpt of the post, if you click on the post there is a link to the native post, with some other treats, such as, a link to the blog homepage, a link to the blog’s RSS feed, and then wait for it, you can see inlinks to this post, or even inlinks to this blog in general.
Get it, so it’s like a grazing web, you start with the initial post and view posts that link to it, then click on one of these posts, and see posts linking to it, then click on these posts and see posts linking to it, and so on…it’s like the BlogPulse Conversation Tracker, only grazing conversations.
Maybe Dapper will enable more of these treats.
Now we need a bookmarklet that will scrape feeds off a given page, and wrap it in OPML so you can graze it…maybe Tony Hirst has made one of these I can’t remember, his workshop has numerous DIY tools.
NOTE: I can remember a bookmarklet that scrapes any hyperlinks off a given page and wraps it in OPML, and one that only recognises the post title URL’s and ignores all other URL’s on the page.
Actually, I think the Feedshow OPML Builder can help us to just strip feed URL’s off a given page and wrap it in OPML, then all we need to do is graze it.
This would be ideal to strip the feed URL’s from a Technorati search result, automatically create an OPML and then graze it in grazr. Only thing is that Technorati don’t promote the feed URL for each post in the search results…this would make DIY grazing lists a breeze.