Newgie is a social RSS Reader similar to Rojo and NEooWS as you submit stories from within your Newgie RSS Reader, only these stories are not tagged by the users, they are categorised by the machine into topic streams (feeds).
Visitors can subscribe to a topic feed in their own RSS Reader or use the Newgie RSS Reader.
NOTE: you don’t have to submit stories, it just learns by your actions (page views, saved items, discuss and share, recommended, etc…)
Basically you have a fixed feed set, but there is just too much to read, so Newgie gets a community to subscribe to these feeds, users find certain stories interesting by viewing it, saving it, etc…then Newgie picks up on this by using it as a filter for worthy news, it then pushes these stories through a machine to be labelled with a topic (and a feed).
There you have it, filtered news (according to a community) based on a fixed feed set, and organised into machine topic streams.
NOTE: You not only have a space to subscribe to feeds, but there is also a section to subscribe to topic/category feeds.
I guess digg does this for the world at large, as it is not based on a feedset, it’s just based on webpages you come across…but it mostly of reminds me of Feed Butler as it is submitting worthy stories based on a fixed feed set.
See how it works.
The people using the Newgie RSS Reader are doing all the work, as their submissions are populating these Newgie topic feeds, and unlike Rojo or NEooWS the stories the community submits are organised by the machine into topic feeds, ie. machine tags (eg. Tagcloud/ZoomCloud), not user tags.
Your account will be divided into:
- “Todays Newsy” headlines
- “My Category” subscriptions
- “My Communities” subscriptions
- “My Feeds” subscriptions
NOTE: It seems you can add your own feeds, but these are listed in your “My Feeds”, and are not added to the directory…you have to suggest a feed by filling out a form. Since you can subscribe to outside feeds, this means you can submit these stories.
NOTE: It seems that you can also submit a story from outside Newgie via a manual form.
You can also form Newgie groups, where everyone in the group uses a Newgie RSS Reader and submits stories to the group, kind of like digg, but in groups.
I guess submitting a story to a group will also submit it to the general community, but only the users within the group can submit a story to the group.
I guess another way is the network option or the user centric option, ie. instead of subscribing to a group general stream or one of the group topic streams, what about subscribing to a users submitted stories.
This is a less formal approach as you are not setting up anything, you are just adding lots of users to your space so you can see a friend/s stream of stories…and I guess these stories can be organised into topic streams.