Marjolein from CleverClogs has taken RSS newsmastering to a portable level, with her latest Grazr mashup.
NOTE: The “kitchensink” isn’t on Todd’s blog sidebar, he has chosen to put it on its own page.
Now this ain’t no ordinary Grazr widget, check out what it does, thanks to Marjolein’s tinkering:
Read a river of news from all these 150 blogs
All the feeds have been spliced together and this feed as been added as a node in Grazr.
Right-click on this node to grab the spliced feed and subscribe to it in your own RSS Reader.
Read the news by on feed at a time
An OPML can be output by many RSS Readers…this has then been added as a node in Grazr (now you have 2 different ways of reading the content from this Blogroll or Reading List).
This is how you use a traditonal RSS Reader…enable this function by clicking on the OPML icon, this will then display a feed set.
It’s important this OPML has a unique OPML, eg. when a change is made in Todd’s RSS Reader (ie. deletes/adds a feed), this will be reflected in the OPML in Grazr, so the Grazr is always up to date.
Right-click on this node to grab the OPML and import it into your RSS Reader (this bulkloads lots of feeds in one go)
NOTE: you can even subscribe (not import) to it in an RSS Reader like BlogBridge, see more (see here for more detail)
Another option is to add it as a node in your OPML outline or directory, see OPML Workstation.
Search the Reading List
This is the main mashup feature…
Search a keyword across all blogs in the OPML Reading List/Blogroll, and read the posts.
Right-click on this node to grab the search feed and import it into your RSS Reader.
Now I’m going to be difficult and ask if you can limit your search to a selection of feeds (maybe by ticking boxes), see more.
Add a widget
Click the button and get your own widget.
How do we make our own!!
Here are some services that can be used in this mashup, as for mashing it up, it beats me, I’m a non-techie, maybe services like Dapper are for this kind of thing.
Create an OPML (Reading List)
- Personal RSS Readers (eg. Newsgator…I’m waiting for Google Reader to output a unique OPML, and one for each folder as well)
- Public RSS Readers
- Outliners (eg. OPML WorkStation)
- MuseStorm, Bligit, and more.
My Grazr OPML Directory
OPML autodiscovery in Grazr
Grazing TagJag at Grazr via YubNub
Grazr link search for blog posts
Graze tags from your blog post
Ego graze who is talking about a blog post within the post itself