Not long ago I posted about mashtracker, the memetracker for the mashable blog. This is another way to read mashable, you will see inlinks and related posts clustered instead of in a linear fashion…now you can visually see the buzz around all blog posts from the one blog.
This reminded me of a feed grazing hack from Adam Green from while back now, and I think the mashtracker top blogs could add the feed grazing concept to this page.
What this hack does is enable feed grazing from machine generated Reading Lists.
A usual Reading List is a bunch of feed subscriptions on a topic or from a users RSS Reader subscriptions, this list may sometimes change depending on the owner of this list deleted/adding feeds.
Whereas a pure Grazing List is not created by a user, but moreso by a machine, and the feeds in the Grazing List are always changing.
The same list tomorrow or later today will have a different set of feeds, so it’s kind of like feed shopping, every day you look at the same window for bargains, the mannequin’s will be wearing different clothes.
What Adam did was automatically scan the latest posts in Techmeme and grab the feeds of those posts, put them in a mini-RSS Reader so you can graze the contents of those feeds, if you like what you read, maybe you may commit to subscribing to it in your RSS Reader.
The last thing I need is more feeds, but I like the idea of discovering feeds in this fashion.
Maybe I can do this for my megite OPML, now that would be nice.
So the top blogs at mashtracker is doing this very thing, only it lacks the last step, reading the feed contents from within this page. At the moment it is a dynamic list of blog home pages, where as I want a dynamic list of feeds that I can read like an RSS Reader.
What about doing the same thing for a Technorati Search, see here.
Basically we are saying, can I see all the blog feeds from the blog posts in this search result in an on the fly RSS Reader so I can see their other posts.
Annotated Grazing Lists add so much more context to information, the data is just waiting to be pulled in to join the party.