An RSS Feed Tool I Would Like

It would be cool if there was a way to automatically make and serve an RSS feed from my daily IE history — this feed would be a running stream of every URL I look at every day. It would be generated by a little floating utility on my desktop. The utility would allow me to turn URL streaming on and off — so that if I don’t want some URL to go into my feed I can stop that from happening. It might also enable me to add some commentary to each URL in the feed. You people out there in the Metaweb could then subscribe to my feed and see all the interesting stuff I looked at today. It would be even cooler if we all had something like this — and each of us could view what any of us was viewing. And hey, while we’re at it, why not have some compound feeds that are created by merging feeds from various people — how about a feed that is the set of all URLs looked at today by all my closest friends — where the rank of a URL in the feed is the number of times it was looked surfed to today by people in that group (i.e. the popularity of that URL). Cool huh?

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7 Responses to An RSS Feed Tool I Would Like

  1. Ian Yorston says:

    It isn’t quite what you want but Furl comes pretty damn close. And it has the advantage that it works on Opt-In rather than Opt-Out of web pages.
    Any page you browse can be “furled” just by hitting a quicklink on your browser favourites bar… You can then feed those links back to yourself, your friends etc through RSS technology.

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  3. Martin Roell says:

    One of my readers suggested using a proxy – and letting the proxy produce RSS. Interesting idea.

  4. Michael Große says:

    Who should read all these links if you have no ranking for the links?
    I think comes pretty close to your requirements. I don’t know how people can post the urls. The reader can easily choose a category and see the most interesting links.

  5. Nova Spivack says:

    Yeah I really like — it’s cool. And your point is well taken — if people stream links there’s got to be a way to filter them somehow. That’s why I suggested that perhaps a ranking could be derived from the community of link-streams. Here’s another idea though: why not use rankings from technorati, or other ranking systems, to rate links that go by — for every link that is streamed it can be associated with various ratings from external systems — that would be a cool way to enable filtering.

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