05 April 2005

Multi-feed splicing

Quick tip: Try RSS Mix to splice feeds.

Kevin Burton raised an interesting point about the spliced feeds: Make sure the publishers have content.

Going further, the way Kevin was talking, I though Feedburner updated their service to allow someone to splice in any feed, meaning ... that I could splice in my comment feed with the main Mud's Tests feed.

Then I noticed Feedburner's splicing. It looks like splicing is only for the links and photos, not for a second comment feed.

So, what if ... Feedburner simply allowed users to splice in any number of feeds, without regard to content.

One way would be to go to a default splice option: Where users could simply load up a feed [or feeds] to splice. Let users define the number of feeds to splice; then auto-create the required number of boxes to add these feed-URIs and titles for a single-entry upload of all feeds.

Each URI to splice would have a single box to drop in the URI

Users should be able to define how they want the content spliced; and at the same time, the end-reader [the person reading that feed] should also have a vote in how the content is spliced.

Suppose I like the comments separate, then my vote on feed splicing should be a signal between my aggregator and the incoming feed.

Yet, some reader-end-users may want to splice the comments by topic; so rather than have multiple feeds for different topics, why not simply let the end-reader define the tags that they want to assign to content, and let the aggregator automatically assign the content to different folders, or different orders.

Let me know if this was too short, Kevin. ;-)
Quick tip: Try RSS Mix to splice feeds.

Kevin Burton raised an interesting point about the spliced feeds: Make sure the publishers have content.

Going further, the way Kevin was talking, I though Feedburner updated their service to allow someone to splice in any feed, meaning ... that I could splice in my comment feed with the main Mud's Tests feed.

Then I noticed Feedburner's splicing. It looks like splicing is only for the links and photos, not for a second comment feed.

So, what if ... Feedburner simply allowed users to splice in any number of feeds, without regard to content.

One way would be to go to a default splice option: Where users could simply load up a feed [or feeds] to splice. Let users define the number of feeds to splice; then auto-create the required number of boxes to add these feed-URIs and titles for a single-entry upload of all feeds.

Each URI to splice would have a single box to drop in the URI

Users should be able to define how they want the content spliced; and at the same time, the end-reader [the person reading that feed] should also have a vote in how the content is spliced.

Suppose I like the comments separate, then my vote on feed splicing should be a signal between my aggregator and the incoming feed.

Yet, some reader-end-users may want to splice the comments by topic; so rather than have multiple feeds for different topics, why not simply let the end-reader define the tags that they want to assign to content, and let the aggregator automatically assign the content to different folders, or different orders.

Let me know if this was too short, Kevin. ;-)
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