Online aggregators

Yes, I really am catching up… Gordon mentions a new online aggregator, but it costs money, so I am unlikely to try it… There are so many good free options out there, and I suspect that aggregation will very soon be a part of the operating system (well, I believe Vista has already announced that). When you think about it, presenting an interface to the changing world certainly seems like something you would expect to be baked into every computer.

I’ve been finding Bloglines to be increasingly unreliable since I moved to the US a couple of months ago. I think the two are unrelated, but it’s possible that there is something there… Although it hasn’t really died on me in the last couple of weeks.

Gordon also needs to be reminded that Google reader is a sample app. To quote from that blog post:

Update 10:40 p.m.:Jason Shellen, PM of Google Reader, called me to let me know that Google built its feed API first and the Google Reader application second as a demonstration of what could be done with the underlying data. Jason confirmed my documentation below is very accurate and Google plans to release a feed API “soon” and perhaps within the next month! Google Reader engineer Chris Wetherell has also confirmed the API in the comments below.

I suspect there are some really cool apps waiting to be built on top of that API, and it’s a little surprising that I haven’t seen anything yet which is doing that.