Writes Jon Udell in his Byte column on Personal RSS Aggregators:
The relevance engine that powers the emerging RSS network is, very much like Google’s relevance engine, decentralized and ultimately social in nature…The raw output of the online news collective is filtered for me by people doing what they do best: spotting patterns, alerting the tribe.
Lots of people get the idea of publishing blogs to the web. Not so many, as yet, see that publishing an RSS channel, and subscribing to channels, closes the communication loop and creates a new interactive medium.
I haven’t been using RSS aggregators, but I think I will begin. Have been thinking that this is an important discontinuity in the way we get our information. Once again, Jon Udell’s post shows the way forward.