John Robb captures the essence of how to use RSS aggregation for enterprise information. This is the point: combine RSS feeds with Blogs, Outlines and Directories to build bottom-up knowledge management systems and personal digital dashboards in the enterprise. RSS feeds are the key: they can be extended beyond news and blog posts to “events”.
Steve Gillmor writes in a memo to Bill Gates: “Forget about the next Office. You can combine HailStorm, Groove services, and Internet Explorer today to create a self-replicating peer service that gathers private, shared data from e-mail, Weblog postings, and automated agents.” This is exactly what we are talking about. This is the opportunity of tomorrow — the new desktop.