John Robb writes: “In order to push syndication to new levels (hundreds of sites subscribed) and make it easier for people to get to that level, we need synthetic feeds. Synthetic feeds combine the RSS feeds of multiple sites in a single stream. By subscribing to one synthetic feed, you get all of the individual feeds at once.”
John also suggests a number of ideas for implementing synthetic feeds. I see these ideas as the base for the new information platform that needs to be created, centred around the Publish-Subscribe Web.