Disclosure: as many of you know, I have been an unpaid adviser to the BlogBridge open source project for a long time, and I am good friends with Pito.
That being said, you may still think that I sound like a commercial when I talk about BlogBridge – but as a power-user, I really do love the app.
I have been playing with many of the new BlogBridge 2.0 features as part of their weekly build program, and I advised on designing some – so I am very familiar with how they work.
The smartfeed feature is one that I use all the time now. I use it to create smartfeeds based on the Technorati, Feedster, Pubsub, and Findory services. But I also started being a big user of the smartfeeds where the system culls your own feeds to create a new synthetic feed based on posts that contain keywords of interest.
When I am busy and I just want to quickly scan what’s out there, I just check my “marketing” and “PR” feed, or perhaps my “advertising” or my “blogging” feed and in a few minutes I can scan everything related to those topics written in the now more than 300 feeds that I subscribe to – very powerful. As I am refining my keyword filters, those feeds are getting better and better – to the point where I may want to republish some of them and share them with others…but that is 3.0 stuff…coming soon!
…of course, that brings up the whole legal issue related to remixing. Robin – I thought about your suggestion on that, and I like it – just do it and let’s change the system by braking the rules!
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