CLONMEL HOTSPOT -- Several ICT programme specialists at Tipperary Institute are looking at various flavours of blogging mechanisms along with different kinds of news aggregators. Watching their experience reveals some trends about the direction that the news aggregator market will take. Based on their preferences, the market is headed to a place dominated by aggregators that work like mail clients. They're smart enough to sync and muscular enough to offer clever searching of content.
Dave Winer points out "there are two schools of thought about aggregators. One says that they should work like a mail reader, the other that it should work like a weblog. The former shows you each feed as a separate thing, the latter shows all articles in reverse-chronologic order, grouping them by time."
Winer thinks we already have enough mail readers. He believes once you know what something like Radio's aggregator does, you will want to graduate from using mail-reader style aggregators.
I think it's important to keep things fast and simple, using iconography that looks familiar to new users. Dave Winer -- "Wired on Aggregators"
John Robb -- "juice is in the aggregators"
Joi Ito -- "The Big Sync"
Ernie Svenson -- "Web browsing made easier and faster"
Media Studies Lecture Notes -- "Developing Watch Lists"
Dave Winer -- "Wired on Aggregators"