Conquer your RSS Feed Volume with AideRSS

I have been experimenting with the free AideRSS service that allows you to reduce the number of entries you read in each RSS feed to only the most important entries. AideRSS applies a PostRank algorithm that uses a combination of popularity measures from del.ico.us, Technorati, Blogger and others? to each blog feed and then reorders the entries by PostRank.

The claim is:

AideRSS is an intelligent assistant, which continuously monitors RSS feeds, finds the good stuff, creates a PostRank, and delivers it to you.

Each feed is analysed and split into a few categories each with their own RSS feed:

aiderss-filter-diagram

You use the ranked feed address in your favourite RSS feed reader. I have experimented with the Lifehacker feed. The ‘Great Lifehacker’ category gives you the ‘best’ 52% of the Lifehacker entries. According to my Google Reader stats I read 17.3 Lifehacker entries per day so that’s 8 less each day for a start.

Try it out for yourself.

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About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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