Aggrigators and Serendipity
I love NetNewsWire (and its ilk), but it occurs to me that serendipity is something that might be lost with RSS feeds, at least the way they are right now.
I am delighted not to be bombarded with adverts, but I used to enjoy catching sight of a book review on Slashdot that would otherwise have completely passed me by. Now that I am reading Slashdot via NetNewsWire, its not going to happen anymore. Of course there is probably some sort of RSS feed that will show me all the Slashdot book reviews, but that’s hardly the point is it?
Perhaps someone should extend the RSS format so that it can include “see also” items. Just as long as:
a) people don’t use them for adverts b) you can turn them off it people do use them for adverts ;)