Scripting News: Quick idea for RSS apps.

You know how your app reads OPML so people can import subscription lists?

It would be even more cool if your app could subscribe to OPML lists! 😉

That way, when a new feed appears in the list you would include news from that feed. And when one is removed, you would unsub the user from that feed, automatically.

This would allow new products to be developed that are collections of feeds.

I’ve wanted this feature widely supported for a long time. We had it in Radio UserLand, the reader that started all this michegas. It would be great if Feedly or Digg or one of the others picked up this idea and ran with it.

  • BTW, the Wikipedia page for Radio UserLand could use an update to reflect that it was more than a blogging tool.

I happen to have a great tool for editing those lists, btw. 😉

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About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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