DIY ReaderBy http://profile.typepad.com/1237764140s22740 // September 19, 2012 in Publishing
I've tried Google Reader, Feedly, and other readers, but for me the layouts are too coy about what's inside. Flipboard and other gimmicky aggregators for tablets - those are worse.
I've made do using iGoogle as my homepage, populated exclusively, and manually, with individual widgets for the feeds I want.
But iGoogle is going away. And, as I said, it never was the most elegant feed reader.
Enter Dave Winer's River of News.
I've blogged before about how I used Winer's EC2 for Poets tutoral to get a virtual server running in Amazon's cloud. And I did it again, yesterday, to get a server ready to run Winer's OPML software and generate my own river.
Presto! I have what feels like the reader I have wanted all along!
I'm sure I will play with what feeds go into my "river." I like the idea of having one that is specific to the interests of those who read and engage with this blog. And some lawyer friends and I are already discussing a river that might serve up feeds of active tech law bloggers.