Are you overwhelmed by the amount to information on the Internet? Do you find cool web sites and then forget what their address was? Wish you had the time to keep up with all the news and blogs out there, but don’t want to waste all day doing it?
I was.But, it turns out I wasn’t the only one. There are now lots of different programs, web sites and apps made just to help you streamline the you research and reading on the Internet. Programs and web sites that take data from lots of different web sites and blogs, and RSS feed, format it and send it to you all in one place are called “aggregators”.
If you want a way to push all of your info out to multiple places there are sites and applications that do this too. I’ve blogged about a couple of them in the past. How to Upload lots of Photos to Multiple Places at Once!
Here is a list of Aggregators you can try:
- FlipBook – App for the iPad and iPhone. Love this one!
- Feedly.com - Both online and as an ap for the ipad.
- Digg- websites submitted by members. Most popular stuff on top. Way to monitor social trends / interest, but no editorial review so info not always accurate.
- FriendFeed – monitors social networks. Facebook, flickr, linkedin…
- GoogleReader – reads rss and atom feeds from websites.
- iGoogle – makes a web page featuring your interests and updates it.
- MyYahoo- same as iGoogle.
- Reddit - Use to surf content on a subject or analysis what people are looking at or promote your website.
Users submit links. Gets ranked by users.
- StumbleUpon - Fun and very visual. Can customize feed by giving things you like a Thumbs Up. Can also submit to.
- IceRocket – research more! Tracks blog visits.
- MetaTube – search 100+ video sites.
- Redlasso - Search tv and radio broadcasts, capture clips and post on blog or web site.
- Technorati – searches blogs! Network with advertisers, and advertise blog?
RSS = Really Simple Syndication
Is like aggregation, but are sites on the web site itself. You have to visit the site to read your RSS feeds. They do allow you to sign up for notification of new content.
- Rss readers – atom, google feedburner, pingshot, rss 2.0
Know of any other aggregators not listed here? Or do you have an opinion on what you like or what work in each aggregtor or what doesn’t work?