AideRSS: PostRanked Feed Widgets

March 27th, 2008 by Avatar X Leave a reply »


There are many way to filter the noise in the feedosphere and way to get more interesting feedreading thanks to the help of feedreading companions like RSSmeme and Readburner (if you use Google Reader that is)

AideRSS leverages the data from the common meta cosmos into a what could be described as a RSS board tracked and ranked in a combination of authority and momentum from stand alone sources and also seen as a whole. some grades of separations from what technorati or techmeme do.

So AideRSS can be beneficial tool for your feedreading but also can be beneficial to your blog or blogs thanks to AideRSS Script widgets that you can see active in this blog post::

The first one will show you the best posts you have according to AideRSS feed analysis

10 As i predicted: AOL buys Bebo

10 BlogCatalog Aggregated Lifestream News Feed Widget

10 University of Illinois Chicago athletics widget

10 Zinc 3.0: Flash and Flex Widget Development Software

10 TypePad Mippin Blog Mobilization Widget

The Second one will show you a summary of your blog posts as they are ranked by AideRSS so you can see how is your blog performing in a overall perspective and also offer feeds in terms of ranking

Best hits – 97 Posts (31%)
Great posts – 153 Posts (49%)
Well received – 166 Posts (53%)
Full feed – 311 Posts (100%)

As this may still look a little unclear or odd to some, so Having this in mind i also had a little chat with Stephen Paul Weber, who is part of AideRSS team and i must disclose a personal friend of yours truly, so he could explain AideRSS a little further of what i already have:
  • Avatar: tell me what is the difference of AideRSS with other similar offerings?
  • Stephen Paul Weber: the big difference with AideRSS rankings is that they are relative to how well a particular blog does, and not to the whole blogosphere, so little guys don`t get lost in the noise of the top 100
  • Avatar: and how that differentiation is archived? part of your algorythm?
  • Stephen Paul Weber: The algorithm normalizes data against the average recent performance of the feed
  • Avatar: Recent performance being categorized as what? what is healthily performance of the feed so AideRSS can take it on and put it with the rest?
  • Stephen Paul Weber: so, each post is ranked by taking the recent social metrics (delicious, diggs, etc) and normalizing against the metrics reported on other recent posts on the same blog and from that we get a Postrank score between 1-10 for every post
  • Avatar: what do you think of rssmeme and readburner and how do they compare or not compare to Aiderss?

  • Stephen Paul Weber: Readburner is more about tracking stats than rankings, and they only really track one source (shared items)
  • Stephen Paul Weber: both are more about the best of everything — Aiderss is about the best *from one source*

  • Avatar: i see, and from that you filter a common feed or ranked feeds that can be added to other feed readers?
  • Avatar: (if they decided not to use the AideRSS site?)
  • Stephen Paul Weber: right
  • Avatar: ok, got it. thanks for the chat

    Stephen Paul Weber: thanks 🙂 was a pleasure!

*This chat was edited and originally conducted via IM*

There you have it AideRSS cannot only be a companion to your regular feedreading as it is RSSmeme or ReadBurner, it can also be a tool to empower your blog thanks to the widgets offered by AideRSS. i can see it as essential as having a Feedburner Feed. and you can have both, you can also pass your Blog feed via AideRSS and then pass it again over Feedburner for that matter.

The only thing i would want in the term of the widgets is if they could offer more options for them, like a Flash or Silverlight version and maybe even more options or more Widgets to fully utilize the AideRSS service.

If there is Any novelty i will keep you all posted.


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