Pining for Kinja
I suppose that headline shows what a geek I am, but I really do want a great browser-based RSS aggregator. I’ve tried Bloglines and it just doesn’t do it for me. This is an exercise in a great UI and Bloglines isn’t what I am looking for.
One of the seminal experiences of the web version 1 for me was MyYahoo. I saw it and fell in love immediately. It’s my real time newspaper and Internet start page and has been since it was launched 8 years ago.
Well MyYahoo now offers an RSS feed for MyYahoo. And its pretty good. But all it does it let me add blogs as headline sources to MyYahoo. A major improvement, but not exactly what I am looking for.
What am I looking for? Well, for start a recommendation engine. A search field. An index. Technorati-like popularity ratings, but by category. All in a great UI.
This list by David Galbraith captures most of my wish list. iTunes for blogs is a great metaphor.
I hope Kinja gets it right. Because I need it.