To Aggregate, Or Not To Be

WallRSS aggregates and displays branded content on Facebook. Basically, digital agency Attention “RSSed Facebook,” with help from FeedMagnet. WallRSS gives you Facebook brand updates, without having to deal with the usual Facebook wall distractions like Farmville, Mafia Wars and endless Poking wars. Personally, I’d like the site better if it let me create my own […]

Skimming Isn’t Knowing

Newser is an aggregator with an attitude. Face it: there’s too much news. At Newser, we choose the most important stories from hundreds of US and international sources and reduce them to a headline, picture, and two paragraphs. And we do it 24/7–you can come back morning, noon, night (and in between) for something new […]

Media Deathmatch Du Jour: Michael Wolff Vs. Mark Cuban

Rich guy, Mark Cuban, believes news sites ought to block aggregators from “pointing to” their content. The major news sites are keeping the aggregators that don’t originate news content alive. From Drudge Report on down. You (Murdoch) are crazy to do so. Let the search engines send you traffic. Block the rest. Your revenue impact […]

Today In Twitterverse: Aggregators

There’s just too damn much information coursing through these nets. It’s overkill, unless you have the proper tools to manage it. One of the new tools to emerge on the back of Twitter’s open API is the Twitter aggregator. Dave Winer is aggregating tweets from celebs and New York Times journos. German citizens are aggregating […]

Let’s Watch, Shall We?

The New York Times’ Bits blog points to Nizmlab, Chunnel.tv and Video Antville as sterling examples of curated content. What’s interesting to note for our purposes here is how many commercials are being archived and presented to a global audience made up of people willing to spend their free time watching commercials. What other testament […]

I Got Your News Right Here

Designers have their own Digg. It’s called Design Float and carries aggregated news in graphic design, web design, identity and branding, illustration and other associated categories. Design Float has more than 6500 members who are able to submit and vote content up or down. According to the LA Times, community supported niche aggregators are sprouting […]

Cut And Paste Is A “Misguided Legal Theory” According to A.P.

A year ago last January, I wrote “How To Become Irrelevant Online” about Associated Press’ intention to battle aggregators and bloggers over the fair use doctrine. I never wondered what became of their legal intentions because I can do without A.P. as a source. However, the story has bubbled up again and it’s worth re-examining, […]

Disembodied Heads Don’t Say Much

Editor’s Note: The following Ad Age story that I reference here was not found on an aggregator. Rather, I read it in Ad Age’s printed edition. Our content is aggregated by others. In general, we don’t have a problem with it because we want to reach people we might not otherwise reach. The thought is […]