I’ve been looking over a variety of aggregation solutions, trying to develop an aggregator that will allow me to help those moderating blogs4God to see who said what and when. My biggest problem is those who’s sites are hosted free by Blogger over at blogspot. Getting what you pay for means no RSS/RDF/XML syndication feed. Hopefully those listed at blogs4God who use blogSpot will see the light and either syndicate their site implementing meta tags as defined by either David Janes or Voidstar.com. I personally prefer the former, though the later gives a person a free RSS 0.92 file to impress their friends with. I’ll take either at this point.
Anyway, while searching about for solutions, I came across some very nifty links on the topic of aggregation. So here they are in no particular order — I hope you find them as interesting as I do:
- HTML::RSSAutodiscovery – a nifty little Perl module that finds alternate link tags such as <link rel=”alternate” type=”application/rss+xml” title=”RSS” href=”http://YOURDOMAINHERE.COM/index.rdf” />
- RSSify at VoidStar.com – This form takes your web page and turns it into RSS 0.92. This is especially useful for Blogger users.
- Net-Blogger-0.85 – a whole set of Perl modules that make it easy to talk to various blogging API’s … Jeremy Zawodny has a bit more to say’n'show on it.
- Blagg [pronounced "blossom aggregator" ;-] is an RSS aggregator designed for (yet useful beyond) my Blosxom weblog application. As with Blosxom, Blagg was designed from the ground up with simplicity, usability, and interoperability in mind.
- Snip Snap Weblog Tools – links galore
- back to Jeremy Zawodny with The 10 Habits of Highly Annoying Bloggers via BurningBird