Thursday, July 22, 2010

Damn, Flipboard is making me want an iPad

RSS never caught on, most likely a few million people at most are using the most accessible RSS reader on the market. OPML, the format by which you can share collections of dynamic sources in RSS format, is an incredible act of poetry. But no one writes or reads it. Twitter lists in an interface like Flipboard? That's a game changer. Marshall Kirkpatrick

I'm only partially convinced by Marshall Kirkpatrick's RSS is dead - no it isn't - yes it is shtick, but what I like about Flipboard is how it brings social filtering to the fore. It makes explicit the key feature of all social technologies. Wait until Facebook gets their head around this - bye bye newspapers.