Sunday, October 12, 2008

Idea: Syndicated Feed Access Protocol (SFAP)

The idea is to take your common every-day feed readers that pull RSS, ATOM,
OPML or whatever else from the internet, and combine their information.  To this, we come up with a
feature list:

  • Ability to Synchronize Read status of News Items

  • Ability to Synchronize “Star” (or “Important”) status of News Items
  • Ability
    to Synchronize Folders for News Items
  • Ability to add/remove/edit a Feed Subscription
    (including setting an alias for the feed)
  • Ability to Synchronize “Tags”

This would allow us to do with RSS feeds what we do with email when we use IMAP.

Things
like Google’s “Share” feature could be simplified as a tag “special:share”.

What do you
think?

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