Make your own popurls?
August 2, 2011 9:07 AM Subscribe
Is there a good way to keep track of everything I am interested in that is updating online? Some kind of huge private dashboard that is customizable. RSS feeds alone aren't getting it done.
posted by cashman to computers & internet (17 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
It is getting really old having to visit a bunch of different places to get information. RSS feeds are great in theory, but the way Google serves them up (based on how many people are subscribing) is not useful. For instance, MeFi feeds show up in my Reader hours later. Many site don't have RSS feeds, or they are full of too much information.
I am trying to come up with something that I can follow twitter hashtags on, follow rss feeds on, something I can follow new posts to askme or projects, etc.
I know about Yahoo Pipes, Netvibes, Alltop. None of those seem to be what I am looking for, unless I'm doing it wrong or perhaps their interfaces are just a pain. I don't want to stay logged into yahoo all day and I could not get the yahoo pipes feed for metafilter to work - in general or on an iGoogle page. I saw feedly but it requires you to give up your gmail password, a dealbreaker.
Ideally it would be something like a private popurls. Small text that links to the articles or posts from the sites I keep visiting and care about.