I recall removing the Links Manager from WordPress back in 2012 amidst snickers about how old school and old fashioned blogrolls were in the age of social media.
I like the idea of graduating the old sidebar blogroll to a Following page. I started experimenting in that direction. I’m playing with feedbase.io, currently. Here’s my feedbase blogroll—heavy on education, neurodiversity, the social model of disability, and tech ethics.
I’m watching the space with interest. I see both educators and tech workers talking about the possibilities of subscribing to dynamic blogrolls.
So the first step is to fill the database with feeds, and give people a way to subscribe and unsubscribe. To accept OPML files as input too. And to publish a list of subscriptions that is dynamic, that other apps will in turn subscribe to. I’m working with the developers of two new RSS reader apps that will hook into this feed database.
- A Following Page (aka some significant updates to my Blogroll)
- RSS Readers Are Due for a Comeback: Feedly, The Old Reader, Inoreader | WIRED
- Feed reader developers — here’s an easy way to differentiate your service and have your users love you even more
- 📓 A Custom OPML Request of Blogs associated with Primary Education and Leadership – Read Write Collect
- Scripting News: A database of feeds
- Scripting News: Here comes feedBase!
- Scripting News: First feedBase demo