January 05, 2005

Dumpster Diving OPML Feeds

Susan Mernit just told me about how she was diving for feeds in other people's OPML files, in Bloglines, and came across two sets she really likes, so she copied a few feeds, but then realized that a lot of the feeds seemed similar to her own. Then she looked at who was dumpster diving her feeds, and those two were on the list. One turned out to be a Russian programmer, and the other was from Brazil. Small world.

Kinda reminds me of Napster's old playlists, where you would find a couple cool songs in a speedy download, look over the rest of someone's collection and then pull down a few more... only to find back on your current transfers page that they had done the same to you.. and were currently downloading things. This of course, was back before Napster was outlawed.

Posted by Mary Hodder at January 5, 2005 01:02 AM | TrackBack

And Dave Winers' Share Your OPML[1] has a "People Like Me"[2] service that is pretty cool...

[1] http://feeds.scripting.com/
[2] http://feeds.scripting.com/peopleLike

Posted by: joe at January 5, 2005 11:34 AM