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TailRank rocks!

The great Burtonator himself commented on my post about unsubscribing and pointed me to TailRank‘s filtering feature.

Basically it allows you to import an OPML file (hi Dave!) and will filter the posts of these feeds according to TailRank’s algorithms. It will let you define how many links a post must have to appear in that filter, depicting some kind of relevancy.

This looks EXACTLY like what I was aiming at – very nice. You can even subscribe to the filter feed.

I’ll check out the mobile version when my 6630 finally arrives.

Oh, and a feature request: can you make that link to my bloglines OPML file dynamic (if I add a blog in Bloglines, I’d like to have it immediately added to my TailRank filter). In that respect: you don’t need my Bloglines user name and password – there’s a simple link like “http://www.bloglines.com/export?id=xxx” to get to the OPML…

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  1. We would like to introduce you to our Megite: What’s happening right now service. It is the newspaper for anyone interested in what’s happening right now by intelligently uncovering the most relevant items from auto discovered news sites and weblogs.

    If you have an OPML file and don’t mind to send to us, we can create a personalized Megite for you too.

    You can check our web site at http://www.megite.com .

  2. We would like to introduce you to our Megite: What's happening right now service. It is the newspaper for anyone interested in what's happening right now by intelligently uncovering the most relevant items from auto discovered news sites and weblogs.

    If you have an OPML file and don't mind to send to us, we can create a personalized Megite for you too.

    You can check our web site at http://www.megite.com .

  3. I tried the “http://www.bloglines.com/export?id=xxx” route and TailRank wouldn’t accept the opml Bloglines spat out, and I’m not giving them my Bloglines login details, so I’ll chalk up TailRank as something for another day.

    I guess it’s down to OPML being a basically unspecified XML-lookalike format…

  4. Hey Jim.

    Could you email me the OPML that you used?

    I would just give TR your credentials. I understand your concern but they’re not cached and discarded as soon as the OPML is fetch from the network.

    There are some issues with copying OPML as sometimes the browser attempt to pretty print the XML.

    Do you have your OPML public on Bloglines? I’m thinking of adding a feature that can import the OPML from just the username if the OPML is public.

    Kevin

  5. Hey Jim.

    Could you email me the OPML that you used?

    I would just give TR your credentials. I understand your concern but they're not cached and discarded as soon as the OPML is fetch from the network.

    There are some issues with copying OPML as sometimes the browser attempt to pretty print the XML.

    Do you have your OPML public on Bloglines? I'm thinking of adding a feature that can import the OPML from just the username if the OPML is public.

    Kevin

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