As time passes, we read more news and subscribe to more feeds to keep ourselves
up-to-date. And it is an emerging fact that reading news is not like reading your
emails. While you may get 20 emails a day, 400 news posts in one day can be seen
as a very reasonable number.
Even though, you might have 20 subscribed feeds today, a week or month later
it will most likely be doubled since you explore new feeds and websites on the way.
At that point, news aggregators help you manage that content. They monitor those
feeds and retrieve new posts. It is like using an email client to manage multiple
A Good News Aggregator
What previous section tells us is that news aggregators help users in two ways.
First, they help us subscribe to more feeds, which means that we can monitor more
sources at one time. Secondly, we can manage high number of posts published thru
those subscribed feeds by automating most of the actions we have to do.
Based on that, a good news aggregator should be able to handle both factors. That is,
it should be able to maintain large number of feeds, as well as posts without
getting into performance related drawbacks, such as slow access to stored content.
It should also provide necessary features to ease that overload.
Other than maintainability, its user interface should also be efficient and
effective enough to show or allow user to interact with more feeds and posts
at the same time so that user can read more news in a short time.
Of course, apart from these two factors, news aggregator should also possess
user friendly look, stability, and robostness in order to enhance the experience.
Future only brings more feeds to subscribe to, hence more news to read. And Newzie
will provide more neat and unique features to help you handle that overload. Our
goal is to make Newzie handle 1000 feeds as easy as handling 50 feeds.
Note that 1000 feeds may produce as much as 1000 posts a day, which is a very
high number considering the average but that is what we plan to increase.
Other than retrieving/aggregating and then reading that content, there is one
more step in the conceptual information cycle of the Internet, which is to
Future versions of Newzie will complete this conceptual information cycle.
With every major release of Newzie, we will provide more interesting and
unique features to be used in every stage of this information cycle.