Category Archives: Aggregators

Video Sticky – aggregator


Video aggregator, plus video blog and community

Create your own video channel from any video you find online! Share your video channel using widgets in your blog or website. See who else is watching videos like you.


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Vodpod – video collection

vodpod1 – June 2006 – San Francisco, CA

Vodpod is a web service that lets people collect videos from 1000s of web sites, such as YouTube, and keep them in their own collections on Vodpod.  They can also and share them on their own websites, blogs, and social networks they use by using widgets.

Other can view your  videos and you can search for videos that other have collected – so we have a community here.

As of December 30, 2008, Vodpod members have collected videos from 6239 different video sites.   That’s roughly twice the number of video sites represented on one year ago.

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Newsgator – online news reader

Online RSS

Newsgator is a free, web-based RSS reader to keep up with your interests. Videos, news, sports, music, blogs, business updates, podcasts, funny stories, and technology information will all come to you automatically.

  • Personalize NewsGator Online to get just what you want – from videos to vitamins, finance to fly fishing, technology to toddlers – just pick the news you want.
  • Find news feeds easily – add your favorite web sites, browse through listings from our editors, or search the NewsGator database of over 1.5 million feeds.
  • Easy to use – just pick what you want and the news comes to you.
  • Stay up to date – your stories and videos come to you automatically as they are created.
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     founded by Garrett Camp, Geoff Smith, Justin LaFrance, and Eric Boyd (2001) – San Francisco, CA

     StumbleUpon is a Web browser plugin and internet community that allows its users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos. Web pages are presented when the user clicks the “Stumble!” button on the browser’s toolbar.

    User ratings
    StumbleUpon chooses which new Web page to display based on the user’s ratings of previous pages, ratings by his/her friends, and by the ratings of users with similar interests. It is a recommendation system which uses peer and social-networking principles.Users can rate, or choose not to rate, any Web page with a thumbs up or thumbs down, and clicking the Stumble button resembles “channel-surfing” the Web.

    eBay acquired StumbleUpon in May of 2007 for $75,000,000

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    An  aggregatorcommonly known as a feed reader, RSS reader or news reader  is a software program (such as iTunes) which is installed on your computer or a Web application (such as Bloglines) which aggregates or “pulls in” syndicated web content such as news headlines, blogs, and podcasts in a single location for easy viewing.

     The syndicated content an aggregator will retrieve and interpret is usually supplied in the form of RSS or other XML-formatted data, such as RDF/XML or Atom.

    News Sites as aggregators
    Some websites such as Digg, Reddit, Stumbleupon and Yahoo Buzz which allow users to rate and submit articles function as a news aggregator site because they contain much user submitted data.

    Social Media Aggregators
    Some web applications such a friendfeed function as a social media aggregator. It allows you to access all of your aocial media sites from on e place.


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    founded by these former Google employees:  Bret Taylor, Jim Norris, Paul Buchheit, Sanjeev Singh in Mountainview CA

    Friendfeed is a one stop shop for all your social networking updates and news items. Also refered to as a social network aggregator.

    FriendFeed is a service which, instead of layering a meta-network on top of all your other social networks, will create a news feed incorporating them all much like the facebook news feed. It’s an idea that isn’t too difficult or bothersome for social network users to adopt.

    Users tell the feed which networks they belong to (Facebook, Digg etc) and FriendFeed personalizes your data feed with info from each of the sites.


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