Tech question: Can anyone out there point to anything that allows you to create a river of news from an arbitrary list of URLs? For example, Dave Winer has done that with the NY Times — see nytimesriver.com, which I use regularly — and I want to do the same thing for a few other sets of outlets that I track.
I’ve looked at a host of feed mixers, from Yahoo Pipes to Feeddigest, but none worth way I want to — or are without major limitations in terms of formatting or number of items.
Admittedly, I could just grab all the RSS feeds, put them in a feedreader, and then use that as a folder, but for some reason part of my lizard brain wants it as a reverse-sorted web page with brief per-item synopses and sectional breaks. I’ve no idea why.
[Update] Appreciate the comments, but I think some people are misunderstanding the question. In a sense, what vexes me is that it’s so hard to subscribe to a basket of feeds. For example, the WSJ has twenty (or more) RSS feeds, and it is adding to them all the time. I don’t have time to maintain all these subscriptions, let alone doing the same thing a host of other sites. I want “rivers” for the main sites in which I am interested. Make sense?