I need to design a rss aggregator for a news website. The users can
search by different types of content, and we'll provide them with a
set of feeds to choose from.
Once they choose, we were thinking of displaying the feeds in boxes,
I like netvibes. It provides me with an immersive reading experience.
I can choose between text mode (and it looks nice, unlike Google Reader)
and the actual website. The articles open up in a window that has a list on
left with all the articles in that feed.
Google reader is more user-centric than content-centric. You know
what I mean: I can view friends' feeds easily, I can quickly share and star
my articles... but I can't see all my titles in one glance.
I think it's about the features that stand out. Google services user sharing
netvibes goes for content first.
Our project is both a news aggregator and a community portal, so both
approaches seem to fit. It would seem that the content would dominate,
but we also want to let users discover more content (hence the feed