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RSS and Atom in Action: Web 2.0 Building Blocks by Dave Johnson

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Chapter 11. Creating a group blog via aggregation

Create an aggregated group blog to make it easier for readers to follow blogs on one topic or to bring together an online community.

As the number of blogs grows, it becomes more and more difficult for readers to find and follow the ones that cover topics of interest to them. That’s what inspired Mike Cannon Brookes, CTO of Atlassian Software, to create Javablogs.com in 2002. Initially, Javablogs.com started as a web page that listed blogs about Java. Mike maintained this list by hand and would add any Java blogger who asked to be included. As Java developers discovered blogs and started searching for kindred spirits, they found Mike’s list an invaluable resource.

Eventually, Mike and his ...

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