Thinking out loud again:
I need a way to search only the sites I subscribe to...
This is doable now. With a standard subscription format I could point a Google API client at my list of subscriptions. Then the client could search each site...
I don't merely want a backlink - I want that blog entry to appear in my aggregator. And not just that entry, but probably the next several too. While at the moment, this is just wishful thinking at this point. But it seems obvious to me that blogrolls and subscriptions are vital enough elements in the blogging experience that there should be more tools to help manage these resources.
I should be able to define a few parameters, like the optimal number of entries I would like to see in my aggregator per day, and "the system" would discover other news sources and segregate them into sites that I have to visit and sites that I have to be subscribed to. Ultimately, subscriptions should decay unless reinforced by additional links, at which point the source can be replaced with another one that is now more relevant.
By doing nothing more than occasionally linking to articles I find interesting and writing down my thoughts, the system would learn about my interests and would be able to suggest further reading.
Exactly!!! Thatís what I was thinking about here. Thatís why Iím so exited about Mark's bookmarklets. Now there is a chance that most weblogs will get a link element. The rest wonít come until that happens.
Thundercat may get RSS link support.8:13:40 AM
Thanks to Mark the link element should take off now. And once it is ubiquitous, everyone can start playing connect the dots.8:03:51 AM