Web Standards Planet
September 20, 2004 at 5:30 PM
In what seems to be a feed of feeds Roger Johansson points out Web Standards Planet. It is a site designed to connect Web standards related bloggers, and web standards related sites within one website. Simular to how Information Design and Usability Views work. As far as I can tell Web Standards Planet is pulling RSS feeds from all major web standards ezines and blogs and reposting them on their site. Which makes it a good alternative solution to a feedreader or sites like Blo.gs and del.icio.us. [from 456 Berea Street]
I guess the essential difference here is, that as a RSS feeds aggregator, WSP uses automated feeds as its source channels without any human intervention, selection or rework. Another example of this kind is Planet HCI and its planetarium. InfoDesign and UsaViews still have this human filtering link in the info chain, which leads to no duplicate entries in the same site, no RSS display code errors, and most importantly a person with solid tacit knowledge doing the editorial work. This last difference especially will beat any feed aggregator in the end as far as the quality and relevance of entries goes.
Peter: Don't get me wrong here, I don;t think there is anything wrong with human intervention for such resource sites... in fact, I kind of like seeing the commentary rather than just the link (blogrolls) or just someone elses post (feed of feeds)... the more commentary the better, and probably, I am willing to bet, more people will return.
Is the server down? I keep getting "the server w3planet.info can not be found" (Firefox on OSX)
Greetings Actually Web Standards Planet tries to connect Web standards related bloggers, and web standards related sites within one website.