I’ve been waiting to blog this for a long time! As per the DEMO rules, we have kept FeedHub in stealth mode in advance of launching this week. We’ve actually been in a private alpha for quite some time and the early feedback has been fantastic. Now anyone can try it out!
Introduction to FeedHub
FeedHub helps RSS users who can’t keep up with all of the feeds they subscribe to. Ironically, from our market research, most RSS users started using a feed reader because it would help them stay informed by keeping all their content in one common format. This worked great when they were subscribed to a dozen feeds, but now that they are subscribed to hundreds of feeds - they just can’t keep up.
I understand this feeling first hand from my own experience. I describe the feeling you reach as “RSS Bankruptcy” when you finally acknowledge you can’t catch up with all the content and just mark all unread posts as read.
FeedHub avoids RSS Bankruptcy by helping keep your pulse on all the feeds you can’t keep up with. It filters out the noise and only delivers the signal. This helps you stay informed without being overwhelmed.
It does this all in the feed reader of your choice. You can think of FeedHub as the BASF of Feed Readers, ‘we don’t make the reader you use we make the reader you use smarter!’ Again, this works in the feed reader of your choice. Here is a personalized feed inside of Bloglines:
How do you get started?
If you want to stay informed without being overwhelmed, you can leverage FeedHub in three easy steps:
- Give us your feeds (OPML File) & select the feeds you want us to monitor.
- Subscribe to the personalized feed in your own feed reader.
- Read our individualized feed to stay informed - not overwhelmed!
You can check it right now out by going to www.feedhub.com
Coverage in Blogosphere
We’ve said for some time now that filtering RSS is the next stage in the evolution of information processing. FeedHub is the latest attempt at this. It’s not as integrated into my daily RSS reading experience as I’d like, but what you can do within the FeedHub website just about makes up for that. Also the concept of a meme set is compelling and goes beyond what I’ve seen other RSS filtering products do.
Also Robert Scoble interviewed me under embargo last time I was in San Francisco in advance of the launch. He couldn’t make it to Demo because of their new addition to the Scoble family. Here are the videos (Intro and Demo):
Try It Out!
As I’ve read the early reaction, I’m really fired up! I’m so proud of the amazing job the team has done and it’s nice to see some of the thought leaders validate that effort.
I’d also love your feedback. So please try FeedHub out today and let me know what you think. You can leave comments below, email me your feedback seanammirati at gmail dot com, or leave questions and comments on our GetSatisfaction Page.