Ino Detelić

I have an idea for a new? type of RSS reader.

Google is killing Google Reader and I have an idea for a new Reader. Hear me out.

1. Instead a centralized service relying on some big entity like Google that might kill it or have hiccups due to heavy usage, have your own server do it for you. So now your server is aggregating your feeds through a CRON set every I don’t know, 5 or 10 minutes.

2. But your feeds are private and you are the one who manages them and checks them as read or unread so now you need a secure login. But if you have a WordPress blog/website, then you already have a secure login to your server (through your wordpress administration panel login), which drives me to:

3. The RSS reader I’m thinking is a WordPress plugin that is your own reader and only you can access it through your WordPress admin UI. You can also share and post some feed links to directly to your wordpress blog, or even your twitter, facebook, etc. And because you’re logging more into your WordPress, it can drive you to post more blog posts which is good.

Posted on March 14th, 2013 under random