We gave a “Web 2.0” presentation to the leadership team of a large organization in Baltimore recently, and one of the questions concerned how to find blogs with relevant content and how to manage reading time. I didn’t know this then – yet managed to provide a seemingly satisfactory answer by suggesting Technorati for researching blogs – but thanks to a blog item from fellow blogger Kami Huyse, I came across a cool new RSS tool called AideRSS.
Among many features, you can ask it to find blogs with relevant content as well as filter blogs you read so only the most popular entries (based on number of comments, Diggs and other indicators) are delivered to your RSS in-box. This makes blog reading more efficient for those of us who have many blogs to track.
I also like it because you can enter the URL of the blog you want to follow and not only will it instantly evaluate the blog, it will allow you to easily sign up to receive its RSS feed. Not a huge deal, but this worked for a blog I was having trouble getting my reader to accept via other sign-up methods. With AideRSS it worked instantly. Worth checking out.