Monday, January 30, 2006

Help, I'm Drowning in Feeds

Help, I'm Drowning in Feeds

These days, whenever a VC asks me what problem needs to be solved, I refer to the issue of feed overload. There is too much data, coming in way too quickly. And other people agree.

The problem is, I think this is a tough nut to crack.

Most of my own thought experiments in this area rely on using some sort of filtering to prioritize. However, these filtering solutions are likely to result in preference being given to the most popular "buzz" topics. And my contention is that the value in consuming feeds is in finding information most others don't have.

Do any of you bright entrepreneurs out there have a good solution?

1 comment:

TK said...

One company I know of that is in this genre is :http://www.feeddigest.com/

Not exactly what you are speaking of, but it is working towards your solution.