What are the real world scenarios for Feed Library?
Feed Library is a software product that we announced on June 8th.
“Feed Library creates a flexible web based structure to showcase Feeds, Reading Lists and Podcasts to employees in your company, or members of your organization. It will be the ’store’ where users can browse and search for recommendations of content to read with their Aggregators. And, here’s the important point: these are recommendations by people in your organization for people in your organization.” (from BlogBridge Library announcement)
We envision two major scenarios for FL, internal (inside the firewall) and public (outside the firewall.) The basic mission for FL remains the same, but each scenario has some specific characteristics to consider.
Scenario 1: A company or organization who wants to get their users into taking advantage of the world of blog and feed content out there. It would like to offer them a nicely organized set of feeds and reading lists so they don’t have to chase around to find the good stuff. Typically this would be inside the firewall because the customer considers this information confidential.
Scenario 2: The organization wants to provide such a directory or library publicly, for example a non profit, a newspaper, a small business. Again they would be interested if they needed a way to show off a fairly large set of feeds, reading lists and podcasts in a nicely searchable and browsable web site (or section of their web site.)
Note: We provide just the software to do this, the customer would typically be providing the content. We will run on just about any server that can host a web site.