RSS, Atom sometimes don’t cut it. “Feeds” for Digg, tech.memeorandum, tailrank and blogniscient are useless.
There are several sites in my news bookmarks folder that I have to visit rather than just reading their feeds. They have feeds, but the feeds are useless.
Feeds from news rank sites are insufficient because you get a flood of entries without being able to discern which entries are ranked higher. When visiting one of these sites, you’ll see a rank metric or ‘important’ items are highlighted in some other way. The same problem exists with news.com and news.google.com. I guess it’s time for a new XML format and a new aggregation feature. Maybe Dave can help? (see TailRank, digg, tech.memeorandum, blogniscient)