Saturday, April 16, 2005

Beyond the blogosphere: syndisphere vs. aggresphere

Some people have suggested that we move beyond simply the to something called the , where is the dominant effect, rather than expecting that people will manually visit our blogs. Personally, I'm not sure why we're not talking about an , the world where is the dominant effect. Yes, it's a good thing that I publish or my blogs, but the real bang for the buck comes when people actually subscribe or my content. Maybe it's just a little confusion between these new oddball usages of the old terms syndication and aggregation. I believe that the syndisphere people are in fact focusing on aggregation, but they misunderstand the definitions of the terms. This seems to be a very common problem in the blogosphere.

To summarize, the syndisphere should be the world in which us bloggers do our creative and publishing work, and the aggresphere is the world in which users and aggregators do their aggregation, distribution, subscribing, and viewing (and filtering).

So, you the reader can decide for yourself, which term better describes the way you characterize the world of web feed subscriptions: or .

-- Jack Krupansky


At 7:05 PM EDT , Blogger Jack Krupansky said...

I forgot the other half of aggregator, so we have a choice between aggresphere and gatorsphere.

-- Jack Krupansky


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