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WireHose Developers Guide


Since an aggregator may collect items from hundreds or thousands of feeds, it's important to let users select the subset of the available content they're interested in. Otherwise, attempting to keep up with all that information would be like drinking from a firehose!

The way personalization is handled in most aggregators is to let users select a collection of feeds they're interested in. The items in these feeds are then presented to the user as a collection of boxes on a page, one per feed, each with a list of the items currently in the feed.

Hello World will go one better than that. Since users will be able to browse through the individual items in the feeds, they'll also be able to personalize access to collections of items, no matter which feed they originated from. In addition, users will be able to easily turn the results of any keyword search into a personalized topic on their page.

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