RSSmeme - On Hiatus
RSSmeme is on hiatus. Ad revenue no longer covers the cost of running the service and I don't have time to improve the site.
When I first created RSSmeme there was only one other similar service - ReadBurner. Then Google Reader became social and began recommending popular stories. It does a great job and I recommend anyone who was previously using RSSmeme switch to Reader.
RSSmeme had some neat features that you might not have known about:
- A language filter using the Google Language Detection API
- An API that let you slice and dice feeds
- It could show you only stories shared by your FriendFeed friends
- A FeedBurner flare to embed the number of times and article was shared on your blog
- A leaderboard
One day I hope to port RSSmeme to App Engine. But I just don't have the time right now. On App Engine it could likely run for free. I encourage anyone with some free time to build this themselves. It's an easy project and App Engine is fun to use.
Thanks for using RSSmeme!