How Content Aggregators Change Navigation and Control of Content
I wrote about that a year ago, but can’t find the post right now.
By then, i was using Netnewswire for the first time. ‘Woah, that dude brings me fresh content directly in, i get notified of new stuff and have a preview of what this new content is. Isn’t that cool for lazy ass like me!?’
This lasted for several minutes, ’till the designer in me started to wonder… ‘What the hell is gonna happen then? If this is now working with content posted on blogs (this was in march 04 – news aggregator now push much more types of content and many websites use aggregated content) how is it gonna be in 12 months from now?’ Right on, corporate websites will want to benefit from aggregated content ‘caus users will ask for it – and what about the homepage and the navigation structure? How are we gonna guide users to the content they are (we want them to be) looking for?
I do not have a clue if you really wanna know. But we’ll have to change the way we work, the way we build websites – again.