I've given the aggregator a concept of whuffie. I can give any item that has been aggregated a thumbs up or thumbs down, increasing or decreasing the item and site's wuffie. I sort the sites out as I display them by their whuffie. It is a simplistic way of keeping the sites I'm interested in at the top of the list. I'd like to wire in a Bayesian classifier too, and see if that helps me get the items I like to the top.
Yay, an aggregator with whuffie-tech! This is very similar to what I was doing with AmphetaOutlines for AmphetaDesk - when I click on an item from a channel, I increment a counter for that channel. And, when I sort channels for display, I use that count as a factor in the sort.
And, of course, I want to use Bayesian filtering to see what I do want.
What would really be whuffie-riffic about aggregators that support this kind of thumbs-up/down tracking, would be to have some P2P sharing of these decisions to come up with something actually more like whuffie. That is, I would like to see how much right-handed whuffie some item has gotten, and possibly bubblesort up or visually tag items I've yet to read based on that whuffie. Right-handed whuffie being, of course, the accumulation of whuffie an item has be given by authors to whom I've given lots of whuffie. shortname=serval_whuffie_agg