Much blogged about elsewhere, suprglu is a tool that allows you to bring a whole bunch of rss feeds onto the same webpage, and the educational potential of it is pretty clear.
Now suprglu doesn’t solve my continuing dilemma of how to conveniently store the important snippets of information that I find on the Web (though I have to say the more I use del.icio.us the more I’m starting to understand the power of it, not so much the social connections but the personal organization standpoint. I just wish I could add more text than it lets me.) However, I think it might be a very easy way to get teachers to begin to understand the power of RSS feeds. It’s one thing to talk about aggregation at Bloglines, but being able to show information coming together in this way, and being able to make it happen so easily makes this a very intriguing tool.
I think this looks promising. I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the potential uses and implications of this new service.
One thing I’m trying to grapple with is the problem of overload (which haunts me on my other services as well…Bloglines, Technorati, etc). I’m trying to imagine my Suprglu page with ALL my feeds coming into it on a daily basis. Now I have this gigantic page with — at minimum — fifty feeds coming into it. That’s quite a gargantuan document.
Is there a way around this? Am I not seeing the use of this technology properly? If I set up a Superglu account and bring all of the experts on My Experts List, aren’t I just setting myself (and potentially, my students) up for overload?
Help me see the proper use of this.