TroppoSphere is a project I’ve been working on for quite a long while on and off. It’s intended as a feed reader for people who don’t want to use a feed reader! A gateway to a world of news and expert opinion and analysis for those with feedreader phobia.
I suspect there are quite a lot of casual blog readers who would like to check out a wider range of blogs, but can’t be bothered learning how to install or use a feed reader (or don’t even know what one is).
Essentially I’ve created a “hard-wired” online feed reader here at Club Troppo, featuring carefully selected news feeds along with feeds from the best or most popular Australian and some international blogs in a wide range of categories. The blogs whose feeds I’ve included here are those most commonly featured in Missing Link editions. In my judgment they fairly consistently publish interesting posts, at least as judged by the Missing Link editorial team.
Feedback is welcome. I’m happy to add additional feeds to those already featured here, but there are limits imposed by the need to ensure that the pages load in a reasonable time. Accordingly at this stage I have limited the selections to 5-7 blogs or news sources in each category, with each subscription displaying extracts from the most recent 5 stories in the case of blogs and 10 in the case of news outlets.
- Australia – centrist blogs
- Australia – left-leaning blogs
- Australia – left-leaning blogs (2)
- Australia – right-leaning blogs
- Australia – polling
- International – political blogs