Today World-renowned digital agency Great Works together with development house Geekboys announced the public release of Collected.info – an Internet service found at www.collected.info – enabling users to collect all their feeds of inter- est, in one place. The service makes it easy for users to collect themselves, their interests or to discover their friend’s and other users’ interests. The service collects any blog, Youtube, Flickr, Twitter, podcast or other RSS feed.
Today, almost everything on the Internet produces constant streams of content. News websites, corporate websites, personal blogs, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, podcasts and such. The new Swedish startup web service Collected.info help people navigate the streams by letting them gather the feeds in to collections where they can get an easy overview, share them with friends or even export the newly generated feed.
“We were thinking about the fact that the web is becoming more ‘live’ – a lot of stuff happening at a lot of places at the same time. It’s hard to keep track of it all. We also thought about all the digital droppings your social media sites produces. And when trying to come up with something to handle these things, we came up with Collected.info”, says David Sundin, one of the founders.
With Collected.info people can create collections around their interests (i.e. mac.collected.info) or explore friend’s or other users collections around the interest. The service also lets people gather all their online footprints in one place by easily collecting their feeds from their blog, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr (i.e. davidsundin.collected.info). Another way to use Collected.info is for users to collect their friends, colleagues or classmates (i.e. tedsfriends.collected.info).
Collected.info is also great for for companies or organizations that wants to gather their feeds in to one place giving their audiences an overall look of the company’s or organization’s activities. Companies can also use the tool internally for gathering what people are saying about them, their products or their field in social media by combining blog searches, Twitter searches and more. An example of this is volvo.collected.info.
The service can also be used as a social RSS reader with built in filtering and discovery features.
Well known early adopters:
Amongst the first beta testers of Collected.info we find these three luminaries, who all found different ways to use the service:
TEDster architect, Magnus Larsson – architecture.collected.info
London-based architect Magnus Larsson, most known for giving a TED Talk on his award-winning Dune scheme at this summer's TED conference in Oxford, UK, as well as presenting at several Pecha Kucha events, made a collection of architecture blogs at architecture.collected.info. Larsson comments: "Collected.Info allows me to keep track of all the feeds I need to stay updated on a wide range of topics, from websites dedicated to scripted architecture through to the latest technology blogs. I look forward to seeing the Collected community grow into a micro universe of amateur cartogra- phers busying themselves with mapping unchartered territories and presenting them as subscription shortcuts to the wonders and marvels of the Internet." He adds: "I begin and end my day with Collected.info."
Hollywood actor and TV host, Ashton Kutcher – nfl.collected.info
Hollywood actor and TV host Ashton Kutcher spent some time collecting all the NFL players on Twitter in to the collection nfltweets.collected.info. He has also made a collection with some favorite feeds such as his and his wife Demi Moore's Twitter feed. Kutcher then used the built in Twitter functionality to tell all his over 4,000,000 followers about the stuff he did using the new service.
Founder of the Favourite Website Awards, Rob Ford – fwa.collected.info
Rob Ford is the founder of the digital advertising award Favourite Website Awards, one of the 70 most bookmarked sites on the web (according to delicious). The FWA Network have collected all past winners twitter feeds at fwa.collected.info. "For quite some time we at FWA have been wanting to somehow aggregate some of our top winner's twitter feeds. Someone showed me Collected and it was an immediate bullseye! Within minutes I had set up a feed with over 70 of our winner's twitter streams. We are even considering using the RSS from our list on Collected as the news feed on our upcoming new site. It's a very simple yet clever idea and one that has been needed for a long time!", says Rob Ford.
Featured examples on how to use Collected.info:
gadgets.collected.info – All influential gadget and tech blogs combined.
internettech.collected.info – All the Internet and technology news you need.
bacon.collected.info – All the latest news and events happening around thin slices of pig.
comedians.collected.info – All the most popular comedians blogs and Twitter feeds in one place.
mynewcar.collected.info – People who just bought a new car and shows it off with a picture on Twitter.
obama.collected.info – Everything Obama!
Collected.info was founded by serial entrepreneurs David Sundin, Ted Persson and Andreas Thorstensson together with top-ranked digital agency Great Works.
Collected c/o Great Works Drottninggatan 89 Stockholm, 11360
High resolution press images are available at www.collected.info/press
Collected.info – an Internet service found at www.collected.info – enabling users to collect all their feeds of inter- est, in one place. The service makes it easy for users to collect themselves, their interests or to discover their friend’s and other users’ interests. The service collects any blog, Youtube, Flickr, Twitter, podcast or other RSS feed.