I’m jonesing for some software. I want to cluster/thread/map the blog posts I read and share (via Google Reader).
There are gems in there, including posts that I didn’t have a chance to read thoroughly at the time. There are also gem topics: explorations that gel through related posts across many authors across many months. I want to read them again, by theme rather than post date. I want to use the results to blog, and to pull into my research background sections, and to remind myself about what others are thinking.
I could try to retrieve related posts via full-text or tag searches, but that isn’t what I’m looking for. I want an automatic map of all the things that I star and share: what topics are they covering? Computer, you tell me.
I could repurpose some of the software designed to do this for research articles or email threads, or I could hack up some of my own… but I’m betting there is an RSS-reading, blog-clustering, topic-mapping engine out there somewhere, ready to use.