Federico Viticci, in response to my article from last Friday where I wrote some ideas about the future of “news aggregation”:

My primary concern is that a feature such as the one envisioned by Shawn — which I’d love, by the way — would require a tremendous amount of scale, data, analysis, time, and, ultimately, resources, which I’m not sure an independently developed feed reader could ever have (or pull off properly).

He’s right. The companies I used as parallel real-life examples my “news aggregation” service were Pandora, Netflix, and Amazon. These are huge companies with vast resources and enormous user bases to aggregate and analyze their data.

Heavy Resources Required