The Licensing Plate

New aggregation blog covering, “rights, clearances, ip news & resources.”

Nice design, and certainly an important topic.

I’m seeing more and more of these aggregation blogs (not a new concept; just seems people are catching on to how easy they are to set up, and how they can be decent traffic generators). I worry that if they are basically automated (not saying that The Licensing Plate is or isn’tupdate: Happily, as you can see from the comment, TLP is not an aggregator, but rather its content is carefully curated; right on!), you sort of have a glorified RSS reader masquerading as a blog. Blogs, imho, succeed or fail based on personal point of view, not aggregation. Of course, filtering is a form of point of view expression, and if that’s what TLP is doing…good on ya.

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  1. TLP’s avatar

    As the creator of TLP I just wanted to drop you a note with a little background. TLP is actually not an RSS reader masquerading as a blog. I do find articles by reading a little over 600 RSS feeds daily, but none of the articles are posted without me reviewing them first for relevancy of content.

    There are a few licensing sites out there that are clearly pulling in automated feeds. My personal thought is that those sites miss a lot of the interesting articles as not everything that is written fits into some pre-existing search criteria.

    It would certainly make my life a lot easier if I could automate the process.

    Unfortunately, sometimes there is just no substitute for putting in the hours!

    Thanks for the kind words.

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  2. George’s avatar

    Thanks for the clarification. I’ve edited the post.

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