Rivers are very important structures in my 2015 world, as it's shaping up.
They appear on the home pages of Scripting News, Podcatch.com. Subsets of rivers are on every page rendered by Liveblog.
Rivers are not only important here, but they also form the central structures of Twitter and Facebook.
Doing a good job of generating and viewing rivers is a pretty big deal. However, until now my work in this area was not organized. This open source release in an attempt to add organization.
Here's a link to the GitHub repository for riverBrowser.
The readme explains how to call its main routine, httpGetRiver.
I've converted most of my river sites to use the new toolkit, including:
TechBlast (a new site for tech news)
Radio's Rivers (my original collection of rivers)
Rivers are an open format, defined by the spec on riverjs.org.
River4, a Node.js aggregator that's also open source, generates rivers.
The rivers that are integrated in River4 have not yet been updated. I wanted to give the community a chance to review the implementation here, and try it out on their own rivers, before taking a chance on breaking people's installations. So this review is important if you want a relatively breakage-free update.