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River2 1.0
By Dave Winer on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 11:32 AM.

I'm not going to make a huge deal about this, but River2, my river-of-news aggregator, turned 1.0 yesterday.  #

To celebrate, I also did a new release of the OPML Editor, the environment that River2 runs in. #

So if you've wanted to operate your own river-of-news, now's a good time to start.  #

Examples of rivers: 1, 2, 3, 4#

A picture named accordianGuy.gifWho would find this interesting: news organizations and journalism schools. Operating a river is a way to automate news gathering in your sphere of interest, your community. And for J-schools, it's a way to give your students a head start on the news system of the future, which will surely operate in this fashion. Imho of course.  #

I would love to get feedback from any news org or J-school that started doing rivers with this software. :-) #

It's available for Mac and Windows. The Mac version is a universal binary, no more need to run Rosetta. The Windows version runs nicely in EC2 for Poets, which means you can operate a river in the cloud if you want.  #

EC2 for Poets also got a refresh a few weeks ago, so it's current and tested, and works nicely.  #

Support is available on the River2 mail list#

If you're an old-time Frontier user wondering what this is all about, we made a site just for you that explains! :-) #

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