Shopping Carts for Content II
March 30, 2002
After posting "Shopping Carts for Content" on a IA discussion board, I received a lot of responses that were interesting. The following is a digest of what people (mostly IA's) had to say.
Many project have attempted similar approaches to content access. The closest to what I have described is International Herald Tribune. And yes, it is called "clippings" but still does not offer the ability to email all the "clippings".
Even so, I don't see why paid service sites like the NYTimes couldn't provide this service within their paid areas.
I guess one of the issues may be whether to create this service at a site level or as an independent app not tied to any given site. The International Herald Tribune is an example of the former, and iLOR is an example of the latter. I would advocate the former for the time being, since it allows for the content provider to format the information in the way that is most appropriate for their content (on the assumption that they know their content the best).
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