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River4 is an RSS aggregator written by Dave Winer. The project is written in node.js and open source[1]. In contrast to other styles of feed reader, it produces a "River of News" characterized by[2]:


  • entries have a title, summary, and link.
  • rivers group articles from the same source together
  • no "unread" counts, just a vertically arranged list of feeds sorted reverse chronologically

River4 stores data on the user's local system or on Amazon S3, decoupling the reader web app from the server/datastore. Another feature of River4 is that multiple rivers, or groups of RSS feeds, can be presented on the same web site through a tab interface.

The specification for the river format is at RiverJS.org

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