Ross Mayfield wants MeMeme, the idea of a social news application that’s not just based on the wisdom of the crowds like Digg or TechMeme, but based on what’s popular with his friends/colleagues/what he reads.
As he mentions in his post, there’s a few different companies working on such a solution, and another that I didn’t see mentioned was Megite. You’ll see in the right sidebar they have a “My Megite” which appears to work like TechMeme except with the RSS feeds you provide to them. I know that Megite has had this feature for quite a while, it’d be interesting to find out if those who have one created find it useful.
Personally I’m not so sure that’s the complete answer for me, as most of the time it’s only a portion of the content in my RSS feeds that really interests me, and what’s “popular” with the blog crowd through their linking (how TechMeme and Megite gauge importance) isn’t always what’s most important to me.
What’s most important to me is what my friends and colleagues KNOW I’ll be interested in. It’s a blog post a co-worker sends me relating to what we’re working on, or an interesting article on a subject I like a friend sends me. But, I’d also still like to go a bit beyond that as my friends and co-workers isn’t quite a big enough social network to find me all the important things I should be reading. I want something that caters to both.