Team IV is a 2009 RIT New Media Team Project Group focusing on Web Feeds, and we are currently in the middle of one of two academic quarters being spent on this project.
We're in the midst of creating an RSS feed based website that includes a mashup with Twitter, a popular social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. Our goal is to create a different kind of news site, where users' tweets are driving the most popular and talked about stories. Apparently, news gets around even faster on Twitter than it does on any other real news or pop-culture site, because people are tweeting their experiences first hand. We're bringing this phenomenon together with CNN, BBC, YouTube, ESPN, and FailBlog, to name a few.