Radio's Multi-Author Weblog Tool

Following up on Dave’s post, I read about how the multi-author weblog tool uses RSS feeds to aggregate multi-author content. Cooool:

Everyone in the group writes with their own copy of Radio and publishes their weblog in both HTML and RSS. One of the editors takes responsibility for running the Multi-Author Weblog Tool, which joins all the individual feeds into a single weblog. This person is the webmaster of the multi-authored weblog.

Each hour when the news aggregator scans for new posts, any new items appearing in your author’s feeds are automatically posted to the webmaster’s weblog.

If you’re the webmaster, it’s important that you leave Radio running with the news aggregator enabled, at least during the hours when your authors will be writing new posts, since Radio can only update the weblog when the news aggregator scans for new items.