I was playing around with NewsMonster today, and in doing this, I stumbled upon an obvious difference between NewsGator and other aggregators. NewsGator creates an independent object in Outlook for each entry it gets off an RSS feed. The object (an Outlook post object) is no longer tied to the original RSS feed.
This struck me because people have talked in the past about objects “dropping off the RSS feed.” NewsGator has no concept of this, because once an object appears in a feed the first time, NewsGator spawns its own representation of it and doesn’t “need” the feed for anything anymore. So even after it drops off the feed, I still have the item in Outlook.
Do other aggregators work this way?