Blog Archiving and Metadata

sbraford over at Popdex added a LazyWeb post about looking for a way to index Blog content.

I was thinking that perhaps a way to accomplish this would be to upstream rss feeds into Usenet newsgroups, which then get distributed via NNTP to servers around the world.

I believe the RSS / NNTP convergence is already happening with the likes of nntp//rss and Genecast.

As for historical archiving and searching, Google Groups is ideally suited for this purpose.

(BTW, Google Groups now has posts dating back to 1981. Cool :-)