Feedster is starting vertical blogs it calls “Feedpapers” by pulling related topics from related blogs. Not a revolutionary idea, but a good one. Similar in some ways to Google News, and in other ways similar to what Nick Denton and I are doing: niche-/nanopublishing.
Of course, they better get ready to hire a ton of editors because making these valuable will need judgment that only a human can provide.
When you think about what Feedster really does, it lets you listen to the web. A Feedpaper is a sophisticated daily newspaper, a “Feedpaper”, automatically constructed from what people are saying about a subject. We offer a handful of general interest Feedpapers and you or your organization can sign up for a personal Feedpaper (not yet available; coming soon).