well, i’m trying out different news aggregators. there aren’t too many options but i think that the big problem here is that i am trying to make this easy on myself and not wanting to do the (often) hard work of learning something about drupal. i like drupal and it is as powerful as it gets but it can also be a complete and total pain in the ass when it comes to making it do what you want. that is why i have decided as a long term project to learn css and then php. that’s the best way to really become proficient at drupal.
ok, activity stream seems to be a good way to aggregate content on an individual user basis. not helpful for me. that was easy. i believe that feeds is going to be the way to go. but i have to spend some time with it and learn how to make it work properly.