Really Simple Syndication: “What is a ‘River of News’ style aggregator?” This is the way I read news too. It’s odd that so few aggregators work this way, given how much more work the Outlook-style aggregators are. It takes a little bit of psychic letting-go, but you really don’t need to manage and mark each post that comes in. A well-designed aggregator will give you all the cues your smart brain needs. Let it flow.