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Microsoft's solution to organize the Web

Listas, a tool developed at Microsoft Live Labs, lets you organize your blogs, RSS feeds, shopping lists, and virtually every data that you come across on the Web.

Listas, a tool developed at Microsoft Live Labs, lets you organize your blogs, RSS feeds, shopping lists, and virtually every data that you come across on the Web.

An excerpt from Technology Review:

"Lists are a fundamental data type across the Web," says Live Labs product manager Alex Daley. "Whether you look at task managers, blogs, RSS, shopping lists, or wish lists, they share a simple, linear list structure. A great deal of the information we produce and consume across the Web is in this structure." Similarly, says Daley, the virtue of Listas is its generality: it allows users to organize data in whatever way they want and begin to tease out trends.

More and more avenues for information are popping all over the Web. From friend lists to shopping lists, users will increasingly feel the necessity for a tool that will provide a one-stop solution for all their related information.

Microsoft's research in this area is a good sign that the operating system and productivity software giant is taking definite strides in enhancing user experience on the Web. But the Listas product is still in the works and no definite date has been announced for its release.

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