January 31, 2007

RSS fixed...

by Chris Randall

This is only for those of you that can't be bothered to check an actual website, because that way of getting information is apparently not fast enough. It seems the RSS feed for this site was a bit hinky, unbeknownst to me. Elle has given it a thorough going-over, and it even looks good in IE7, I'm given to understand.

Personally, I don't care for RSS. (Yes, I'd like a 10th of the information, and could you please give it to me in a nearly unreadable form? And take out all the pictures while you're at it? Thanks!) But for those of you that use that sort of thing, well, there you go. Feel free to let me know if there's any more problems with it, but be forewarned that I'll care as much as I've cared about every other letter that anyone has sent me regarding the RSS feed. Which is to say "you lost me at hello..."




Jan.31.2007 @ 10:11 PM
I've only started using RSS feeds in the last few months as live bookmarks in Firefox.

There a good way of finding out if a site has been updated without forcing you to become a refresh monkey. Otherwise, out of habit, I use the handy "open all in tabs" feature to check twenty+ sites every half hour or so while at work.


Jan.31.2007 @ 10:15 PM
Adam Schabtach
Yeah, I don't actually read stuff via RSS feeds, but I use a Yahoo Desktop Widget that tells me of new posts on various sites whose feeds I subscribe to, including this one. E.g. when you post something new here, its headline appears; I click that and am brought to the page. Very handy.



Jan.31.2007 @ 10:25 PM
Try visiting 194 sites daily. ; ) That's why I use RSS. It comes to me and I can skip what I'm not interested it. If I see something I want to take the time out to read, I click through to the site itself. It's a beautiful thing.

Feb.01.2007 @ 12:19 AM
Yeah I like the RSS notification. And I get the pictures in Safari, though sometimes the formatting is weird or pics are split in half.

Feb.01.2007 @ 7:47 AM
one word/site: netvibes.com

Feb.01.2007 @ 11:38 AM
rss is great. saves me from all the visual garbage in the right column here. also...

"And take out all the pictures while you're at it?"

flickr doesn't seem to have that problem with their RSS feeds :)

Their syntax is explained here:
link [www.flickr.com]">link [www.flickr.com]


Feb.01.2007 @ 11:48 AM
google.com/reader - excellent rss reader, all the pics, not as wonky as safari, imho.

Feb.01.2007 @ 11:52 AM
D' MacKinnon
I only use RSS feeds for livebookmarks. Since this only grabs the title I have to go to the site to read the article but it's faster than visiting Slashdot 10 times a day.



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