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15-03-2012, 07:00 PM
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RSS feed readers

First, a review of RSS readers in general.

These are one of the best tools I've ever used to keep on top of news without completely devouring my life... It just gives me a list of new articles on sites that I watch, and I can quickly skim through the headlines and dive into any articles that seem interesting. I can also keep on top of new comments on my friend's sites without constantly visiting them to keep the conversation going about interesting subjects without getting emails reminding me of threads.

Here's a couple of specific ones that I have used.

Newsblur.com

This one is really impressive, giving you lots of possible views on the posts. You can put it into full post mode, where when you click on the headline it will load the site up in a box so you can read it as the authors intended. You can also view it in traditional format with the RSS message text in a stream to be quickly skimmed. It also lets you give ratings to articles based on the tags on those articles. You can say that everything on this site is low rated and should be usually ignored, except posts on the Playstation 3, which should be normal rated. It allows you to quickly get the news that is most important to you quickly. The downside to newsblur is that it's $1, $2, or $3 per month subscription, paid annually, if you want to track more than about 100 sites.

Google Reader

At this point, there's only a little bit to recommend it. First, it's free. Second, it's the second best RSS feed reader I've used. It still has the quick next/previous, and buttons to share content to other sites. It's really geared now to sharing things with Google+ now though. Still good if you want to watch a lot of sites, but you don't want to pay $12 per year.

I have a number of my sites on RSS.

Main blog: http://socia.arkaic.com/feeds/posts/only/kazriko/
Shared items: http://kazriko.tumblr.com/rss
New unified blog, not yet complete: http://kazriko2.tumblr.com/rss

Comments feeds:

Main blog: http://arkaicsocia.disqus.com/latest.rss
Shared Items: http://kazriko1.disqus.com/latest.rss
New blog: http://kazbolthole.disqus.com/latest.rss


     
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15-03-2012, 09:10 PM
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Re: RSS feed readers

I just use the RSS feed in Apple mail


     
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15-03-2012, 09:52 PM
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Re: RSS feed readers

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I just use the RSS feed in Apple mail
Is it any good? I've rarely used rss feeders that run on my computer because I worry that they won't poll often enough for some of the quick updating sites.


     
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16-03-2012, 02:02 AM
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Re: RSS feed readers

Yeah it's fine


     
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