What RSS do you like... Bloglines, Gator, Google, Yahoo?

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  1. eclipse macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really use them and perhaps I should. :eek:
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Do you mean RSS reader, or RSS creator? I use Google Reader for my RSS management and reading. I can access it anywhere with internet access and it also has an offline mode when I don't have the internet. I create my own RSS files for my own blog.
     
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    The OP listed RSS readers and aggregators - I've used bloglines in the past and it was nice. These days I prefer to simply include feeds into Google's custom home page, works great and I made that my browser home page so it works on all my browsers the same.

    In terms of outbound:

    As to my own blog, I don't have one syndicated, but I hacked a custom solution for one of my phpBB formums to integrate blogs into the forum. These days one can do virtually anything they want to integrate blogs into web sites, portals, forums, social network sites and so forth.

    I use PHP5 and a few classes from phpclasses.org that work well as well as Simple XML for handling all my needs. These days working with XML and RSS 2.0 is very easy.

    -jim
     
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    For an RSS reader, I use NewsGator. I like that my RSS feeds are available and synced between the desktop and iPhone clients.
     
  5. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was mainly speaking as a consumer of information/reader

    ...but thanks so much for all your other comments because it really prompted some further thinking.

    Does anyone have any stats on how people use blogs? My dad was researching something just yesterday that said only 12% or 14% of net users actually bothered using RSS. Most browsers simply browse the old fashioned way. So, if that's the case it brings into question whether or not I use Blogger or Wordpress as my main blog, because Wordpress requires RSS as it has no "email me" function for when I leave a comment on someone's WP blog (and I want to see if they reply).

    This sounds interesting...
    ... but I'm nervous to do it that way... doesn't it mean each tab/window you open has all those WONDERFUL newsfeeds and stories and blog opinions while you're trying to work? I'm naughty, and get a bit distracted while I'm supposed to be working. :rolleyes:
     
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    As the thread starter, I might just join this little aside after saying that I think I'll kick off with your suggestion of Google reader — I got lost trying to get my google home page to function with feeds also.

    BTW —*I just had to write a rant on why Obama is not socialist enough for the world situation. :D
     
  8. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Blaaargh! I've been using the internet for years but RSS makes me feel like a newbie.

    How do I delete my old annoying bloglines account so that every time I click on an RSS it goes to Google Reader? It's an orange RSS... that should just go to my nominated account?

    For some reason Google Reader's layout is making more sense to my over-frazzled neural network, although how much sense is not easy to detect. :eek:
     
  9. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I think that'll depend on what browser you're using. In Firefox when I click on the Feed icon in the location bar it'll take me to a page where I can tell it to add it to my Google Reader account. Not sure if this is what you're talking about though.
     
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  11. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    In Firefox if you go into: Preferences > Applications > Web Feed, then choose what you want.

    Not sure what IT is that you reference.
     
  12. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    IT was Firefox itself asking to be my RSS just when I've kinda got my newbie head around GoogleReader... but thanks to you I've now learned how to set FF to Googlereader.

    Excellent! I thought it might be in Pref/App but the layout didn't look right... so this time I trusted you and panned down to W for Websearch and there it was... when I clicked on the thingy in there it turned into an easy drop button... not as intimidating as it looked!

    Excellent. Today GoogleReader, tomorrow the world! Mwa hwa hwa wa!
     
  13. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I guess it was a long day, I should have picked up on that. That's why I prefer using bold rather than all caps. Glad to hear you got things working.
     
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    Thank you for your help.

    Hey, have our avatars been turned off or is there a problem on the site?
     
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    You need at least 500 posts, even when you've just got that you might need to wait a few hours.
     

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