• Posts Tagged ‘rss’

    The sad, surprising story of Google Reader.

    by  • July 3, 2013 • Tech • 0 Comments

    It was later that year when a Google colleague challenged Wetherell to construct an Atom parser in Javascript. Atom was yet another XML language, and the dare called on Wetherell to expand on his old passion project. If successful, he would have “something that turns something into something else which could be used to...

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    RIP RSS delivery of Google Alerts

    by  • July 2, 2013 • Tech • 1 Comment

    Wow, I guess I should have seen this coming but I still don’t get it. Google killed Google Reader but it also killed RSS delivery of Google Alerts. Hello, Google? What is the logic behind this short of just trying to kill RSS?

    Here’s what I saw in Feedly this morning:

    Google Alerts - No More RSS 1

    When I got to Google Alerts I say this:

    Google Alerts - No More RSS 2

    I clicked the CHANGE ALL button and now have this:

    Google Alerts - No More RSS 3

    Magazines have finally killed blogs — but in a way you never expected

    by  • March 29, 2013 • Internet • 0 Comments

    RSS Magazineio9 has a very interesting take on the end of Google reader and the differences between open content and siloed content:

    But most people using the web today don’t have a history that stretches back to Usenet in the 1990s. When it comes to reading, their history is informed by two things: if they’re younger, it’s social networks like Facebook and Tumblr; and if they’re older, it’s paper magazines. And RSS is irrelevant to both experiences…

    Information in the world of RSS is not organized into silos that resemble magazines or social networks. And RSS no longer feels like the native land of the new web generation. And by “new web generation” I mean young people entering from Facebook, and older people entering from the world of print. For this generation, Usenet is not a touchstone. And so RSS has no context, and even less meaning to them.

    Read the full article @ io9.com.

    Align RSS Images

    by  • March 22, 2013 • wordpress • 0 Comments

    wordpress logoIf you read this blog via RSS, you may have noticed that the images that I’ve floated to the right on the blog, now actually float to the right in the feed.  (Like that one over there ==>) How did I do that? I stumbled over the Align RSS Images plugin:

    Align RSS Images is a simple plugin that scans your RSS feed and ensures that every image has the correct alignment and margin settings. This is useful if you want the images to appear correctly aligned not just on your site, but also in your RSS feed.

    There is a warning on the WordPress codes page that the plugin hasn’t been updated in more than two years and therefore you may want to avoid installing it. But I, like others I found, think that if the plugin just works, there’s nothing to update so there’s nothing to worry about.

    One feed to rule them all

    by  • March 22, 2013 • Internet • 0 Comments

    imageThis one is for those of us running multi-site WordPress installs. In my case, a co-worker was following each and every RSS feed for each of the participating libraries hosted by Nebraska Libraries on the Web. Trouble is, that’s 50+ feeds and she had to subscribe to a new one every time a new site went live. So, she was looking for a single feed that she could subscribe to which included every post from every site on the system. I looked and found Inpsyde Multisite Feed. Once installed, it adds a “Multisite Feed” item under the Network-level settings. There you can give your new feed a title, description, custom URL, along with some options regarding entries, caching, and the ability to exclude certain sites. Now she has one URL which will send her every post from every blog in the system. (Sorry for the blurring, but I don’t really want to advertise the feed for the general public.)

    Yep, no one used Google Reader

    by  • March 17, 2013 • Internet • 4 Comments

    I was just pointed toward The Old Reader as a possible Google Reader replacement. Although at first glans it doesn’t support folders, which is a must for me, I figure I’ll give it a try. I’ve submitted my OPML file for importation. I wonder how long this is going to take…

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    It’s Not Just Reader – Google Kills Its RSS Subscription Browser Extension, Too

    by  • March 16, 2013 • Internet • 2 Comments

    Has Google got it out for RSS? Oh Google. Thought we wouldn’t notice that you’re trying to kill off not just Google Reader, but also your support and endorsement for the RSS format itself? People have just started noticing that Google’s own RSS Subscription Chrome browser extension has disappeared from the Google Chrome Web Store....

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    Bloglines: 24 hours later

    by  • March 15, 2013 • Internet • 8 Comments

    So, I’ve been running Bloglines instead of Google Reader exclusively for the past 24 hours. Overall it’s getting the job done but there are a few downsides I’ve found so far: The spacebar doesn’t work. When I get to the last new item in a feed, I should be able to press the space...

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