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#31 Max Norris

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 00:26

Still use RSS for a few things via Outlook 2010, mostly stuff like Ubuntu's security notices for a couple of my servers, a couple repositories and issue trackers I deal with, things like that. The more "news-ish" stuff I usually see from Twitter, stuff like that (along with weather alerts, etc) are being fed to a Wyse terminal through a program I wrote out of boredom one day, important stuff also gets bounced to my phone/tablets through NMWP7 and PushOver.


#32 Timan

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 00:29

Am I the only person that has never used a "feed" or "reader" on the internet? I honestly am not sure what their purpose is since I never used one. :blush:

I may be showing my old age by saying that, but I just never really got their purpose? I just go to the websites I like to go to, quickly browse through them, and be on my way.

So is it just they congregate all those websites into one feed?


I never use their website, but I use the apps that rely on it. Reeder is open 99% of the time on my Mac, and every bit of news gets read there. Rarely goto websites unless I'm required to or to interact.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 00:29

Am I the only person that has never used a "feed" or "reader" on the internet? I honestly am not sure what their purpose is since I never used one. :blush:

I may be showing my old age by saying that, but I just never really got their purpose? I just go to the websites I like to go to, quickly browse through them, and be on my way.

So is it just they congregate all those websites into one feed?


Sort of. I like them because it gives me an identical interface for all the sites I visit, and I can easily see which ones have been updated. RSS items are usually just a summary of the content too, so I can see at a glance whether or not I care about the story before clicking onward to the site. Most modern readers will also separate read/unread items, so you can see which news items you've not yet read.

#34 Manish

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 00:29

For those using Feedly, don't worry. http://blog.feedly.c.../google-reader/

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 00:35

FeedDemon also syncs up with Google Reader, which is where I have the list of feeds. Guess I'll have to create a backup file now. Such a shame, this is a service that I literally use dozens of times a day.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 00:40

Same here, can't remember the last time I used one. I guess many Neowin users still do, though

yeah I guess it probably falls in the line of most average users (which probably makes up 90% of the internet anymore) don't even know what an RSS feed is

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 00:43

For those using Feedly, don't worry. http://blog.feedly.c.../google-reader/


Thanks, I am a bit more happy now.

For me it's about Read & Unread. That is what RSS does for me, I have all my sites and the stuff they post, I go through and read what I want, go past anything I dont. Mark it as read.

If I can't do that...I come home after a day of working.....how do I know I haven't missed anything?

#38 George P

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 00:57

Good thing I never used it though I do use RSS feeds for I few things. I used to use a desktop app but then I figured since I always have IE open I'll just use it's built in reader and have things pinned to it's toolbar. It works best for me since I can do a single click and see a list of titles for new things and if something in there doesn't interest me I can just click on mark all as read and move on.

#39 Shiranui

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:00

How do I know what I have read or not read, etc...


Memory?

Anyway, on desktop I use the "Rss Live Links" Chrome extension, and on Android I use "Pulse".

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:38

I think Google's announcement just /.'ed, LifeHacker'ed, Neowin'ed, etc. NetVibes & Feedly. NetVibes tells me to wait perpetually, Feedly tells me: "Sorry if the site is slow tonight. We are working with HE to increase the bandwidth. Welcome to all the new users!"

I've been using FeedDemon since before they transitioned to Google Reader. It's in maintenance mode basically with no word yet what the dev is planning.

It looks like Feedly is promising if FeedDemon goes belly up. I've been using Feedly on my Android phone to access my Google Reader feeds anyway.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:48

For those using Feedly, don't worry. http://blog.feedly.c.../google-reader/


Now I can breathe easy.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:05

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:53

Hmm looks like Feedly are open for third party apps to use Normandy. Well that's good. I hope Reeder find's a solution soon, I religiously use that app at home, work, uni and in between.

So is it just they congregate all those websites into one feed?


Personally I have 27 subscriptions and I would probably read around 10% of the articles "feed" to me. The great thing with RSS is that all the news / posts from the websites you'd individually browse, would all be on a single page, whether it be through a web browser directly or a third party app. Mostly, I'd skim the titles and click and read those of interest. If for whatever reason I'm not up to reading said article at that exact moment, I "star" it for later.You can do this on mobile as well, so they synchronise. It's just so convenient, easy to manager and fast. Google Reeder is just the most popular solution.

You really are missing out if you individually browse websites for news / articles of interest, and then having to bookmark individual pages for later reading. Bookmarks don't sync between devices either.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 13:15

Never heard of it, but guessing it's some type of RSS reader? I just use Outlook or IE, but going off RSS, it only takes a second to go to a website...

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 17:31

Hmm looks like Feedly are open for third party apps to use Normandy. Well that's good. I hope Reeder find's a solution soon, I religiously use that app at home, work, uni and in between.



Personally I have 27 subscriptions and I would probably read around 10% of the articles "feed" to me. The great thing with RSS is that all the news / posts from the websites you'd individually browse, would all be on a single page, whether it be through a web browser directly or a third party app. Mostly, I'd skim the titles and click and read those of interest. If for whatever reason I'm not up to reading said article at that exact moment, I "star" it for later.You can do this on mobile as well, so they synchronise. It's just so convenient, easy to manager and fast. Google Reeder is just the most popular solution.

You really are missing out if you individually browse websites for news / articles of interest, and then having to bookmark individual pages for later reading. Bookmarks don't sync between devices either.

My bookmarks do sync? At least on my devices that I use to browse, iPhone, iPad, Macbook.

I get the appeal of them after more explanation, but honestly I think I just am not online as much as a lot of other people are.