Looking for a solution to finding the signal you want in the social media noise. Turns out the solution was invented 15 years ago…
Is your site letting the big aggregators know when it publishes? If not, you need PubSubHubub
A little while ago, I was flicking through feeds in Newsrack on my iPad. I chose to share an article via Twitter, in the application. I pressed send – and saw the Tweet pop up immediately in Seesmic Desktop II on my work Dell laptop, which is on a completely different network.
So we'll gloss over that and move on to Dan's second question: How do I manage them?
...I used to go through the various topic-based folders one at a time, but recently I noticed some folders tended to get neglected badly.
... My single worst habit in my feed reading is spawning umpteen tabs with pages I want to comment on, post about or just peruse in more detail. So, to all the bloggers who have written fantastic posts that I've marked to deal with later - and then never come back to: sorry.
Is a blog really a blog, if it isn’t publishing some flavour of feed, be it Atom or RSS?
Or is it merely a web page with some blog-like characteristics?
1. We really need some way to incorporate comments directly into the RSS feed (and no, doing it separately WordPress-style doesn’t cut it).
2. If you have a large number of RSS feeds in your aggregator, they really need to be tended like a garden. The dead wood and decaying flowers need to be trimmed away to let new shoots flourish, and you need to mow the lawn regularly. 1909 items unread does not count as a well-mown RSS lawn.
Today’s entry in the really-not-very-surprising stakes:Google Sets Feedburner Pro Free!
FeedBurner, the Chicago-based feed management startup that was recently acquired by Google, has decided to offer its Pro services for free. Users can now get all the Pro stats and services for free.
Pretty much par for the course with a Google acquisition, but great news for those of us who use Feedburner to monitor our feeds.
Aaaargh. There’s nothing worse that starting to get on top of your RSS backlog, when your reader suddenly starts to refresh and you see your count starting to shoot up again.
I will get there.