Looking for a solution to finding the signal you want in the social media noise. Turns out the solution was invented 15 years ago…
The demise of Yahoo Pipes might well expose sites that had been - unknowingly - depending on it for years
RSS is not dead, but neither is it a mainstream tool. Instead, its found a comfortable and productive niche.
The RSS reader service Feedly has been under a distributed denial of service attack in an extortion attempt
Google Reader is gone. You have two weeks to download your data before that's wiped, too.
Google Reader dies in 48 hours - have you found a replacement yet?
I need a Google Reader replacement by the end of the month - and I've found it.
The reality of the user-curated magazine is here, done on the fly, from incoming streams. And publishers aren't preparing for this.
The new Google Reader makes its principle reason for being - reading - much, much harder.
Talking of RSS, I note than some more changes have hit everyone’s favourite paywalled enterprise, The Times online.
You’ll still need to cough up to see the full posts, though. And the blogs now have RSS feeds, too (again, here’s Ruth’s, by way of example). They’re not full text feeds, indeed, sometimes they’re not even the whole of the first sentence, but it’s another step towards a more conventional approach to blogging. I wonder if login-protected full text is next for subscribers? It’s certainly technically possible.
As I’ve said before, I don’t agree with a lot of what The Times is doing, but I do admire their willingness to iterate and experiment with the paywall.