I will be doing quite a bit of driving. I would like to listen to smart, interesting, thoughtful people talk about depression, Buddhism, neuroscience, anxiety, brain science, being better humans, rocket surgery, and other stuff, including humor of the not-mean category. [more inside]
posted by theora55
on Nov 20, 2013 -
Once upon a time it was pretty easy to access twitter feeds in an rss reader. But a few months back ( in June I think ) twitter stopped supporting the rss api so now it's not so simple.
What options are available for accessing twitter through rss? In the extended explanation I'll list what I have tried so far.
Thanks. [more inside]
posted by metadave
on Oct 22, 2013 -
I want to track a variety of topics passively using services on the interwebs. Google Alerts, RSS Feeds, and IFTTT are not solving the problem (or rather, I am not sufficiently solving the problem with them). Help me use available services to get to this promised land. [more inside]
posted by milqman
on Oct 8, 2013 -
I would like to create an RSS feed from a Peanuts cartoon web page, specifically http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts
My RSS reader can't find a feed there. Is there a way to get one anyway or "construct" one?
posted by feelinggood
on Oct 6, 2013 -
I am interested in being alerted if and when jailbreaks to iOS 6.1.3/4 and iOS 7 are released, but I have no interest in the daily news about jailbreaks on the legitimate sites like iphonehacks.com or developers' twitter accounts. Is there an RSS feed or email service that will alert me if and only if a legitimate jailbreak is released? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars
on Oct 4, 2013 -
I don't own a Kindle Paperwhite yet but I do read a lot off my rss reader (currently using feedly). In an ideal world I'd be able to read my rss feed on an e-ink screen. Can the Paperwhite do this well? [more inside]
posted by bluelight
on Jul 28, 2013 -
I've been using Feedly as my Reader replacement because it seems to be the closest to what I want, but just like every other Reader replacement it doesn't do "Mark All As Read" correctly. Is there one out there that does? The incorrect behavior is as described here
, but every single RSS reader I've tried has the same behavior. [more inside]
posted by kmz
on Jul 18, 2013 -
I follow over a thousand sites on Google Reader, and am hella disappointed that it's being axed. Is there a final consensus on the best RSS reader to replace Google's?
Specs = Mac / OSX / old Chrome / iPhone 4S. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Jun 16, 2013 -
I'm looking for a Wordpress plugin that includes a post's comments at the end of that post's RSS entry. [more inside]
posted by arielmeadow
on May 28, 2013 -
Why are there such differences in the updates times or frequencies of various RSS clients? Looking for an alternative to the Google, I'm trying out various readers, specifically InoReader and The Old Reader. If I "mark all as read" in both readers at the same time, two hours later The Old Reader will show (actual example) 67 new items, while InoReader shows 44. This is after refreshing both in my browser. [more inside]
posted by feelinggood
on May 17, 2013 -
Google Reader is going away soon. What should I replace it with? Specific requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by grouse
on May 12, 2013 -
I have two specialized blogs in very specific areas (palindromes, Taoism). They do not show up when I do keyword searches in RSS readers such as Feedly, while barely related blogs do (e.g. one by a woman named Hannah with palindrome in the title. How can I get my actually directly-on-topic blogs to appear? [more inside]
posted by msalt
on Mar 19, 2013 -
I'm supposed to use "http://theoldreader.com/feeds/subscribe?url=%s" in the firefox feed handler, but I'm unclear exactly HOW. I know that replacing the "%s" with the url I'm wanting to add works, but I don't know how to get firefox to replace the '%s' with the current url. Adding it as a bookmark doesn't appear to work. Thoughts?
posted by leotrotsky
on Mar 15, 2013 -
Google Reader is being retired
in a few months. What web services (or conceivably software) would you recommend as a replacement?
posted by shenderson
on Mar 13, 2013 -
We are web junkies, the parents are hip but have some issues adopting multi-step tech solutions, can we cut the lessons and just curate their readers? All of them are on flipboard, but rarely add new material, Is there an easy way for me to subscribe them or do I have to make additional google accounts for them and subscribe them that way? What am I not thinking of? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon
on Feb 11, 2013 -
I've used some RSS readers in the past (Google Reader, Feedburner, etc.) but haven't in many years, so I'm unsure of what's out there and what will do what I want. It's pretty simple - I'd like to receive daily emails with the full text of every blog post in the blogs I subscribe to. Ideally it will be a clean, easy-to-read email, and iPhone friendly. Thanks for the help.
posted by rastapasta
on Jan 27, 2013 -
I want this:
1) highlight portion of any website, including embedded youtube, images, text, what have you.
2) click bookmarklet.
Optional step 3) a new window pops up, allowing me to add a note.
4) a subscribeable RSS feed receives a new entry, whose title is a link back to the website in step one, and whose body is the highlighted portion from step one as well as my note.
5) share RSS with friends.
Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by billtron
on Jan 11, 2013 -
The blog title is doubled in the RSS Feed
How do I get rid of the duplicate ?
The blog is going to be a photo only blog, no titles - Is that a contributing factor ?
Is it a bad WP install to blame ?
The WP title ?
Where/how can I edit the blog title in the RSS feed ?
This thing is driving me nuts !
posted by Webbster
on Oct 28, 2012 -
I've been using NetNewsWire on the mac since I helped beta test it prior to its release(11+ years), and need a new place to spend most of my internet time. More than 200 daily read feeds later I need a modern reader that can actually deal with modern flash/java/whatever items without crashing of freezing for minutes at time. Anyone recommend something that runs well on 10.8 and can hookup with my google reader account?
posted by nenequesadilla
on Aug 13, 2012 -
I'm looking for an iOS iPhone RSS reading application that will queue up additions Instapaper or other read later service while offline. Most that I've tried require you to be online, which stinks since I read the news on the subway a lot. I've researched like crazy but most apps or reviews don't give details on this feature in their descriptions so it's hard to know, and I can't buy them all.
There is one, called Byline, but it hasn't been updated in a year and has tons of crashes when in offline mode, which defeats the purpose.
posted by kfs27
on Jul 31, 2012 -
How can I make a sharable aggregate of interesting news and blog articles with a set URL? [more inside]
posted by Telf
on Jun 4, 2012 -
I am reading about 30 student blogs this semester and want to combine them into a single stream that can be read with an RSS client. [more inside]
posted by craniac
on May 24, 2012 -
The title says it all. Is there an iPad Rss/Google Reader app with a passcode lock for privacy? I tried accessing GReader in a third party web browser which has a passcode lock but the website's a bit crappy.
posted by Deor
on Apr 8, 2012 -
I would like to scrape information from an RSS feed into an Excel-readable text file for a completely legal non-copyright violating use. In a better world, I'd have access to the database that generates the feed, but since this ain't a perfect world it appears that scraping is my best bet. Are there tools that will help me automate this, or programming tutorials that will help me figure it out myself (it's been 15 years since I last write any code beyond simple SQL queries)? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Apr 4, 2012 -
Has anyone come up with a good replacement for Google Reader's (now-defunct) "Note in Reader" feature? "Sharing to G+" is NOT THE SAME, and emailing articles is annoying compared to the ease of pressing one tiny little button. [more inside]
posted by ella wren
on Mar 4, 2012 -
Is there an online RSS feed reader, with a Readability-like feature, that takes me straight to formatted text when I click on a news item? No extra clicks on readability or instapaper buttons please. [more inside]
posted by Juso No Thankyou
on Feb 27, 2012 -
Please recommend me a well-designed iPad feed reader that doesn't require Google Reader to use. [more inside]
posted by Georgina
on Feb 24, 2012 -
I want to promote a podcast by auto-posting to social media using the RSS feed. However, the links that post go to my website and not to the individual podcasts. What can I do to make this work? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Feb 8, 2012 -
Question about Wordpress: how to restrict its RSS feed to one post type, using Feedburner or another method? [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz
on Jan 7, 2012 -
Google Reader's social features just went dark. I'm distraught. What are my alternatives? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy
on Oct 31, 2011 -
A couple websites are taking my RSS feed, placing it on their website with their own ads, and of course doing this without permission. This isn't necessarily a bad thing (backlinks, right), but it sure as heck isn't welcome.
I want to send the webmaster a very clear message - taking my stuff without asking is wrong. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul
on Oct 14, 2011 -
I subscribe to too many RSS feeds that publish too many items and I can't take it anymore. Help me pare down to something resembling "essentials." [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento
on Sep 22, 2011 -
Sometimes when I have a more than a week's backlog of unread posts on Google Reader, I notice that it will suddenly forget a couple of days' worth of unread items, annoying me to no end. Has anyone else noticed this and/or has tips for how to prevent this from happening? [more inside]
posted by RyanAdams
on Aug 10, 2011 -
Is there a good way to keep track of everything I am interested in that is updating online? Some kind of huge private dashboard that is customizable. RSS feeds alone aren't getting it done. [more inside]
posted by cashman
on Aug 2, 2011 -
I run a tumblr blog. Every day I post a Lego-related photo or video, mostly culled from Flickr. To facilitate this, I have subscribed to the RSS feed for the "lego" tag, so that I get in my feed reader every image tagged with "lego". This is a lot of images; it's not unusual for me to go through over 500 images a day. [more inside]
posted by Legomancer
on Jun 24, 2011 -