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 -
I am trying to set a RSS feed using Microsoft outlook for www.reddit.com/r/programming reddit and hackernews(news.ycombinator.com). Outlook is my mail client to check my office mails. (email server using - POP3)
Bu when I say Subscribe now, it it opens outlook on my windows-PC ,but gives an error as below :-
"Outlook cannot download the RSS content from http://www.reddit.com/rss because of problem connecting to server.
Same error occurs when I tried to subscribe to hackernews(http://news.ycombinator.com/rss as well.
So something to do with Outlook settings or something? This is at office PC which is behind a router/firewall. http://news.ycombinator.com/rss
1.What is the problem here. Do I need to change some setting in outlook for this RSS feed?
2.How can i fix this to see Hackernews RSS feeds using my outlook?
posted by goldenmean
on Jun 6, 2011 -
Service for converting my email list subscriptions to an RSS feed? Referring to emails sent TO
me, not from me. [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline
on Jun 3, 2011 -
I like reading some people's Twitter feeds, but I don't want to join Twitter. I used to be able to subscribe to individual Twitter feeds via RSS, but Twitter doesn't support direct RSS feeds any more
. They recommend "using a 3rd party service." What does this mean? And how can I, a somewhat technologically clueless individual, read individual Twitter feeds on my Google homepage?
posted by That's Numberwang!
on May 12, 2011 -
[Not-wanting-to-reinvent-the-wheel web filter] looking for a particular way of implementing blog posts onto static site. Please hope me save time. RSS question inside. [more inside]
posted by handbanana
on May 5, 2011 -
Please help with RSS/Atom feed suggestions that are both interesting and easily read, in full, via Google Reader's mobile version. [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth
on Apr 21, 2011 -
How do services that create a full-text RSS feed when a site only offers partial feeds actually work
? As example, fulltextrssfeed.com.
posted by Chrysostom
on Apr 8, 2011 -
Need help scheduling a unix task under Mac OS. Probably an easy question for those who understand such things. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack
on Mar 23, 2011 -
I'm looking for a way to have Instagram photos automatically transferred into a Facebook album. I have the Instagram iPhone app upload to Posterous, but I can't find a way to automatically transfer the actual images (rather than links posted to my wall) to a FB album. I'm open to pretty much any solution (app, RSS, etc.)
posted by AONeal79
on Mar 3, 2011 -
Blog Help Filter: I am looking for a way by which I can have an RSS feed (consolidated from various sources and filtered - using Yahoo pipes) end up into a blog as draft posts. I would then edit, delete, modify these entires and post them in real time or at a predefined time.
I am open to most blogging platforms such as:
Does something like this exist for those of us who cannot program?
And, is there a way to do this with twitter? I know I can post on twitter when I update a blog but is the reverse possible? I know it is a weird request.
Any help is much appreciated. Thanks
posted by london302
on Feb 22, 2011 -