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How to create a feed for feed-less websites

How can I track changes/updates to a webpage when it doesn't have an rss feed? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Jun 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Easy Google Reader RSS replacement?

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 - 29 answers

Recreate Google's "Share in Reader" bookmarklet

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 - 6 answers

The Great Google Break Up: RSS Edition.

What is a good RSS alternative to Google Reader? [more inside]
posted by itsacover on Nov 19, 2012 - 7 answers

Google Reader: "You don't have permission to view this feed." Why not?

Google Reader seems to be permanently displaying an error message when I first try to access my feeds. To recap the specifics of my problem, here's what caused it to come up in the first place, and what I've done to try and solve it. 1) Imported all of my feeds from another Reader account. 2) Attempted to access my new Reader account, which always results in the "You don't have permission to view this feed." error message. I can then click on "All Items" and access my feeds, but this extra step is really annoying (it's the internet, don't make me click twice ;). 3) Checked to see if the address is "https" and not "http". Yes, it's "https" 4) Tried deleting all of my feeds, starred items, etc, and then subscribing to a brand new one. The problem remains. Anyone know what might be causing this? Can I just delete this Reader account (w/o deleting my Gmail, GPlus, etc.) and start again? Also, yes, I asked this question on Google's forums months ago and haven't received any useful advice there. Probably because Google doesn't really care about its users. Oh, and this is on all browsers and all different computers.
posted by kaboomer on Jan 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Serious Problem with the New Google Reader

Is there a way to post stand-alone websites to the New Google Reader? I used to do it with a tool in my bookmarks toolbar called "Note in Reader", but that no longer works. I simply don't see how to do it. I really like to keep a web-file of my favorite articles. Can I still do it in Google Reader? I hate to go to an alternate source to create a webfile, but if you have a suggestion, and I could consider that too, much as I hate to.
posted by SocialPsiTina on Oct 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Google Reader Diaspora

Google Reader's social features just went dark. I'm distraught. What are my alternatives? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Oct 31, 2011 - 19 answers

Can I trust 3rd-party apps with login info?

Can I trust apps on my computer or phone with email login information? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Jun 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Anyway to remove all stars from starred Google Reader items?

I want to remove all of the stars from my Google Reader starred items, so that I can start from scratch with my starred items. Is there any way to do this without doing it one by one? My searches seem to prove that this is a desired feature but not one that can be done, but I figured if there was a group that could either (a) help or (b) find me a shortcut solution, this would be it.
posted by MCMikeNamara on Nov 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Is there a Greasemonkey script for Google Reader which will make it sort on unread items?

Is there a Greasemonkey script for Google Reader which will make it sort the feeds by unread items with the same functionality as the soon to be defunct Bloglines? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Oct 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Help with Starred Items in Google Reader

Is there a way to sort all of my starred items in Google Reader by the oldest date first? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Aug 26, 2010 - 4 answers

Firefox RSS options

How do I add Google Reader as an RSS subscription option in Firefox 3.6? When I click on an RSS feed icon my only option is Live Bookmarks.
posted by jmf2525 on Mar 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Does an RSS feed reader exist that can save the linked HTML pages locally?

Is there an RSS reader that can follow a feed's links and download html pages for offline reading? [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Nov 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Export starred items, then auto-delete?

How can I export (and mass-delete) all of my starred items in Google Reader? [more inside]
posted by polexxia on Jun 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Why does my new Google Reader account show me old (read) postings when my old one didn't?

Why does my new Google Reader account show me old (read) postings when my old one didn't? [more inside]
posted by alpha_betty on Sep 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me diagnose and treat Google Reader on iGoogle.

Diagnose and treat my iGoogle page. Does anyone know why Google Reader in iGoogle looks like this no matter what browser or machine I view it on? Can it be fixed? [more inside]
posted by joshwebb on Aug 11, 2008 - 4 answers

How to stop Firefox from blocking Google Reader "popups"?

How can I get Firefox to stop blocking Google Reader "popups"? [more inside]
posted by bdk3clash on Aug 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Crafting RSS for Google Reader

How can I make aesthetically pleasing RSS feeds for the readers of my Web site, specifically so that my feed will keep the formatting like a lot of sites do in Google Reader? [more inside]
posted by thebreaks on Jul 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Google reader coming up blank

Google reader started acting funny this morning [more inside]
posted by uncballzer on May 29, 2008 - 5 answers

Google reader popup when hit "mark all as read"; how do I get this to stop?

When did google reader start having a popup in firefox asking "are you sure you want to mark these as read?" and how do I get it to stop? [more inside]
posted by uncballzer on Feb 9, 2008 - 2 answers

I would like to make Google Reader jump through a few hoops ...

A few Google Reader questions, beginning with: I have a few feeds that only of use to me at home: Mac software sites, etc. Is there any way with Google Reader to set things up so that you see (everything but feeds w, x, y, and z) in one view and (feeds w, x, y, and z) in another view? The other two behind the break. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Nov 27, 2007 - 3 answers

Google Reader, it's not so fresh

Why isn't Google Reader refreshing? [more inside]
posted by rtha on Nov 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me Read AskMeFi in Google Reader

Is there a keyboard shortcut that opens a Google reader item in a new firefox tab without shifting the focus (with os x, if that matters)? The list of Google Reader shortcuts is here, and none of them seem to be able to open up an item in a new tab or window without also shifting the focus away from the reader. If this doesn't come standard, does anyone know of a plugin or extension that would add this functionality? Googling turned up nothing. Thanks!
posted by davidstandaford on Aug 3, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me thwart the Man!

How can I get Gmail to show up in Google Reader (not the other way round)? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Jul 12, 2007 - 11 answers

How do I make Google Reader and Del.icio.us work together?

Can I "post" to Del.icio.us from Google Reader? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Mar 27, 2007 - 6 answers

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