There are a number of subjects which I don't have a particular interest in, or don't have the time to spend researching, but I would still like to keep up to date on when new information comes up. For example, I have a friend who suffers from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, a condition for which the most popular treatment currently is simply to prescribe lots of pain killers. It occurs to me occasionally to look it up and see if there have been any new developments, but I think it would be great if I could receive updates when they come up, perhaps in an RSSesque fashion. Is there an effective way to receive automatic updates on a subject like this?
RSS News with cache for iPhone? [more inside]
I'd like to set up a 'lifestream' on my website, logging all my online activities automatically and in real-time, similar to Friendfeed but that doesn't require me to be part of someone's idea of the perfect social network. Is this possible and if so, how? [more inside]
I want my blog to aggregate links to video podcasts on a specific topic. I have the subscription information. Can anyone recommend a (free) WordPress plugin that will allow my blog to subscribe to a video podcast and provide my readers with the links to see the videos? [more inside]
Anyone got a pointer on desktop alert software? [more inside]
Wanted, an RSS reader optimized for Craigslist and Kijiji. Willing to program myself, if necessary. [more inside]
Is anyone else who uses Bloglines not able to get their Metafilter feed? Mine hasn't come in for about 5 days now. I've tried deleting the feed and resubscribing... to no avail.
I am attempting to create a Google Gadget that displays RSS feeds on the iGoogle page. The problem that I'm having is that the gadget does not display the RSS in the same way as adding an XML to iGoogle does, there is a different display depending on theme and device. [more inside]
Help me keep my mom from going insane at her work! She has a boring sit-at-the-computer all day job, with crazy coworkers. Her work banned downloading and streaming media, so I helped her pick a simple 2 gig mp3 player. She listens to BBC streams, and I helped her find rss feeds for the relevant podcasts. Now she's all set up with Google Reader and a few feeds, and wants more. Trouble is I don't know what to recommend... [more inside]
Is there a way to update information on a website that has an rss feed and have the feed not show the pages as "updated?" I have a collection of news releases that were inconsistently showing some information. I made them consistent, but the next time I update the rss feed, every news release I did this year will come up as new. Any way to prevent that?
What options do I have for a good web- (preferred) or desktop(Windows)-based RSS reader that has good options for managing older posts within feeds? [more inside]
Why does my new Google Reader account show me old (read) postings when my old one didn't? [more inside]
One of the most obnoxious features of Thunderbird-as-RSS-reader is that when checking feeds it will display "http://feedurl.com/feed.xml is not a valid feed" in the status bar, but there doesn't seem to be any actual log of the broken ones anywhere, nor does there seem to be any way to view the errors as a list. I can export my list of feeds to an OPML file, but the only OPML validators i've been able to find online only tell me if the opml file itself is a valid format, not whether any of the linked-to xml files are either 404-ing or otherwise broken. This leads to me to my followup: 1) Is there any way for Thunderbird to give me a list of feeds it considers to be broken and unretrievable OR 2) is there an online service that can take an opml file and check the links for validity?
Why aren't images showing up in my blog RSS feed? (Drupal CMS question) [more inside]
When watching a tag on Delicious, whether through subscribing on-site or to the tag's RSS feed, I find reading through the deluge of posts quite cumbersome. Is there a way to filter out duplicate links to the same site that have been posted by different users? [more inside]
Looking for an RSS Feed For Meteorological Events [more inside]
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]
How can I get Firefox to stop blocking Google Reader "popups"? [more inside]
Just started FireFox 3, after being a committed Opera fan. I added Sage as a plug-in to manage some dozen RSS feeds. Then, I added Foxmark to sync bookmarks, and suddenly all the Sage feeds in the left pane are gone. They're still in a bookmark folder called "Sage Feeds." I've Googled, and wiki'd, but I dont see how to get them back to the Sage panel where they belong.
Does there exist a web-based tool that tracks open source projects and informs subscribers (by email, RSS etc.) about major developments, e.g. when they release version 1.0? [more inside]
How can I make an RSS feed from someone else's content? [more inside]
I need to be able to automatically identify language (English, Japaneese, Russian, etc ... ) in which a particular blog-post has been written. (lang attribute might or might not be available). [more inside]
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]
How can I filter a feed based on the absence of terms rather than the presence? I've used feed sifter before, but this won't handle terms you want excluded? Specifically, I'd like to set up an rss to Amazon's Gold Box that excludes the terms jewelry, necklace and watch as that would massively cut down the clutter from this feed.
Tips on free/inexpensive RSS community data [more inside]
Syncing between laptops: How can I easily and automatically sync files and documents between two laptops using Bluetooth? Ideally I want to load up one machine in the vicinity of the other and have all my recent data (documents/data/RSS feeds etc.) syncronised with NO hassle. Any good apps out there? [more inside]
How can I operate on individual articles from an RSS feed in Automator? [more inside]
Is there a way to automatically create Google Reader news searches from a long list of topics? [more inside]
What cute/pointless web things are out there where visitors to your page/site generate RSS feed entries simply by visiting? Example inside. [more inside]
I've found myself with a little more time on my hands. I'd like to add a few useful, relevant blogs and podcasts to the ranks of my RSS reader. Any suggestions for me? [more inside]
I'd like set up an RSS feed which offers results of a search from news feeds I've selected. Alternatives to Yahoo Pipes, please. [more inside]
I have a list of a few hundred sites that I need to subscribe to via RSS. I have the URLs, but not the feed URLs. Is there a way to subscribe en masse without knowing the feed URLs? I need a way to automate this as it's something I'll need to do again in the future. [more inside]
How can I automate the news searches that I'm performing on the same subjects day after day after day? [more inside]
Within the RSS feedreader Bloglines, is there a simple method to keep track of which feeds have been most valuable? [more inside]
Can I make an RSS feed of one person's Slashdot comments? [more inside]
Customizable newswire-type site with RSS feeds? [more inside]
How do I set up an RSS feed for a vBulletin forum? [more inside]
How do I get an RSS feed for Peggy Noonan in the WSJ? [more inside]
My site's cron tasks eat up a lot of bandwidth. Can I change the paths from http to local? Or can I move the tasks to my home server? [more inside]
Lately NPR podcasts such as Fresh Air, Wait, Wait..., and All Songs Considered have been acting wonky with multiple files of the same podcast, often incomplete, showing up in my podcatcher. I subscribe via Google Reader and dL files manually to my player, and have tried un- and then resubscribing to the feeds, but to no avail. Is it NPR's problem or an RSS issue on my end? I haven't been able to find any notices regarding service issues on the NPR sites.
Is there a service that will allow me to seamlessly embed a recorded voicemail into an RSS feed? [more inside]
Is there a service that will let you to subscribe to notifications of new artist (music) and/or author (books) releases, but is not spammy?
What is the best rss reader for subscribing to flickr tags on a mac? [more inside]
I don't use iTunes, but many podcast links assume you do. Is there any way to 'decode' the podcast feed from the iTunes link? [more inside]
I'm looking for an online system that allows us to set up a number that people can sms text to from their cell/mobile phones. It needs to work in the USA, and ideally also support RSS feeds of the messages as they come in - or some similar feed - so we can extract the received texts. Failing the live feed, we could make do with an Inbox system and periodically scrape or manually extract the messages out. Also being able to reply to the incoming messages is a bonus but not essential.
How do I attach a favicon to an rss (xml) feed, specifically from Blogger, although if you have more generic information I'll have a look at that too? No more inside – that's the entire question.
Whats the best solution for displaying text and/or rss feed crawls, etc on a TV via a wired or wireless network connection? [more inside]
How do I convert RSS feed timestamps to relative timestamps or "time ago", for example: "12 minutes ago?" [more inside]
How can I get a news feed out of my facebook group and into an external website? [more inside]
I'd like a Flash video player of my video podcast on the web site, and a high-quality (960x540 should work) video file in the podcast feed. I'm currently using WordPress and PodPress to manage the feed and video. But I can see why some people who don't want to install QuickTime might not be able to see the show. [more inside]