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Old 04-12-2005   #1
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How many of you use blogs/rss as your main source of news?

I've stopped visiting news sites because of my rss feeder. Helps me sort through the news faster and I'm updated as things change online.

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Old 04-12-2005   #2
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RSS Newsfeeds - the only way to go

I only found this new thread via my Bloglines service since there are very few websites I now visit. I also have only a very small number of e-mail newsletters and seek every opportunity to replace them with RSS feeds. I have 238 newsfeeds I now monitor through Bloglines covering a whole gamut of different interests. Items of interest to be read later get 'clipped' within my Bloglines account. Or I may bookmark a web page for later review in a temporary folder.

I'm probably now aware of 5 times as many news items as I used to be aware of but read only one fifth of even the summaries of news items now. So it's probably less time than I used to spend but covering the ground in a much more effective way.
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Old 04-12-2005   #3
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I am doing the same, bwelford. RSS feeds/aggregators are my filters on outside information - I only get what I want and I get more of it.

Instead of spending my time filtering through information, I can spend that time reading through more feeds.
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Old 04-12-2005   #4
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RSS readers have changed my life. (need a smiley that is teary eyed). It really has made me more efficient.
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Old 04-13-2005   #5
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RSS beats email and browsing. You can digest a huge amount of information, from trusted sources, in no time flat.

Quite frankly, if a news/views site doesn't have a feed, it is off-radar for good.
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Old 04-13-2005   #6
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With the huge amount of information that I want to track and how easy it is with an RSS reader, I am now getting most of my news through the reader. That being said, I am surprised both at how complete some information is just from the RSS and on the other hand how muddled it can get.
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I like how much faster RSS readers are... but I also think that sometimes in being too efficient we may lose a bit. like not get as deep of an understanding because we are trying to read so much so fast.
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Is there a way to automatically create rss feeds from a blogger hosted blog?

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Old 06-21-2005   #9
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I've been using Pluck.com's free application and simply can't say enough good things about it. The simplicity of adding new feeds is great too. RSS has definitely had an impact on my life. Being able to sift through the junk more easier and "regurgitated stories" are some of the beauty's of RSS readers.
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Is there a way to automatically create rss feeds from a blogger hosted blog?

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Normally if you just enter atom.xml after your account url you will get your feed.
There is an option to turn this feature on within your account.
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Old 08-30-2005   #11
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Does RSS Really "Broadcast"

In the Search Day email today it states that:

"Content published in an RSS feed is typically set up to send out notifications whenever new material is available."

My understanding is that the RSS reader comes to check the feed and reads the time stamp of the latest change. If the time stamp has changed since the reader last came, it downloads the new items. Else, it leaves unchanged. Is there a way that it actually notifies subscribers of new items?
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Well you can set your feed to automatically ping the information out to others but its not really requesting the aggregator to come and fetch the material.
You have pinging services like ping-o-matic, Pingoat, Feed Shark King Ping that will help people know that your feed has been updated.
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Yes, "RSS feed" is a misnomer

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In the Search Day email today it states that:

"Content published in an RSS feed is typically set up to send out notifications whenever new material is available."

My understanding is that the RSS reader comes to check the feed and reads the time stamp of the latest change. If the time stamp has changed since the reader last came, it downloads the new items. Else, it leaves unchanged. Is there a way that it actually notifies subscribers of new items?
I had the same reaction that you did. RSS doesn't send out anything - aggregators reach out and grab the information.
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