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Next Episode: RSS Got Questions?

by Veronica Belmont-20381073359499778927797251280312 / August 22, 2006 8:22 AM PDT

Think RD20 will be on RSS. Got any questions? Post 'em here.

Also I'd love to hear what RSS readers folks use.

-Tom

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RSS reader + question.
by udayan71 / August 22, 2006 9:14 AM PDT

I use Safari's built-in RSS newsreader, before that I found Firefox fiendishly hard to work out.

What is the fundamental difference between RSS and Atom?

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Readers I Use
by AndyInTN / August 23, 2006 3:58 AM PDT

For the del.icio.us feeds that I browse everyday I use Firefox's built in live-bookmark's tool.

For subscribing to blog feeds I use Thunderbird. I use to use RSS Bandit but Thunderbird lets me keep email and news in one application. When I was using RSS Bandit, I'd always forget to open it.

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Reader+Question+contribution to the show
by thepodcasticator / August 23, 2006 4:54 AM PDT

I use the Flock Browsers built in RSS reader.
I want to create an RSS feed without bandwidth bills or XML writing, does feedburner fit the bill?
I would recommend the FLock browser as "a safari for windows", its basically firefox with some extra bells n whistles. Its RSS reader is almost (perhaps better) than safari's and is perfect for building your own virtual "news compiler" i can build a frontpage, almost like an RSS newspaper!

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RSS + Questions
by cars4less201 / August 23, 2006 6:38 AM PDT
RSS
I'm trying to use Flock, but my problem is that it crashes all the time. I don't really know why, but almost everytime I try to add a RSS for some brazilian site there it crashes.

Questions
1. I use feedburner to publicize my site on RSS, is that the best way to do it?

2. How can I select what is going on the RSS? I noticed that on Flock some websites only send the link to the RSS, and others have the full version of the article. Why is that?

3. I also wanted to know a good software for it. That could update automatically for me.

4. Why are you using Veronica's login?


Note to Tom
Tom, I think you have found the perfect formula for the Real Deal. Helping everybody out in a way that everyone can understand, thanks a lot. Good luck with the podcast.
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Why I was Veronica in this post
by acedtect / August 23, 2006 2:35 PM PDT
In reply to: RSS + Questions

I was in the studio when I posted and I keep forgetting she's logged in on the studio computer. LOL.

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(NT) (NT) or so he says...
by udayan71 / August 24, 2006 12:15 AM PDT
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Updating RSS
by acedtect / August 23, 2006 2:38 PM PDT
In reply to: RSS + Questions

Thanks for the compliments. Feedburner is great for publishing RSS. Make sure it's pinging technorati and other blog services if you're interested in publicity.

As to question number 3 - "I also wanted to know a good software for it. That could update automatically for me." Do you mean software that reads feeds you subscribe to, or software that publishes your own feed?

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Well... +1 Question
by cars4less201 / August 23, 2006 5:37 PM PDT
In reply to: Updating RSS

I was talking about a software that reads feeds. I think that Blogger (or Feedburner) publishes it automatically for me.

One More Question (can't believe I forgot this one)
Is there a way I can access all my RSS feeds online? So if I'm on the go, I can check all of it without having to check each website.

I think you guys mentioned it once on the BOL, but I'm not that sure.

Thanks again. Wink

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maybe I'm just too old
by beelissa / August 24, 2006 9:21 AM PDT

Tom, you must be close to my age, you recognized the send-it-to-Zoom song even though Molly and Veronica didn't. I'm probably older than you, though. But anyway, all this web 2.0 stuff confuses me and this is one of them.

I use Firefox, and I've dragged a bunch of RSS feed links into a folder that's in my bookmarks, and I browse from there. I thought about downloading a reader, but I already have unread MAIL in my INBOX of my MAIL reader. If I get a reader, won't it download the RSS messages -- that's what I want to know, do they take up space like email, and sit there waiting to be read and piling up if I don't have time and making me feel like I have one more thing I have to do? The folder in Firefox seems to work for me, I can check it when I have time, and when I don't have time, it's not piling up a stack of unread stories to torment me.

So, do I understand how this works, or not? Or have I not even explained it well enough for you to answer?

Thanks! I find your shows very helpful.

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Rafe Needleman will join me on this ep
by acedtect / August 29, 2006 3:32 AM PDT

We'll try to get to all the questions. Thanks! Keep 'em coming.

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