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Published: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:43:41 -0800

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Recommendations of awesome blogs/websites for my RSS feed.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:43:41 -0800

I've been introduced to the miracle that is an RSS reader and I could do with some suggestions on what are great sources of information/articles. More inside. I enjoy good quality articles/essays/accounts about specific things, like information on the Chernobyl disaster (past or present), Fukushima too. I like pieces written about creatures big and small, for example; the parasitic nature of crypt keeper wasps, the extinction of the Yangtze River dolphin or speculation on how stray Russian dogs that have learnt to use the subway. I also enjoy human interest pieces, but the kind that genuinely are great not weird self indulgent fluff.

Essentially I like snapshots of things, places, people, animals. I like articles to be more detailed rather than a big overview. I don't want vague, I want to learn about a part of a larger picture.

For more context, I like the podcasts Radio Lab and Serial and a site I've just found and love is called Guernica.

So basically I'm after interesting websites or blogs to add to my RSS feed and I'd really appreciate some suggestions.

Feel free to recommend podcasts or anything else you might think I would like. Thank you!!

Accidental blog post + RSS feed = screwed?

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:24:26 -0800

Rant posted on the wrong non-private blog. I deleted the post (which I now know was not good) from the app because my computer was too slow to do it there. I turned off my feed once I was on another computer. How screwed am I that all of the 18 people on my feed got an email about that? I have two blogs. One for private rants and one not so much. I posted a rant on the NSM one and hit post. I realized the moment it posted that it went to the wrong one. I'm not sure how to recover the post and how to delete it from my feed. Any one know how this works?

Looking at my feed stats, not many people are reached by my feed but I don't want this sitting in an email somewhere.

How to grab an RSS feed and format it for a nice looking email

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:46:24 -0800

I'm helping an admin figure out how to grab links from an RSS feed that she can then repackage into an email, along with other content she'll add. What's the best way to do this? Skill level: novice I'm involved with a nonprofit that has an admin who is not particularly skilled with computers. Every month, she sends out an email from the organization that includes a digest - essentially a list - of news items submitted through our website's content management system as a set of headlines and links. This news section has an RSS feed. The CMS doesn't have any way to elegantly grab that feed and create an email from it.

For various reasons, this email needs to come from the organization and not an automated RSS-to-email service (partly because the org adds additional content to the email).

I'd like to help save her the work of simply cutting-and-pasting every headline and link, and instead automate that process somehow.

Does anyone have any recommendations of the best way to do that, either that she could learn easily or that I could set up for her to use? Thanks!

School me on RSS.

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:25:20 -0800

It has, ahem, belatedly come to my attention that I have neglected to engage with what seems to be the cornerstone of Internetlandia for many web travelers: the RSS reader. I am interested in getting in on this party, since I currently rely on the Chrome bookmarks bar and I know I'm leaving lots of stones unturned given the bookmarks bar space constraints. I understand that RSS readers are blog? news? website? thread-within-website? aggregators that enable you to look at everything you want to look at in a feed. That is where my CLEARLY SUPER EXTENSIVE knowledge taps out, and Google search results are clogged with 1. articles decrying the demise of Google Reader and 2. articles about things promising to replicate the Google Reader experience.

So: Why do I want an RSS reader? What do I want in an RSS reader? Is this an in-browser thing, or a client? Are there best practices for setting one up? I've got a Macbook Pro, an iPhone, and an iPad - can I integrate across all three devices?

I feel like I'm stepping out of some sort of intellectual closet here. Help!

Bookmark RSS feed in Firefox

Sat, 05 Mar 2011 09:05:57 -0800

Is there a way to bookmark in bulk every link of an RSS feed in Firefox?

It used to work....(snivel)

Fri, 05 Mar 2010 12:49:19 -0800

My Mac used to be able to get RSS feeds of my Ebay searches with Safari but lately all I get is a list links with photos that never seems to update. Googling doesn't turn up any body having the same issue, so what am I doing wrong? Craigslist and Kijiji search feeds still work fine. When I view a page of search results from Ebay, it doesn't show the usual blue/grey rss feed symbol at the right side of the address bar. I need to scroll down to the orange rss link at the bottom of the page. When I click on it or save it to my menu bar, I get a list with photos but this list isn't a proper feed. It never updates.

I'm running Leopard 10.5.8 and Safari 4.0.4. I had older Ebay feeds bookmarked and they were still working fine.

Also, I like Safari fine for everything else I do, so I'd rather not switch.

Favicons for xml/rss feeds

Wed, 13 Feb 2008 12:25:44 -0800

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.

Rss Feed for new books?

Thu, 23 Feb 2006 08:32:18 -0800

Is there a way to set up a RSS feed to be notified of new and upcoming books for a certain subject area on Amazon?

RSS Implementation Help

Thu, 29 Dec 2005 14:30:19 -0800

Basic RSS question-- I'm trying to add RSS to my site, and since I'm teaching this to myself, I'm confused. I tried to use this template--
I don't understand about the 15 separate items. My blog has more than 15 posts. Do I update the RSS template instead of posting straight from blogger?

RSS Feed for Television Listings?

Mon, 13 Jun 2005 20:28:44 -0800

Does anyone know of a site with an RSS/XML feed for television listings? In particular, I'd love to find one that I could customize to my favorite channels. I'd also like to find something that would give me the day's listings for a particular genre (such all the movies or sporting events on that day). I've found a site that allows you to get feeds for all the day's listings for specific cable channels (a feed for CNN, a feed for TNT, etc.), but the networks are excluded from this, and I'd like to get a feed that would also tell me what's on the regular networks in the evening.

Search, and you shall find... someone else!

Wed, 25 Aug 2004 06:24:03 -0800

What should be done (if anything) about a site that is capitalizing on my site's distinctive name and search engine ranking to popularize itself in a way that is totally unrelated to my site?

I run an RSS feed directory with a distinctive name, reasonably good content, and a decent rank in various search engines. Last night a "watch" application told me that 2 new sites now contain my site's domain name in their URLs.

I took a look at both of these sites, and they are simply embedding my domain name in their URLs so that they have a chance of matching on searches for the name. The actual pages are throwaway filler (as is the entire site).

I'm flattered and insulted.

My site's name is not a trademark (perhaps it should be), and I don't want to draw artificial attention to it by posting a link, and I certainly don't want to link to the offending sites.

Has anyone else had something like this happen to them? What can be done?