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By: Barry Hess

Thu, 06 Sep 2007 23:52:35 +0000

So they did. Cripes, what timing!



By: Chris Saad

Thu, 06 Sep 2007 23:45:55 +0000

@Barry - You're in luck - Google Reader just added search ;) @Aaron - Will drop you a line



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Thu, 06 Sep 2007 18:48:48 +0000

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By: Aaron Mentele

Thu, 06 Sep 2007 14:34:05 +0000

We should talk more Chris. We had Feed Rinse set up to output an APML file per the first spec. But the only attributes coming out were explicit item rank. It felt like such a small part of what you were working towards that we didn't roll it out.



By: Barry Hess

Thu, 06 Sep 2007 13:51:25 +0000

What I'd actually like is the ability to search through the items in my reader that I've actually read. If Google could nail this along with a personal content search suite (email, desktop, read items, photos, documents), I'd probably finish my glass of Kool-Aid. Of course, I uninstalled their desktop search months ago due to performance reasons, so there's more hurdles than just indexing my read content.



By: Chris Saad

Thu, 06 Sep 2007 06:24:05 +0000

I think saying that consumer RSS readers are dead is like saying search was dead before Google changed the game. If mainstream feed readers continue to ignore the filtering/ranking needs of their users then another feed reader will find a way to nail the problem and come in to fill the void. We have made our APML generation and feed filtering APIs available for everyone to use and a number of Feed Reader vendors and LifeStream apps are already finding ways to start implementing the API. It's only a matter of time. I think it would be opportune for NewsGator to get involved - we'd be happy to share. Another nifty trick would be (which I know you and I have discussed Aaron) would be for a service like FeedRinse to provide a tidy UI for creating APML and filtering feeds and then offering users a new OPML file with filtered feeds. FeedRinse v2 if you will.