Posts Tagged ‘RSS’

And the top Google Reader replacement is…

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Posted 14 Jul 2013 — by HarriMac
Category Reviews

Feedly LogoCreative Commons License photo credit: AJC1

Feedly! We’ve been testing Feedly since the July 1 cutoff for Google Reader. So far, we’re impressed. They made a lot of strides to welcome Google Reader users and as a dedicated RSS reader, it beats out Flipboard and Pulse. Sure you can use those two services to view all your items from Google Reader, Feedly offers the layout that is closest to Google Reader and it is available on mobile devices (Android, Amazon Fire, and iOS) and the web. All versions of Feedly are well integrated with each other and you can connect several other web services including Pocket, LinkedIn, Google +, Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, and Pinterest. Better yet? Feedly allows you to customize what page you start on when you open the program, it allows you to choose your layout and, just like Google Reader, it allows you to mark all of your feeds as read at once.

The Perfect FriendFeed Desktop Client

Posted 24 Nov 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlI was looking for a better way to aggregate my social networking than a MyBlogLog widget – and I found FriendFeed.

FriendFeed enables you to keep up-to-date on the web pages, photos, videos and music that your friends and family are sharing. It offers a unique way to discover and discuss information among friends.

The goal of FriendFeed is to make content on the Web more relevant and useful for you by using your existing social network as a tool for discovering interesting information. You get a customized feed made up of the content that your friends shared – from news articles to family photos to interesting links and videos. And your friends get their customized feeds, full of the cool stuff that you’ve shared.

Add a large RSS button to your site

Posted 07 Sep 2007 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger


This is Step #15 in the 101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger.

Add a large RSS subscription button to your site.

“Large” RSS subscription buttons are kind of annoying to me. On some blogs, they fit in and seem to flow well with the theme, but thepinkc’s current theme doesn’t really lend itself to a large 125px by 125px RSS button! I do have a 28px by 28px button in the sidebar, as well as smaller buttons in the sidebar and the footer and at the bottom of every post.

Google Reader now has search!

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Posted 06 Sep 2007 — by Ellie
Category Technology

I just logged on to my Google Reader account, and lo-and-behold — Google Reader now has search!

You can search your feeds in various ways, including individual feeds, started items, shared items, or all items.

Click on me for a larger version!

I guess Bloglines Beta is going to have to come stronger to get me back, now!

What do you think of the new search function? ❓

Read more at: “We found it!” at the Official Google Reader Blog

Sign up for Feedburner: Step #2

Posted 19 Aug 2007 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger

17 Giugno 2009 - FeedBurner conteggia FriendFeed
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This is Step #2 in the 101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger.

Sign up for Feedburner.

I don’t really like Feedburner. It is not as intuitive as I’d like a program like this to be. A lot of people find it useful, but I haven’t quite figured out how to set up all of my categories to all be run through Feedburner. I’m also not sure how my readers would be affected by making a change this late in the game.

Anyone have any ideas?

Subscribing a feed in Google Reader using Firefox

Posted 06 Jul 2007 — by Ellie
Category Technology

With the current version of Firefox, subscribing to a new feed with Google is a little unwieldy. If you have tried to subscribe to a feed by using Google services, you have come across the “Subscribe with Google Homepage/Google Reader” dilemma.

That’s just an extra step that we shouldn’t have to take, especially if we aren’t using Google Homepage to subscribe to feeds.


Open a new tab and type in about:config in the address bar.

Copy and paste browser.contentHandlers.types.2.title into the Filter box. Press enter. The value should be Google Reader. If not, double click and change the name to Google Reader.

Poll: What feed reader do you use?

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Posted 27 Jun 2007 — by Ellie
Category Announcements

Update 7/24/09: Check out “What exactly is RSS?” or the RSS tag archives.