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Thursday, August 18, 2005

RSS as an alternative to Continue Reading

In a comment on Wayne's posting Continue reading: Do you like this feature? someone wrote:
I was beginning to be overwhelmed/discouraged trying read and keep up with blogs and comments. After 2-3 days it became impossible to remember the topics or comments. This new way allows me to quickly scan topics and see if further comments have been made on previous topics. For someone like me who is very busy 12-16 hours a day, this saves me time on such an important issue.
Well, this seems to me the kind of situation which RSS and similar feeds are designed to address. I knew little about RSS until I read a pointer about it in a posting on this blog. But I soon discovered that RSS is supported by the excellent free browser Firefox, as well as by specialist products like RSS Reader. In Firefox, you simply need to go to this blog and then click on a logo which appears at the bottom right of the screen, and you immediately have a dynamic set of bookmarks pointing directly to each recent posting.

But, sadly, this doesn't tell you about recent comments.


At Thu Aug 18, 10:58:00 AM, Anonymous Graham Doel said...

Good blogging software provides a RSS feed for the comments as well. Wordpress does. I follow many sets of comments through my feed reader (

At Thu Aug 18, 12:59:00 PM, Blogger Tim said...

Oh, how I wish that feature were universal, Blogger does not seem to offer it!


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