Tag Archive for 'rss'

Fever° From Shaun Inman

Shaun Inman launched Fever today, a re-imagined feed reader. The big dif­fer­ence between Fever and other prod­ucts like Google Reader, is that it is designed to help float impor­tant or trend­ing links and dis­cus­sions to the top. So rather than read­ing through hun­dreds of posts to find what’s hot, Fever ana­lyzes all of your feeds, and looks for re-linking and repeat references.

I haven’t yet sprung for a license, (mostly because there isn’t any offline caching so that I can read on the sub­way). But, there is a lovely look­ing iPhone-optimized site, and it looks as thought­fully and lov­ingly designed as his web ana­lyt­ics prod­uct, Mint.

Be sure to watch the video demo, and note that Fever is not a hosted service—you have to install it on your own server.

Prioritizing RSS Feeds

Now that I’m work­ing full-time (more on that soon), I don’t have as much time to loll about and read every­thing that comes into my RSS reader. Rather than unsub­scrib­ing from all of the triv­ial stuff, why not cre­ate a “high pri­or­ity” label in Google Reader, and apply it to the “can’t miss” feeds? Matt Wood explains this strat­egy on 43 Fold­ers:

Noth­ing wrong with keep­ing a long list of other labels, (sports, nyc, pho­tos, etc.), but by adding this new label, it’s easy to pri­or­i­tize the impor­tant feeds. Then, when I get time, I can catch up on Julia and Jakob.

RSS Updates

I’m doing a lit­tle house clean­ing of this site’s RSS feeds. For a while, I was exper­i­ment­ing with splic­ing in del.icio.us and flickr con­tent along side the weblog posts. Kind of like my own tum­blr hyper­blog­ging exper­i­ment, via RSS.

How­ever, after think­ing about it, I’ve decided to limit the main RSS feed to only weblog entries. It just makes sense, since a lot of my del.icio.us and flickr con­tent is chan­nelled into expanded weblog posts any­way. And, Ricky makes a per­sua­sive case against what he calls hyper­blog­ging. So, the default feed is now just what I put through WordPress.

Con­tinue read­ing ‘RSS Updates’

New Feeds

Some new Atom & RSS feeds added today…

First up, by request, I’m offer­ing feeds of my weblog, with­out the Del.icio.us links… (some peo­ple really could care less about my bookmarks):

Also, I added feeds by Cat­e­gory… so, for instance, you could sub­scribe to just entries that I tag as Boston/Cambridge:

  • Syn­di­cate boston/cambridge: ATOM RSS