Bye Bye to Bloglines

September 11, 2010

I’m a bit sad today to read about the passing of Bloglines, which at one time was my RSS reader of choice. From the owners: Today, let our users know that we will shut down Bloglines on October 1. Not an easy decision, especially considering our loyal and supportive (not to mention patient) user […]

Google News Alerts

August 9, 2003

Google has introduced Google News Alerts, a service that allows you to get email updates when news includes keywords that you specify. It’s a great way to keep up to date with news as it happens – set some up for your company, competitor, industry, etc. Frankly I’ve already been doing this for awhile through […]


August 3, 2003

Feedster bills itself as the search engine for “The Changing Web.” When it first came out I completely agreed with that – I found it amazingly useful for simply and easily finding out what people in the blog world have been writing about recently. In my opinion there is a market for a search engine […]

Backloading Feedster

July 11, 2003

Feedster is a search engine for weblogs. It uses RSS feeds to build an index of what is being blogged about and these days that means a ton of interesting new stuff. I’m still a Google Guy but I’m using Feedster more and more, particularly when I am interested in what people are writing about […]

Great Business Blog Example

July 2, 2003

NewsGator is an RSS aggregator built to plug into Microsoft Outlook. I’ve tried it a couple of times and been impressed with it, certainly it is a leading candidate for any aggregator we would consider using at work since we are an Outlook shop. The makers of the product have released a case study of […]

New RSS Sheriff Coming to Town

May 9, 2003

Via Chris comes word that the creator of my favorite HTML editor, Homesite, and my favorite CSS editor, Topstyle, is working on an RSS aggregator called FeedDemon. I haven’t yet seen an aggregator I would pay for but if history is an indicator I may just be opening up the checkbook to Nick Bradbury again.

RSS Full Feed

April 7, 2003

I’ve been playing with RSS a bit over the last few weeks. This is the first in a series of articles documenting some of the things I’ve run into. I’ve moved to a full article feed instead of just the article excerpt. Once I started using an RSS aggregator I realized how nice full feeds […]