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With RSS feeds popping up everywhere, I start observing my habits in using them in NetNewsWire. There are some obvious likes and dislikes for me.

This much about the RSS feeds. While making this up, I also struggled a bit with NetNewsWire. While I said that I was no less than impressed with the program's aggregator, that assessment may have been premature. Things I observed on slightly 'harder' useage:

April 8, 2003, 2:28


Comment by Scott Johnson: User icon

Well said. I tossed a link up to this from the Feedster / Fuzzy blog and recommended that if you’re writing an aggregator then you really should read this. Thanks.

April 9, 2003, 3:02

Comment by ssp: User icon

I just wrote down my own preferences for reading feeds and didn’t intend to generate a set of ‘rules’. What I wrote isn’t based on any ‘research’ other than observing my own habits.

On the other hand, I am of course delighted if people find these remarks useful. Also, it may increase my chance to see more feeds/aggregators I like in the future. Cheers.

April 9, 2003, 11:24

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