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The Cursed Feed(ers)

by Sunil J

The best thing I like about blogs is that they have feeds. There were days when you found a site with interesting content but then forgot all about it because you didn’t bookmark it.
With feeds, whether it is Atom or RSS, you don’t have to go to the site, the content will follow you, wherever you are.

The best thing about feeds is that as long as you have access to say, Google Reader, you can access it even if the original bog is blocked at your workplace, which is how I spend any spare time I get at work.

Sometimes, I come across very interesting blogs, which would mean it would be popular too, only to find that, the blogger has limited the feed to about 250 words. They have valid justification for doing that, people stealing their content, less visitors to their website etc etc.

Then there are those who has a huge RSS feed icon on their webpage. Listen dude, anyone who knows about RSS will know what it is and where to look for, and those who don’t, well, they are not going to click on that icon until you win the Pulitzer.

Then there are those who do not display RSS feed icon at all. For Firefox and IE users, that is fine, but since I am a Google Chrome user, I don’t get the RSS subscription icon on my address bar and I really don’t want an extension just for that. Yes, I can add the address directly to Google Reader, but that is not the point. As Sheldon Cooper from “The Big Bang Theory” said, “I want to watch the Clone Wars movie before I see the Clone  I prefer to be disappointed in the order George Lucas intended.”

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