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#1 DaveChild

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:10 AM

I recently put together a list of the various sites whose newsfeeds I subscribe to and added it to my site. I'm hoping as a result, anyone who stumbles across that list will:

1. Get themselves an aggregator and help make this a more mainstream technology. With any luck widespread adoption will lead to a single simple format for syndication, rather than the several incompatible ones in use now.

2. Someone will stumble upon a gem of a blog they hadn't found before and be inspired.

In the interests of sharing, I've added the list here. Does anyone else have any blogs whose feeds they subscribe to, especially in the webmaster field? If so, please do share :)
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[*]Name: A List Apart
Feed: http://www.alistapart.com/rss.xml

[*]Name: Design by Fire
Feed: http://www.designbyfire.com/index.xml

[*]Name: SimpleBits
Feed: http://www.simplebits.com/xml/rss.xml

[*]Name: Digital Web Magazine
Feed: http://www.digital-web.com/dates/rss/

[*]Name: Mezzoblue
Feed: http://www.mezzoblue.com/rss/index.xml

[*]Name: sidesh0w.com
Feed: http://sidesh0w.com/feed/rss2/

[*]Name: SIGNAL VS. NOISE
Feed: http://www.37signals.../index_full.rdf

[*]Name: Mike Davidson
Feed: http://www.mikeindus.../blog/index.xml

[*]Name: What Do I Know
Feed: http://whatdoiknow.org/index.xml

[*]Name: Hicks Design
Feed: http://www.hicksdesi...section=journal

[*]Name: Jeffrey Veen
Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/veen

[*]Name: Airbag
Feed: http://www.airbagind...s.com/index.xml

[*]Name: Authentic Boredom
Feed: http://www.cameronmoll.com/index.rdf

[*]Name: asterisk*
Feed: http://www.7nights.c...erisk/index.xml

[*]Name: Simon Willison's Weblog
Feed: http://simon.incutio...yndicate/rss1.0

[*]Name: textism
Feed: http://www.textism.com/?rss=1

[*]Name: Telerana
Feed: http://telerana.f2o.org/index.rdf

[*]Name: 456 Berea Street
Feed: http://www.456bereastreet.com/feed.rdf

[*]Name: Jeffrey Zeldman
Feed: http://www.zeldman.c...eed/zeldman.xml

[*]Name: noscope
Feed: http://noscope.com/journal/feed/rss2/

[*]Name: Ben Hammersley
Feed: http://www.benhammersley.com/index.rdf

[*]Name: Jason Santa Maria
Feed: http://www.jasonsant...a.com/index.rdf

[*]Name: plasticbag.org
Feed: http://www.plasticbag.org/index.rdf

[*]Name: Dilbert
Feed: http://dwlt.net/tapestry/dilbert.rdf

[*]Name: The Man in Blue
Feed: http://www.themaninb...perspective.xml

[*]Name: Andy Budd
Feed: http://www.andybudd.com/index.rdf

[*]Name: HTML Dog Blog
Feed: http://www.htmldog.com/ptg/index.xml

[*]Name: Open Artifact
Feed: http://blog.openarti....org/feed/rss2/

[*]Name: SuperfluousBanter
Feed: http://superfluousbanter.org/index.xml

[*]Name: Daring Fireball
Feed: http://daringfireball.net/index.xml

[*]Name: kottke.org
Feed: http://www.kottke.org/index.xml

[*]Name: Alazanto
Feed: http://alazanto.org/index.xml

[*]Name: angiemckaig.com
Feed: http://www.angiemckaig.com/index.xml

[*]Name: Blakems.com
Feed: http://www.blakems.com/index.xml

[*]Name: Veerle
Feed: ]http://veerle.duoh.com/index.xml[list]

#2 bragadocchio

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:19 AM

Nice list. I see some that I haven't seen before amongst some very good sites.

Thanks for the list.

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:20 AM

[list]

[*]Name: meyerweb.com
Feed: http://www.meyerweb....ghts/feed/rss2/
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#4 DaveChild

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:23 AM

Thanks Bill. I know your reading list must be massive - any gems you'd care to add?

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:30 AM

I'll come up with some more for you.

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 09:56 AM

I'm (re)starting to be careful with what I add and not. RSS is a convenient way to scan a lot of info, especially if your RSS reader can use filters. But one can hit the info overload soon enough again :-)

Thanks for that excellent list, by the way! Do you use M2 for your feed reading?

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#7 DaveChild

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 09:58 AM

Do you use M2 for your feed reading?


Naturally! I have several filters for RSS stuff too, to make the quantity easy to handle. Haven't ventured into learning filter territory yet with them, but plan to soon.

One problem with M2's aggregation is it doesn't understand Atom. However, there are some good tools out there you can use to convert an Atom feed to an RSS one :)

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Posted 12 July 2004 - 09:36 AM

[list]

[*]Name: Stuff and Nonsense
Feed: http://www.stuffandn...co.uk/index.rdf
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As entertaining as he is clever :)

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Posted 12 July 2004 - 09:59 AM

Adrian, how come that's index.rdf? Normally Opera will open newsfeeds or xml formats. I just see the code for that one. Help!

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Posted 12 July 2004 - 10:14 AM

If you goto Mail --> Newsfeeds and click the New... button Barry, you can add it manually. I don't think Opera will display it in screen properly, rdf is a bit different to rss, though I'm not terribly sure in what ways. Probably means Opera isn't quite sure what to do with it.

Otherwise you could just visit his site at www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk. I've not really looked at the site before, but know of his ability from the Accessify Forums. I think he's a guy who's going to be rising quite quickly in blogging circles, his blogs not been going all that long as it is and you can already see the numbers of comments and therefore interest he's getting.

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Posted 12 July 2004 - 10:14 AM

Greetings. I have been reading this forum for a month or so now and I really enjoy the content.

I see that people have mentioned using the M2 RSS reader, which is associated with the Opera browser. Are there any other RSS readers that people are using (standalone, web-based, or otherwise)? I am interested to start using this technology for the simple reason that I am curious how it will affect the amount of related links that I tend to follow off these websites, which in some cases ends up being more beneficial than the articles I read.

Thanks for all the help you have already provided me.
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Posted 12 July 2004 - 10:22 AM

Ah now I see it. Thanks, Adrian. Clearly someone to check on from time to time.

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 04:25 AM

Scott - there are a few out there. Many people swear by FeedDemon, written by the same guy that wrote Homesite. There's a lot of web-based aggregators and open source ones too. Try to find one that understands both RSS and Atom if you can.

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 08:26 AM

Thanks I'll check out FeedDemon!

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Posted 16 July 2004 - 06:45 AM

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Feed: ]http://lukew.com/ff/rss.asp[list]

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Posted 18 July 2004 - 12:14 AM

Some more (mostly) design/technology sites, with some overlap of Dave's list (and one of Adrian's). Any that are have a "+" sign in front of them.


1. Accessify.com
http://www.accessify.com/default.asp
RSS 0.92 http://uckan.info/rs...s_accessify.php


2. adactio
http://www.adactio.com/journal/
Jeremy Keith
http://www.adactio.c...nal/journal.rss


3. +Airbag
http://www.airbagindustries.com/
Greg Storey
RSS 0.91 http://www.airbagind...s.com/index.xml


4. +A List Apart
http://www.alistapart.com/
RSS 0.91 http://www.alistapart.com/articles.xml
RSS 2.0 http://www.alistapart.com/rss.xml


5. All in the <head>
http://www.allinthehead.com/
Drew McLellan
RSS 0.92 http://www.allintheh...m/rss/index.php
Atom http://www.allintheh.../atom/index.php


6. +And All That Malarky
http://www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/
Andy Clarke
RSS 1.0 http://www.stuffandn...co.uk/index.rdf


7. +Andy Budd blogography
http://www.andybudd.com/
Andy Budd
RSS 1.0 http://www.andybudd.com/index.rdf


8. Anne's Weblog about Markup & Style
http://annevankesteren.nl/
ATOM http://annevankesteren.nl/feeds/weblog


9. +Authentic Boredom
http://www.cameronmoll.com/
Cameron Moll
RSS 2.0 http://www.cameronmoll.com/index.xml


10. A Whole Lotta Nothing
http://a.wholelottanothing.org/
Matt Haughey
RSS 0.91 http://a.wholelottanothing.org/rss.xml
RSS 1.0 http://a.wholelottan...g.org/index.rdf
RSS 2.0 http://a.wholelottan...ng.org/rss2.xml


11. +Asterisk*
http://www.7nights.com/asterisk/
D. Keith Robinson
RSS 2.0 http://www.7nights.c...erisk/index.xml
ATOM 0.3 http://www.7nights.c...terisk/atom.xml


12. Biz Stone, Genius
http://www.bizstone.com/
ATOM http://www.bizstone.com/atom.xml


13. Blackbeltjones/work
http://blackbeltjone...pepad.com/work/
Matt Jones
http://blackbeltjone.../work/index.rdf


14. Boxes and Arrows
http://www.boxesandarrows.com/
RSS 0.91 http://www.boxesanda...s.com/index.xml


15. Box of Chocolates
http://www.boxofchocolates.ca/
Derek Featherstone
RSS 2.0 http://www.boxofchoc...s.ca/feed/rss2/


16. Clagnut
http://www.clagnut.com/
Richard Rutter
RSS 2.0 http://www.clagnut.com/rss/


17. Clay Shirky’s Writings About the Internet
http://shirky.com/
RSS 0.91 http://www.shirky.com/writings/rss.cgi


18. +Digital Web Magazine
http://www.digital-web.com/
RSS 2.0 http://www.digital-web.com/news/rss/


19. Dive Into Mark
http://www.diveintomark.org/
Mark Pilgrim
Atom http://www.diveintom...rg/xml/atom.xml


20. Elegant Hack
http://www.eleganthack.com/blog/
Christina Wodtke
RSS 2.0 http://www.eleganthack.com/index.xml


21. Form Function Emotion
http://www.formfunctionemotion.net/
David Hawdale
ATOM http://www.formfunct...on.net/atom.xml


22. Ftrain
http://ftrain.com/
Paul Ford
RSS 1.0 http://ftrain.com/xml/feed/rss.rdf
RSS 2.0 http://ftrain.com/xml/feed/rss.xml


23. +Hicksdesign
http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/
Jon Hicks
RSS 0.92 http://www.hicksdesi...section=journal
ATOM http://www.hicksdesi...section=journal


24. Infodesign
http://www.informationdesign.org/
RSS 2.0 http://www.informati...n.org/index.xml


25. The Innocent Statement
http://www.wubbleyew...log/default.asp
Phil Baines
RSS 2.0 http://www.wubbleyew...dicate/rss2.asp


26. +Jason Santa Maria
http://www.jasonsantamaria.com/
rdf http://www.jasonsant...a.com/index.rdf


27. +Jeffrey Veen
http://www.veen.com/jeff/
Feedburner XML http://feeds.feedburner.com/veen


28. Jeremy Zawodny's blog
http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/
RSS 2.0 http://jeremy.zawodn...m/blog/rss2.xml


29. Joel on Software
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/
Joel Spolsky
RSS 0.91 http://www.joelonsoftware.com/rss.xml


30. Juicy Studio
http://www.juicystudio.com/
Gez Lemon
RSS 1.0 http://www.juicystud...ge/juicyrdf.xml
RSS 2.0 http://www.juicystud...ge/juicyrss.xml
ATOM http://www.juicystud...e/juicyatom.xml


31. Kalsey Consulting Weblog
http://kalsey.com/blog/
Adam Kalsey
RSS 0.91 http://kalsey.com/rss-full.xml


32. +The Man in Blue
http://www.themaninblue.com/
Cameron Adams
RSS 2.0 http://www.themaninb...perspective.xml


33. The MCU (Making Connections Unit)
http://www.mcu.org.uk/
RSS 0.91 http://www.mcu.org.uk/xmlrss/rss.php


34. meyerweb.com
http://www.meyerweb.com/
Eric Meyer
RSS 0.92 http://www.meyerweb....ughts/feed/rss/
RSS 2.0 http://www.meyerweb....ghts/feed/rss2/


35. +Mezzoblue § design, typography, and the web
http://www.mezzoblue.com/
Dave Shea
RSS 2.0 http://www.mezzoblue.com/rss/2.0/


36. +Mike Davidson
http://www.mikeindustries.com/blog/
RSS 1.0 http://www.mikeindus.../blog/index.rdf
RSS 2.0 http://www.mikeindus.../blog/index.xml
ATOM http://www.mikeindus...m/blog/atom.xml


37. molly.com
http://www.molly.com/
Molly E. Holzschlag
RSS 2.0 http://www.molly.com/feed/rss2/


38. peterme.com
http://www.peterme.com/
Peter Merholz
RSS 1.0 http://www.peterme.com/index.rdf


39. Peter Van Dijck's blog
http://poorbuthappy.com/ease/
RSS 2.0 http://poorbuthappy.com/ease/index.xml


40. phil ringnalda dot com
http://philringnalda.com/
RSS 2.0 http://philringnalda.com/index.xml


41. Rebecca's Pocket
http://www.rebeccablood.net/
Rebecca Blood
Feedburner XML http://feeds.feedbur.../RebeccasPocket


42. ResearchBuzz
http://www.researchbuzz.org/
Tara Calishain
RSS 2.0 http://www.researchb...esearchbuzz.rss


43. Ryan Brill
http://www.themaninb...perspective.xml
RSS 2.0 http://www.ryanbrill.com/xml/rss.xml


44. Seth's Blog
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/
Seth Godin
rdf http://sethgodin.typ..._blog/index.rdf


45. ShaunInman.com
http://www.shauninman.com/
RSS 2.0 http://www.shauninma.../commentary.rdf


46. +Simon Willison's Weblog
http://simon.incutio.com/
RSS 1.0 http://simon.incutio...yndicate/rss1.0


47. +Simplebits
http://www.simplebits.com/
Dan Cederholm
RSS 2.0 http://www.simplebits.com/xml/rss.xml


48. splorp
http://www.splorp.com/splorp/blog/
Grant Hutchinson
RSS 1.0 http://www.splorp.com/blog/rss.xml


49. Slashdot
http://www.slashdot.org/
RSS 1.0 http://slashdot.org/index.rss


50. Stopdesign
http://www.stopdesign.com/
Douglas Bowman
RSS 1.0 http://www.stopdesign.com/
ATOM http://www.stopdesign.com/atom.xml


51. +Superfluousbanter
http://www.superfluousbanter.org/
Dan Rubin and Didier Hilhorst
RSS 0.91 http://superfluousbanter.org/index.xml
RSS 1.0 http://superfluousbanter.org/index.rdf


52. Surfin' Safari
http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/hyatt/
Dave Hyatt
RSS 1.0 http://weblogs.mozil...blogger_rss.xml


53. UI Web
http://www.uiweb.com/
Scott Berkun
RSS 0.91 http://www.uiweb.com/uiweb.xml


54. Unraveled
http://unraveled.com/
Joshua Kaufman
Feedburner XML http://feeds.feedburner.com/unraveled


55. vanderwal.net
http://www.vanderwal.net/random/
Thomas Vander Wal
RSS 0.91 http://www.vanderwal...m/vanderwal.xml


56. The Web Standards Project
http://webstandards.org/buzz/
RSS 2.0 http://webstandards.org/buzz/index.xml


57. Webword
http://webword.com/index.php
Johns S. Rhodes
RSS 0.91 http://webword.com/backend.php


58. +What Do I Know
http://www.whatdoiknow.org/
Todd Dominey
RSS 1.0 http://whatdoiknow.org/index.rdf
RSS 2.0 http://whatdoiknow.org/index.xml


59. Whitespace
http://9rules.com/whitespace/
Paul Scrivens
RSS 2.0 http://9rules.com/whitespace/index.xml

#17 DaveChild

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Posted 18 July 2004 - 06:20 AM

Wow, thanks Bill! An impressive list!

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 08:58 PM

With a tremendous list of blogs like that to read, I'm shocked that Bill has any time to do anything else! :)

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:55 PM

That's the nice thing about RSS, Wayne. Using a reader, or something like bloglines or kinja, can make it a lot easier to visit a lot of sites.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 08:17 AM

I was looking at a couple RSS readers, in particular Sage for FireFox. What I am curious about is what the RSS feeds look like in your particular RSS reader. Part of the reason that I go to these websites is to oogle at the design and functionality they have. Do you ever feel like you are missing something if you just scrape the site for information and leave behind the design?

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 09:05 AM

I think it was Eric Meyer mentioned this a little while ago on his own blog. After using some RSS Readers, he found himself manually visiting the sites anyway, for that kind of reason.

It is odd how we make such a big fuss of site design and branding etc... Only then to start talking about a method of syndicating information independant of of the design.

It would perhaps be nice if you could have a kind of RSS style, a way of having RSS feeds within a reader, utilise a specific stylesheet to display the feed in the sites colour scheme or something.

I do find I miss out a bit by reading plain text feeds in Opera's built in reader. It doesn't seem as engaging. I does however allow me to scan through many different feeds and look at posts that seem more interesting in more detail. Its a bit like a Search Engine result page in that sense. I see the title, a short intro, and based on that I decide whether I want to click on the link and read the rest of it.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 12:41 PM

Good point, Scott.

It is a question of context sometimes. The content without the design isn't always as much fun, or as fascinating. For many, and maybe most sites, I'd rather visit in person. There may even be a few sites I listed above that I like much more for their design than for the content of their blogs. They startle me with the way they present themselves and their ideas.

I like that you have the option of visiting a site, or that you can just look at the latest post. If you're busy, and don't have time clicking through a lot of lnks, the RSS option is really helpful. Having said that, there are a good number of sites that I'll click through to visit after seeing that they have something new.

I enjoy the designs of most of the design sites I visit, but many of the legal blogs I look at use generic templates. So, that doesn't always motivate me to see their pages. But the RSS reader doesn't always show comments either. With some of the legal blogs, the comments are the best parts.

So, truthfully, I tend to use RSS as an index. It tells me what's new, and lets me get a glimpse of a topic.

It's probably a good idea to keep in mind when people are writing blog posts. Make the headline interesting, and try to start off with something that might convince people to visit in person, or at least gives them a good sense of what your post is going to be about.

What RSS does do for me is to let me see many more sites in a day than I otherwise could, and it lets me pick and choose which ones I want to actually visit rather than just view the content of their page.

Adrian's analogy of a search engine result is a good one.

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 07:49 AM

Gutentalk New and Updated Etexts
Feed: http://www.sakoman.net/pg/new.rss

Doc Searls Weblog
http://partners.user...e/docSearls.xml

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 12:53 AM

Bnoopy (written by one of the founders of excite)
blog http://bnoopy.typepad.com/
Feed http://bnoopy.typepa...noopy/index.rdf

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 01:52 PM

Are there any other RSS readers that people are using (standalone, web-based, or otherwise)? I am interested to start using this technology


I too use Opera M2. I also use Bloglines (web based) as a back up, just in case I lose the feed addresses of all the site and blog I subscribe to (happened once!) and have to start all over again. Increasingly, I've started to use Bloglines more and more. I like the way it presents the information (less mouse clicking).

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 11:52 AM

That's one huge quality list you got there Bill!

Would love to see some more of goodies added in the near future :)

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 05:20 AM

Please add them to Share Your OPML

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 07:39 AM

That's a very useful resource, ycc2106. I wasn't aware of OPML before you mentioned it and it has been added to my essential list of places to visit in connection with RSS newsfeeds.

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