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Frankly don't see the benefit
Authored by: stevec on Feb 03, '06 12:39:18PM

Agreed, the only places I have an rss feed to is places that I don't often go to UNLESS there is an update (Job sites, the BSG Blog, Wired, etc.) and it is all in Safari. Having yet another dedicated program to manage RSS feeds seems clumsy and unnecessary. I have Safari and Mail open at all times and as an RSS "reader" will open the full page in my web browser I don't see the point in having things like NetNewsWire and the like. But then my RSS needs are pretty simple, or if you prefer/disagree: simpleminded.



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Frankly don't see the benefit
Authored by: robg on Feb 03, '06 12:42:48PM

I shared your opinions for quite a while. Then the number of sites I wanted to keep up with outstripped my ability to visit those sites regularly.

All the good news readers now open the sites directly in the reader (many use WebKit to do so), so there's no jumping out to Safari unless you want to. The beauty of the RSS reader is that you can just glance at headlines quickly, instead of having to look through a full page or two of stuff that you have no interest in seeing :).

-rob.



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Frankly don't see the benefit
Authored by: galaher on Feb 03, '06 01:38:17PM

Ironically I find that this 'time saver' (rss) has had the effect of making me more distracted. My answer is to look for sites that update less often with a higher (for me) interest ratio. I'm looking for a low noise ratio. The end result is that I love rss but I keep trying to reduce the number of feeds or replace feeds with sites that do the distilling for me.



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