Tag Archives: Aggregator

Locking Users In the Smart Way

By | July 7, 2011

I was directed to this excellent piece, A Victim Treats His Mugger Right : NPR, via Facebook last night.  And it made me realise how publishers don’t make the most of that kind of referral. There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that nowadays we tend to get more and more of our reading from peer suggestions like this. Navigating News… Read More »

Email Wins Over RSS?

By | September 26, 2006

I’ve been obsessively watching email subscription to my blog via Feedblitz and while we’re talking modest numbers here, it’s great to see people signing up. (It’s on the left hand side of the blog below my smarmy mugshot.) Much more personal somehow, than an RSS subscription. Which doubles the pain when someone unsubscribes. Was it something I said?… Read More »

Staying Productive in Your Underwear

By | May 1, 2006

I’m researching a piece on how to cut back the amount of stuff you have to read, particularly RSS feeds. So I have spent the morning reading blogs related to the tools I’m writing about. In the process, of course, I find more than 20 new blogs that are interesting enough for me to add to the feed… Read More »

Interview With The Guy Behind The Klips

By | June 10, 2005

In today’s Asian Wall Street Journal and in WSJ.com (subscription only, I’m afraid) I talk about widgets — sometimes called dashboards — as an alternative, or addition, to RSS. Here is the transcript of an email/IM interview I did with Allan Wille, president and CEO of Serence, the company behind Klips: The new Folio looks good. what’s the… Read More »

A New Version Of Awasu, The Innovative RSS Reader

By | February 1, 2005

One of the more impressive RSS readers, Awasu, has a new release out —– 2.1 — with some interesting new features: archives feed content. search of your archived content. search agents that constantly monitor your feeds for content of interest. support for podcasting (enclosures) and native support for Atom feeds. Awasu is available in free, advanced and professional… Read More »