Tag Archives: RSS

Google Alerts Drops RSS Delivery Option

By | July 3, 2013

Barry Schwartz of Search Engine Land points out that Google Alerts Drops RSS Delivery Option, which is pretty upsetting. The message says that “Google Reader is no longer available,” and says users need to switch to email alerts. Seems that Google is either just dumping RSS wholesale or that the feed engine that ran the RSS alerts was part… Read More »

The rebirth of RSS?

By | June 29, 2013

This is a column written for the BBC World Service (here’s the show.). Views are my own, and do not represent those of my employer, Thomson Reuters.  I’ve been wrong about a lot of things, but I’ve been particularly wrong about something called RSS. RSS is a simple standard, dreamed up during the halcyon days of the social… Read More »

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 »

Podcast: Ahoy There, Microsoft (BBC)

By | November 18, 2009

How Microsoft loses my trust over Windows Seven, and how it can get it back. A weekly column I recorded for the BBC World Service Business Daily<http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/bizdaily/>. To listen to the podcast, click on the button below. To subscribe, click here </feed/rss>. Loose Wireless 091111 To listen to Business Daily on the radio, tune into BBC World Service… Read More »

How to Use RSS Feeds

By | October 1, 2008

If there’s one thing I get more questions about than anything else, it’s “how do I do the whole RSS thing?” So here’s a cut out and keep guide to how do get up to speed on RSS. First off, a brief introduction (and why you should care.) Feeds are the mainstay of the Web world. They deliver… Read More »