Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Flocks RSS Feed Folders

At long last I have started updating my website and my world of it blog, which are both well overdue a face lift and a bit of fresh content. As part of the process of deciding what I wanted to do with these spaces, I've been looking at lots of other interesting blogs and
website. Anyway, I decided pretty early on that I might as well add the rss feeds of the ones I found useful to the feeds tab in my browser as i went along. Pretty soon i'd got quite a selection, so I thought i'd better organised into folders to make finding them for a bit easier in the future.

Quite serendipitously, i discovered that flock deals with rss feeds in a really lovely way. If you have a number of feeds organised into a folder, it aggregates them for you. So when you click on a folder, you see all the entries from all of the sources within it sorted by date/time. This makes it really simple to see whats going on within that whole area, of course if you are interested in a specific feed, go can click on that particular feed and get just the data from that feed.

This may seem a really small thing, but like they say small things, please tiny minds, and i guess given the amount of time we all spend online these days, your choice of browser is a pretty personal thing. As far as i can tell explorer, firefox don't do this.

2 comments:

Stephen Davies said...

Being the media junky that I am I'm subscribed to around 250 feeds so a browser wouldn't cut it for me for RSS reading.

I've been using Bloglines (www.bloglines.com) for almost four years now and, to me, no other reader comes close. Not even Google Reader as the mobile version's terrible.

In terms of browsers though I could never switch from my beloved Firefox.

David Coxon said...

good advice steve thanks, i haven't got to the 250 stage yet (with around 50) I actually just signed up to bloglines, for the simple reason that i have several computers and while flock is great on a single machne, it works on a machine by machine basis.

Flock is based on firefox, but has a few social media add ons built in, takes a little longer to load, but works well - give it a try sometime.