Andrew Keyes on 30 Nov 2008 21:30:05 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] RSS readers and Googling locally

This summer, I was on a similar quest.  After I tried a number of 
various ones, I settled on Google Reader.  The major reasons I settled 
on it included the ability to have my feeds (and read status) on any 
computer (work, home, laptop), and its integration with other services 
that I already used.  If you choose to use it, I highly recommend the 
"Better GReader" Firefox addon.

Google Reader allows you to star posts, which gives them a higher 
ranking when you search past posts, and gives you the opportunity to 
list just the stared ones.  You can also tag the feeds with as many tags 
as you like.


jeff wrote:
> I used to use this killer RSS reader under [a different OS] that did
> everything but buy me chocolate.  Since I don't use that OS much
> anymore, I forget the name (RSS Bandit?).
> By comparison, most of the native RSS readers suck, to use a technical
> term.  It might also be what I'm used to that's skewing my perception
> (moreso than normal).
> The only one I like so far is Akregator.  It's a bit difficult to
> describe what I want but I suspect I would like a more robust back end
> (contrary to my real-life leanings).
> Akregator will allow one to tag a post IMPORTANT.  I'd like to be able
> to assign my own tags (and more than one).  Perhaps to do some more
> flexible management of content. [that's back end, right?]
> Does anybody know of one that will do this?
> The second item on our hit parade is a device/appliance/software to
> crawl the corporate intranet and provide a Google-like service.  Google
> has signaled their willingness to *sell* us an appliance for this but I
> don't exactly trust that particular vendor.
> Unfortunately I don't know what this is called.  I did some searches
> under content/knowledge management and came up dizzy.  Some of that
> software looked like it required its own team to implement and run.
> In terms of ease of use, is there any hope for an open source solution
> or am I better off just letting them go Google?
> Thanks.
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