Productivity Tips For Avid Blog Readers

Productivity Tips For Avid Blog Readers – lots of good stuff.
I discovered the true power of feedster and rss only a few weeks ago.
I have an interest in a few things:

What I did was grab the XML feed for each of those searches and use Thunderbird to track them.
Now I have a very effective method of finding out who’s talking about me, and about my favourite subjects!
Unfortunately, searching for more generic terms such as “photography” results in too much cruft for it to be useful, and Thunderbird seems to fall down if I try advanced feedster queries.

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

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[…] I use Thunderbird to track several RSS feeds but one thing that annoys me about reading feeds is the problem of recurring links. It’s not surprising that the same links appear time and again but here’s a way to delete those duplicates: The Remove Duplicate Messages extension does just that. It will compare different elements of messages and offer to delete them. It works best with RSS feeds when you select “Compare subject/Compare message body (slow)” in Tools->Extensions->Remove Duplicate Messages->Options. If you use, you’ll notice all the dupes that come through when feedster is down. This’ll get rid of those too! Related Stories (thunderbird, feeds, messages:, duplicates?) […]

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