Google Reader’s Real Value

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Google has announced the end of Google Reader. The tech media breathes a collective “meh,” but they are missing the real tragedy here. There are all sorts of ways to read RSS. Some people read every article in a feed, while others watch it flow by in a river of news. The one thing that… Read more »

Escaping RSS for JSON

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I’ve been working with Dave Winer’s “feedhose” system for the past several days and have run into a problem that will likely face everyone trying to leverage this technology. Since the RSS spec is fairly lenient, things like title and description tags can have all sorts of mark-up in them. (Don’t get me started on… Read more »