I saw yesterday that My Yahoo now has an integrated rss reader, so I tried it out. Can't read Dave Winer or Instapundit, but it seems to do OK with How appealing and the Volokh conspiracy -- until this morning. The most recent post from How appealing that shows up in My Yahoo is this one, from yesterday afternoon, even though Bashman has posted much more since then. Hmmmm...
and yes, I realize I'm a total hypocrite because I've never even looked at my own rss feed, and I'm pretty sure it's broken. In fact, when I try to add it to my my yahoo page, it doesn't even show up. Sad.
Oops, when I delete the blogs that are there, they keep showing up. Which means the module is effectively hosed right now.
It's particularly sad that it can't read Dave Winer, considering he's the guy who pretty much invented rss in the first place. Quick tutorial for everybody out there who isn't a geek like me -- rss is basically just another file format, kinda like html pages you read on the web, but can save to your computer, or .doc word documents. The format is standardized so that anybody can build their own rss reader (in theory). Kinda like anybody could build their own web browser back in the day... umm, slight digression. The thing with rss, though, is that (to the best of my knowledge) it is strictly a text format, so an rss reader, or aggregator as they're usually called, can display information from several different sites at once, as opposed to the web browser, which only shows one page at a time. This has the result of killing the banner advertisement, a development I fully endorse.
Boy, talk about a generic blog. What can I say, I'm not a design guy. My brother says he'll design a template for me if I want...
These are the sites that I read the most:
Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon