End Run Around Partial RSS Feeds

by wonderfullyrich on March 18, 2008

This one’s is for anyone who’s reads their news from blogs or online content more then they do from newspapers. (it’s a bit technical in other words) I’ve become a fairly avid Google Reader fan as it’s a perfect way for me to get the new that is both interesting to me, thought provoking, and puts it all in one place.

I’ll let wikipedia explain an RSS feed.

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content including, but not limited to, blog entries, news headlines, and podcasts.[2] An RSS document (which is called a “feed” or “web feed” [3] or “channel”) contains either a summary of content from an associated web site or the full text. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite web sites in an automated manner that can be piped into special programs or filtered displays.[3]

I’m driving nuts by partial RSS feeds where I am forced to click to read more of the content, which defeated the purpose of me putting aggregating the feed in one place. I’ve found a way around it however. For anyone who likes to read the NY Times, but would like to do it without going to the website all the time here’s your route. http://labs.echoditto.com/fulltextrss has created web based solution around it. Enter the partial RSS feed into the box and after a few seconds out will pop a feed that has the full text. Use this feed link instead of the partial feed, and you now have full use of your RSS aggregator again. YAY!

In other news I’m off to New Orleans tomorrow morning for the week/weekend.  3 of us at FCNL are heading to the Non-Profit Technology Network conference.  Lots to learn, good things to try and change.  Hopefully I’ll have time for a post or two.

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