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Feed me, Seymour! --Good RSS feeds?
« on: September 29, 2014, 02:17:41 PM »
>Brad: On computer, nothing beats NewsNow.co.uk, their sources are extensive and I have about 20 favorite topics bookmarked.

Here's what I currently have in the hopper.   Some are redundant, one or two are too local, but you'll see most of the big names in feeds.

aljazeera.com
arstechnica.com
bbc.com
bgr.com
bloombergview.com
boingboing.net
buzzfeed.com
charlotteobserver.com
cnet.com
cnn.com
digg.com
engadget.com
extremetech.com
fastcoexist.com
dilbert.com
flowingdata.com
foxnews.com
gawker.com
geek.com
gigaom.com
gizmag.com
gizmodo.com
guardian.co.uk
hamptonroads.com
huffingtonpost.com
instructables.com
journalnow.com
makeuseof.com
makezine.com
mashable.com
neatorama.com
newrepublic.com
news-record.com
news.google.com
newser.com
newsobserver.com
npr.org
pinboard.in
psfk.com
recode.net
reddit.com
redferret.net
rssfeeds.citizen-times.com
sciencedaily.com
slashdot.org
slashdot.org
starnewsonline.com
techcrunch.com
technologyreview.com
theverge.com
weather.gov
wired.com
wral.com
xkcd.com

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Re: Feed me, Seymour! --Good RSS feeds?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 02:24:14 PM »
and here are some that I plan to review. Not sure if some of them even have a feed, they just caught my eye.

bigstory.ap.org
businessinsider.com
csmonitor.com
dailydot.com
digitaljournal.com
forbes.com
inhabitat.com
latimes.com
nationalgeographic.com
pcworld.com
phys.org
popsci.com
reuters.com
rt.com/usa
scientificamerican.com
seattlepi.com
slate.com
techdirt.com
theatlantic.com
thinkprogress.org
time.com
vice.com/en_us
washingtonpost.com
zdnet.com

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Re: Feed me, Seymour! --Good RSS feeds?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 02:33:25 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 05:14:14 PM »
>Forbes
Forbes has been good for me.  Some good analysis articles.


I like:
Softpedia - great for news of all OSes but particularly Linux
Crackberry
Phonedog
Laughing Squid
DW (Deutche Welle)
AFP

>RT
The broadcast version I get on MHZ TV has pretty much turned into Russian propaganda.

Will add more as I remember them.


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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2014, 05:29:36 PM »
>Russian propaganda

Yeah, that was being outted on reddit fairly regularly. Putin must've put the squeeze on RT.  But Putin hasn't met my filters yet.

Speaking of which, though I like having Aljazeera as an outside-the-us-news source, I don't think they've had but one or two articles make it past the gauntlet.  On feeds like that, at some point I'll have to make a decision as to whether they're worth bothering with.


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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2014, 06:14:58 PM »
>Feed me, Seymour

That reference is almost 30 years old, and I got it.  Crap.

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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2014, 06:58:23 PM »
>Al jazeera

Unfortunately, if you filter out war stuff, you filter most of AJ.

There has to be an English language Japanese daily, if I had time I'd look.  I rely on NHK TV news for my objective Asia/Pacific news but that won't do for reading.


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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2014, 07:25:47 PM »
thelocal.se

>war stuff

Realistically, if a story is big enough --and you're reading via 50+ sources-- it leaks around  the edges a bit.  And I still go out and look at the retail news sites just to keep grounded.   

Reddit has become a surprisingly good general news feed with the filters applied. I hardly recognize it, hhh.

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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2014, 08:56:07 PM »
The local.*

Consider adding them all. (We need to keep an eye on the Vikings.)

Plus they have Italy, Austria and more.

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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2014, 01:10:43 PM »
>>The local.*
>Consider adding them all

I added them all. Disappointing output so far --maybe weekdays will be better. If not, I'll assign them to the 'on demand' category for casual reading.

Currently at 200+ feeds from 70+ sources after another culling. It's feeling like I've maxxed out due to diminishing returns.

Now I'm bored. The filters are unflinchingly efficient. Even expanding my sources by a factor of 6-8, I've reduced time spent by more than 50%.

BTW, filtered reddit has become one of the best feeds for quality articles ---who'd a thunk that?

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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2014, 12:13:54 AM »
>>bored

Now figure out a way to market it: librarians, news junkies, reputation managers, corporations all could benefit.  You cash in.

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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2014, 01:34:22 PM »
>filtered reddit has become one of the best feeds for quality articles ---who'd a thunk that?

Still holding true.  I keep thinking of this when I see mention of a reddit IPO

As for new feeds, the best source as been personalized G News.  I've picked up 4 to add to the review list in as many days.

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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2014, 05:54:16 PM »
I notice Bing news search still lets you set up an RSS feed for a given search term.

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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2014, 12:18:54 PM »
>Bing

Good to know should I need to deep-track an event.  I thought Gnews did that, too, but apparently not.  A quick look only turned up the ability to create alerts.

My problem now is culling out sources that tend to be generally redundant and/or full of fluff articles.  I moved Reuters from 'daily' to 'on demand' reading, for instance, because AP & UPI covered everything.

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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2014, 04:32:52 PM »
I duplicate a lot with AP, Reuters and BBC, while AP is good it usually has a shallow American slant to world news, Reuters might be the same but they often will have one or two sentences that change the spin a bit.  BBC puts most US sources to shame on World events and they are not so tied in with The Man.