What’s hot with RSS – Steven Cohen
Readers – not much new – Feedly, changes the Google reader experience – enhances, no real “new stuff”. Allows tweeting directly from the reader. Firefox introduced Snowl and it really failed.
Google reader is becoming more popular – he went through some of the features including the Mobile and Most Obscure features in the Trends. Searching feeds is cool – Cohen thinks that Google should get into searching because they are doing a good job with searching through your feeds
What’s going on with RSS these days? Lifestreaming (FriendFeed & Tumblr) – Tumblr’s features allow you to push the info to an URL that you own.
RSS Tools:
• Feed Sidebar in Firefox
• Libworm
• Techmeme
• YouTube – search YouTube*term*.rss
• Twitter Search
• Open Congress – seach by person, bill, issue or whatever and get updates every time something happens
• Justia Dockets
• Justia Case Alerts
• Ebay – 3rd party tool –
• Delicious Tags
• E-Lis
• Google News, Blogs
• Flickr Tags
Page2RSS – get RSS feed of changes for any page – whether they have a feed or not. [ed note – this going into Pipes would make things really easy – no more scraping for data yourself!]
Update Scanner – scans for updates (Firefox extension) on any page and highlights the changes
Staying current – sites he uses to stay current – check the link above
Know who your FOL’s are and do good shit for them.
Showed Firefox extension called ScreenGrab which lets you save part of a page as an image. Next was Cool Iris – lets you open a new browser window easily, next shows

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