Free Republic RSS feeds in the future?

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Free Republic RSS feeds in the future?


Posted on 10/17/2006 3:17:15 AM PDT by quesney

Is there any chance that FreeRepublic will offer RSS feeds in the future? It would make it a lot easier to keep up with the flow of the many interesting posts on this Forum.


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posted on 10/17/2006 3:17:16 AM PDT
by quesney

To: quesney

We’ve had quite a while! 🙂

To: quesney

I meant to say, we’ve had RSS feeds for quite a while.
A year or so maybe.
(Need more coffee!)

To: quesney

posted on 10/17/2006 3:24:27 AM PDT
by MikeJ

To: MaryFromMichigan

posted on 10/17/2006 3:24:42 AM PDT
by Jezebelle
(Our tax dollars are paying the ACLU to sue the Christ out of us.)

To: Jezebelle

To: quesney

What RSS reader program are you all using? I’m using Pluck but not really happy with it.

To: quesney

It would make it a lot easier to keep up with the flow of the many interesting posts on this Forum.

Please explain…

To: MikeJ

Just add .rss to the end of any index’s address.

To: Getsmart64


Very nice, but with about 75 incoming feeds it begins to take up a lot of memory.

posted on 10/17/2006 3:54:47 AM PDT
by angkor

To: Getsmart64

I use Firefox’s extension “Sage.” Perfect–if you want a small reader.

posted on 10/17/2006 4:15:14 AM PDT
by Clara Lou
(Proud mom of a USMC enlistee.)

To: Jezebelle

RSS is a way for a website to “syndicate” the titles and first few sentances (or summary sentances) of their content. It is short for “Really Simple Syndication”.

How is this useful? Just think (back in the old days, when papers were good) how newspapers use syndication: they aggregate various syndicated columnists or comics together in one place, for the enjoyment and convienence of the reader.

The same holds true of RSS feeds. You can use it simply to look at the latest headlines from FR, or you can aggregate a number of feeds – like combine an FR feed with a good technology news feed, and add in a good business news feed – to create a stream of newsbriefs that meet your information needs.

Another cool thing: if you own a Mac, OS X 10.4 has a screensaver that displays an RSS stream in a really cool way – the streams of articles are lined up, and swirl around, and then one article is momentarily focused on, before the stream swirls around again. Here are pictures of it displaying the FR newsfeed:

It’s amazing eye-candy, so it certainly catches the eye of passer-bys -and thus does a good job showing how FR keeps you informed!

posted on 10/17/2006 4:17:20 AM PDT
by Yossarian
(Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity.)

To: Jezebelle

Here’s a screen snap.

To: angkor

Yep…Pluck really bogs down my memory…to the point after using it I normally have to reboot….

To: Yossarian

Now you’ve done it. Microsoft will push the release data of Vista back another 18 months, while they copy that little feature…

posted on 10/17/2006 4:28:18 AM PDT
by Izzy Dunne
(Hello, I’m a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)

To: Jezebelle

What are RSS feeds?

A brand of mineral-enriched cattle feed I think.

posted on 10/17/2006 4:30:23 AM PDT
by humblegunner
(If you’re gonna die, die with your boots on.)

To: Yossarian

I didn’t know about the Mac RSS feeds screen saver!
Very cool!
Just in case Swordmaker hasn’t heard about it, I’ll ping him to your post!

To: Yossarian

The upper screen shot is backwards.
Do you need a mirror to use the program? g

posted on 10/17/2006 4:41:30 AM PDT
by Vinnie
(You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Jihads You)

To: Yossarian

Very cool thanks. I had no idea about what the heck an RSS feed was. Plus my guy has Mac OS X 10.4. How fun.

posted on 10/17/2006 4:44:29 AM PDT
by GOP Poet

To: Yossarian

How do you add the Free Republic feed to the list of RSS feed options in the screen saver control panel?

posted on 10/17/2006 5:34:59 AM PDT
by hanamizu

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