Bloglines shows me the latest in RSS feed readers

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Eric Engleman, general manager of Bloglines shows me the latest
in what Bloglines is doing for RSS Feed Readers. Geeks might not care, but this is a good video to pass to people who haven’t yet gotten on the RSS bandwagon. I mention that the BBC does the best job of explaining feeds to its readers.

I use Google Reader, but still have my Bloglines account and if you’re going to read feeds in a folder-by-folder approach Bloglines is better than Google Reader in managing your feeds. Anyway, it’s good to see that Bloglines is still there coming out with new stuff for people who read feeds.

Oh, and over on ScobleShow is a bunch of videos from last week’s CTIA show. Tons of mobile gadgets and services.

Comments

  1. Hey, thanks! That was curious. I hit F5 and then the correct video was shown.

    I like the bloglines RSS reader, but it’s hard to switch from google.. everything is there with just one click… mail, reader, document and calendar. And all my favourites… And my amazing stats… :)

    Don’t know what to do :)

  2. Hey, thanks! That was curious. I hit F5 and then the correct video was shown.

    I like the bloglines RSS reader, but it’s hard to switch from google.. everything is there with just one click… mail, reader, document and calendar. And all my favourites… And my amazing stats… :)

    Don’t know what to do :)

  3. Interesting video, but he spoke all about trying to open up the blogosphere and then demonstrated a reader that just works like every other reader, every day people don’t understand ‘feed reader’ or ‘rss’, they need a new way to access that data without having to understand all the underlying technology.

  4. Interesting video, but he spoke all about trying to open up the blogosphere and then demonstrated a reader that just works like every other reader, every day people don’t understand ‘feed reader’ or ‘rss’, they need a new way to access that data without having to understand all the underlying technology.

  5. Thanks a lot for this post. This really helps to get people in my company to start using feed readers.
    What I’m also looking for is strategies for comment reading. Could you share your strategy with us sometime? Or do you have a pointer to a good post on this topic?

  6. Thanks a lot for this post. This really helps to get people in my company to start using feed readers.
    What I’m also looking for is strategies for comment reading. Could you share your strategy with us sometime? Or do you have a pointer to a good post on this topic?

  7. Best video for me to pass around is this one, and engages in people’s attention better. Mainly use that, as its subtitled, thus accessible.

    Scoble – why don’t you upload your videos to dotsub, that way people out there can subtitle it via joint effort … so people like me can finally watch! :)

  8. Best video for me to pass around is this one, and engages in people’s attention better. Mainly use that, as its subtitled, thus accessible.

    Scoble – why don’t you upload your videos to dotsub, that way people out there can subtitle it via joint effort … so people like me can finally watch! :)

  9. Folders are nice, but Google Reader now goes offline (via Gears). Until Bloglines does that, there’s no real hope of me switching.

  10. Folders are nice, but Google Reader now goes offline (via Gears). Until Bloglines does that, there’s no real hope of me switching.

  11. We’re hoping you will find the new Blog Friends v1 an even more useful way of finding, reading and sharing great blog posts—socially. Your invitation to the private beta will be with you any day now, Robert—we’d love to have your feedback. : )

  12. We’re hoping you will find the new Blog Friends v1 an even more useful way of finding, reading and sharing great blog posts—socially. Your invitation to the private beta will be with you any day now, Robert—we’d love to have your feedback. : )

  13. Alison’s video link definitely set the bar for what you can present in under 4 minutes, but I liked Scoble’s push of the BBC – RSS isn’t just for blogs anymore, and I think people that are new to it or read more mainstream sites still kinda switch off when they hear the B word.

    It’d be awesome if someone (say, BLOGLINES, for example), took the key points about RSS in this video and distilled it into 3 or 4 minutes – if it was Bloglines, they could do other videos covering the features and whatever…

  14. Alison’s video link definitely set the bar for what you can present in under 4 minutes, but I liked Scoble’s push of the BBC – RSS isn’t just for blogs anymore, and I think people that are new to it or read more mainstream sites still kinda switch off when they hear the B word.

    It’d be awesome if someone (say, BLOGLINES, for example), took the key points about RSS in this video and distilled it into 3 or 4 minutes – if it was Bloglines, they could do other videos covering the features and whatever…

  15. While I commend the BBC for putting an ‘About Feeds’ link right up front and centre. I have to agree that Common Craft’s approach is the most engaging one I’ve seen yet.

    Also interesting is that the BBC ‘About Feeds’ page lists various feed readers (right column, fairly far down). Except under web-based readers it pays no mention AT ALL of Google Reader. There is a link to Google, but that sends you to a defunct Google Directory page on RDF (does anybody use Google Directory?? It’s like using the original Yahoo!). What have they got against GReader?

  16. While I commend the BBC for putting an ‘About Feeds’ link right up front and centre. I have to agree that Common Craft’s approach is the most engaging one I’ve seen yet.

    Also interesting is that the BBC ‘About Feeds’ page lists various feed readers (right column, fairly far down). Except under web-based readers it pays no mention AT ALL of Google Reader. There is a link to Google, but that sends you to a defunct Google Directory page on RDF (does anybody use Google Directory?? It’s like using the original Yahoo!). What have they got against GReader?