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April 4, 2007

Who Feed’s you?

According to Feedburner, I have 23 subscribers. Some with Bloglines, some with Google and some with various other Feed Aggregators. I know one or two of you but not all 23 of you. So please take a moment and leave a comment saying who you are, link to your website and what Feed Reader you use and why. That’s it.

Bloglines
Bloglines is a web-based aggregator that makes it easy to keep up with your favorite blogs and newsfeeds. With Bloglines, you can subscribe to the RSS feeds of your favorite blogs, and Bloglines will monitor updates to those sites.

Google Feedfetcher
Feedfetcher is how Google grabs RSS or Atom feeds when users subscribe to them in Google Reader or the Google Personalized Homepage. Subscriber counts include Google Reader and the Google Personalized Homepage. Feedfetcher collects and periodically refreshes these user-initiated feeds, but does not index them in Blog Search or Google’s other search services.

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;) 4
A Java-based feed reader
There are a number of feed readers, some quite sophisticated, some hacked together, that only identify themselves as having been built in Java and provide no further information about their identity. Thus, this particular “category” of feed reader is a catch all for one or more readers that are only partially identifying themselves when accessing your feed. If you know people are accessing your feed through a client that you don’t otherwise see in this list of clients and aggregators, it’s quite likely that the client is either sending no identifier or using this catch-all java identifier.




Firefox Live Bookmarks (version 1)
Live Bookmarks is a new technology in Firefox that lets you view RSS news and blog headlines in the bookmarks toolbar or bookmarks menu.
Because of how the browser operates, version 1 of Firefox might be overstating the number of Live Bookmarks subscribers and some casual visitors may be counted as subscribers. This is fixed in version 2 and will show up as a separate entry called “Firefox Live Bookmarks”.

MagpieRSS
MagpieRSS is an open source feed reader. The latest version supports both RSS and Atom. MagpieRSS has a blog that is kept up to date here

NewsGator Online
NewsGator online is a free web-based aggregator with a clean user interface that makes it easy to arrange and track your favorite news feeds. Newsgator supports all the major feed formats and has a number of additional features for ranking feeds, getting recommendations, and permanently saving specific feed items.

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2 comments

  • At 10:20 am on April 6, 2007, Radioactive Jam commented:

    Despite a couple recent posts to the contrary, I really do like Bloglines. I’m a much happier camper than when I used Firefox live bookmarks. I get your feedburner feed via Bloglines.

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  • At 10:28 pm on June 5, 2007, Teri M. commented:

    I heart Bloglines. :)

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