I’ve been a hardcore user of Steve Minutillo’s web-based aggregator, Feed on Feeds, for about five months now. It’s awesome, allowing me to keep up with all the websites I’d love to have time to read individually; chances are that if I subscribe to your syndication feed, you’ve seen the URL of my Feed on Feeds installation in your referrer log a few times. I currently subscribe to nearly a hundred feeds, though, and when I go one or two days between checking in for updates, the list can get to be a couple hundred posts long — unwieldy enough that it discourages me from checking in, further exacerbating the problem.

A month ago, I noticed that Steve had set up a SourceForge tracker for feature requests, so I asked for an addition to the FoF interface that would let you mass-select the group of entries you’ve already seen with one click. I figured that at a minimum, people would discuss alternatives to my request, and felt the worst thing that could happen was that Steve would ignore my request. How happy I was, then, when a little birdy alit in my email inbox this morning chirping away about the latest version of FoF which including my requested feature! To me, it makes FoF that much more usable, and Steve that much more of a mad syndication ninja; I’ve moved from hardcore to evangelical. Go forth and use Feed on Feeds!


I, too, am a very happy FoF user. In fact, I think I have a post you made about it to thank for that, Jason. :)

• Posted by: Geof on Jun 3, 2004, 9:45 AM

Are people going to stop reading my weblog one day because I code it by hand and therefore have no auto-generated RSS feed?

(I tried kalsey.com’s Blogfeed, following the setup instructions to the letter, but I can’t get it to work. Sigh.)

Just call me blogosaurus rex, and the big meteor is on its way …

• Posted by: Chuck on Jun 3, 2004, 3:34 PM

Int’resting. I’ll definitely give it a whirl.

Yes, I freely admit I’ve been deliberately ignoring the aggregator-software market for a while as I wait for it to approach something resembling maturity. This, though, seems nifty enough for me to at least test-install…

• Posted by: GreyDuck on Jun 4, 2004, 3:36 PM
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