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January 3, 2005 09:54 PM

While discussing RSS reader market share, Nick hits on something that has bothered me about FeedDemon:

Perhaps more importantly, FeedDemon only automatically updates feeds in the current channel group. … It makes far more sense to me to regularly update only the feeds you regularly read.

While this does make sense, I think it probably works counter to the way most people use aggregators. I organize my feeds by subject — web design, news, humor, etc. Having a “most read” category that I had to keep updated with whatever I found most interesting at the time sounds like a lot more work than I’m willing to put into an aggregator.

Rather than just disagree, I would like to offer a couple of ideas. These are just off the top of my head, so I don’t know how feasible they are, or if FeedDemon (or any other aggregator) already supports any of this:

Anyway, those are a couple of ideas. Like I’ve said before, FeedDemon is the best standalone feed aggregator I’ve ever used. It’s just not compatible with the way I think. Lots of things are like that. :-)

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