Let me display my ignorance about RSS October 7, 2006 6:38 PM   Subscribe

Let me display my ignorance about RSS. Since there are so many AskMeFi links, I miss posts via RSS on my MyGoogle page. Is there a way to increase the frequency at which RSS updates? Is this a Google problem?
posted by SteveTheRed to Feature Requests at 6:38 PM (11 comments total)

The feed carries every post from the past 24 hours, no matter how many posts go by, and I'm sure google checks at least once a day, but I'm not sure where the problem lies if google is missing some posts.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:36 PM on October 7, 2006

It could be that Google is only refreshing when you check the page, which is lame of them.
posted by cillit bang at 8:07 PM on October 7, 2006

Try using NewsHutch. Free, full of AJAXy goodness. Mostly stable. But, it's free. I have no problem with catching all of the green and blue, including deleted ones. I find I have to "red button" the green from time to time by not keeping up on it.
posted by jeversol at 8:54 PM on October 7, 2006

Get a better reader. I use Feed Demon. You can configure it how often to check and how many items to store. I set mine to 60 minutes and 1000 entries which comes out to about 2 weeks worth of AskMe.
posted by Rhomboid at 9:14 PM on October 7, 2006

I started using the full-on google reader to read the AskMe feed about a week ago, and so far it's had no problems (with the extra bonus of keeping my "read" posts common on three different computers, and permitting 'starred' posts).

My guess is that you get a limited amount of posts appearing on your mygoogle page -- you probably need to knock that number up, or just use the google reader interface to look for posts you've missed.
posted by fishfucker at 10:09 PM on October 7, 2006

you probably need to knock that number up

and we'll pass around cigars
posted by cortex at 10:54 PM on October 7, 2006

I use a windows program called feedreader. Works pretty well and updates pretty quickly. I also get desktop notes when new stuff comes down the pipe.
posted by delmoi at 11:39 PM on October 7, 2006

Thanks, everyone. I'll try a different reader.
posted by SteveTheRed at 2:52 AM on October 8, 2006

Take a look at netvibes (http://netvibes.com). It shows a predefined number of links on a digest page, but the full list of links on a detail page.
posted by hwestiii at 4:45 AM on October 8, 2006

Try using (the recently upgraded) Google Reader instead of the MyGoogle page.
posted by SenshiNeko at 6:17 AM on October 8, 2006 [1 favorite]

I set up Google Reader with my preferences. It is awesome. I looked at the other suggestions and while they looked good, I liked GR the best.

Google already knows almost everything about me. They might as well have my reading habits easily available for the authorities :)

Thank you everyone.
posted by SteveTheRed at 3:34 PM on October 8, 2006

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