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Do you use a news aggregator?  For what?

I have been reading a fair amount about RSS and news aggregators lately, and I am intrigued by all the hype that this technology is getting.
http://davenet.userland.com/2002/10/08/whatIsANewsAggregator

So, I'm curious -- Do you use  a news aggregator?  If so, do you use it for personal reading, work-related reading, or both?

And is maintaining an RSS feed of your own something that's easy to do?

programmer
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

I tried a few news aggregators but it became frustrating trying to sync my subscriptions at home and at work so now I use this online one http://www.kungfoo.com/index.php/portal I get my news fix no matter what computer I'm on.

Eric
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

I use Awasu all the time.

I have almost 100 subscriptions, mostly news and blogs (it's a wonder I get any work done!) but Awasu has a plugin system that lets you monitor anything so we use it to keep an eye on our web servers and Source Safe checkins.

A RSS addict
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

I've been digging Dare's RSS Bandit.

http://www.kuro5hin.org/user/Carnage4Life/diary

http://www.gotdotnet.com/Community/Workspaces/Workspace.aspx?id=cb8d3173-9f65-46fe-bf17-122e3703bb00

Andy
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Yeah - I'm bit of an RSS fan.  I was using Syndirella, but changed to Awasu.  I'm checking a few websites -  Velonews,  (Ok - so I'm a cycling fan)  - Ironman Australia (for race updates - I'm racing in April), CodeProject, and a couple of other non RSS sites via MyRSS.  Also I get World news off, and a few interesting blogs.

It's kinda handy - and saves me spending so much time browsing the web.

Peter
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Awasu can't get through our corp proxy.
Do you know other apps which will use IE proxy config automatically to funnel the RSS feed?

pug
Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Best I found is http://www.newsgator.com .
It's not free anymore, but the Outlook integration is extremely convenient.

Just me (Sir to you)
Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Yes. Most of the sites I read with any frequency have RSS feeds. No need to browse the sites when I can just browse all the content in one place.

Trying out Newsmonster now. Not quite there yet but lots of good stuff.

fool for python
Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Pug, if you're having problems with Awasu, try posting something up on their forums. They're pretty responsive.

A RSS addict
Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Pug,

I had problems with awasu connecting through my corp proxy and posed some questions to the forums on the site. they couldn't help me with the specific problem but were very responsive (under an hour during the day and i live in australia)


i'm using ie6 and our corporate proxy is isa. this solu. worked for me, hope it helps you:

in tools -> internet options -> advanced tab  and tick the Enable Integrated Windows Authenication in the security section. Apply the changes. Stop and restart ie and startup awasu. try to create new channels.

ko
Thursday, March 13, 2003

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