Monday, June 25, 2007

So long bloglines

I finally got sick of bloglines' UI and opted in favor of google reader which colleagues have been peddling like crack dealers since it's inception. With increasingly sophisticated UIs hitting the web bloglines was starting to feel unwieldy (try to move a subscription to a different folder) and it was missing some nice stuff like the ability to review past postings from on a blog. So while I've been with bloglines for a few years now, it was time to split.

I also migrated away from my 43 People Subscriptions. I love the robots, but a. it wasn't always reliable, b. you are default opted into new feeds on a user (I don't really care what rdicker has tagged "cool") c. when a given user's feed dies it's not obvious (I have a bunch of people I watch who moved blogs and I didn't notice until I felt myself getting dumber) d. there's no way to get OPML so that you can export your feeds and that was worrying me for some reason (what if 43people dumps the subscription feature?)

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