RSS at Poynter E-Media Tidbits

Written by Adrian Holovaty on March 13, 2004

After the Hypergene MediaBlog folks pointed out they didn't read Poynter's E-Media Tidbits weblog because it didn't have an RSS feed, and Tidbits' Steve Outing responded with the reason, I offered to help the Poynter folks create a feed. I'm pleased to say that E-Media Tidbits now has RSS. Look for more feeds in the near future.


Posted by Shayne on March 13, 2004, at 6:32 p.m.:

Adrian, we didn't really complain. We simply said that sites that do not offer RSS feeds do not get the same attention from us anymore. Regardless, great work. Much RSS-P-E-C-T to you.

Posted by Adrian on March 13, 2004, at 8:22 p.m.:

Thanks for the note, Shayne. I've changed the entry to say "pointed out" instead of "complained."

Posted by Vin Crosbie on March 19, 2004, at 7:12 a.m.:

Adrian: Apropo of nothing (certainly not even the topic to which I'm appending this), I just wish to state that has become Rick's Cafe Américain in Casablance for all of us displaced scoundrels of new media. It's the neutral hangout (better than Geneva, Berne, or Zürich).

Posted by Adrian on March 19, 2004, at 8:39 a.m.:

Play it again, Vin.

Posted by Shayne on March 23, 2004, at 5:05 a.m.:

By the way, I'm totally diggin the RSS feed for E-Media Tidbits. Suggestion for the next iteration: Since this is a collab weblog, it would be way cool to be able to see the author for each post in the RSS feed. Corante's Many-to-Many RSS feed has the author in the headline:

Example: Can social networks stop spam? (Clay Shirky)

Anywho, I find it very useful. I'm not sure the headline field is the best place for it, but at least it's there.

XML Feed for Many-to-Many

What's next on the Poynter RSS agenda? My vote is for Romenesko. Keep, keepin on Adrian.

Posted by Adrian on March 23, 2004, at 7:02 a.m.:

Thanks for the comment, Shayne. Believe it or not, the Tidbits feed *does* indeed have the author information encoded in it. Your aggregator must not be using that information. (View source to see for yourself.) I'm not sure which aggregators do and don't (I'm not an RSS user myself), but I do know that FeedDemon on Windows uses it, for what it's worth.

I have a few other Poynter feeds completed but will leave it up to the folks there to take care of the announcements.

Posted by shayne on March 23, 2004, at 7:52 p.m.:

Aha... indeed you are right. NetNewsWire Lite does not show it. But Shrook 1.3 does.

Which RSS spec are you using?

Posted by Adrian on March 23, 2004, at 9:12 p.m.:

I'm using RSS 2.0.

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