RSS Feeds — I Need Your Help!

Yesterday was unpleasant. What I thought was a driver problem with Scooter (my main work computer) ended up being an OS meltdown that required an all-night unravel and rebuild. I had a backup, of course, but it will take some time to get everything upgraded and in place and Back the Way It Was.

There was one casualty to the meltdown — my OPML file. I thought I had backed up my RSS reader file, but I hadn’t. So I lost the list of the 650+ RSS feeds I’ve been following for the last couple of years.

Some of them are just information traps I can rebuild, but there’s no way I can remember the whole list. So I’m asking for your help.

Of course you know what ResearchBuzz is all about, so relevant feeds you know about would be great. But I’m also interested in business, demographics, marketing, and any kind of newswire. But hey, if you have an RSS feed that you think is useful or interesting I want to know about it.

There are RSS feed directories out there, I know, but I would really like some recommendations from you, the Greatest Readers on the Planet.

So if you have a top-notch, can’t-miss RSS feed you think I should know about, send it on to newsletter@researchbuzz.com. Want to promote your own university/library’s RSS feed(s)? Go right ahead! I would love to hear from you. You can also leave recommendations in the comments, or tweet ’em to me @ResearchBuzz.

Thank you very much!

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  1. Use an online RSS reader, like Google Reader. Then it won’t be affected if your pc crashes. No privacy or security worries as RSS feeds are public streams.

    Similarly Gmail for email protects your email files.

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  3. Hi Bill,

    When I lost my OPML file it had north of 600 RSS feeds in it. Personally I find that many feeds a little unwieldy for a Web-based reader, which is why I use a desktop application….

  4. Remarkeable! I have about 90 feeds in my Google Reader and still don’t have time to read them all. The ‘Mark All as Read’ button gets hit rather often. 🙂

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