24 November 2004

Feedster: What's the difference between searching a feed and a blog?

Summary

Feedster: The difference between blogs and feeds

Not all feeds are blogs. Searching for feeds means you're going after anything that Feedster monitors that has created a feed. Some sites that are unrelated to blogging create their own RSS-feeds. One example is a Yahoo group.

Not all blogs have feeds. Searching for blogs is much narrower, but also different. Some blogs don't have feeds, but they are very good...if you can find them--RSS helps if you have an aggregator like Feedster, Feedgator, or MyYahoo.

Information

Are you confused about RSS?

Unable to understand why RSS and blogs are referred to as different animals?

Then you're not alone.

The other day I was looking at Feedster and came across two different buttons. Sure, there are lots of buttons, so why not look at them: Here are the buttons.

Look at the bottom two: Feedfinder, and blogfinder.

You mean they're not the same?

Nope.

Feed finder lets you find the feeds; while blog finder let's you find blogs.

Uh....

OK. I'll tell you the real answer.

Feed search with Feedfinder; and a blog search with the same key words.

See the difference?

The feedsearch will take you to all places that may or may not be blogs. For example an RSS-feed that is not a blog is a Yahoo group that creates an RSS feed. Ref

On the other hand, bloggers have to have a feed-RSS associated with them.

Summary

Searching for feeds means you're going after anything that Feedster monitors that has created a feed. Some sites that are unrelated to blogging create their own RSS-feeds. One example is a Yahoo group.

Searching for blogs is much narrower, but also different. Some blogs don't have feeds.
Summary

Feedster: The difference between blogs and feeds

Not all feeds are blogs. Searching for feeds means you're going after anything that Feedster monitors that has created a feed. Some sites that are unrelated to blogging create their own RSS-feeds. One example is a Yahoo group.

Not all blogs have feeds. Searching for blogs is much narrower, but also different. Some blogs don't have feeds, but they are very good...if you can find them--RSS helps if you have an aggregator like Feedster, Feedgator, or MyYahoo.

Information

Are you confused about RSS?

Unable to understand why RSS and blogs are referred to as different animals?

Then you're not alone.

The other day I was looking at Feedster and came across two different buttons. Sure, there are lots of buttons, so why not look at them: Here are the buttons.

Look at the bottom two: Feedfinder, and blogfinder.

You mean they're not the same?

Nope.

Feed finder lets you find the feeds; while blog finder let's you find blogs.

Uh....

OK. I'll tell you the real answer.

Feed search with Feedfinder; and a blog search with the same key words.

See the difference?

The feedsearch will take you to all places that may or may not be blogs. For example an RSS-feed that is not a blog is a Yahoo group that creates an RSS feed. Ref

On the other hand, bloggers have to have a feed-RSS associated with them.

Summary

Searching for feeds means you're going after anything that Feedster monitors that has created a feed. Some sites that are unrelated to blogging create their own RSS-feeds. One example is a Yahoo group.

Searching for blogs is much narrower, but also different. Some blogs don't have feeds.
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