Category Archives: General

FeedDigest undergoing upgrades

Due to our recent massive expansion, it is necessary for us to make serious investments in our infrastructure. That starts now. A nice dual processor machine with lashings of RAM and bandwidth has just joined us, and I’m almost ready to move some essential services over it to improve your FeedDigest experience. There’s a little […]

Maintenance and migration time

You may notice signups from the front page are currently disabled. This is because FeedDigest is undergoing some maintenance in preperation for a migration to a new architecture in the next week or two. Signups will be back on ASAP. Do note that all signed up users can continue to access their control panels and […]

Katrina Aftermath

I was delighted to hear of Andy Carvin’s innovative use of FeedDigest to help deal with the rush of news and information surrounding the Hurricane Katrina tragedy this week. He’s using FeedDigest to make a number of digests surrounding Katrina news, missing persons, and the blogosphere reaction. Better yet, he’s serving it all of his […]

Downtime and the solution

Last night there was approximately ninety minutes of intermittent service from FeedDigest which caused a few problems for many users. The service was fully up and running again pretty quickly, but obviously there was an impact. I am still investigating the cause of the problem. Lessons learned: getting an e-mail-to-phone account so I can learn […]

Lawyers using FeedDigest to monitor news

It’s above my head, but a blog about appellate law practice has looked at how to use RSS and Feed Digest to monitor the legal systems they’re interested in. The poster says: FeedDigest […] also allows for filtering, so, for example, you can filter a Federal Register feed by only the subject you want, or […]

Danish review of Feed Digest

Anyone speak Danish? Could you translate a seemingly good review of FeedDigest in Danish for me? The writer links to some interesting examples, particularly this page which appears to be powered by a FeedDigest RSS feed.

Feed Digest user directory

I’m going to put together a bumper index of the sites which use Feed Digest. A lot of the information will be collected from referral strings, but I’ll also need your help. I’m going to set up a page where you can submit your site’s details, and I’ll get it up ASAP. For now, however, […]

More blog mentions

Something I’ve learned about tools like Technorati and Feedster is that, well, they really don’t track blog mentions that well after all. Feed Digest has had a lot more coverage than these tools have reported to me..That said, here are some recent blog mentions of note: Ask MetaFilter. Cog Dog Blog Crazy Media Blog […]

LockerGnome reviews FeedDigest

LockerGnome has reviewed FeedDigest. I won’t go into the details, but some quotes.. [..] a great RSS radar tool. Do we have a market leader in this category here? and [..] it actually offers much more under the hood than I first anticipated. Thanks guys! Get ready for some posts about FeedDigest’s imminent expansion and […]

Why RSS Digest became FeedDigest

Richard MacManus has solicited opinions on the branding of RSS or ‘feeds’. The comments are interesting, but go exactly as I’d expect. The term ‘feed’ is now ubiquitous and obvious, whereas ‘RSS’ is more arcane. Most people in the industry know what RSS is, but ‘feed’ is significantly more useful to be able to market […]