a few weeks ago, my favorite rss service, squeet was having a holiday itself. ordinarily i'd be okay with that but i felt lost on the information super-highway and have to have my feeds. i thought about using the ie7 and outlook rss model, but i just still haven't adopted to that paradigm...i honestly don't know why, but i just haven't succombed yet.
so someone was telling me about google reader and i thought i'd check it out. yes, another beta product from google. i imported my opml and it took me a bit to understand the features of what the terms meant for viewing and how to best view the feeds, etc...but eventually i got it.
squeet is back up now and i'm happy, but i've kept reader going just to compare for now. the one thing i don't like is the refresh. in gmail, when a new message comes in, the titlebar is changed as is the actual page -- the message is there. in google reader i've noticed that as new feeds are there, the title bar updates with the infamous (#) format indicating new items, but the view pane is always empty...i have to click refresh again. so much for the functionality. ooh, just as i was typing this i saw it update -- the subscription list on the left updated with new items (even flashed a nice yellow color) and the title bar updated...my all items view? blank.
just something odd i thought. i think i'll give the outlook one a new try -- if i'm happy with google reader, there is no reason i shouldn't be happy with the IE7 rss subscription format...or at least that is what i keep telling myself.