Sunday, August 24, 2003

The More Things Change...

so i upgraded my install of net news wire to the latest beta a few days ago, and i'm happy to see that it's gotten a feature i've always wanted, it shows the differences when a blog entry you've already downloaded changes, rather than just marking it as new again.

in and of itself, this is just damn cool, since i've always been curious exactly what little tweaks people are making after they publish an entry.

the really weird part is that of all the feeds i subscribe to (about 60 at last count), the one that seems to edit their entries after posting them the most is the feed from the new york times, kindly provided via userland software.

i'm not sure what to think about this. i don't think the stories themselves are changing, although honestly i can't be certain, but the short blurb in the rss feed sure as hell is, and that is definately not what i expected from the new york times.

anyone have any opinions on this?


  1. I don't have an opinion on it, but of the feeds I read, diffs appear most frequently in the feed. I don't read the New York Times, but I find it interesting that news sources are changing their data far more frequently than more typical weblogs.

  2. Any suggestions on a news reader that runs under windows? I know there are a lot out there, but was wondering if anyone used one they could recommend.

  3. Wow, that's kinda scary. There was one item today where the only words that weren't either red or green were "in" and "and."

    It's an impressive pictures :) I'll prolly post it later today, just for kicks.