Bookmarked Feed readers/content aggregators – The Dan MacKinlay family of variably-well-considered enterprises

I have been told to do this through Twitter or Facebook, but, seriously… no. Those are systems designed to waste time with stupid distractions in order to benefit someone else. Facebook is informative in the same way that thumb sucking is nourishing. Telling me to use someone’s social website to gain information is like telling me to play poker machines to fix my financial troubles.. Stop that.

Dan MacKinlay reflects on the use of RSS and Feed Readers to summarise and condense information. He also provides a list of tools to use to capture feeds:

Feedity generates feed from sites that don’t understand content aggregators.

More generally, web scraping tools can do this. For example, Scrapy i whose companionn project scrapy-rss converts weird sites into RSS

via Chris Aldrich