Archive for the “Feeds” category

RSS is dying, right?

By Nick Holmes on February 7, 2017

My latest post on Internet Newsletter for Lawyers: I am a long-time proponent of RSS but am aware that it is declining in visibility. Many sites large and small are not offering RSS feeds any more. What’s up? Read more

RSS – dontcha just love it?

By Nick Holmes on May 23, 2013

I’m a big fan of RSS and wish it was better understood, after all it’s really simple. But it’s an open standard (like HTML and other geeky stuff), not a sexy platform (like Twitter et al). Like me Dieter Bohn (…)

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Give me my life back!

By Nick Holmes on March 19, 2013

[^ What’s this? ^] Bad news recently … or is it? Google is retiring Google Reader, used by millions of news junkies, including self, but sidelined at Googleplex in recent years in favour of development of Google+. This follows the (…)

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Friendfeed for lawyers

By Nick Holmes on July 2, 2009

Some time ago I set up a Friendfeed account and plugged in a couple of my feeds. I did not pay it any further attention until recently I noticed a number of my band of followers were subscribing to my (…)

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Rivers of …

By Nick Holmes on May 12, 2009

Rest in Peace, RSS – flame bait from Steve Gillmor. It’s time to get completely off RSS and switch to Twitter. RSS just doesn’t cut it anymore. The River of News has become the East River of news, which means (…)

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Way to go Law Society Gazette

By Nick Holmes on November 7, 2008

Must have been asleep or too busy these last few months to notice that the Law Society Gazette has morphed into a wonderful site: Online the Gazette is as radically changed [as the print edition], with all sections of the (…)

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exCiting Times

By Nick Holmes on October 29, 2008

I’ve mentioned Feedity before – a natty feed generator which will scrape a web page and deliver a feed based on the linked list(s) it finds there. It usually returns some unwanted links too, but you can then tweek the (…)

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Catching up

By Nick Holmes on September 18, 2008

Been away on protracted hols. Quite possible to have kept posting of course, but did not have the inclination. Had I done so, here’s a few things I might have posted about: Martindale-Hubbell Connected In July Robert Ambroggi took an (…)

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By Nick Holmes on June 23, 2008

Congrats to LexBlog who have just launched LexMonitor, “a daily review of law blogs and journals highlighting prominent legal discussion as well as the lawyers and other professionals participating in this conversation.” LexMonitor pulls feeds from nearly 2,000 sources and (…)

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RSS – who profits?

By Nick Holmes on June 4, 2008

In response to my last post, Susan Cartier Liebel raises the question of the legalities of streaming others’ feeds without permission. She points to her post Shouldn’t You Have To Ask Permission If You Want To Take A Blog’s Feed (…)

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RSS – endless possibilities … if only

By Nick Holmes on June 3, 2008

When I said at the turn of the last year that RSS would explode in 2007, I don’t think I was being particularly prescient. The RSS standard was then sufficiently well established that it was only a matter of time (…)

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RSS Cruiser

By Nick Holmes on February 21, 2008

RSS Cruiser is a legal info buff who currently spends some time on the web looking for law-related RSS feeds, encountering instead (blogs apart) classic Web 1.0 pages that are little use to man or beast in this gimme-what-I-want-now age. (…)

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Cool legal info tools

By Nick Holmes on February 20, 2008

A roundup of recent legal info tools that have come to my attention but not been blogged yet: law.librarians is a group blog set up by lo-fi librarian: A bit of an experiment really. The template for this blog is (…)

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Law pipes

By Nick Holmes on January 9, 2008

Well, the cat’s out the bag already. Within hours John Bolch picked up on a FamilyLawPipe I created yesterday with Yahoo Pipes. For those of you who need an introduction, Yahoo Pipes is a service from Yahoo which enables you (…)

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Dear Publisher – we want RSS now!

By Nick Holmes on November 2, 2007

Following is an open letter to all UK law publishers asking for RSS feeds to be provided for new title information. Publishers please respond! Librarians etc please give your support via comments and links to this post. Follow later developments (…)

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