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Getting NewsJunk through IM

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 by Dave Winer.

I haven't tried it, but this comes recommended... Permalink to this paragraph

http://www.imfeeds.com/  Permalink to this paragraph

Since there's a NewsJunk RSS feed, it should work. Permalink to this paragraph

I'm going to try it now. Please let me know if it works for you. Permalink to this paragraph

Update #1: It was pretty easy to join. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

Update #2: I signed up to follow the NewsJunk RSS feed. It took a while but a new item showed up. And like FriendFeed, they ignore the RSS <description> element, which is a mistake, I think. Here's a screen shot.  Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named imRssMsg.gif Permalink to this paragraph

Okay, there was a short description that went with that item. Why not push it down the line? Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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