NewsBlur = Slicker News Reader

NewsBlur RSS Reader

NewsBlur is a fantastic new RSS feed reader that I feel will give any other feed reader out there on the market a run for it’s money.  It brings the ease of entry you get with Google Reader, but also has a few of it’s own unique features that make it stand out from the rest of the RSS feed reader crowd.

One of the best features about this feed reader is that it gives you the original webpage the story came from right there in the NewsBlur interface.  As a webmaster, I really like this because it means a few more eyeballs are going to be seeing the content on my actual website.  You can also view things in a more vanilla way – without seeing the website look and feel that you got the new story from.

Like and Dislike in NewsBlue

As seen in the picture above, you can also train NewsBlur to learn more about what you like and what you dislike about the articles you are reading. Here is a little more about that part of the system from the developer:

When you like or dislike a story, you mark a facet of that story by checking a tag, author, part of the title, or entire publisher. When these facets are found in future stories, the stories are then weighted with your preferences. It is a very simple, explicit process where you tell NewsBlur what you like and don’t like.

If you like NewsBlur, which I am willing to bet you will, you can bump up to the paid version of the feed reading experience.  This will lift the 64 feed restriction and will help to go toward the future development of the script itself. Try the free version first, and see if it meets your feed reading needs. 

Go sign up for it at NewsBlur.com.

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