Better Rocketboom in Google Reader

For those of you not familiar with Rocketboom – it’s worth checking out.

One source of annoyance is that none of the RSS feeds consistently present the content embedded in Google Reader. Clicking “Open in New Tab” in your browser of choice is so 2006.

Rocketboom - Bah

However, help is at hand as the folks at Rocketboom use YouTube as one of their distribution channels. YouTube allows you to create custom RSS feeds by user or tag. The feed http://www.youtube.com/rss/user/rocketboom/videos.rss presents a superior Google Reader experience.

Rocketboom - Yay

The same trick can be applied to other videoblogs, however you’re mileage might vary as not every show updates their YouTube feed on a regular basis. For example Ask A Ninja are a few shows behind on YouTube.

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