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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.
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.
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.
Google have released a Mobile product called “Sync” to allow users to “Synchronize your BlackBerry® calendar with your Google calendar.” It’s Over-The-Air (OTA) too, which is the only way to go with syncing now. Reading on the forums, some users are having a few issues but it works for me. I’m going to give Google Calendar with “Sync” a spin and we’ll see how it plays out.
I’ve written before about the pain of being a mobile user when I investigated Plaxo. Google seem to be committed to making an effort in this area, just look at all the applications they have and their efforts with android.
Just like Facebook; it is too easy to forget just how good a job Google is doing because the expectations are so high. Bravo Google!
I’ve came to the conclusion that the reason I don’t blog more than a couple of times a month is because of wordpress. Now while I’m infinitely more impressed with WordPress than GoDaddy’s QuickBlog. I think I’d blog more if WordPress’ mobile interface didn’t suck – please will you let me edit existing drafts on my mobile?
While I was pleased that Google Reader finally allowed us to share items on our Mobile’s why do we still not have search? Get on with it already!
PS. Plaxo, if you want me to try your product why don’t you offer proper syncing to my Blackberry 8800 too?
The problem with taking three weeks holiday is that you might miss some announcements. Google have improved the mobile version of Google Reader by adding the ability to share articles a la the full site.
I had been planning on commenting on this in a post about how Google could improve their mobile products. Anyway, bravo Google it might be a small improvement but it is one with a high utility value for me.