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Stuff I Like That You Should Too: Full Text Rss.Com


It looks like a generic, default Wordpress install. But that simple page provides a great tool for turning crappy partial text RSS feeds into actual, worthwhile (read: full text) feeds.

I’ve used this for two sites so far: the Freakonomics blog and Rock Paper Shotgun. Great sites, but their crappy RSS feeds (Freakonomics’s especially) caused me to read them far less than I should.

It doesn’t work on every partial feed, but it works on many of them.

Partial text RSS feeds are the biggest affront to the Internet since the tag and ActiveX. They are not to be tolerated.