Ow! I Just Hit MyYahoo's Ceiling

Posted by: Rob Hof on May 17, 2005

I’ve been trying to add RSS feeds to my MyYahoo page for days now, and they simply won’t appear. I wonder if I’ve lost my mind. Then I stumble on an alternate method of adding content—and finally discover that I’ve hit a 100-module limit. Limits? We don’t need no stinkin’ limits!

It’s especially maddening because I’ve come to rely on MyYahoo as the place where I can do just about everything I need to do online—especially, reading my favorite RSS feeds. I know I could set up a separate MyYahoo page for those, but that defeats the purpose of having it all in one place, where all I need is my wheel mouse to scroll through them. Hey Yahoo!—how about raising the limit? My broadband connection can take it.

More likely, I’ll just go back to Bloglines or another reader. Got any new favorites I should try?

Reader Comments

Jeff Clavier

May 17, 2005 8:48 PM

Bloglines is a safe classic. Most recently Rojo has come up with interesting features like tagging (of posts and feeds), flagging, recommendations, the ability to subscribe to feeds of people who are in your social network, etc. The one issue I have with it is that the UI (which is nice) has issues scaling to a large number of feeds (200+ or so).
If you want to read more about it: http://blog.softtechvc.com/2005/04/rojo_the_return.html


Hope this helps.

Jack Krupansky

May 17, 2005 9:51 PM

For now, I've been sticking to the web versions of both Bloglines and NewsGator. They each have their own quirks, but together they seem to balance out. It may seem silly to use two in parallel, but I find that I miss and skip a lot of feed posts, so a second pass with "the other" feed aggregator lets me work both fast and fairly reliably. I monitor about 275 feeds. Another 100 feeds and maybe I'll need some kind of "power" aggregator.

I've played with My.Yahoo, but its a little too simplistic.

-- Jack Krupansky

Chris

May 18, 2005 11:54 AM

I live and breathe by the Newsgator Outlook addition. Worth every penny IMHO, and great for offline reading. I'm somewhere around 100 feeds, but not sure what sort of limits it has that maybe I just haven't hit yet. ;-)

Rob Hof

May 18, 2005 12:17 PM

Thanks, everyone, for all the tips.

Dave Howe

May 18, 2005 4:04 PM

Been using http://www.desktopsidebar.com/ for a while now - before that, I was using Thunderbird to make my rss feeds "part of my email and usenet browsing" and before that, a dedicated rss reader that I had to pay for.

I must admit to really liking the sidebar - it is unobtrusive, does a lot more than just rss, and autohides itself when I don't want to look at it.

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