The Future of Full Content at Feedbin

March 14, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

I still really enjoy Feedbin as my RSS reader. One of the things that I like about the post-Google world of RSS aggregators is how community focused most of them are. It just feels like these are all kindred spirits that don't want to give up on RSS or the ideas that made it popular. RSS comes from the culture of the "blogroll" and I really miss that.

Here's Feedbin's Ben Ubisoft talking about their full-content extractor:

The Future of Full Content.

I never knew that the content extractor was free service run by someone else:

Thanks to Postlight for running Mercury Parser free-of-charge all these years! If you know of a site that could use improved extracted content results, you can contribute a custom parser to the project. It’s a straightforward process if you have CSS and JavaScript experience.

I do notice a real improvement in the content extractor performance.