• Hate partial RSS feeds? Suffer no more!

    There’s no reason to suffer with partial RSS feeds in your reader. You can convert them to full feeds here. I’ve just done a bunch, and it seems to work just fine. Maybe there will be some delay in feeds, but that’s worth it. I was missing loads of blogospheric content that was delivered only via partial feed, particularly if I was reading on my phone. Those days are over.

    And, to bloggers who think partial feeds are helping you, you’re wrong. You’re doing little more than decreasing links to your site, limiting the dissemination of your work, and irritating readers.

    UPDATE: In the first paragraph above, I link to fulltextrssfeed.com. I’m simultaneously experimenting with fivefilters.org, which claims to do the same thing. If either work, the delay is long. I’m still waiting for Krugman’s blog post of over 7 hours ago to come through. This is rather disappointing.

    • Hey Austin you forgot the best part! If you are using google chrome you can also do this with the chrome extension as seen here:


      it does get a bit finicky some times but it does the job for some websites, not so great with multiple pages though.

      But this is the same without the extension so beware!

    • Google Reader (for desktop and Android) does a good job of delivering full feeds. The mobile Android version is particularly easy to use with nice formatting… I even get your illustrations.

      • I’ve been a Google Reader user for years. However, it can’t convert partial feeds to full ones across all platforms (for Chrome, yes, as discussed in prior comments), including on the Droid. However, the link in the post takes you to an external utility that will do the conversion. I cannot tell you how much I do not read (especially on my phone) because the feed is partial and it is just too much overhead to click through. (Some) bloggers and organizations overestimate how willing people are to click through. The very busy bloggers they want to link to them will not do it.

    • Austin,
      Why dont you just right click over the feed HTML title, and OPEN LINK IN NEW TAB. Its nearly instantaneous, and does not interfere with the open reader. Navigating to the new tab is seamless and quick. Dont like what you see. Close it.


      • Kinda useless when your dealing with NYTIMES articles. This theoretically circumvents single page articles that would be blocked otherwise. I know this is a very specific case but thats all I can think of at least. But I quit using it Brad.

      • Trust me, the extra time that takes really matters when you’re trying to track and scan dozens of feeds. Consequence: I read almost nothing provided in partial feeds. The title better be exceptional or I don’t even skim. Krugman doesn’t need my eyeballs, but some other blogs should want them.

        • Hey Austin,
          I just got Instapaper and love it. What are your thoughts? Are you using this in conjunction with Instapaper as well?