September 02, 2003

My Yahoo reads RSS Feeds

Via Blogdigger Development:

My Yahoo now has the ability to incorporate RSS Feeds. Its really easy to implement. Just click here to add the module (you may need to login first)

There are a few options available such as the amount of content displayed, and the display of headlines of older entries, etc. Here's what it looks like.

Yahoo is way ahead of the other major portals in implementing RSS feeds. I'm sure Google will soon release something that will knock our socks off, but in the meantime, its all Yahoo.

Posted by Steven at September 2, 2003 09:37 PM | TrackBack


Sorry for the offtopic comment but can i get some feedback on this:


Posted by: Scott Johnson on September 3, 2003 08:26 AM

If google news allows people to build a custom news page with sources/keywords people can pick and choose and then expose that via RSS, it would be great :-)

Posted by: anand on September 4, 2003 05:52 AM

Uh, AFAIK, Google doesn't have a portal.

Posted by: Aaron Swartz on September 4, 2003 07:35 AM

Needs a way to mark items that have already been read. Reference "feed on feeds" web-based RSS news aggregator at This is more like Usenet type reading and gets all the old stuff out of the way. Otherwise, having more than a few feeds gets unmanagably cluttered.

Posted by: Ernie Oporto on September 4, 2003 07:49 AM

Here is one script that does what anand asks for.

Posted by: on September 4, 2003 10:55 AM

Are there any more techie people out there who can figure out how to build a one-click link that will let a user add an RSS feed to their My Yahoo by clicking on the link? That would be cool to offer to users, along with all the other one-click icons.

Posted by: Joel Abrams on September 5, 2003 08:09 AM

It didn't work for me. I was able to add the Blogs module to my Yahoo page, but when I click 'Edit', all I get is a blank page with the Yahoo copyright notice and no place to enter feeds. I tried with Firebird on several platforms and with IE on Windows, so it doesn't appear to be a browser/platform problem.

Posted by: David Beckemeyer on September 7, 2003 01:24 PM

I think yahoo must have yanked it. It doesn't appear on their list of modules anymore. It used to be at the bottom of this page:
(Under personal information management)

Posted by: Will Findlay on September 8, 2003 03:19 PM

I still have it in my list. It's just not so useful.

Posted by: Ernie Oporto on September 9, 2003 01:40 PM

I tried to add it today, using some of the add links posted, but it didn't work. I wrote Customer Service, and they replied that the feature was not available, and thanks for the feedback. Hmmm, odd... back to other aggregator solutions, it seems....

Posted by: DrWeb on September 12, 2003 03:03 AM

doesn't seem to work. i hope yahoo implements this for real.

Posted by: David on October 13, 2003 06:22 PM

Where can we find more information about this ?

Posted by: Max on December 19, 2003 08:52 AM
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