This is not for you

By you I mean the readers, if they have such things, of The Brummie.

The Brummie is a blog whose content is simply scraped from across the web: automated theft of words, pictures and attention. It turns out that my website is one that they pull from, grabbing at content from my RSS feed. I’d never realised.

One of the weird things about letting a site go fallow as I have done and then coming back to it with a new purpose is realising what people were using it for before. On Friday I happened to be sat next to someone from BCU marketing who casually said “I’ve just read your blog post Don’t call it a resolution“. “Oh I said, I’ve just posted it, how did you come across it?” “It’s on the School of Media Facebook page” she replied.

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RSS without the faff (Safari on a mac and iPhone)

Amongst other things, RSS is a great way to follow websites without remembering to go back and check them all the time. For example say you want to know when I’ve written something. Rather than coming to my website, you can use RSS to make it come to you, every time I update it.

There are loads of ways of receiving RSS updates for websites. Let’s not bother about the geeky stuff about what it is how, it works, and what special software you can use if you’re  an RSS ninja – here’s a simple way to make it work for you if you use a mac and if you use Safari.