This is most excellent. If you look at the bottom of just about any New York Times page or story, you'll see the little orange XML icon. They're in the RSS game for real now.

Oh, and there's a special My Yahoo page that makes it easy to add the feeds to you My Yahoo RSS module too.

Congrats to the folks for the new feeds and thanks for mentioning My Yahoo on your RSS page.

Now, about that annoying registration system... One step at a time, I guess?

Posted by jzawodn at July 14, 2004 02:11 PM

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# Larry said:

I don't care for the NYT - waaayyy too liberal.

As for their registration:

on July 14, 2004 03:23 PM
# Matthom said:

But it's RSS! It's a "crack like" addiction! Anything orange I see on web sites, I instantly try to subscribe to!

No, I DO "weed out" some feeds, over time, if I find I don't read them. And I suppose subscribing to sites "just to subscribe" is pointless.

But online newspapers, I like. It's good to get different (albeit liberal) views on things.

on July 14, 2004 03:40 PM
# said:

there is an any easy & quick way around the reg system. copy the url and paste it into the google search box.. most of the time it will not come back with anything..

but google has a href to the url.. if you click it .. YOU ARE IN.

I assume nytime has something that check the html Referrer and thats why this works.

I'm sure there is a way to automate this with the "I'm feeling lucky" thing.. but i don't have time to put a hack together.

on July 14, 2004 03:53 PM
# Barnaby James said:

I'm glad they did it too (even if they are liberal?). The feeds behave a little wierd in NetNewsWire though. It seems like they rev the lastBuildDate every day so even if none of the stories have changed, they are marked as new every day (I'm guessing a bit here - the pubDate is the same, the content doesn't change and they appear ok if you get it twice in a day). This might be NetNewsWire's glitch but no other feeds seem to have the problem and it negates one of the major benefits of a desktop aggregator - keeping track of what's been read.

on July 14, 2004 04:13 PM
# BillSaysThis said:

But will the stories in the feeds disappear behind the for fee wall after seven days or can they be permalinked without the Link Generator?

on July 14, 2004 05:03 PM
# Dave Winer said:

>>Now, about that annoying registration system...

The registration system doesn't kick in on links from the RSS feeds.

You can click on a link, and it will take you to the page, even if you aren't logged onto the Times site.

on July 14, 2004 11:44 PM
# Ben said:

My experience is that the URLS are permalinked.

One disappointment though is that the entire paper does not seem to in the RSS feed. I was comparing the feed's contents to the website and found at least one article on the website that wasn't in the feed. The article was nested inside a section within a section, and was not an article at the top level of a section.

on July 14, 2004 11:56 PM
# said:

Yeah, I hate the liberal press too. Things are so much better if you only watch Foxnews and MSNBC. You can get your daily dose of W. cheerleading without all those troubling details like truth.

It really is helpful to only have one side to the news, politics, life. No thinking required.

Oh, BTW, WHO CARES if you think they are too liberal?

on July 15, 2004 05:22 AM
# chris said:

Thanks for the tip off on the NYT - it's a very useful feature.

on July 16, 2004 06:30 AM
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