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[personal profile] mindstalk
I've heard of this for years, and sort of known what it did, but never investigated. I still haven't investigated independent RSS readers or whatever, just what the various social networking sites support.

While you can't subscribe to an LJ account directly on Dreamwidth, you can subscribe to the RSS for it, though doing so requires automatically making an account for it. http://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse?faqcat=feeds LJ itself seems similar http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=137&view=full

So seems like with a bit of work I could read all my LJ accounts on my DW Reading page, or vice versa, though I'd have to click through to comment on the other site. But also various blogs (Gaiman, Stross) and irregular comics could be followed as well.

Meantime, support under Facebook or Google+ seems dubious at best, with some G+ link saying promptly that it requires Chrome to work. The phrase "walled garden" comes immediately to mind, as well as "so who plays well with others?"

It's a whole new world! No doubt familiar to most of you for the past decade! "Hey guys, did you know the sky is blue?" And I can obnoxiously go from "what's RSS?" to "don't have an LJ account but want to follow me? Just subscribe to the RSS feed, no need for me to be posting to FB."

Separately, while I grumble about mlc's retreat to a blogger, it does remember my Google account (sigh) login, so all I have to do is click through the links she provides on LJ. Unlike G&S, where it's a tiny private mac.com blog and I have to log in each time to read the occasional updates.

Date: 2011-Sep-28, Wednesday 04:38 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] februaryfour
You really should try reader.google.com.

Date: 2011-Sep-28, Wednesday 05:29 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] februaryfour
iPhone/android apps that plug in. My personal favorite is on the iPhone, and it's called Byline. I'm not sure whether it's available for Android, but you should give it a whirl if you ever feel like it. I've converted [personal profile] doubt72 to Byline, and he uses it a LOT more than I do. Then again, he used his LJ account as a news reader, so it was easy for him to switch over.

Personally, I just really like the idea of synched newsfeeds that let me pick up where I left off, whether it be on my desktop, laptop, or iPhone. And unlike LJ/DW, I can pick and choose which feeds to read at any time.
Edited Date: 2011-Sep-28, Wednesday 05:30 (UTC)

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