Oct. 9th, 2008

triedunture: (concerned)
I swore I would never Twitter, but I want to follow Stephen Fry. I created an account, but I can't seem to add him to my Google Reader. What gives? I tried Atom and plain RSS and no dice either way.

Am I doing something terribly n00bie? ;.; Please be helping me?


I AM A GENIUS. I FIGURED IT OUT. OK, I actually just Googled the shit out of some help sites. If anyone else is dying inside because of this incompatibility issue between certain Twitter accounts and G-Reader (I could subscribe to my own but not Fry's), here's what you do:

1. Create a Twitter account and follow only the people you want feeds of (Stephen).

2. Copy the RSS URL from the button at the bottom of your /home page on Twitter.

3. Punch that into FreeMyFeed.com along with your Twitter name and password.

4. Voila. A URL that is technically going through FMF, so G-Reader can read it.

Only annoyances: The feed will follow you along with all your Twitter friends. For me, who only wants to follow Stephen and will never ever Twitter in a million years (okay, only twice, but that's it) this is fine.

I also tried earlier creating a public Bloglines account to do the same thing, but it wouldn't work because MAN Bloglines is some special kind of terrible. I love you, Google Reader, and I'll never let you go. *nuzzles Google products, even the lame ones*
triedunture: (shrug)
The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. Well let's see.

1) Look at the list and underline those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Bold the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've only read 6 and force books upon them

Just call me an east-coast ivory tower elitist. )


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