Welcome to the home of Noah Brier. I'm the co-founder of Variance and general internet tinkerer. Most of my writing these days is happening over at Why is this interesting?, a daily email full of interesting stuff. This site has been around since 2004. Feel free to get in touch. Good places to get started are my Framework of the Day posts or my favorite books and podcasts. Get in touch.

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RSS Feed Links

I’m really getting fed up with hard to find RSS links. I went on the Hardblogger site (the new MSNBC group-blog with contributions by Ron Reagan and Joe Trippi, to name a few) and I couldn’t find an RSS link. Sitting in the middle of the page was a way to email Hardblogger comments, but nowhere to be found was the RSS link. Shouldn’t this be well placed? This is such a powerful tool for keeping in touch with users that burying it away is a crime. I know in my own experience that the first thing I do when I go to a site I like is look for the RSS feed. If I don’t find it, more likely than not, I will not be back there anytime soon. All they had to do was place a little link a little more prominently and they would have had a daily reader. Their loss.

July 26, 2004