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Shouldn't there be also filters for GReader?

amagi tremper [PersonRank 3]

Thursday, January 29, 2009
12 years ago2,308 views

I really miss something like that.. like filters per subscription or something.. how do you handle unwanted posts in feeds you actually want to read?

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

That sounds logical, but isn't. For one, unlike mail content, which Gmail can scan/index/classify in full well in advance of rendering, RSS-streams by default represent but fragments of ultimately-delivered full content, usually just a headline plus a short snippet of each item. Some blog/ web publishers push their entire content in RSS form (sometimes even in parallell, and quite granular streams devoted to inividual response threads), ie. provide RSS-aggregators such as GR with full, potentiall-indexable content, but they're in clear minority, as each so-"consumed" blogpost means one less traffic-/ revenue-raising visit to their own home sites. So built-in filtering could at best depend on the presence of very short item titles, far shorter even than mere 140-chars tweets.... not a good starting point.

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