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  • erebos Calculating status...
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    Aug 1, 2012 8:42 PM (in response to nybe)

    nybe wrote:

     

    never mind, not worth the fuss... just would like to have RSS back. no biggy.

     

    You produced one of the worst arguments in the history of arguing on the internet then backed out of it in a manner that is stomach turning. I think what isn't worth the fuss here is dreaming up some cockamamied piece of fiction to support your ludicrous accusations.

  • nybe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 8:45 PM (in response to erebos)

    dude, you are an unrelenting TROLL. you both obviously did not get my post so stop attacking without understanding.

  • erebos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 8:44 PM (in response to nybe)

    nybe wrote:

     

    dude, you are an unrelenting TROLL.

    Strop being so ugly and get back to whatever it is you do.

     

    You need to go tell the orderlies it's past time for your shots and you need to be put to bed.

  • nybe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 8:45 PM (in response to erebos)

    wow, really really ugly.

  • erebos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 8:52 PM (in response to nybe)

    nybe wrote:

     

    wow, really really ugly.

     

    Wow, really, it's just sad, I hope someone comes along soon to help you before you hurt yourself.

     

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    **I quoted you by the way, so changing your post after the fact only reveals how mentally weak you are.

     

    **Message was edited by: erebos

  • nybe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 8:52 PM (in response to erebos)

    Wow, really, it's just sad, I hope someone comes along soon to help you before you hurt yourself.

     

    **I quoted you by the way, so changing your post after the fact only reveals how mentally weak you are.

     

    **Message was edited by: erebos

    ok you win fanboy... uncle.

  • erebos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 8:53 PM (in response to nybe)

    nybe wrote:

     

    ok you win fanboy... uncle.

  • David Schwab Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 9:01 PM (in response to nybe)

    nybe wrote:

     

    dude, you are an unrelenting TROLL. you both obviously did not get my post so stop attacking without understanding.

     

    Stop and take a look at yourself. Really. You are making baseless claims with no logic behind them. Just some kind of paranoid knee jerk reaction. When I politely ask you to explain, you can't, and pretend you don't want to be bothered. You have no answer is the issue. No one can understand because there is nothing to understand. It's nonsense. Look up that word.

     

    You sir, are the troll. If you want people to stop "attacking" you, which by the way, no one is doing, just don't post a reply.

  • David Schwab Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 8:58 PM (in response to nybe)

    nybe wrote:

     

    ok you win fanboy... uncle.

     

    See now we have the ad hominem attacks. Call people names when you run out of ammo.

  • nybe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 9:02 PM (in response to David Schwab)
    Stop and take a look at yourself. Really. You are making baseless claims with no logic behind them. Just some kind of paranoid kneejerk reaction. When I politely ask you to explain, you can't, and pretend you don't want to be bothered. You have no answer is the issue.

     

    go back and read it. I made no claims of any kind about Apple making money from RSS feeds. I did imply that there may be a bigger picture here for them getting rid of RSS than we know... So yeah maybe it was knee-jerk to IMPLY that the reason was monetarily based but currently working for an unnamed and large Internet corp leads me to be cynical whenever said corp takes away something that is working fine and a lot of people rely on. Honestly I did not set out to offend you or anyone else and would kindly like to move on with the discussion. thank you.

  • David Schwab Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 9:09 PM (in response to nybe)

    nybe wrote:

     

    go back and read it. I made no claims of any kind about Apple making money from RSS feeds. I did imply that there may be a bigger picture here for them getting rid of RSS than we know... So yeah maybe it was knee-jerk to IMPLY that the reason was monetarily based but currently working for an unnamed and large Internet corp leads me to be cynical whenever said corp takes away something that is working fine and a lot of people rely on. Honestly I did not set out to offend you or anyone else and would kindly like to move on with the discussion. thank you.

    I did read. I know how to read. I do it every day.

     

    Since we can copy and paste, I will show you what you said:

     

    "I'm sure there's a bigger picture here, that we will never be remotely aware of, as to why they've gotten rid of RSS. Most likely it has to do not only with more monetary gain (as if Apple needs more) but more specifically CONTROL of how we consume AND create information as users. "

     

    So you said MORE monitary gain, and of course they are taking away your rights. What monitary gain did they have before they removed RSS? How did RSS cause ANY monitary gain in the first place?

     

    Please enlighten us, and while you are at it, find some facts to back it up. No facts, then it's BS. Plain and simple.

     

    Apple did not block RSS feeds from Mountain Lion. They only removed that feature from Safari and Mail. Safari is a web broswer and it still does that.

     

    If you don't like Safari, you are free to use Chrome or Firefox, or iWeb, or Opera... and others too. See Apple didn't take away how you consume. Go and consume. And then use Safari to create some information.

  • erebos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 9:17 PM (in response to nybe)

    nybe wrote:

     

    So yeah maybe it was knee-jerk to IMPLY that the reason was monetarily based but currently working for an unnamed and large Internet corp leads me to be cynical whenever said corp takes away something that is working fine and a lot of people rely on.

     

    There are options:

     

    http://www.cultofmac.com/182077/five-ways-to-replace-safaris-rss-reader-in-mount ain-lion/

     

    Maybe Apple simply feels that the declining popularity of RSS isn't worth their time and there are plenty of options out there if you really feel you need it. Essentially they're creating a whole new market for any developers who want to make an RSS reader that rocks.

  • s4lex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 11:02 PM (in response to erebos)

    erebos wrote:

     

    Maybe Apple simply feels that the declining popularity of RSS isn't worth their time and there are plenty of options out there if you really feel you need it. Essentially they're creating a whole new market for any developers who want to make an RSS reader that rocks.

     

    Hi there -- do you have any data to back up your assertion about the declining popularity of RSS (the technology/format, not the reader software)? I'm curious to learn more as my reliance for my work on RSS/RDF/Atom has only increased over time. I tried googling "declining popularity of RSS" and got back links to articles about the declining popularity of Facebook, Bieber and libraries, but nothing that explained why you or Apple feels that RSS is declining in popularity.

     

    My guess is that the declining excitement in RSS is linked to the declining IQ and creativity of your average Apple customer as their iGadgets become ubiquotous... "what's RSS? ooh shiny new Hurling Monkeys app... must tweet about it and share my in-app Monkey Vomit Power-up purchase with my FB friends..."

     

    Hope I'm wrong...   I get that RSS readers are not the new sexy and will never rise to the level of hype they had 5+ years ago. I'm pretty sure even the most rocking RSS reader's usage stats would pale in comparison to sheeple tweets and FB time wasting.

  • erebos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 11:27 PM (in response to s4lex)

    Well, I think you're exactly right. Facebook, Twitter, and Justin Bieber having the #1 Klout score conspire to destroy RSS for all eternity. Seriously, if you ask the average teenager if they've heard of RSS they'll say, "yeah I went to their concert the other day, like wow, it was like awesome", and you'll be left wondering what planet you've wandered onto. The fact is that one group spends their money semi-wisely (adults) and another group either A) get adults to buy them whatever they've been convinced they need, or B) spend their $500 a week allowance with reckless abandon. Apple is well aware that a large part of their base is highly impressionable, fickle, and actively forming life-long opinions about things. Anything that doesn't fit into their social world will be obsolete and Apple knows it. People like us who come to forums like this and bicker over the merits of RSS are a minority by a gigantic margin... Every article on the internet has a share button, this is how people become aware of new content now.

  • neil456 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 6:17 AM (in response to erebos)

    erebos wrote:

     

    . . . Every article on the internet has a share button, this is how people become aware of new content now.

    While that may be true, I know most of my children and their cousins are already tired of Facebook.  Yes my grandchildren still thinks its great.  But they too will grow up.  We need to 2 internets, one for children (some of which never grow up) and one for adults.

     

    The 'share' workflow simply does not work if you value your time.  I want to decide what is important to me, not rely on you to determine what is important to me.  That is simply lazy and it only works for people that do not want to think for themselves and only have friends that think the way they do.  I have friends that think differently than I do, but I don't have time to follow all of the things they think are important.

     

    I guess that's why this socialization of the internet works, as most people just want to be good followers.

     

    If you want to let the internet be optimized for teenagers and followers, then fine, but please let others fight for a more open internet where we get to choose what we want to view.  It used to be a right of passage as young people grew out of being teenagers, now its a celebrated lifestyle.  What a loss.  But its only a loss of expectation, which is somthing you and I can change.

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