Repetition

RSS "Worse than the BBC is Google News. By it's very nature, Google News is all about change, but by god that screws with your RSS feeds. Out of about 80 items, 68 had changes. Now, Google News aims to track news stories from multiple sources, so it is inevitable that their items should change frequently, but it makes it completely useless in an RSS aggregator, because every time I refresh, the items that I had read become marked as unread again because Google News have either done something as minor as changed the timestamp from "5 hours ago" to "6 hours ago", which is not hugely useful, or added a new source, or substantively changed the copy. This breaks Google News' RSS feed in terms of usability. There's just no way I can continue to have Google News in my RSS reader." -- Suw Charman on annoying RSS repetition.

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