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Feed me, Seymour!

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitOct 22, 2009 5:00 PM
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The Hive Overmind has been fiddling with the site, and I must say they've improved things around here! For one, all our blog feeds are now being handled by Feedburner. Using feeds is actually pretty easy; think of it like a magazine you subscribe to that gets sent to your house. When a blog like mine is updated with a new post, the feed is updated, and if you subscribe to the feed you get the new post sent to you. I use Google Reader to keep up with blogs, for example. It keeps track of all my feeds so I don't have to. For another, the Discover Magazine website is now mobile phone friendly. I checked it out with my internationally-ridiculed pink iPhone and the site looked great. If you have a mobile device, just go to DiscoverMagazine.com and you should be redirected to the mobile site. And just a note... there are social network buttons on every post here, just below the blog post title: Reddit, Digg, StumbleUpon and so on. I would love it long time if, when you like a post, you were to vote it up or Digg it or whatever. It gets the word out to others, and allows me to eat and pay my utility bills, something I'm fond of being able to do. Oh-- you can follow me on Twitter, too. I tweet about all sorts of things, not just astronomy and skepticism, including most recently (and not necessarily in a related way) toilet paper, my tattoo, and Wil Wheaton. And while I'm at it, please read my commenting policy, mmkay? I have noticed an uptick in people violating my one simple rule. Thus ends our occasional BABlog notice. Thanks, and don't forget to wash your hands.

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