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October 22, 2007

Why Dapper is so much better than Feed43

Both sites are amazing. Its great to be able to create your own RSS feeds off sites that are too out of date or just plain stupid to not have their own RSS. Now when comparing dapper and Feed43 obviously one is better than the other and it happens to be dapper. Dappers interface is amazing since it is visual and drag and drop. Therefore it is really easy to create RSS feeds for anything you want and good for the computer illiterate person. I was able to figure out Feed43, but since you must choose every rule for every different thing you want, I feel like you need an engineering degree in computer science to be able to use it. It is a lot more complicated and hard to use and perfect your feeds. My feeds from dapper just came about within a few clicks, but with feed43 I had to continue to modify it until I got what I wanted. Lastly, dapper is better since it has a huge base of users who already created feeds. I searched for stocks and found a feed on the SEC filing site. I then created an alert for Visa for IPO filiings since I am very interested in buying this stock when it comes out. Therefore I will not forget to check when Visa will IPO or have to waste my time doing so. Its great to make a computer think and check for me. What an amazing tool.


UPDATE
Today I used Feed43 some more. I got used to it but I feel like it is annoying since you have to actually look at the HTML code. If you do not know HTML, this process would be next to impossible. I still like dapper better since you can visually make the feed, but Feed43 is easy if you know how to read code and what to get a specific results for your RSS.

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Posted by diamantj at October 22, 2007 10:49 AM

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