Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 16th Jan 2011 13:52 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones A mini-tempest has been raging across the web with anger at Mozilla for removing the RSS icon from the Firefox 4 toolbar by default (and moving it to the bookmarks menu). This has been going on for a couple of weeks now, and I had avoided writing about it on OSNews since the recent furore is often cited to have begun around a personal blog post I wrote, but now things have come to an impasse: "No matter how loudly you shout, what you see in the beta with regard to the feed auto-discovery button is what will ship in Firefox 4". When Mozilla can say they are open to input, but refuse to change in the face of near universal disagreement, we all lose, not just me.
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RE[3]: Uhm...
by emerson999 on Mon 17th Jan 2011 07:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Uhm..."
emerson999
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I couldn't disagree more with the "only nerds use rss" thing. It was contrary to my expectations, but for whatever reason I know huge amounts of at most semi geeky people who keep track of rss feeds with google reader. Oddly enough, overwhelmingly female as well. No idea what's up with that skewered demographic, but it's one I've been continually baffled by.

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