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From the site:- "Now unlike Bloglines, Google Reader doesn’t provide a way to search across all the feeds people are subscribing to. In fact, you can’t share a feed at all, from what I can tell. You can, however, easily share individual items from a feed or tag a feed or number of feeds with the same tag, then share that tag. So "private" Facebook feeds can be exposed."
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from Cumbrowski 2645 Days ago #
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You can make more than just individual posts public with Google Reader. You can make all posts (blogs) assigned to a specific TAG public.  Just click on "Manage Subscriptions" at the bottom left of the Google Reader page, select the "Tags" tab and change any of the tags to be public. The feed URL is nowadays again easier to find out. It used to be very easy, then a technical challenge and is now back to "buried" and hard to find, but no technical skills required.  If a tag was set to public, three links appear next to the tag, "view public page", "email a link" and "add a clip to your site". Go to the first one "view public site". Look on the public site to the right: "If you use another feed reader and would like to keep track of updates to these shared items, there is also a feed  you can subscribe to." Viola! Just FYI. Carsten 

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from AndyBeard 2645 Days ago #
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Carsten that was actually included in Danny’s article and in the description, but not with full instructions "You can, however, easily share individual items from a feed or tag a feed or number of feeds with the same tag, then share that tag"     I have been trying to get some awareness of this for 10 months now, so for Danny and The Lisa to be picking up on it as being something actually worth talking about, I can’t help but be at least relieved about... I am not going to say happy, because I don’t think you should be happy about anything regarding software that dumb end users can reveal private data so easily with. The easiest page to pick up a shared tag feed from is actually under managing the labels. There is general disinterest in subjects like this. My original post got overshadowed a little by the Scoble Hates SEO Debate which was also at the time of Robert signing up for this Open Social Web thing. I still really should do something with techsplog.com

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from dannysullivan 2644 Days ago #
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Yep, Andy had an excellent post on this that I put into my article. It’s really the Bloglines part that’s new -- this bug at Bloglines was letting these feeds get indexed when they really shouldn’t have been. But even when that’s fixed, you put out a feed, there are a variety of ways it could still get out there.

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from BarbaraKB 2644 Days ago #
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Valuable information. Thanx!

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from AndyBeard 2644 Days ago #
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The big problem is that the RSS purists think that RSS was intended for totally free syndication, and that once you publish something as RSS you can wave goodbye to your rights.They feel entitled to claim fair use and only republish your best articles. They feel you shouldn’t be using RSS at all for anything that could be looked on as personal data.RSS is just so convenient for premium content delivery, and there have even been a number of services that offer subscription based personal feeds with much more advanced tracking than offered by Feedburner, but they suffer from the problem that any feed data can be shared... even by accident which throws the personal tracking out of the window, and has major copyright implications.Do you use a stock photo in your content? You unlikely have permission for that image to be republished on another site. Images are I believe looked on as a complete work under copyright, though IANAL

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from Cumbrowski 2642 Days ago #
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Andy, my description does not hurt though :)"The easiest page to pick up a shared tag feed from is actually under managing the labels. "That used to be there at the very beginning when they launched the reader and a shared feed was the only option of sharing. Then it was gone, and stuff like the "shared page" came out. There was a time when the shared feed URL could nowhere be found in the interface. Then they added more gadgets and the reference to the shared feed appeared in the shared page again. The other options on the label management page don’t reveal the RSS feed. It’s either JS code or link to the shared page. I know that stuff, because I use the sharing feature for over 15 months already for a specific purpose.I hear you regarding the privacy issues and the endless possibilities of errors not so savvy users can make. RSS was designed for distribution and not for personal consumption. Like Danny said, if you put out a feed, the content of the feed can make its way to the public in numerous ways. There is no solution to the problem today. There are a number of things that can be done by online services and vendors to reduce the risk of accidental  leakage, but that will not eliminate it.  

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