Google Groups have feeds!

I missed this on my first pass…

Now here’s one of the really interesting things. The new groups is an intersection of USENET and mailing lists, and every group has two Atom feeds, one for topic summaries and the other for message summaries. This means that you can now subscribe to USENET groups with your favorite Atom-aware aggregator. The format of the URLs for the feeds is:

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/USENETGROUP/feed/topics.xml
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/USENETGROUP/feed/msgs.xml

where USENETGROUP is something like ‘comp.arch’.

It’s not quite perfect yet, but it’s a great start! [wingedpig.com]

2 comments for “Google Groups have feeds!

  1. Allan Donald
    5/13/2004 at 8:34 pm

    This works in Shrook … but not NNW. Why? Console has a message about an SSL failure at google. Hm.

  2. 5/13/2004 at 10:04 pm

    I noticed the same thing. I believe it’s because the feeds are not valid… I guess Shrook is easier on things.

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