Google Shrinkage – Semi-Fix

GoogleReaderShrinkageFix

There is a hero among us, the world is coming back to normal with full posts on Google Reader. On my last Google Shrinkage Post I was getting annoyed that most of my usual feeds were shrunk down to small summaries and a small pictures. Then from one of the of readers left a comment which solved most of the problems, these were for sites run by Gawker media and they have an alternate feed to see the full posts in your RSS Feeds and everything is back to normal.

Yousef

Hey man, as soon as they started doing this some of the blogs posted “VIP” feed URLs. Just remove the current feed and add these feed URLs for each one and you can see the whole thing:

Kotaku:
http://kotaku.com/vip.xml

Gizmodo:
http://gizmodo.com/vip.xml

Basically any of the gawker feeds if you put the site then /vip.xml you’ll get the full feed.

Hope it helps!

This Worked For:

  • Gizmodo
  • io9
  • Kotaku
  • LifeHacker

Thanks Yousef

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

2 Comments

  1. yousef

    No problem! Glad it helped.

    But yeah, it’s not google’s fault. I have NetNewsWire(which syncs with google reader) which is an RSS reader and I noticed that those sites started doing truncated posts. I think it’s to get more people coming to the site to read the full article.. if they get more hits they get more money! But thankfully they posted the vip solution so you can get the full article.

  2. Laziale

    So , when we gona see the pinkberry post ? Saw u today taking photos for your yougurt :)

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