My favorite RSS reader FeedDemon is available in version 2.7 and it’s free. So while we wait for a decent RSS reader for Notes 8 I suggest you use that one.
Just noticed a (new) feature in FeedDemon (I’m running version 220.127.116.11) that allows you to automatically unsubscribe from a feed if there are no updated within the defined number of days. That’s really cool for comment feeds which is becoming increasingly popular. Nice! If only I would be able to set this on entire feed folders and/or have feeds added to a specific folder automatically inherit the setting. See – that would be totally cool! At present I have to remember setting the flag on all comment feeds I subscribe to.
There are a number of interesting discussions going on at the moment about the inherent threats of syndicated content sparked by a presentation at the Black Hat 2006 event. I like the way Don Park puts it in his “Comment on Microsoft Embracing RSS“-post:
"If you subscribe to 1000 feeds, you are hanging on a chain with 1000 links. Each of those 1000 links (feeds) are potential targets for hackers to attack to gain control over its content. All they need is one vulnerable feed hosting server to change what is delivered to your desktop."
Something to think about – especially when thinking about how Notes/Domino 7.0.2 will be able to deliver RSS feeds to your employees. I recommend the above post or the Dons other post (Syndicated Vulnerability) to get started.