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RSS is user-serving

Yesterday, I asked a question on the 32-Bit Café Forum:

When adding a new feed to your feed reader, do you prefer seeing the full text for each post, or a summary? Are there any advantages to each?

The majority of answers indicate a preference for including the full text in the RSS feed. I think it surprised me because I currently prefer the other way around.

This answer from frugalgamer frames the question beautifully:

The RSS recommendations I’ve read around the web usually suggest adding the full text, and letting the reader decide whether or not to display it. Since RSS is meant to be user-serving, I think it makes sense, although I usually prefer to read only summaries or titles myself.

I have updated my RSS feed :)

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