Create your own RSS Newspaper with Tabbloid

Here’s a nifty little idea that HP have put together. It’s an easy way to create your own PDF newspaper with the RSS feeds that you subscribe to. It’s called Tabbloid.

I like this idea for several reasons:tabbloid

  • Ideas like this will help RSS move into the mainstream. Which is a good thing.
  • It sure beats reading crappy free newspapers on your commute home.
  • Complete simplicity – Check out the website, you’ll realise just how easy it is to set this up. No sign up form. No hoops to jump through.
  • Because of the third point, I don’t feel as though I’m being marketed to. It’s just a nice little tool that can be used by HP and non-HP customers alike.

Improvements? Currently it doesn’t embed any images that are in your feeds. At first I thought that this would be dealbreaker for me, as I read a lot of image based blogs like Smashing Mag, PSFK and Wooster. But, having used it a few times this week, I think it’s better for not having images. They’re just a waster of printing. And there’s plenty of other RSS feeds that I can read instead.

(Thanks to Steve Rubel and Mitch Joel for the link)

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