Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Feedburner firewall problem with Digg feeds

I use Google reader to subscribe to Digg feeds, but all the Digg RSS/Atom links are in feedburner format. Unfortunately my internet network blocks requests to feed/rss/atom URLs. This was a problem as I could no longer launch Digg articles directly from the Google reader.

My response was to create Greasymonkey script. This script will silently ensure that when you click on any Digg link from the Google reader, instead o the rss url, you are taken to the Digg site with the article link shown there. With one more click on that article link you will reach the article you wanted.

Install the script from here

Sorry for the hack Google and Digg, but I hope I didn’t violate any code. Please let me know if this is a problem. Thanks again Greasemonkey!
People, let me know if this script helped you too.