RSS agent geekery

Posted by joy

The number of RSS readers and feed aggregation services is just amazing, especially considering how many of these did not exist even a year ago. Here’s a sampling of RSS related agents I’m seeing in my site logs now.

Agent: Megite/0.1 (

Agent: RSS-SPIDER (RSS Feed Seeker

Agent: FeedOnFeeds/0.1.9 (+

Agent: YahooFeedSeeker/2.0 (compatible; Mozilla 4.0; MSIE 5.5;

Agent: MagpieRSS/0.72 (+

Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1; aggregator:TailRank; Gecko/20021130

Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; Google Desktop)

Agent: Feedfetcher-Google; (+

Agent: kinjabot (; 3 Readers)

Agent: FeedLounge (, 1 subscribers, next refresh in approx. 14400 seconds

Agent: JetBrains Omea Reader 2.1.1 (

Agent: NetNewsWire/2.1b17 (Mac OS X;

Agent: Syndic8/1.0 (

Agent: MagpieRSS/0.7 (+; No cache)

Agent: Bloglines/3.0-rho (; 18 subscribers)

Agent: Feedster Crawler/1.0; Feedster, Inc. (2 subscribers)

Agent: PluckFeedCrawler/2.0 (compatible; Mozilla 4.0; MSIE 5.5;; 1 subscribers)

Agent: NewsGatorOnline/2.0 (; 5 subscribers)

Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1; Rojo 1.0;; Aggregating on behalf of 5 subscriber(s) online at Gecko/20021130

Agent: AppleSyndication/52

Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 Fedora/1.0.7-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.7 [Newsonfeeds]

Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible;;

Agent: SharpReader/ (.NET CLR 1.1.4322.573; WinNT 5.1.2600.0)

Agent: rss-bot/1.0 (

Agent: AttensaOnline/1.0 (; 1 subscribers)

Agent: RssReader/ ( Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600.0

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