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Old 03-28-2010, 02:21 PM   #1
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Kindle Blog Subscriptions

I subscribed to a couple of Kindle blogs. I wasn't finished reading one of them yesterday, however a new issue came out today. My Kindle seems to have deleted the old one and updated to the new one.

Can I get the old issue back?
Why does it do that?

And is there anyway to know when a new issue is going to come out so I can make sure to either finish reading the blog OR turn off the wireless so that it doesn't update....
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:53 PM   #2
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Update frequency and article retention will vary depending on the blog author(s). New articles appear, oldest articles disappear, with each update, which can be several times a day. So there's a window of time in which to read any given article (and take clippings or whatever), but eventually it vanishes and the only way to get back to it is to visit the originating web site with a web browser.

It does that because it doesn't make sense to retain versions of the blog snapshot that is delivered to Kindle: there would be massive duplication, which would impact usability.

This is different that magazine/newspaper subscriptions, where update frequency is more or less fixed (daily, weekly, monthly) and where you get a particular 'issue' and can have more than one of these on your Kindle (but even then the oldest issue will get deleted with each update).

There are at least a couple of other delivery mechanisms that you might consider: calibre, which is a desktop application that gathers and formats newsfeeds/blogs for your Kindle (or other ereader) and copies them to Kindle when you tether it to your computer, and feedbooks, which allows you to update your newsfeeds at any time, from one version to the next using whispernet.

Calibre in particular will retain each version it creates on your computer, so you can go back and look at it.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:02 PM   #3
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Kindle keeps the last 7 issues of a periodical in the Periodicals:Back Issues folder, which can be found most easily in the Subscriptions subset. As new periodicals come in, the oldest one is deleted.

When reading a periodical you wish to keep, press Menu, then Keep This Issue. This option is only available for periodicals with Sections, like newspapers and magazines. For some reason, it's not available for blogs.

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Old 03-29-2010, 11:10 AM   #4
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So, after some playing around I realized that the last articles of the blog are still there. It must have bumped that oldest article in place of the newest one. That's better.
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:18 PM   #5
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That's what it does, yes, it just bumps them.
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