Well here is one less reason to hate Facebook. It didn’t take long for this new app called Newsfeed RSS to show up, once Facebook opened it API to developers. And having a feed is certainly is a breath of fresh air for Facebook.
In addition to the stack of good suggestions on how to make it useful given in this article at ReadWriteWeb, I’d like to add that you can grab the new feed and subscribe to it using RSS Menu on Mac OS X to get yourself Growl alerts of new Facebook activity.
Chia built a Facebook application that you can grant permission to pull your Facebook newsfeed out of the site and publish as an RSS feed. It’s called Newsfeed RSS. It’s a simple thing, but it’s an important development in the gradual opening of the walled garden that Facebook has been. Just to give you some ideas, here are five things that can now be done with the Facebook RSS feeds that Chia has set free.