Here's some good news: You can now read full posts from Machinist and every other Salon blog in a single place -- your RSS reader.
If those letters don't ring a bell, here's a quick intro: RSS is a syndication system that makes it easy to read lots of Web sites quickly.
Think of it as a direct line into our publishing system. Whenever Salon publishes an item, we send it out over an RSS "feed."
The scheme saves you the hassle of checking in with the dozen or hundreds of sites you love on the Web. By subscribing to each page's feed, you can read all of your favorite sites in your reader software. (My preferred reader is Google Reader, but you can choose from many others.)
Salon's content has been available through RSS for years, but like many newspapers and magazines, we sent out only article summaries through the system. To read the whole post, you had to click from your reader to visit Salon.
Now it's different. If you subscribe to Machinist's RSS feed, you'll see the full text of all my posts in your reader. The same is true for other Salon blogs -- '08 Roadies, Broadsheet, Glenn Greenwald, How the World Works, Joan Walsh and War Room.
Note that "subscribing" to a feed is free, available whether or not you are a member of Salon Premium.
Here are RSS links for each of Salon's blogs -- add any and all to your reader, and happy feed-reading!