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This is the latest in our Weekend Poll series. For last week's, see Does The Google Play Store's Mobile Interface Need An Overhaul?

A pretty simple question this week: how do you follow Android Police? We've got a fair number of options:

So, do you follow us strictly via one method, or a combination of multiple? Check off all that apply below, then head down to the comments to discuss.

How Do You Follow Android Police?

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Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • jan

    Rss, site and facebook. but i would like to see an official app :P

    • Ryan

      An android app would be awesome! Something I definitely would be excited for.

      • Matt

        Check out google currents. It's just as good as if the site had its own app.

        • http://www.th3sh4k4.blogspot.com German Pimentel

          I second that, Currents really make it for an App.
          Love it

  • eleazar

    Speaking of RSS, please allow us to view entire posts via RSS. I find myself completely skipping somewhat interesting articles b/c I don't want to have to open my browser on my phone to view the rest of the article (I typically browse my feeds for a few minutes, so taking the time to open the browser when sifting through 50 articles is arduous and time consuming).

    Your content is great, and I leave my adblocker off for that reason, I just wish I could read the full article in the reader, then go to the site to follow the comments.

    Also, many times I might be interested in a game you are covering, but only a video is available via RSS. I'd much rather see a screenshot. (this would be solved by showing full articles) :)

    Not trying to rant, but I figured this would be my opportunity to voice my opinions/concerns.

    I love your site, which is why I'm here!

    • tiger578

      I can tell you right now the reason they cut off articles in feeds: ads. They want you to visit the website for the ad revenue.

      If the entire article was in the feed, less people would feel reason to visit the site. And less people visiting = less revenue = AP shut down due to costs.

      Sad truth, but Ars Technica does it too (they have a premium RSS feed though), and so do many others.

      Also, I follow through Twitter and RSS. There's some convos on Twitter I don't want to miss :P

    • rsslover

      same here. use rss w/ feedly as well and have my adblocker turned off for AP.
      i've blocked 10k of the 100k external scripts though.

      to get the full feed, i use http://fulltextrssfeed.com/

      • Vicky

        Also rss w/ feedly. Even with the built in browser, I still skip over a lot of articles 'cause I'm just too impatient for them to load. Makes me feel bad now that I think about the ad revenue stuff though.

      • MetalMessiah78

        Thank you so much for the Feedly suggestion!! It works great for this site and others that don't normally display the full article in RSS. This will allow me to do a lot more reading and a lot less skipping now. :-)

    • MetalMessiah78

      Yes! I agree 100%. I find myself skipping a lot of stuff as well because I don't have time to click on links. Not a problem while on my computer, but it is when I'm mobile and have a slow connection. I too bring it up because I love the site, but for someone like me who follows a lot of sites, it's easier to skip your post and read the same thing in another site's feed that doesn't require me to launch the browser.

      Some RSS feeds I subscribe to have ads at the bottom of the article. I would prefer that then having to click on the link. At least that way I'll see at a minimum one ad, and read the article, rather then just skipping over it all together.

      • Dan

        Agree 100%. I've considered removing Android Police completely from my feeds since I find that I skip over articles more often than not. The same news eventually shows up on one of the other feeds I subscribe to. The link is a hassle and completely defeats the purpose of an RSS feed. I'm probably going to unsubscribe by the end of the month if it's not fixed.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Thanks for bringing this up, I will definitely consider everyone's thoughts on this issue. Rest assured, we're listening.

      • Edd

        Thanks Artem, and I +1 the others. I generally do catch up on most AP posts as I love the site, but I'm enjoying RSS via APW Widgets (via Google Reader) and I would get much benefit with a full RSS read.

        Anyway, to answer the poll question: Main site (via both PC and the mobile site on my S2), and largely I end up on the mobile site via RSS.

        Also, occasionally comments seem buggy (fail to load) on the mobile site. Happens 50% of the time - you can click the ocmments but they won't load, and I do think it's a connection problem.

        Love you guys!

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          You know, with the mobile site comments, I think it's some sort of a display bug in the Android browser, because the comments actually do load but once you start scrolling may disappear somehow. Just zoom in or out a little, and you'll see them appear. I'm still very much puzzled by this behavior.

    • Tashlan

      I read another site via RSS for exactly this reason and no other. I read this site less often because I am constricted to catching up on my desktop rather than on my phone.

      I understand about the ad revenue, but I block it all anyway. Sorry, but that isn't going to change.

  • Vladimir

    Pulse on my SGS2, site directly on my desktop and of course, Google+ and Facebook when I check my news. Android Police FTW !

  • Raiden

    G+, although your stream is a little spammy.

  • Umang

    No Google+ can't win! Hate it!

  • http://www.androidapphighlights.com Leif

    RSS/G+ and then jump to website.

  • AngelZxxWingZ

    I follow mostly via twitter because it's in my opinion the fastest ( fb and others take too long) ( I don't use RSS because my inbox well be way too full and won't land I'm my priority inbox) ..... Twitter is almost instant and work very fast with my kind of connection ...

  • http://zackeryfretty.com Zackery Fretty

    I follow you on Facebook and Twitter, but since I mostly use Twitter I went with that. :-)

  • Rob

    Mostly I check the site several times a day, but I also follow you on Facebook and Twitter

  • Tim

    Main source is RSS. For real time comments via you guys I use g+ & twitter

  • Rockeer

    Rockmelt side bar :) Which I guess is RSS :)

  • https://plus.google.com/109578626846766237897 James Field

    Almost exclusively on G+.

  • Phil

    All of the above!

  • Tyler C

    I use Google Currents alot to follow AP when I am getting breakfast in the morning after class =]

  • Mike

    I would really love an Android Police Android app

  • L boogie

    Before G+ or currents or the rest for that matter, I follow AP on the site directly and bookmarked it on all my devices that if I need the latest 411, I'm one click away

  • selo

    G+ main, FB as a backup

  • Ryan B

    I use the RSS feed exclusively, because if its convenience in scrolling through the various headlines, then pulling up the browser to read the articles if interest (which is most of them)

  • sriracha

    i have a suggestion; make Facebook the "lite" version of AP, and G+ the "pro". it'd help drive G+ usage up and might actually assist with the downfall of Facebook. especially if many of the android blogs started doing this. we must support our benefactor if we want it to support us.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody

    I use Twitter exclusively, which is sorta weird since I basically hate twitter otherwise and don't really follow anything else. I should switch over to RSS. I've just learned over time that I don't check RSS with enough frequency in a given day to catch news. Plus, most RSS clients don't handle updated RSS very well, so updated articles that are announced on Twitter aren't likely to be very noticeable on RSS...or do you guy repost the RSS announcement?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Most of the time RSS will update with changes if it's one of the last 10 items, but it will not become unread or bumped. You will probably not realize it was updated, but we do announce updates via social.

      • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

        Even if RSS did update the particular item consistently it still wouldn't really fit my habits. Since I (and everybody I know) set RSS readers to not unmark read items if the RSS entry is simply updated, I'd still never see updates (and updates to an article are almost always pretty interesting). I'm not pushing for any changes on this front, but I imagine it would give some insight (and that's why the poll is being done). I think I'll be sticking to Twitter (wow, never thought I'd say that).

  • Cristin

    I pick up the RSS via Google Reader, and I use the Next bookmarklet, so in one sense I use the site itself.

  • http://www.marklaflamme.com Mark

    Dolphin browser webzine.

  • MarkG

    Google+ and RSS.

  • Egotiator

    Webzine bitches!

  • Tee

    RSS/Website at work, Tweets at home & on the road.

  • http://www.playtogetherstaytogether.co.uk Steven Thomsen-Jones

    I've found myself turning off news feeds from sites like AP in Facebook and G+ as they are my 'people platforms' and getting website articles in the stream is just confusing. I stick to using pure Google Reader, and just click through to the articles I want to read. I never check Reader from my phone. Sometime I will use Readability to send an article to my phone/tablet/kindle for reading in depth articles later, though most on AP are short enough to just read there and then.

  • Chris

    I mostly use Pulse as it updates as frequently as the site, just as good as an Official App.

  • Randy

    Mostly telepathy :-P

    Really though, G+ is probably where I see most of the posts, then Twitter. I "like" AP on FB, but I rarely see them on my feed, so not so much with FB. (Although I don't use FB much anymore either.) I have the site constantly open in a tab at work, but I don't check that tab as often as Twitter and G+. (No, of course I don't check any social networking sites at work...)

  • Simon Belmont

    Website, RSS, and Twitter here. Not necessarily in that order though.

    I've been a long time AP reader. Here's to many more years.

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