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Friday, November 6, 2015

ChimpFeedr RSS Feed Aggregator - Feed the Chimp

ChimpFeedr RSS Feed Aggregator - Feed the Chimp: "
Enter a bunch of RSS feeds into ChimpFeedr, and we'll mash 'em up into one master RSS feed. Then, maybe you can use that master feed for your awesome RSS-to-email campaigns!"

'via Blog this'

Friday, April 17, 2015

Introducing Podcatch.com

Introducing Podcatch.com: "Subscribing may be the wrong way to look at it. When I want a podcast I don't want to subscribe. I want to listen. All the time between the want and the fulfillment seems like work. Why is this so hard. "

'via Blog this'

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Podcasting 2.0

Podcasting 2.0: "In 2001, when I designed the protocols for podcasting, we were using a different Internet:"

'via Blog this'

Friday, April 10, 2015

RSSBus - About Us

RSSBus - About Us: "RSSBus provides high-performance, reliable, and fully-extensible products that simplify the process of producing, consuming, and integrating data. The RSSBus products enable a simple yet effective layer of middleware that helps users drive information flow without the added complexity that is common across other integration solutions."

'via Blog this'

Monday, January 12, 2015

Good RSS from Twitter

Good RSS from Twitter: "Good RSS from Twitter
Here's a new bit of software for technical people who work in news organizations.#"

'via Blog this'

Friday, November 28, 2014

Page2RSS - Create an RSS feed for any web page

Page2RSS - Create an RSS feed for any web page: "Convert web page to RSS feed

Page2RSS is a service that helps you monitor web sites that do not publish feeds. It will check any web page for updates and deliver them to your favorite RSS reader."

'via Blog this'

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Merge Multiple RSS Feeds Into One with FeedBurner and Yahoo! Pipes

Merge Multiple RSS Feeds Into One with FeedBurner and Yahoo! Pipes: "Though FeedBurner doesn't provide any native feed mixing service, you can use the excellent Yahoo! Pipes service to combine two or more feeds and burn them into a single FeedBurner feed."

'via Blog this'

10 Tools to Combine, Mix, Blend Multiple RSS Feeds

10 Tools to Combine, Mix, Blend Multiple RSS Feeds: " Here are 10 online tools and scripts you can use for combining multiple RSS feeds."

'via Blog this'

8 RSS Aggregator Tools to Combine RSS Feeds

8 RSS Aggregator Tools to Combine RSS Feeds: "If you have more than one blog but don’t want to bother your readers by asking them to subscribe to a bunch of separate RSS feeds, you can actually combine two or more RSS feeds into one with the help of an RSS aggregator tool."

'via Blog this'

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

How to Export Your FeedBurner Subscribers | B2B Affiliate Program - RevResponse

How to Export Your FeedBurner Subscribers | B2B Affiliate Program - RevResponse: "If you're like me, you're tired of hoping FeedBurner is going to improve and you're ready to move on. Let's say you've decided to break up with FeedBurner and you want to take all your friends (ahem, subscribers) with you. How can it be done exactly?
That's what the presentation below answers. It's a step-by-step guide that visually shows you how to export your list without any fuss, so you can get to steppin'."

'via Blog this'

Monday, January 20, 2014

NEWSTOEBOOK.COM - Capture online experience in eBook

NEWSTOEBOOK.COM - Capture online experience in eBook: "NEWSTOEBOOK allows you to convert your news stream of choice into EPUB or MOBIPOCKET e-book file you can view in your e-reader.

These two formats cover the majority of modern e-readers: EPUB is supported on Adobe Digital Editions devices, and MOBI is a core format for all Kindle devices."

'via Blog this'

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Facebook Notifications, Gmail Contacts, and LEGO Key Holders

Facebook Notifications, Gmail Contacts, and LEGO Key Holders: "Subscribe to a Facebook Page's Notifications with RSS"

'via Blog this'

Monday, July 1, 2013

RSS Search Engine - Find Feeds with Instant Search

RSS Search Engine - Find Feeds with Instant Search: "Instant RSS Search is a Google powered feed engine to help you discover RSS feeds around your favorite topics. Try one of these sample search queries:"

'via Blog this'

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Mr. Reader is a Power User's RSS App, Now with Feedly Support and More

Mr. Reader is a Power User's RSS App, Now with Feedly Support and More: "iPad: The looming shutdown of Google Reader is a great opportunity to look at new RSS apps to go along with your new syncing service of choice. If you like to keep up with news on your iPad, nothing matches the powerful options available in Mr. Reader."

'via Blog this'

Digg Blog, Digg Reader is Live!

Digg Blog, Digg Reader is Live!: "After a week of testing and scaling, adding batches of users and improving our infrastructure, we’re happy to fully open Digg Reader to the public!
To give you a sense of scale, last night we were crawling over 3.3 million feeds. We’re now up to 4.5 million. That’s a lot of data – and it’s growing quickly – but (at the risk of tempting the cruel and unforgiving Fates), the site has remained speedy and stable."

'via Blog this'

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Full Text RSS Feed // Get the whole feed and nothing but the feed

Full Text RSS Feed // Get the whole feed and nothing but the feed: "Regain control of your feeds and get the full text of every article, blog post and story! Enter the feed URL above and click the "submit" button to receive your new full-text feed URL that you can use anywhere."

A cure for the truncated feed.

FeedsAPI Turns Truncated RSS Feeds into Full-Text, Delivers them to You Instantly

FeedsAPI Turns Truncated RSS Feeds into Full-Text, Delivers them to You Instantly: "Truncated feeds can be a bummer, especially if you really enjoy reading your favorite blogs via RSS. FeedsAPI is a service that will take any truncated RSS feed, expand it to a full-text feed, and then deliver the resulting stories directly to your inbox, or to your preferred news reader. "

A cure for the truncated feed.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Good Riddance, Google Reader | TechCrunch

Good Riddance, Google Reader | TechCrunch: "Google Reader turned into a zombie a long time ago and it’s good that Google finally killed it. "

One opinion about the demise of the Google Reader.

Official Google Reader Blog: Powering Down Google Reader

Official Google Reader Blog: Powering Down Google Reader: "We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. We’re sad too. "

This announcement has caused a lot of reaction both positive and negative.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Feed Notifier 2.5

"Feed Notifier is a Windows application that resides in the system tray and displays pop-up notifications on your desktop when new items arrive in your subscribed RSS or Atom feeds.

Feed Notifier is for you if you want a news aggregator that focuses on real-time feed notifications and leaves out all the other stuff that comes with most news readers."

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Scripting News: What I mean by RSS

"What I mean by RSS
By Dave Winer on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 1:04 PM.
I can't tell anyone how to use the term RSS, but I can tell you how I use it.  

RSS is a family of syndication formats that traces its roots far back in the history of computer science. The most widely used version of RSS is 2.0. I wrote the spec for that version, created software that read and wrote it, and helped content providers, notably the NY Times, get online with it.  

We also adapted RSS to transport what I thought of as "audio blog posts." This became podcasting.  

There are lots of different kinds of software that produce RSS and consume it. Each of them has its own name. But they are not RSS. They are applications that do stuff with RSS. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Infonary - News for Those in a Hurry

"Are you busy, so much so, that you don’t even get time to read newspapers or watch news on TV? Do you leave your house early in the morning for work and wished that your newspaper boy would come earlier? If that’s the case, then your “wish” has been fulfilled. Infonary.com is here for all you workaholics out there. Get all the latest news, videos, extracts, images and much more from leading newspapers and TV news channels, all at one place.

Infonary.com is a web site launched exclusively for such users. It aims at providing precise and latest news from all the leading newspapers and TV news channels, all on one page. Different categories have been defined for various sections like Sports, Business, Education, Health etc. So you can find the news on the topics of your choice easily."

Saturday, August 6, 2011

ChimpFeedr RSS Feed Aggregator - Feed the Chimp

"Enter a bunch of RSS feeds into ChimpFeedr, and we'll mash 'em up into one master RSS feed. Then, maybe you can use that master feed for your awesome RSS-to-email campaigns!"

Mashing Feeds.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Super Google Reader Converts All Partial RSS Feeds into Full Feeds

"Chrome: If you do most of your reading in Google Reader, you probably find truncated RSS feeds—that is, feeds that only give you the first paragraph of a post—annoying. Convert them all into full feeds with one simple Chrome extension."

A solution for partial fees.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


"In my mind, the three top Internet application companies are Yahoo, Google and Microsoft, in no special order.

Of the three Yahoo and Microsoft are aggressively moving forward in deploying RSS, Yahoo more than all three, and Google is doing absolutely nothing, at least nothing that's visible."

Monday, March 21, 2011

RSS Icon Brings Quick RSS Access Back to Firefox's Address Bar

"Firefox 4: If you're a big fan of RSS, you've probably noticed that Firefox 4 did away with the handy RSS address bar icon that gave you quick access to all RSS feeds on a page. This extension brings it back."

A free download for Firefox 4.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

What is all the RSS about? | Pro Bono Australia

"The amount of content being distributed via the internet can be daunting for organisations. Many have limited budgets, so it is important to have tools that can allow spending time on important activities, such as fundraising. However, keeping track of information pertinent to the organisation brand, and who is saying what, can be time consuming. Being current with information need not be a hard task. There are simple tools, often free, that can make capturing information pertinent to your organisation fairly simple. That is where RSS feeds and feed readers are useful. They offer speed of delivery, update your current topics of choice, keep your identity private, are flexible and do not use up bandwidth."

A good perspective on RSS for subscribers.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Announcing NEW RSS to Email Tool: Monetize Your RSS Feed | RevResponse

"If you have an RSS feed, you can make money and provide added value to your users with the RSS to Email tool from RevResponse.
In just 5 easy steps, RevResponse will customize a newsletter for you, monetize it for you, and help you to build your subscriber list."

Something to look at and evaluate.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Publish RSS News Feeds with ENFEEDIA

"Please take a look at Enfeedia.com. It's a free online service; no software to download. In addition to the basic features of RSS, it offers advanced features consistent with RSS specifications, including easy embedding of video and images (including flickr images consistent with their terms of service), PayPal buttons, Google search tool, and more. Multiple authoring modes are provided for collaborative posting of items onto the same feed including optional moderation of postings by the feed owner."

A complete online RSS feed publishing service.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

RSSPhere - Add live news to your website

"Create RSS Template
Attach your favorite RSS resources
Customize the Look of Your RSS Feed
Paste the RSS Code into Your Webpages"

Another product / service to customize and add content to your webpage using RSS.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

PHP RSS Parsers

"PHP RSS Parsers are what many PHP developers looking for these days as every web application or website has some RSS input or output.

RSS parsers make the use of RSS simpler as they have overcame the known RSS parsing difficulties.

WebResourcesDepot have collected the most popular free RSS Parsers coded with PHP"

A good list of parsers. Check the comments for more.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Times brings newspaper experience to RSS for iPad

"Times for iPad brings a newspaper aesthetic to the 21st century experience of reading news with RSS feeds. Instead of a tried and tested list of feeds and folders on the left and headlines on the right, Times lays out stories and photos in columns more akin to a newspaper, with separate, customizable topic pages like technology, arts & entertainment, sports, and whatever else you want."

Some good news about innovation in how RSS feeds are read and presented.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

RSS blog - RSS Books

"RSS Books - Here are some current books on RSS."

A list of nine books on RSS.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

AdSense for Feeds and FeedBurner Blog: Additions and Attractions for Our Feeds-by-Email Service

"FeedBurner's email service began delivering updates in April, 2006. The launch was just weeks after scientists determined email and feeds could be safely combined in a laboratory setting."

FeedBurner announces new features.

Dave Winer on the terminology of RSS « Anne Helmond

"This post is the first in a short series exploring my hypothesis of RSS as the technological foundation of Web 2.0 for my PhD research. I have had the honor of talking with Dave Winer about my research and to pose him some questions. I would like to thank him for his time, thoughts and provoking new ideas for my dissertation."

Saturday, March 6, 2010

FeedRank - RSSMicro Search

"FeedRank is a numeric ranking system for RSS feeds and is generated based on a content analysis algorithm developed exclusively by RSSMicro.
FeedRank measures the quality of RSS feeds including published articles and posts. In order to generate the FeedRank, a customized algorithm checks various areas including but not limited to traffic data and a newly developed concept called Feed Delta."

RSSBus Server for Google App Engine

"Now you can create and deploy RSSBus Simple Services on the Google Cloud! RSSBus for Google App Engine is a pure Java implementation of RSSBus Server, designed exclusively for deployment to Google’s web infrastructure."

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Facebook Turns Six, Gets Billing as Top News Reader - Web Services Web 20 and SOA from eWeek

"Facebook, which turned six years old today and has some 400 million users, is a major player in the way people consume news all around the world, according to conclusions from ReadWriteWeb and HitWise."

Facebook is now a major RSS Feed Reader.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

RSS to Email Gateway - Reblinks

RSS to Email Gateway - Reblinks

Thursday, November 12, 2009

MyFeedSync for MySpace | Sean Percival's Blog

"As I always say, there is better living through syndication.

So with that in mind, I’m happy to introduce MyFeedSync for MySpace. Just like the recently launched Twitter Sync, this service allows you to pipe in any RSS feed directly into your MySpace activity stream."

RSS is the pipeline that links up all the various social media sites.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

rssCloud Update « Blog « WordPress.com

"Two months ago we turned on support for rssCloud on WordPress.com. Today we’re announcing some improvements."

More enhancements to the "real time web".

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

ToRSS: Turn Email To RSS Feed

"ToRSS is a new online service that converts incoming email to RSS feed and allows you to read messages on your feedreader."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

feed your blog to twitter

"Twitterfeed has grown pretty fast since its early side project days. There are now 350,000 publishers from the White House to CNN to John Cleese pumping out almost 600,000 feeds and generating around 5,500,000 clicks to your sites every day."

Information on RSS, TwitterFeed, PubSubHubBub, RSS Cloud, and Google Analytics.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Comparing PubSubHubbub and rssCloud - The RSS Blog

"I thought I'd prepare a blog entry describing the differences between PubSubHubbub and rssCloud."

Thoughtful and complete comparison of the two RSS publish / subscribe systems - PubSubHubbub and rssCloud.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Story of PubSubHubbub and rssCloud - The RSS Blog

"RSS is great. That said, it isn't real-time. With the advent of Twitter, people are now beginning to wonder why RSS needs to poll every hour. Why can't we have the immediacy of Twitter in RSS. Time for a history lesson."

This is the best article I have seen on the issue of immediacy of RSS. It is excellent.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Is rssCloud All Wet?

"The main idea behind rssCloud is that your RSS reader can ask to be notified when a feed changes (push), rather than having to check the feed on a regular basis (pull). This is accomplished by having your RSS reader subscribe to updates with the feed server."

Thoughtful discussion on the rssCloud real-time RSS.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Importing an RSS Feed to Your Facebook Page : EveryJoe - Sports News – Tech Reviews – Entertainment – Life Tips for EveryJoe

"I’m not sure who’s idea it was to make importing an RSS feed into your Facebook page such a challenge, but it shouldn’t be this painful. You’d think it would be possible to go to your page, check-out your settings and add your RSS feed URL to a field and save it. Not so quick."

Valuable information for integrating social media.

Google Reader Speeds Up Sharing With PubSubHubbub

"At our Real-Time Stream CrunchUp event last month, one of the most interesting things that was demoed was PubSubHubbub, a new protocol made by a few Googlers in their spare time to improve the speed at which Atom and RSS items travel around the web. As expected, they have a big player on their side now: Google Reader."

RSS joins the real time web.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

ooBdoo.....About Us

ooBdoo.....About Us: "ooBdoo (pronounced oo-bee-doo) is a website that offers to provide information on any subject freely to anyone.

This information may be retrieved by viewing our extensive directory of published syndicated RSS feeds from websites across the world.

ooBdoo provides webmasters and content providers with an avenue to promote and advertise their syndicated content.

Any website, subject to approval, may have the content of their RSS feeds published on ooBdoo free of charge. All feeds are placed into category pages that best suit their topics. Most pages contain a number of feeds from different sources, thus providing a unique, useful, logical and informative experience for our audience. The placement of these feeds, on individual pages, is based on artistic preferences only."

A big publishing site that will publish your RSS Feeds.

Monday, June 8, 2009

twitterfeed.com : feed your blog to twitter - post RSS to twitter automatically

"... feed your blog to twitter, identi.ca, HelloTxt or Ping.fm"

Send your RSS Feed to Twitter.

Post Your RSS to Twitter and Facebook

"Add RSS to Your Twitter and Facebook Accounts"

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Top 10 RSS and Syndication Products of 2008 | Techno Portal

"RSS and syndication are the veins that the new social web flows through. Countless products and services have been built on top of RSS in the past few years but there are always a few that stand above the rest.

As part of this year’s Top 10 Products series, we offer below the Top 10 RSS and Syndication Products of 2008. These are the feed tools we and the people we know use day in and day out, we love them - we hate them, we wouldn’t want to work without them."

Not the usual list of RSS tools. These tools are for the more advanced RSS user.

10 Useful RSS-Tricks and Hacks For WordPress | Developer's Toolbox | Smashing Magazine

"RSS is one of those technologies that are extremely simple yet extremely powerful. ... we’ll cover in this post some (hopefully) relatively unknown but useful RSS-related tricks and hacks that will help you use RSS in a more effective way — and without unnecessary and chunky WordPress plug-ins."

Some great ideas on enhancing your RSS when using WordPress.

Monday, November 24, 2008

How to Use Yahoo Pipes to Build Unique RSS Feed Mashups | Caroline Middlebrook

"In this post I give you a video showing how you can create ‘RSS mashups’ which are combined feeds made up of other feeds and ensure these are unique so you can create a different feed for every site that needs one to avoid the duplicate content filter."

A very nice video that discusses mashups, RSS feeds, and how to generate fresh content using Yahoo Pipes.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

AFP: Google adds video to Gmail, translations of RSS feeds

"Internet giant Google on Tuesday beefed up its free Web-based email service by adding online video and voice chat as well as automatic translation of RSS feeds people commonly use to stay updated on blogs and news."

Automatic translation of RSS Feeds sounds so interesting. I think I will subscribe to a feed from Japan.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Master Collection Of 139 RSS Tools And Articles By Category

"RSS is one of your most valuable tools as a social media marketer. Here is a list of 139 tools and articles that will let you master the craft of converting visitors to subscribers, and increasing your return traffic. Resources include feed creation, promotion, stats, conversion, plugins, validation, and more."

List of RSS Resources.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


"Turn your favorite feeds into a personal magazine

Pro design
Automatic delivery
1-step setup
Free (no account) required"

Turn your RSS Feeds into a format that resembles a newspaper called Today's Tabbloid.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Google Alerts

"Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic."

I have been moving everything I can from email to RSS. One of the last services that only supported email was Google Alerts. They have finally offered RSS as well as email.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Micro Persuasion: RSS Adoption at 11% and it May Be Peaking, Forrester Says

"Forrester Research today published a new report on the state of RSS. In short, while there are bright spots, it does not paint the picture of a technology that's going mainstream anytime soon.
On a positive note, the resarch entitled What's Holding RSS Back?, says that nearly half of marketers have moved to add feeds to their web sites. Further, RSS adoption among consumers is at 11% up from just 2% of users three years ago. RSS feeds usage is more dominant among men."

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Micro Persuasion: The End of the RSS Full Text Free Ride

"If had to pick a single technology that changed my life the most this decade it would be RSS. Phones and computers evolve, surely. However feeds, which I started reading in 2003, were a total game changer. Today I read almost 600 of them. In fact I view my entire reading list as a competitive weapon that allows me to help my company and our clients stay head of the curve."

Steve Rubel is a thought leader in the world of marketing communications. Here are his thoughts about the future of full and summary RSS feeds.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

250+ Shiny and Free RSS Feed Icons | 1stwebdesigner

"I wanted to create one of the biggest RSS Feed icon collections hopefully. I looked over huge amount of resources and hand picked most amazing icons I found."

A comprehensive collection of RSS images, graphics and icons. Most impressive.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Paradisoft RSS Popper

"RSS Popper is a news aggregator add-in for Outlook & Outlook Express. News items delivered directly to Outlook as e-mails. No need to use a separate program for reading RSS anymore. All RSS/RDF/Atom formats are supported.

Just download, install, set your favorite news feeds, and you're ready to go."

This is a freeware product. I run it for Outlook Express and it works just fine. It seems light and clean. Enough functionality, but no bloat.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

NetNewsWire iPhone Application is Very Popular: NewsGator Widget Blog

"NetNewsWire is an RSS reader for iPhone - you can read news from the millions of weblogs and sites that publish RSS feeds."

There are over 200,000 users of NetNewsWire for iPhone.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Feed My Inbox ~ How Does this Work? ~ RSS to Email

"FeedMyInbox is a very simple service that attempts to bridge the gap between feeds (RSS, XML, Atom) and email... Only 3% of computer users are familiar with how feeds work, and are using feed readers to get up-to-date information from their favorite sites. We don't think the other 97% should be left out in the cold, so now you can subscribe to a feed with your email address."

A simple approach to getting RSS Feeds in your Inbox.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


"The RSS Screensaver is a screensaver that lets you subscribe to one or more RSS feeds, and select a directory for background images. The Screensaver loops through the list of RSS items and shows the contents of the feed in the right hand side."

A screensaver that shows RSS feeds.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Job Search: Combine Feed-Creating Tools with Email Alerts to Nab That Job

"First off is making inconvenient, low-tech job listing sites--the kind without RSS feeds, email alerts, or any other technologies beyond 2001--much more manageable through a combination of a 'page scraper,' or RSS generator, and automatic RSS-to-email services to make sure you're never near the bottom of the resume stack."

This is for a specific purpose, but it is a good overview of RSS scrapers and RSS-to-email tools and how they work for a specific purpose.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

About Us : Feed Informer

"Feed Informer is a parser, regenerator, and syndicator for, and of, RSS and Atom feeds. It lets you do things like ... put the content of RSS or Atom feeds on your own site(s)"

Both a free and premium service. A quick and easy way to put RSS feeds on your website or blog.

Monday, August 18, 2008

TG Daily - Google ends an era of ad-free RSS

"...RSS subscribers have to realize that the era of ad-free feeds is coming to an end."

Some of the great services on the Internet are free because of ads, and it looks like RSS is next.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Paradisoft RSS Popper

"RSS Popper is a news aggregator add-in for Outlook & Outlook Express. News items delivered directly to Outlook as e-mails. No need to use a separate program for reading RSS anymore. All RSS/RDF/Atom formats are supported."

For many people, this simplifies reading RSS feeds because they come into the mail box like emails.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Dynamifeeds :: Affiliate Powered RSS Feeds

"Now affiliate managers can publish product reviews and articles, or even weekly specials, through an RSS enabled blog. Affiliates will promote these RSS feeds to the public and will receive credit for CPA conversions resulting from the articles published through the feed."

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Ultimate RSS Toolset: 100+ Online Apps and Resources | OEDb

"This collection of tools will give you everything you need to get started or improve how you're working with RSS."

A comprehensive annotated list of RSS tools.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Accredited Degrees » Features Library & Research » 100 Cool Things You Can Do With RSS

"Really Simple Syndication (RSS) allows you to get information sent directly to you, eliminating the need for you to that information individually. Using a reader will allow all the RSS feeds to come to one spot for you to read at your leisure. While reading news and blogs has been a traditional use for RSS feeds, there are also tons of fun ways to use these feeds. The list below touches on some ways you can read the news, but it also lets you learn, share, keep up with your interests, and so much more."

A list of interesting and fun things to add to your RSS reader.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

FilteredRSS.com the free bayesian filter for your RSS feeds

"FilteredRSS.com is a bayesian filter for your RSS feeds. Instead of using keywords to filter your RSS, you instead rate feed items. This gives our filter examples of what you like and don't like for that feed (much like a spam filter for email). The filter then learns what you like and uses this to predict your preference on future items. This free tool can also combine one or more RSS feeds. FilteredRSS is very easy to use and we only need an RSS feed url and your email address to get you started."

I have successfully used bayesian filters to weed out spam email (SpamBayes), so this is interesting.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Feedbooks: Food for the mind

"About Feedbooks
“Feedbooks is a universal e-paper platform compatible with all e-paper devices where you can download thousands of free e-books, publish and share your own content, and create customized newspapers from RSS feeds and widgets.”"

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fav.or.it Opens its Doors to All; Can It Bring RSS to the Masses? | Mashable! - The Social Networking Blog

"Fav.or.it, the much talked about RSS reader ... and aggregator, is finally open to everyone. The site has re-tooled significantly since its beta back in February, and what we see now is much easier to use and seems much more focused on its mission of taking RSS to the masses."

An RSS portal with a twist - stories are based on attention data.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Google AJAX Feed API - Google Code

"With the AJAX Feed API, you can download any public Atom or RSS feed using only JavaScript, so you can easily mash up feeds with your content and other APIs like the Google Maps API.

The Google AJAX Feed API takes the pain out of developing mashups in JavaScript because you can now mash up feeds using only a few lines of JavaScript, rather than dealing with complex server-side proxies. Making it easy to quickly integrate feeds on your website, as shown below."

Google provides a simple way to put RSS content on your website.

Friday, June 6, 2008

8 Useful Tips To Manage And Avoid RSS Overload

"... here are those 8 tips which will help you manage your RSS feeds in a better manner and avoid RSS overload."

More tips on controlling your RSS feeds.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

RSS On A Coke Can? The Future Of Computing Is Flexible And Everywhere on PSFK

"Roel Vertegaal and The Human Media Lab at Queens University are busy developing disruptive technologies that will shape the future of computing ...
They’ve also come up with radical concepts like RSS feeds and movie trailers on the side of a soda can ..."

RSS on coke cans? Interesting.

Jott™ - Feeds

"Jott Feeds offers you a new and easy way to get updates from your favorite websites by listening to them on your mobile phone. It is a simple service designed to make accessing the information you want as easy as a phone call.

Add any RSS feed to your Jott account, call Jott and have them read to you over your phone. Whether you are in the car, on the train, or walking around town- you can now listen in to your trusted sources of news and other content without needing Internet access."

I use Jott for their reminder service so I am pleased that they have added RSS feeds to their toolkit. Call Jott and get the latest on RSS feeds.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Burning Questions • Into the wild: AdSense for feeds

"We've been hinting at this for awhile, but it's finally time to spill the beans: Starting next week, we'll be rolling out AdSense for feeds to a small group of publishers, in anticipation of a full launch to all FeedBurner and AdSense publishers 'coming soon'. If you start seeing 'Ads by Google' on an ad in a feed somewhere, that'd be us."

Ads on RSS feeds. It was inevitable when Google bought FeedBurner. It looks like it is close.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Recommendation and RSS: A Look at Two Readers Filtering the Noise - ReadWriteWeb

"With all the discussions about information overload and the need for filtering, it looks like we're going to finally start getting some relief. This month, two companies made announcements about updates to their RSS readers which will now provide their users with built-in filtering technologies."

Filter the sound from the noise.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Seven psychological complaints of bloggers and social media addicts « Online Journalism Blog

"RSS Reader Sisyphus Complex

Sisyphus was a mythological king punished cursed to roll a huge boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll down again, and to repeat this throughout eternity. Much like these patients who are cursed to spend a morning checking their RSS reader, only to find there are still “8,978 posts unread”."

Only one of the psychological complaints is about RSS, but it was good enough to note.

Friday, May 23, 2008

CoffeeCup RSS News Flash - Add Headlines and News to your Website Fast!

"Add your own news to your Website or news from Yahoo, CNN, and CNET using Flash. Use RSS News Flash to announce news and link to other pages. Save space while improving the look and feel of your site. Take full control over size, style, color, borders, scroll settings, and more. Best of all you don't need to know any code to get news on your Site fast and easy !"

Coffee cup software for webmasters.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

RSS feed and Liability

"But French Courts have recently held liable people who were integrating someone else's feed on their own page or blog due to the content of the feed, even though the feed was automatically updated, so that the people who were displaying on their websites didn't have any idea of its content."

An informative article, particularly in noting the difference between a publisher and a hosting provider.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Snackr is an RSS Addict's Dream Come True - ReadWriteWeb

"Snackr is a new Adobe AIR app that lets you display items in your RSS feeds in a beautiful scrolling ticker on any edge of your screen. I am absolutely giddy about it after only a few minutes of use. Snackr is something you'd supplement your existing reader with, not a replacement. It is not for the faint of heart or information averse, either."

RSS Readers are moving in new directions with new functionality.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Acrylic | Times

"Times is a new type of newsreader for Mac OS X Leopard. ... Instead of treating news like email (as most RSS readers do), Times presents you with headlines and photos from a variety of sources all in one place, letting you more easily discover the news you want to read."

RSS as newspaper instead of email reader.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Our guide to the RSS guides

Our guide to the RSS guides
By Joe Dolittle

In this all-new book review shootout, we put four books to the test. Read on to learn how Developing Feeds with RSS and Atom by Ben Hammersley, Content Syndication with RSS by Ben Hammersley, Beginning RSS and Atom Programming by Danny Ayers and Andrew Watt, and Hacking RSS and Atom by Leslie M. Orchard stand up to our editorial review.

With more and more people reading RSS via Outlook 2007, it seemed useful for us to dig in and learn more about RSS."

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Upcoming | ReadBurner

"As Lifehacker describes it, ReadBurner, "turn[s] Google Reader sharing into an action similar to bookmarking a page on Del.icio.us or voting for an article on Digg." We think that this approach to social news makes sharing interesting stories easier than ever, and adds a new level of democracy and transparency in determining what's the most newsworthy."

The ReadBurner RSS aggregator relaunches.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Stop RSS Feed Scraping with AntiLeech WordPress Plugin

"As I switched to full feeds, concerned about feed scrappers republishing our copyrighted content, lots of helpful readers shared their views and thoughts about the issue and how to deal with it. This helped me find some WordPress plugins that can help you effectively deal with RSS scrappers."

Preventing RSS scrappers.

New Trend: Scraping Via Email - PlagiarismToday

"Spam bloggers have no shortage of tools designed to scrape and republish your RSS feed. From full-blown spam blog generators, some of which can create thousands of blogs per hour, and simple WordPress plugins, there are countless tools designed to turn your content into spam."

An article on techniques spam bloggers use and some hints on how to block them.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

May 1st RSS Awareness Day: Get Involved

"May 1st RSS Awareness Day: Get Involved.

RSS Awareness Day

The Candidates & RSS: Poor Grades

"The goal: put together one aggregated RSS feed that combines the campaign blog feeds from Hillary Clinton (the best URL of the bunch), Barack Obama (bleh) and John McCain (second best URL)."

Grading the candidates on their RSS Feeds.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Bizinformer: Government RSS Feeds - Good Content at a Good Price

"One source for free RSS feeds, on virtually any topic you can think of, is the United States Government. USA.gov is the home to government information. At the site's library you can find RSS feeds, podcasts, government blogs, and even a photo credits page directing you to public domain images. For the small business person building their own web presence this source of free (forgetting about April 15 for a second) content can really help customers and create a great web presence at the right price."

Use Government RSS feeds to create free content.

The Toad Stool: 5 Reasons Why I Don’t Use An RSS Feed

"While I’ve signed up for and installed a number of RSS feeds, I’ve never actually used any of them.

Not because they’re bad or evil or dumb or anything. It’s just that they don’t fit into the way I like to consume media. Here’s 5 reasons why:"

One person's well reasoned argument against reading RSS feeds.

Updated: RSS Autodiscovery with PHP at Evolve.se

"Found an excellent function made by Keith Devens for autodiscovery of RSS feeds on a website."

An enhanced PHP function to find the RSS Autodiscovery.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Fresh, Free and Gorgeous RSS/Feed Icons | Graphics | Smashing Magazine

Check out these great RSS icons.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The LinkedIn Blog: Your Network Updates' Personal RSS Feed

"Many users have asked us for a RSS feed of Network Updates and as I'd commented over two weeks ago, we now allow you to subscribe to your network updates via RSS! Find the ubiquitous orange RSS logo right next to the Network Updates sign on LinkedIn's homepage, right below the LinkedIn News module."

LinkedIn adds RSS.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Pipes: Rewire the web

"Pipes is a powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web.

Like Unix pipes, simple commands can be combined together to create output that meets your needs:

* combine many feeds into one, then sort, filter and translate it.
* geocode your favorite feeds and browse the items on an interactive map.
* power widgets/badges on your web site.
* grab the output of any Pipes as RSS, JSON, KML, and other formats."

Create RSS Feeds | RSS Aggregators | RSS Feed List | RSS index | RSS Channels | XML :: KickRSS

"KickRSS enables you to combine multiple RSS Feeds (and atom xml) into a single RSS feed or webpage, at an easy-to-remember (and very cool) URL"

RSS Mix - Mix any number of RSS feeds into one unique new feed!

"Create a New RSS Mix
Mix any number of RSS feeds into one unique new feed!
You can then point a parser at the new feed and display a mix of stories from various sources on your website."

Feed Digest : Mix, convert, and republish feeds

"Mix, blend and sort feed content, then republish.
With our simple but powerful interface, you can be blending feeds in minutes, even if you have no feed experience. This ain't like Yahoo! Pipes."

Sunday, March 23, 2008

6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

"RSS is easily one of the best things to happen to web publishing in the past 10 years. It allows users to easily keep track of news from multiple web sites because updates are delivered directly to them. But the problem many people face is that there are so many sources of information that we're trying to keep track of, we've become buried. Information overload is a real problem for many web users, and one way to cope with it is to filter your RSS feeds so you only see what you want to see."

Pipes Blog

"About the Pipes Blog.
This is the official blog for Pipes, an interactive feed aggregator and manipulator. Using Pipes, you can create feeds that are more powerful, useful and relevant. Learn more about Pipes from our overview."

How to add RSS Autodiscovery to your site

"I sometimes see web sites or blogs that have RSS feeds, but fail to include the one line of HTML that enables RSS autodiscovery."

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


"MailBucket is an experiment in alternative methods of email management. For now its only feature is a public email-to-RSS gateway: forward your email to slurp@mailbucket.org and have your news reader pick it up at mailbucket.org/slurp.xml (where you choose slurp, having checked that it's not already in use)."

Several products go from RSS to email. This one does the reverse. What is it good for? Changing list serves and group emails to RSS perhaps.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


"FriendFeed enables you to keep up-to-date on the web pages, photos, videos and music that your friends and family are sharing. It offers a unique way to discover and discuss information among friends."

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

RSSTop55 - Best Blog Directory And RSS Submission Sites - Robin Good' Sharewood Tidings

"Where To Submit My RSS Feeds And Weblog URLs To Get More Exposure, Visibility And Reach"

OPEN Forum Blog Brought to you by OPEN from American Express » Blog Archive Those Crazy RSS Icons — And Why They Matter to Your Business

"But you know RSS has arrived and is valued when (1) business owners start displaying their RSS feed counters on their sites, and (2) start dressing up their RSS icons.

Dressing up? Heck, they’re downright getting artistic about them."

A review of some interesting RSS icons on various sites.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


"Favorit is a unique product that not only allows you to aggregate content like a newsreader but also allows you to post comments, all without leaving its site. The newsreader uses the standard stream reading technology (RSS feed) and provides a single reading window that fills up with content as you scroll. Within the list and stream views you can post a reply and then just continue reading without leaving the page."

In beta for now, but worth watching.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

SiteProNews: Why RSS May Be The Email Killer - Parts 1 & 2

"According to online statistics from eMarketer, less than 20% of internet users intentionally read content with the aid of an RSS reader."

An excellent treatment of the topic of RSS vs. Email.


"MailBucket is an experiment in alternative methods of email management. For now its only feature is a public email-to-RSS gateway"

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


"Introducing Pingie, an instant RSS to SMS notification utility. This ABSOLUTELY FREE service has been simmering in the Experiment23 labs for some time now and is created to allow information junkies to stay consistently in the loop via SMS or email notifications.

Monday, January 14, 2008

BidVertiser - Pay Per Click Advertising On Sites Of Your Choice.

"The huge growth of RSS feeds, empowered by the growth of blogging, created the demand for new ways to monetize RSS feeds. Hundreds if not thousands of debates through the blogsphere confronted the ones supporting full feeds with the ones supporting partial feeds, were it always ends in 'but how can I monetize my feed'?"

Ads for Feeds.

RSS For Everyday People - Dawud Miracle @ dmiracle.com -

"The only problem I see with RSS right now is that not enough people know what it is and how to use it. What’s worse is so many don’t know why they should be using it."

The blog post points to two videos that describe RSS.


"tiinker is an intelligent news aggregator. tiinker learns what kind of articles you like and adapts to show you the most interesting stories from all over the web."

First we subscribed to RSS Feeds with great enthusiasm.
They we got overwhelmed.
Now we are looking for filters to increase the signal and reduce the noise.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

NewsGator - The RSS Company

Newsgator has changed the price of its popular RSS readers. They are now free. It includes

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2007: The Year in RSS - ReadWriteWeb

"This past year was a big one for RSS. RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, was the backbone of all early developments in the new era of the internet. It made blogs readable, podcasts subscribable, wikis trackable and search persistent."

Web-Alerts.com - text alerts for your favorite sites

"Web-Alerts.com - text alerts for your favorite sites.
Stay up to date with your favorite websites. Enter the address for your favorite website. When something new is posted, you will receive a text message on your mobile phone. You can even choose a keyword and be alerted only when new items contain your keyword."

Mobile phone alerts for RSS feeds.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

FeedPopper 1.91 - MacUpdate

"...FeedPopper offers a unique way of displaying the latest headlines on your desktop, by showing small elegant popup windows that automatically appear and disappear."

How many people use RSS anyway? « Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger

"One of the slams I saw yesterday after we started posting Google Reader’s feed numbers is that “nobody reads RSS.”"

Some extrapolation on how many people use RSS.

RSS vs. Atom: The Battle Of Syndication « Techysm

"A persistent problem for Syndication standards is the existence of two feed formats: RSS and Atom, more specifically RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0"

Good overview of the issue.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Windows Live Dev

"The creation of FeedSync was catalyzed by the observation that RSS and Atom feeds were exploding on the web, and that by harnessing their inherent simplicity we might enable the creation of a “decentralized data bus” among the world’s web sites. Just like RSS and Atom, FeedSync feeds can be synchronized to any device or platform."

Thursday, December 27, 2007

RSS Buttons, RSS Button Generator - 150 Fonts, 144 Colors - 80x15 Pixel Button Maker

"With this page you can create your own RSS styled buttons."

Make your own RSS Button.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Nourish – RSS to Email Service – Blog Powered Newsletters

"Nourish is a next generation newsletter service which allows you to take any RSS feed from content you publish (like a blog), and convert it into an automated email newsletter your readers can subscribe to. We want you to focus on creating great content. We’ll take care of the rest."

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Google Zeitgeist 2007

"Google Zeitgeist 2007

What is...

1. what is love
2. what is autism
3. what is rss
4. what is lupus
5. what is sap"

Google reports that the "what is" question has RSS as third - behind love and autism.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Wizz RSS News Reader :: Firefox Add-ons

"A constantly improving RSS and Atom feed reader. It is fairly powerful, feature rich, well supported and has comprehensive online help."

A Firefox Add-on.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Read what matters - AideRSS

"What is AideRSS? AideRSS is an intelligent assistant that saves time and keeps you on top of the latest news. We research every story and filter out the noise, allowing you to focus on what matters most."

Monday, December 3, 2007


"FriendFeed makes it easy to keep track of the web pages, videos, music, and photos your friends and family interact with around the Internet. The site is currently in a private beta-testing period."

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Casting in late 2007 (Scripting News)

"There are two sides to RSS, casting and catching."

When Dave Winer writes about RSS, we should all pay attention.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Cut n' Paste JavaScript RSS Feed

"Feed2JS Build JavaScript and Preview The tool below will help you format a feed's display with the information you want to use on your web site. All you need to enter is the URL for the RSS source, and select the desired options below."

One of several services to display an RSS feed.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Increase RSS Subscribers with RSS XPlosion

"Have you ever heard the phrase, 'The Rich Get Richer, and the Poor Get Poorer'? It's absolutely true. Sometimes it feels as if you can't get any subscribers because you don't have any to begin with-- Not anymore! Your blog is your credibility! Break the cycle, increase your blog's net worth, and blow your RSS numbers up with RSSXplosion!"

FeedMorf - Morf your feeds into something else

"Morf your feeds into something else Welcome to FeedMorf! FeedMorf is a very simple site that gives you access to our simple-to-use tools for your feeds, (be it RSS or a podcast etc) to morf them into something else."

Thursday, November 15, 2007

RSS Compendium - RSS Submission

"These sites allow you to submit RSS URLs for addition to their databases. It does not list blog-only submission sites"

It is important to submit your RSS Feeds to directories. This is another good list of directories.

Submit'em Now | Submit your blog in over 100 blog directories

"Blog Directory Submission Service. I decide to provide a manual blog submission service to this list of blog and RSS directories for $59.95. Once you have contact with me I will contact you and once I get the payment I will submit your link to the RSS and blog directories."

An interesting approach. Many of the automatic services are difficult to use. The manual approach might be a good approach.

RSS - Blog Directories

"Below is a list of the submission urls for RSS and blog directories that you can submit your blog or RSS feed to. This list is a work in progress and will change often."

These lists are valuable, especially if they stay updated.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

RSS Ticker :: Firefox Add-ons

"RSS Ticker loads your Live Bookmarks and scrolls their entries across your screen while you surf. It's perfect for staying informed without having to actively browse entries in an RSS reader."

Put a ticker tape on your screen with lots of options using Firefox Live Bookmarks.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

RSS Mixer

"RSS Mixer allows you to combine up to ten RSS feeds into a new, custom feed that you can easily output to your iPhone. You can also output your custom feed as RSS, HTML, and Web and Apple Dashboard Widgets."

Monday, October 22, 2007


"RSSCalendar is an exciting new way for individuals and organizations to share their calendars with family, friends, and co-workers - utilizing the latest in "Really Simple Syndication" (RSS) technology, including RSS channel creation and aggregation. Not only is RSSCalendar easy to use but it is also easy to administer, and setup is a snap."

Monday, September 24, 2007


"Love the Signal? Hate the Noise? FeedHub saves you time and keeps you informed."

Filter your RSS Feeds. Do you want to read more feeds but don't have time? FeedHub might be one answer.

RSS Popper: Home - Free RSS add-in for Outlook & Outlook Express

"RSS Popper is a news aggregator add-in for Outlook & Outlook Express. News items delivered directly to Outlook as e-mails. No need to use a separate program for reading RSS anymore. All RSS/RDF/Atom formats are supported."

Outlook 2007 has a built in RSS reader. This is for Outlook 2003 or Outlook Express.

Monday, September 10, 2007

RSS Autoresponder

"RSS Response is a RSS autoresponder that allows people to set up a wide range of campaigns to be delivered sequentially via an RSS feed."

Watch the video to understand all the options.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

ReFilter, a simple RSS filter

"ReFilter a simple RSS filter. Enter a feed URL, like http://example.com/rss2.xml, and a filter string."

An RSS filter.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

YouTube - RSS Unleashed

RSS Unleashed

Friday, August 17, 2007

InnerMind Media - Widget Wizard! Generate your Own Dashboard widgets!

"Introducing WidgetWizard - Make Your Own RSS widget for any site. Whenever you want, However you want. Tired of waiting on a glim hope a developer will produce a widget for your favorite site? Well wait no further! With WidgetWizard you can easily generate a unique RSS widget for any site with a valid RSS feed!"

Thursday, August 16, 2007

fav.or.it - Slicing the web

"fav.or.it is our answer to the current separation of feed reading and commenting. We have built a web interface that lets you read all your favorite content and at the same time take part in an interactive community."

This product is currently in private beta, but it does address the real issue of combining Blog RSS feeds with Blog comments.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Clickfire Blog » 10 Reasons Why RSS Beats Email

"Why RSS is Superior" RSS vs. Email. RSS comes out on top.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

FeedShow : online RSS feed reader

"FeedShow is a fast and easy to use RSS feed reader that provides all the features that will let you browse news or blogs in a very efficient manner ..."

A new RSS feed reader in beta as of today.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Feedity - Create RSS for ANY web page! Track web site changes in real-time.

"Feedity lets you can create a custom RSS web feed for any ANY webpage!
With Feedity you can easily track and monitor changes to your favorite web sites."

Create an RSS feed for a website where none exists.

Monday, August 6, 2007

American Newspapers and the Internet: Threat or Opportunity? » The Bivings Report

"We have recently completed the 2007 study of America's top 100 newspaper websites, entitled 'American Newspapers and the Internet; Threat or Opportunity?'.

The use of RSS increased in 2007 by 21 percent since 2006."

Part of this survey discusses Newspapers and RSS.

Feedbuddy.de - find your buddy by feed

"Feedbuddy.de - find your buddy by feed

Feedbuddy.de offers you a completely free web portal to easily find buddies that have the same interests like you."

Social media based on RSS Feeds. It has some similarities to Share Your OPML. Social media sites need to have enough members to make them interesting. Feedbuddy is not there yet.

FeedM8 - mobilize and monetize your feeds

"FeedM8 - mobilize and monetize your feeds.

You invest a lot of time in your blog, why not reach more readers and earn money all in one step.
FeedM8 turns your blog, or feed enabled website, into a mobile site. Don't miss the chance to keep in touch with your readers, and find new ones, directly through their mobile phone. "

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Top 10 RSS Feed Readers

"RSS (Really Simple Syndicate) feeds are a free, quick and efficient way to read news and weblogs. To read and get most out of feeds, you need to have a good feed reader, which allows you to customize, organize, search and catagorize articles. There are various feed readers available, web based as well as desktop clients. Here I have listed the top 10 feed readers."

There are many RSS Readers. It is always good to see top ten lists and reviews.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

DailyLit: Read books by email and RSS.

"DailyLit: Read books by email and RSS.

We created DailyLit because we spent hours each day on email but could not find the time to read a book. Now the books come to us by email (RSS). Problem solved."

Creative use of RSS (and email).

160+ RSS Tools, Tips, Resources and More << Vandelay Website Design

"160+ RSS Tools, Tips, Resources and More"

RSS Articles, Tutorials, Software, Toolbars, Stats, Readers, Firefox Extensions, Conversion, Mixers, Forums, Tools and more.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

webWICKED — Tutorial: PHP/MySQL RSS Feed

"Setup your own RSS feed that pulls data from your PHP/MySQL-driven web site. Use PHP to create the XML/RSS document RSS Readers require to inform visitors of your web site database's content updates. The tutorial is available in PDF format."

A sound Tutorial demonstrating MySQL to PHP.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Read what matters - AideRSS

"The most efficient way to get the news and posts that matter.
Use PostRank to score, filter and track performance of any RSS feed. Reclaim your time, boost your productivity, and stay on top of the news."

AideRSS offers services to both subscribers and publishers to filter RSS feeds.

Solutions for Advertisers | Pheedo : RSS Marketing Solutions

"Pheedo’s FeedPowered™ advertising platform converts your RSS feeds into rich, dynamically updating advertising that engages your audience. Leverage your existing RSS assets to extend your brand, drive traffic, and acquire new feed subscribers."

Put advertising on your RSS Feeds with Pheedo.

RSS 2.0 at Harvard Law

"In 2003, when we transferred the RSS 2.0 specification from UserLand Software to Berkman Center, we created a weblog site called Technology at Harvard Law to host the spec. We already had a server set up to host weblogs for people at Harvard, so it made sense to also put the site on this server."

This site contains the RSS specifications and the writings of the RSS Advisory Board.

NewsGator Unveils Free Mobile Reader for iPhone

"NewsGator Technologies, Inc., the leading RSS company, today announced the availability of NewsGator Mobile for iPhone, a free reader that complements the great design and interface of the iPhone. NewsGator Mobile for iPhone works in conjunction with any free NewsGator Online account."

It is a positive thing when RSS is made available on additional platforms and environments.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

intraVnews | Read RSS in Outlook

"Keep up with hundreds of websites and have RSS and Atom news items delivered into your Outlook folders, as easy as email!

With the powerful interface of intraVnews you get total control over your feed subscriptions on the Internet and your intranet."

intraVnews is my RSS reader. I want to get my feeds in Outlook, I have not moved to Outlook 2007 yet, and intraVnews offers rich functionality for an RSS Reader using Outlook. With intraVnews, I can easily switch from reading my topic, by feed, or by date. It is free for personal use.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Tiny Tiny RSS - Trac

"Tiny Tiny RSS is a web-based news feed (RSS/Atom) aggregator, designed to allow you to read news from any location, while feeling as close to a real desktop application as possible."

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ideum Blog - Museum and Design News » Blog Archive » RSS Mixer - Combines Feeds for iPhone, Web, and Apple Widgets

"Our latest prototype, RSS Mixer, is now available. This is by far the most elaborate of the prototypes we’ve been working on over the last few months. All of these experimental applications are part of a larger project that we are developing for release in 2008."

This is a company to watch.

Pageflakes - Get it Together

"Pageflakes is your personalized startpage on the Internet. Your address book, local weather information, to-do-list, news, blogs and much more – all on one page that you can access from anywhere."

Pageflakes competes with iGoogle and MyYahoo in creating a personalized webpage using primarily RSS Feeds. It is very easy, impressive, and feature rich.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Feedpass - Easy Subscriptions for Every Feed

"Feedpass is a way for you to make RSS easy for anyone. If you've got a blog or feed, then you need a feedpass. We automatically create a subscription page that allows your readers to subscribe using RSS readers, browsers, or by email. We also explain RSS technology and make it simple for novices or experts to get your feed."

A service that attempts to solve the major problem with RSS. It is difficult to subscribe to an RSS feed.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Voyage - RSS feed reader

"Voyage is an RSS Reader with a difference. It’s been carefully designed around the content it displays. Add RSS feeds from your favourite sites and let voyage pull all the information together for your reading pleasure.

How do I use it? Its simple. Posts are organised by date. To scroll through them just use your mouse wheel, or the up and down keys on your keyboard. Add and remove RSS feeds using the management pane at the bottom."

A visually stunning RSS Reader.

Webvigour Software - RSS Feed Creator, RSS Feed Reader

"We are developing products for creating and reading RSS feeds and podcasts."

So far, three products:

Monday, July 16, 2007

A Simple Way to Create Your Own Personal Feedburner Feedflare

A Simple Way to Create Your Own Personal Feedburner Feedflare. In this post, I’ll lay out a very simple way to create a feedflare that’ll help to market just anything you want."

Feedburner provides lots of functionality. This is a "how to" for Feedflare.

FeedBurner Tip: Create a private area for your RSS subscribers only « //engtech - internet duct tape

"FeedBurner Tip: Create a private area for your RSS subscribers only"

Use Feedburner's Feedflare to create a special offer or special section for RSS Subscribers.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

millionrss - organising the world's rss feeds - one feed at a time

"What we do: millionRSS is a project to collect over 1,000,000 RSS feeds that are out there in the wild west of what we know as 'the blogosphere'. We offer free submission for anyone to easily send us their RSS feed details (along with their site description and branding information). In turn, we will syndicate your feed for our readers and will give you a permanent link from our site. That's it, pretty simple."

Another RSS directory.

freshmeat.net: Project details for PHP RSS feed finder

"PHP RSS feed finder is a PHP class that finds all the URLs for all RSS feeds that appear on a given Web page. It will convert any relative links that are found into absolute links. The only required input is the URL of the Web page to be scanned for RSS links."

Apexoft: Remote Performance Observer, RSS To Speech, PhotoFeed, LiveRSS, and much more

"This Google Desktop gadget downloads RSS feeds from any Web sites and then reads them using Text-to-Speech and shows the feeds on good-looking black screen. You can just listen to the feeds you like while doing your job or surfing the internet."

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Quick Start for Blogger

"Create a FeedBurner feed and promote it on your Blogger blog. This QuickStart will help you use Blogger and FeedBurner together most effectively."

If you use Blogger and Feedburner, the connection is now automatic. Cool.

RSS Reader Roundup at The Blog Joint

"Listed below are the five most popular RSS readers as well as the pros and cons that each one offers."

There are lots of feed readers. Reviews are helpful.

My AOL Beta

"The new My AOL is a feed reader that allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds. It will provide you updates on news, articles, and blogs."

AOL adds a portal where you can subscribe to RSS Feeds like iGoogle and MyYahoo.

Monday, July 9, 2007

RssFwd : Reading RSS the way you are already reading your emails

"Reading RSS the way you are already reading your emails"

RSS has benefits. Email has benefits. This is one of the products that takes an RSS Feed and converts it to an Email.

RSS-to-Email Comparison Review - FeedBurner, FeedBlitz, Zookoda, AWeber

"RSS-to-Email Comparison Review - FeedBurner, FeedBlitz, Zookoda, AWeber.
This first part of a three part series of posts has been contributed by Brian Armstrong of Breaking Free."

A good review of the products that convert RSS to email.

Convert HTML to RSS and Create, Edit, and Publish RSS feeds

"RSS Wizard is an HTML to RSS converter than can generate the RSS feed out of virtually any web page without having to edit it first. "

Put comments in your website to direct the product how to create feeds. I do not doubt it works, but there are some issues. Websites tend to be static. RSS shows what's new. That has to be sorted out.

ksoft- RSS Submit - Software to Easily Submit Your RSS Feeds

"RSS Submit is the most powerful RSS feed management and promotion tool available. The first of its kind for automatically submitting RSS feeds, it is the quickest and most reliable way to submit to the RSS search engines."

I will be testing and reviewing this product in the coming weeks.

SQL2RSS Converts MySQL to RSS Feeds

"The sql2rss.php script allows you to easily create rss feeds from SQL databases. The script currently supports the conversion of MySQL databases to RSS feeds."

Reasonably priced tool. Nice to know it is available when needed.

Feed publishing best practices

"Feed publishing best practices"

This is worth a look because it was written by Niall Kennedy. It is on the technical side.

Magpie RSS - PHP RSS Parser

"MagpieRSS provides an XML-based (expat) RSS parser in PHP.
MagpieRSS is compatible with RSS 0.9 through RSS 1.0. Also parses RSS 1.0's modules, RSS 2.0, and Atom. (with a few exceptions)"

I have not tried this yet. PHP is my language of choice, so I will get to this sooner or later.

Burning Questions • FeedBurner Adopts Two-Year-Old, Renames it 'FeedSmith'

Feedburner ... "signed adoption papers for the popular WordPress plugin that seamlessly redirects requests for an ordinary feed (from self-hosted WordPress blogs) to your super-powered FeedBurner feed. This plugin ...will be made available directly from FeedBurner as 'FeedSmith.'"

Feedburner continues to add features and functions.

ZapTXT : index

"RSS Search to go.
ZapTXT lets you create custom keyword searches to track your favorite RSS-enabled websites via email, instant messenger or mobile devices."

RSS is going everywhere ... including mobile.

Filter RSS feeds with Feed Rinse

"Feed Rinse is an easy to use tool that lets you automatically filter out syndicated content that you aren't interested in. It's like a spam filter for your RSS subscriptions."

Filter out unwanted topics from your RSS Feeds.

RSS filter products

"Filtering is one of my hot topics in 2006. It's the next step from aggregation, because many of us now have too much information coming at us."

A good overview article on the state of RSS filtering products.

Blastfeed - select. sift. read.

Blastfeed is an on-line service that lets you aggregate, remix and filter RSS feeds. And Blastfeed can immediately notify you of any results of such filtering."

Another product that helps you manage your RSS Feeds.

Feed Crier :: RSS and Atom Feeds by instant message

"Your favorite sites by instant message
Get the latest news, weather, blogs, and more delivered free to your instant messenger. There's nothing to download or install, no spam, and never any spyware."

RSS Everywhere including on AIM, MSN, and Jabber.

Social Strategist - Innovation, Communication, Consulting: More Signal, Less Noise: The Power of RSS Mashups

"More Signal, Less Noise: The Power of RSS Mashups
Blog feeds let you send information. Feed readers let you receive it. Pipes, PopFly, and GMashEd let you:
* filter it.
* visualize it.
* combine it.
* correlate it.
* advertise it."

A concise overview of what is available for RSS Mashups.

Promotion World: A Quiz: Test Your RSS Smarts

"You think that you have mastered the art of RSS, but how much do you really know? Take the RSS quiz to test your knowledge of RSS. "

7 RSS questions. Some elementary. Some more advanced.


All-in-one feed manager.
FeedShake is a free service for customizing, filtering, converting and merging newsfeeds and podcasts"

After people find RSS Feeds, they quickly find themselves inundated with feeds. Tools like feedshake combine and filter feeds for more efficient use.


"RSSBus is a Really Simple Service Bus that uses the RSS protocol as the main interchange mechanism.

RSSBus is a collection of tools and services that simplify the process of creating RSS Feeds with rich data extensions.

RSSBus provides an infrastructure for generating, maintaining, combining, manipulating, and visualizing Feeds."

RSS Bus is worth investigation. It is a tool to build loosely coupled applications.

FeedCycle : Publish serialised RSS web feeds

"FeedCycle is a web service that manages serialised web feeds.

A serialised RSS web feed enables a subscriber to receive, perhaps on a daily basis, sequential episodes from within a series of episodes. The subscriber always starts at the beginning regardless when they start their subscription. "

This is an excellent idea. I am considering this for the RSS Tutorial. It would give people the opportunity to have the Tutorial delivered a lesson at a time over a period of time.

It provides some of the same functionality for RSS as the auto- responder does for email.

The eCommerce Minute : July 9, 2007: Using RSS Feeds In Your Website

"How ecommerce merchants can effectively utilize RSS Feeds in their website."

A jam packed 60 second podcast on the benefits of using RSS Feeds. Excellent.

GotChance - A Geek’s Blog » Blog Archive » 5 Tips to Increase RSS Subscribers

"... here are 5 important tips that can help you increase your RSS subscribers."

Some good basic tips on promoting your RSS feed on your blog.

RSS Ticker :: Firefox Add-ons

"RSS Ticker
by Christopher Finke

RSS Ticker loads your Live Bookmarks and scrolls their entries across your screen while you surf."

A Firefox addon that creates a marque ticker tape at the bottom of the screen. RSS Ticker has various options to control the feeds and the display. Clever.

RSS Tutorial

Wizard Creek Consulting maintains an RSS Tutorial. This blog will keep notes, articles, tools, and other material in preparation for inclusion in the RSS Tutorial.

Not everything here will make it into the RSS Tutorial. There are lots of interesting tools with just a very special purpose.

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