Archive for May, 2011

5 Ways to Use RSS on Google

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

1. Personalize Your Feed

You can easily customize your content to the point of complete preferential options. You start by simply selecting your location and language preferences at the bottom of the main page, but you can build it up further from there. The main RSS feed for Google News will use the selected language and location to provide you with regularly updated stories from your surrounding area. This is a quick and easy way to keep in touch with what is happening through all local news sources.

2. Subscribe by Category

If need to extend your range beyond your local sources, you can also navigate by category. For example, if you are interested in a specific topic, like health or technology, you can go to the About Feeds area on Google News main page to get a rundown of what is offered. By selecting the categories you are interested in, you can subscribe to their feed allowing you greater access to relevant sources. Since Google regularly features articles from many fantastic sources, you will surely see all major ones available for any genre.

5 Ways to Use RSS on Google

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Follow Us on Twitter

Monday, May 30th, 2011

We have a new Twitter account follow us @RSSSpecs

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Video Use Jumps 85 Percent

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

As broadband capacity increases so does the demand for visual material and video. And while funny videos of cats and babies might seem to be top of the list, the use of video content to cover news stories by online media websites has jumped by a third in the last year to 85 percent. They are increasing the use of in-house and externally developed video content to support their online reporting – source: 2011 Web Influencers Survey

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FeedWind

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

FeedWind is a RSS feed widget. Simply copy & paste the snippet of code to embed into your web page.

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Why Did Facebook Disable RSS?

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Facebook quietly began to publish content via RSS early in 2010. At the time, we praised the move because it really made it useful to keep up with those pages we followed.

And yet, Facebook has always been inconsistent around the benefits of allowing users to subscribe via RSS to the site, going as far as shutting down applications that converted content from the social network into digestible streams suited for RSS.

Now it seems that RSS on Facebook is no more.

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