DIY Social Media Management

Amy Sample Ward

Use this step-by-step guide for adding RSS feeds. resources rss socialmedia calendar content diy google planning social media toolsYesterday, I had a lot of fun giving another webinar for Nonprofit Webinars, this time focused on DIY Social Media Management.

RSS is really your friend

NCE Social Media

RSS - Really Simple Syndication, can be a great time saver. RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format (from Wikipedia ). Ideaware has an outstanding article on how to harness RSS to benefit your information needs. Tags: Tools rss ideaware feeds

Trending Sources

How To: Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization

Amy Sample Ward

Netvibes will let you track all kinds of things online, all by using RSS feeds or ready-built widgets. You can then click on the linked “Feed&# word that has the RSS icon next to it (the icon looks like a signal).

Member Round Up: RSS readers, web design pointers, and strategies for success

NTEN

We all want to make a difference and even the most expert nonprofiteer can always use guidance. Luckily NTEN members never cease to contribute their wealth of knowledge to the nonprofit tech community. This week's roundup gives you the latest in news, tips, events, and insights to help you in your social change efforts. Many of us were sad to hear the recent announcement that Google Reader would be discontinued after July 1st.

Want a peak at my RSS: Here it is!

Amy Sample Ward

So, my response is simple: I want to share my RSS reader with you. Amy Sample Ward’s Version of RSS. Opening up my RSS reader (well, except for my mom’s blog and that kind of thing!) My public RSS reader is built on Netvibes , which is a free, web-based RSS reader.

RSS isn't dead: the best Google Reader alternatives | The Verge

AFP Blog

RSS isn't dead: the best Google Reader alternatives | The Verge : Feedly appears to be the heir apparent to Google Reader’s throne, a modern take on RSS that blends some of the niceties of Flipboard (like a “magazine view”) with useful Reader features like keyboard shortcuts and tags. But its biggest advantage may be that it’s the only RSS application that also has excellent and free companion mobile apps.

CASL – A Quick Guide and the Death of Single Opt-In | FeedBlitz - Email Marketing and RSS

AFP Blog

CASL – A Quick Guide and the Death of Single Opt-In | FeedBlitz - Email Marketing and RSS

RSS 2

New RSS feed for SocialFishing.

SocialFish

If you subscribe to this blog in a reader, please note I have changed my RSS service to Feedblitz , due to ongoing crapness from Feedburner. My new RSS feed is [link]. If you subscribe to this blog in a reader, please note I have changed my RSS service to Feedblitz. Tags: RSS If you want to subscribe by email, IM or via Twitter, here's the link. Thanks! Please update my feed address in your feed reader to. link]. Thanks!

Getting RSS Feeds Via Email

Robert Weiner

There are a few RSS feeds I don't want to miss. I have an RSS feed reader but I often go for days without looking at it. Some RSS feeds offer email subscriptions, but most don't. 2) Next, you need the RSS feed address for the page you want to track. Open a new tab or browser window, find the page you want to track and look for an RSS logo or link. FeedBurner's instructions are designed for someone posting an RSS feed link on a web site.

Attention RSS Readers: Update Your Subscription!

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Do you read Beth’s Blog in an RSS Reader?

RSS: Best thing since sliced bread

NetWits

Learn how to use RSS in Kinteras CMS Are you actively using an RSS reader in your daily life - for work and play? To be quite honest, I didnt begin regularly using RSS until recently, but it's changed my life. Why is RSS so important for your supporters? Their RSS reader will update them! Seriously! First , it makes it easy to know when you've published new content. They don't have to come to your site to check all the time.

RSS Reading Habits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I use a RSS reader and read feeds because it is part of my writing process. Lately, my RSS reading habits have changed. My RSS reading is mostly information gathering or browsing. Photo by Lynetter. I haven't given up on it completely, but my process has changed.

RSS app Feedly gains half a million new users after the death of Google Reader | memeburn

AFP Blog

RSS app Feedly gains half a million new users after the death of Google Reader | memeburn

Social Login and Your Website: Higher Engagement & ROI | FeedBlitz - Email Marketing and RSS

AFP Blog

Social Login and Your Website: Higher Engagement & ROI | FeedBlitz - Email Marketing and RSS : n the early days of social media, the question was: Should we or shouldn’t we take the plunge into social media? Now, the answer is clear. If you aren’t using social media, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. The new questions are: How do we use social media the best possible way to increase engagement and ROI? What is the next logical step?

Make The Web a Better Place with Better Content | FeedBlitz - Email Marketing and RSS

AFP Blog

Make The Web a Better Place with Better Content | FeedBlitz - Email Marketing and RSS : n our quest to consume more and more content, we’ve developed quite an appetite. Perhaps now more than ever, it’s actually more difficult to carve out a little corner of the social web and plant a flag because there’s simply so much stuff being produced en masse each and every day. Facebook. Twitter. Medium. Instagram. Every status update and blog post adds to the p

Five Tips for Developing a Successful Email Newsletter | FeedBlitz - Email Marketing and RSS

AFP Blog

Five Tips for Developing a Successful Email Newsletter | FeedBlitz - Email Marketing and RSS : Despite the advent of the “always-on” mentality that social media has instilled in us, email marketing is still one of the best ways to reach your audience, especially for small business.

Social Media Crisis Communications for Bloggers | FeedBlitz - Email Marketing and RSS

AFP Blog

Social Media Crisis Communications for Bloggers | FeedBlitz - Email Marketing and RSS : t happened. Someone took offense to something on your blog. A thought wasn’t as well developed as you imagined. Or you wrote something you wish you hadn’t. People are taking to your digital properties with pitchforks and lit torches. Comments section is filled with vile. And so is your Facebook Page. Twitter isn’t much better

RSS Beginners Guide and Video

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Michael Pick recently posted this entertaining how-to video about RSS for some client work he was doing for a social RSS application called " Feed Each Other." His RSS Guide for Beginners is an absolute gem!

More RSS Tools: Managing Content with Pipes

Idealware

I'm continuing with follow-up topics from my RSS article, Using RSS Tools to Feed your Information Needs. Last week, I discussed integrating content with websites , and this week I'm going to dive into one of the more advanced ways to work with RSS content.

More RSS Tools: Sharing Feeds

Idealware

For my last followup to my RSS article, Using RSS Tools to Feed your Information Needs , I want to discuss OPML, the standard for RSS Reader feed information, and talk a bit about why RSS, which is already quite useful, is about to become an even bigger deal. Last week, I discussed sharing research with Google Reade r; before that, filtering RSS feeds with Yahoo! I started with Google Reader last December - prior to that, I used a Mac RSS Reader called Vienna.

Feed My Inbox — RSS feeds by email

Robert Weiner

And I don't like having to look at a web page/feed reader every day to find out whether anything new has appeared on an RSS feed. I'm testing a solution that will deliver RSS updates to me via email: Feed My Inbox I'm starting with a few sites I want to track, but that are only updated occasionally. Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks: I like to get information by email. I prefer listserves over online forums and email to IM.

NetCentric Advocacy: RSS for nonprofit staff. Why?

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Distributed Research: needs 43 phone calls to track Hill staff | Main | 36 million watch Youtube of Connon in D: 23 year old : no recording contract » January 24, 2008 RSS for nonprofit staff.

How and Why RSS is Alive and Well

Idealware

Image: SRD RSS, one of my favorite protocols , has been taking a beating in the blogosphere. And I agree that many people will forgo RSS in favor of the links that their friends and mentors tweet and share. RSS is, and always has been about, taking control of the information you peruse.

RSS In Plain English

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Lee LeFever and Sachi created this three minute video to explain RSS in plain English and why if you're not tracking web information using RSS you need to do so! RSS is Step 5. Click to Play. His post is here. This afternoon I'm teaching a webinar called Ten Steps to Extension 2.0 for Extension professionals new to Web2.0 ideas and tools. I've been in the searching for best primers in text, photos, and video and this one is definitely a keeper.

A new look at RSS: Fever

Judi Sohn

I admit it, I have a serious RSS habit. Thanks to Fever , a brand new RSS feed reader from web guru Shaun Inman , it’s okay. They shouldn’t be read and organized like a standard inbox handles email messages, which is the way most readers treat RSS feeds. I no longer feel that I have to resist subscribing to RSS feeds for fear of overwhelming myself.

A new look at RSS: Fever

Judi Sohn

I admit it, I have a serious RSS habit. Thanks to Fever , a brand new RSS feed reader from web guru Shaun Inman , it’s okay. They shouldn’t be read and organized like a standard inbox handles email messages, which is the way most readers treat RSS feeds. I no longer feel that I have to resist subscribing to RSS feeds for fear of overwhelming myself.

Why Nonprofit Managers Must Use RSS — And How to Start

AFP Blog

From Dem In Action via Tech SoupWhy Nonprofit Managers Must Use RSS — And How to Start: "Why Nonprofit Managers Must Use RSS — And How to StartGo from zero to RSS expert in three easy stepsBy: Jason ZanonJuly 9, 2007This article originally appeared on the Web site DemocracyInAction.org, which provides affordable e-advocacy tools to other nonprofits.It's

Widget for Publishing RSS Headlines

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This isn't the only widget that uses RSS stream headlines or content from feeds. These include: RSS Scroll Box - allows you to add up 3 RSS feeds that scroll up the page. RSS Feed Widget by MuseStorm - pulls any RSS feed into your blog or web page

Branded RSS Widget!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

the lastest from Feedburner - the ability to put your log or photo into an RSS widget. Get this widget! You knew I just had to do this. The hardest part was the creating the jpg. That's my Second Life avatar). Downside is that if you put javascript into your post - it doesn't show up

More RSS Tools: Web Site Integration

Idealware

Those of you who visit pages besides the blog here at Idealware have noted that my article Using RSS Tools to Feed your Information Needs is up. If you're an old hand at RSS, then I'm hoping the article will serve as a good tool when trying to impress others of the value of syndication. RSS is a big topic, and writing the article was, in one respect, a challenge: in order to write a solid, intermediate guide to RSS use, I had to narrow the scope a bit.

RSS As Information Coping Tool

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

in the UK, I made a Freudian slip and called RSI - RSS by mistake.). I'm finding that some people's initial reactions to RSS is "OMG, information overload!" I'm discovering that I'm finding RSS so efficient that I find email annoying.

Beaconfire Survey: RSS | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

RSS is becoming ubiquitous, and with the sheer volume of content on the internet, more users are finding that they need a way to manage their content. This week, we asked the Beaconfire staff: How do you consume RSS content? I also use Bloglines to manage RSS feeds.

Guest Post by Amy Sample Ward: Want a peek at my RSS: Here it is!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, my response is simple: I want to share my RSS reader with you. Amy Sample Ward’s Version of RSS Why? Opening up my RSS reader (well, except for my mom’s blog and that kind of thing!) My public RSS reader is built on Netvibes , which is a free, web-based RSS reader.

NetCentric Advocacy: RSS in Plain English

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Phone messages from activists locked down inside Kimberly-Clark Canadians headquarters | Kleercut.Net | Main | World Without Oil :: Start Here » May 01, 2007 RSS in Plain English This is cool. Nice show of the RSS. Click To Play There are two types of Internet users, those that use RSS and those that dont. Nice show of the RSS.

RSS and Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

A few months ago, we featured Peter Campbell 's article Using RSS Tools to Feed Your Information Needs , courtesy of Idealware. Since then, Peter has been posting some great followups on the Idealware blog : More RSS Tools: Web Site Integration. More RSS Tools: Sharing Feeds.

RSS Follies | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

That’s because we’ve been recently upgrading our hosting infrastructure, updating to the very latest version of WordPress, and enhancing our RSS feed, all at the same time! For those who prefer to read the Wire in their RSS readers, you may notice some new buttons on the bottom of each post – at the moment, we’ve added links to email, Digg, Stumble and share each post on Facebook, to make it easier than ever to share a post you found insightful or helpful.

RSS Side Links & Blogger

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How can you stream and RSS as headline links down your sidebar in blogger? If you want to have a stream a RSS feed as headlines on your side bar in blogger, after you create the javascript, where do you put in the template This is one of those stupd questions one that reveals your own stupidity. Since questions are your best teachers. I posted it here. I know how to do this in typepad, but not blogger.

"Real-Time Subscription Service" - An RSS Primer For You

SocialFish

I have been thinking for quite some time about how somehow RSS (Real Simple Syndication, a name which is completely unhelpful - and not real simple - to those who need help understanding it) has a serious image problem. I believe RSS is one of the the keys that open the door to the world of web 2.0, RSS is the bridge between the push and the pull, between your email inbox and the flow of information "out there". What is RSS? tagging technology RSS SEO listening googl

Digital Natives and Twitter (and RSS)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But, none used RSS readers or knew what they were. Not sure if this matches demographic studies of RSS users or not because this group was under 18) They were aware of tagging, but in the sense of how it is used on Facebook - to tag your friends in photographs or notes, etc.

WordPress Adds Real-time Update Alerts, Makes RSS Relevant Again? | Technomix | Fast Company

AFP Blog

WordPress Adds Real-time Update Alerts, Makes RSS Relevant Again? Technomix | Fast Company: "WordPress just added a new feature called RSSCloud--and as unassuming as that sounds, it's going to have a potent effect on every WordPress blog: They're all going to get a little injection of real-time update action