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

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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. This is a place to find blogs or RSS feeds from research or organizational websites - all focused on the large intersection of social technologies and social benefit work.

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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.

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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.

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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: Managing Content with Pipes. More RSS Tools: Using Google Reader for Research and Sharing. More RSS Tools: Sharing Feeds. There's a lot of good information here, even if you're already a pro at RSS.

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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.

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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.

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Multiple RSS Feeds on Multiple Facebook Pages

Wild Apricot

Now here’s a new Facebook application that can take your RSS-to-Facebook to a whole new level. And let's say you want to “mix and match” — to post RSS feeds ‘A’, B’, and ‘C’ to your personal Profile; and post.( Social networking Facebook RSS application social media We’ve talked recently about how to publish your Twitter updates to Facebook Page or personal Profile page.

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No RSS Feed for Your Website? No Problem

Wild Apricot

Google Reader has announced a new feature that lets users create an RSS feed to track changes to any web page, even if the site doesn’t publish a feed. Google Non-profit Communications websites RSS Feedburner It’s great new feature for your website visitors who use Google Reader, but what about people who use a different feedreader or like to get updates by email? You can help those people get automatic notifications of your website changes, too.( read more ).

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Test Post for RSS Feed

Allegiance Group

This is a test

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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.

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Beaconfire Survey: RSS | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

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? Amy , Functional Consultant : RSS is everywhere but I pro-actively consume RSS in two ways. I also use Bloglines to manage RSS feeds. Paul, Software Engineer : This may brand me as a neo-Luddite, but I don’t use RSS.

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Attention RSS Readers: Update Your Subscription!

Beth Kanter

Do you read Beth’s Blog in an RSS Reader? As part of my blog redesign, I’ve moved my RSS Feed to: [link] and changed my RSS host. You’re still getting my content because I haven’t shut down my old account which I will do next month. So, take this opportunity to click here so you’ll always have my feed no matter where I host it!

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Roll Your Own RSS Feed Digest Widget

Wild Apricot

There are many ways to publish any RSS feed on your own website — Feedburner’s BuzzBoost feature, and Widgetbox, for example, among a host of other methods including a Google Docs trick — but lately I’ve been using a free service called Feed Informer, for several reasons.( Tags: RSS Widgets Non-profit technology Web 2.0

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Topic-Based RSS Search LazyFeed Opens to the Public

Wild Apricot

LazyFeed is a new RSS feed engine based on topics, not sources or individuals, that offers a new way to find information online blogs, news services, podcasts, social media updates, and so on — content from any site that publishes an RSS feed. Video RSS search

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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.

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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! A must-read for anyone trying to explain what RSS is and why one should use it. " I just love the retro clip of the women with her remote control. I'm also so honored that he joined my Facebook Cause for the Sharing Foundation too

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.

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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

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RSS Readers for Your Desktop, Smartphone, and Tablet

Tech Soup Blog

An RSS reader is an essential tool for keeping up with current news and the issues that affect or influence your organization. Social media and community staff rely on RSS readers to find interesting and share-worthy articles for Facebook or Twitter. News360 (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows 8) is an RSS reader app that will actually "learn" what kind of stories you like and don't like. Find even more RSS reader tools in this roundup from Gizmodo.

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Balancing the RSS Scale | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

That’s why non-profits who have a significant RSS readership should consider ways to advertise their other services in their feed to push people to donate, take action, or join the email list. While RSS giveth, it also taketh away. And as RSS becomes more ubiquitous, we’ll hopefully see an expansion of ways for non-profits to take advantage of it. You can follow responses through the RSS 2.0

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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. Tuesday Tips: Why Nonprofit Managers Must Use RSS. Comments RSS for nonprofit staff. Tuesday Tips: Why Nonprofit Managers Must Use RSS.

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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.

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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. This is a place to find blogs or RSS feeds from research or organizational websites - all focused on the large intersection of social technologies and social benefit work.

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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 pageI put query out on the NTEN affinity group for nonprofit blogging about widgets.

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. Email subscriptions are great for announce-only or broadcast mailing lists that don't provide RSS feeds. I have in the past tried to access email from listservs that had RSS feeds.

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Is it over for RSS readers?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I still use RSS readers, of course, but I'm not necessarily following the same set of blogs in linear way. I don't know if it is over for me, but I haven't been as disciplined lately reading my feeds. I am finding myself keeping up through items shared in google reader or via friendfeed or twitter -- and while I'm writing via Zemanta. An interesting discussion going on here. I'll have to dig in deeper. What do you think

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RSS Reading Habits

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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. My feeds are organized into folders and the folders ordered by priority.

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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. Last week, I did a workshop for a board of a secondary school interested in taking the first steps into social media. While I was there, I got a tour, visited some classrooms, and talked to a few students.

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RSS Overload and Google Reader Stats

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nedra Weinreich of the SpareChange Blog left a pointer to comic this in a comment on my post about RSS as coping tool for Information Overload ! I've been reflecting a lot on my RSS reading habits lately and how I organize (or don't) my RSS feeds in the reader. It is most likely the discomfort that newcomers to blogging, rss feeds, or these other social tools may feel initially and it's always good for me to feel this first hand.

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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.

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So long, Zombie Google Reader | FeedBlitz - Email Marketing and RSS

AFP Blog

So long, Zombie Google Reader | FeedBlitz - Email Marketing and RSS : "Case in point: Google Reader. The product was “killed” by Google in the middle of 2013, and it was no longer available to end users. So it was dead and buried, right? Wrong. It was a zombie. The back end of Google Reader kept on plugging away, checking feeds, dutifully reporting how many subscribers it was polling on behalf of.

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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.

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. There are so many tools out there and so many different options pulling us in so many directions that I’ve found many organizations, especially very small organizers, can feel like they are getting tied up in knots.

How to Subscribe to Blogs via RSS

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

I'm just realizing how few people really understand how to subscribe to a blog -- this blog in particular -- using its RSS feed. The Firefox browser has done its best to "degeek" RSS with its live bookmark feature. So I've added a little HOW-TO page to the site, explaining how to make use of RSS subscriptions. Additional Reading: Marshall K's RSS tutorial. Tags: nptech , rss

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Content: Guided by Voices | FeedBlitz - Email Marketing and RSS

AFP Blog

Content: Guided by Voices | FeedBlitz - Email Marketing and RSS : So as I moved into doing more social media work, I found people clamouring for “better content”, “content marketing,” “being a content creator,” and a million other words. Heck, I even teach a course called “Creating Compelling Content.” But a lot of organizations aren’t. And I think it’s because there are a lot of people who aren’t hearing the right voices.

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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

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RSS Feeds from the Nptech World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

At one point, I had a linklist called "RSS Feeds I'm Eating" but I've decided to dump them into del.icio.us I keep remembering how overwhelmed I felt when I first started my quest to find blogs to read that would speak to my interests in nonprofit technology. Thankfully, a couple of colleagues shared their public bloglines subscriptions. using nptech and bloglines tags. They're here and in the linklist called "Blogging Primers" (you know over there < -- to the left).

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How to Subscribe via RSS

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

It easy - if you know how to subscribe via RSS. A study done by Yahoo in October claims that only 12% of internet users know what RSS is, and only 4% are actively using it. What is RSS? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. The RSS information from a site is known as its feed. You can often see the raw feed data for a syndicated site by clicking on the little orange XML or RSS button if it is displayed.

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Information Coping Skills With RSS from Amy Gahran

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Amy Gahran has some excellent self-reflections and advice about the way she reads feeds in her RSS reader. In short, ditch the guilt, embrace the serendipity! Like Amy, I've lost count of how many feeds are in my reader(s) - at least 400-500. I don't feel pressured to read everything, I'm a big scanner.

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RSS Readers and the Search for Content

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I love ( and hate ) how blogs, rss, tags, and these other tools are so right-brained and being able to indulge in some non-linear thinking. One of the tools that was mentioned was RSS readers. RSS stands for Really Stupid Syndication and since I'm really stupid I took a trip to Marnie Webb's article 10 Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Use RSS and Andy Carvin's What's RSS and Why Should I Care About It?

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Make Your Nonprofit Effective With RSS

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Alexandra Samuels has posted a fabulous article with that title

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Loyality: RSS Subscribers and How To Keep It Growing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Skelliewag has value packed post called " How To Get 1,050 Subscribers in 3 Months. " It's a three prong strategy: 1. Work out who your target audience is and write your content exclusively for them. Pack your articles with as much value as possible. If time is a problem, post less. Source out your target audience by getting or making links and writing for social media. I'd also add a 4th point or perhaps add something to point 2. Find a unique view on your topic.

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