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RSS Feed Submissions

We have recently added a number of RSS directories and search engines to our list of RSS feed submission sites. Please be sure to submit your RSS feed URL not the URL of your blog to those listed in the right-hand column.
These directories will catalogue your feed so that site visitors can easily find topic specific feeds.

New Resource - RSS Software Launched

A new website specific to RSS and RSS Software has been launched. The new website contains information on all different types of RSS and syndication related software solutions.

The Associated Press (AP) has Added RSS Feeds But....

The Associated Press is now over RSS Feeds, but they included this licensing information and a disclaimer.

AP provides these RSS feeds to individuals for personal, noncommercial use under the following terms and conditions. All others, including AP members or Press Association subscribers must obtain express written permission prior to use of these RSS feeds. AP provides these RSS feeds at no charge to you for your personal, noncommercial use. You agree not to associate the RSS feeds with any content that might harm the reputation of The Associated Press. AP provides this content "as is" and AP shall not be held liable for your use of the information or the feeds.

AP Feeds

Track2RSS Project- Track Packages Using RSS

This project seeks to provide a set of scripts for converting tracking information for packages from various carriers to the RSS format.

Currently support is provided for UPS, Fedex Air and Ground, and the US Postal Service (USPS)

Additional details on Track2RSS

RSS: News You Choose

Publishers and webmasters provide content and news in an RSS feed. Users view the content of interest in an RSS reader or news aggregator. The aggregator or reader contains the collection of feeds that are of interest to the user. As the RSS feed is updated the content in the reader or aggregator updates with the new information. At any point, users can remove a feed from their aggregator or reader and no longer receive information from that source. Ultimately, the user is choosing the news and content they wish to view.

Complete Article - RSS: News You Choose : Free Service Displays RSS Feeds As HTML

A free service at has been launched. displays RSS feeds as web pages. In three short steps site visitors can convert their RSS feed, into a viewable web page. They simply select the webpage template, the color scheme and then enter the URL of the RSS feed. The site then generates a new URL based on the user's choices. Once entered into a web browser the generated URL will display the RSS feed as a regular webpage.

Webmasters can use the service to create a static web page that will display RSS feeds containing text, images and even an audio podcasts or video. The service on displays any RSS feeds that adheres to most RSS specifications, including versions 2.0, 1.0, 0.93, 0.92, 0.91 or 0.90.

Because RSS is based in XML, it normally cannot easily be viewed in a web browser. The free service on has been made available to publishers and webmasters who are unable to host the free FeedForAll rss2html.php script that NotePage has recently released. Understanding the significant benefit of providing site visitors the ability to view RSS feeds in a web browser, NotePage has made this service available free of charge. Additional details and a step by step walk-through can be found on

The service is available from NotePage, Inc., makers of the popular RSS feed creation software, FeedForAll. FeedForAll's software enables webmaster to create, edit, manage and publish RSS feeds. RSS has evolved into a popular means to syndicate headlines and distribute content on the Internet. A free fully-functional 30-day trial of FeedForAll is available for download from

RSS and Privacy Issues

Nick Bradbury posted a really interesting piece related to RSS and privacy. He had been approached by companies interested in having their feeds setup in the downloadable version of FeedDemon. Nick felt he could not accomodate the request without collecting and releasing statistical data. The collection of statistical data would cause FeedDemon to be viewed in an unfavorable light. In any event the post and ensuing comments clearly show that users are willing to pay for their privacy even if they have nothing to hide.

My personal view is that the fact that users do not have to release any personal information to subscribe or unsubscribe from a feed is one of the huge reasons that RSS has been succesful.

Collection of Newspaper RSS Feeds

Traditional news media are discovering the benefits to RSS and slowly but surely providing readers feeds.

The SideWalkTheory has put together a collection of newspapers and their respective RSS feeds.

What is RSS - The Acronymn Means More than Most Realize

What is RSS?

Rich Site Summary
Really Simple Syndication
RDF Site Summary

UPS & USPS Package Tracking With RSS

This application demonstrates the .NET DLL that can be used to interface with the UPS API. Right now, UPS and USPS are the only supported shipper, and only tracking information is supported. The only viable alternatives are to write your own, or use an expensive commercial version.

Complete Article

Newspapers try to catch RSS Web surfing wave

An increasingly popular technology called RSS is changing the way consumers get their news online, spurring several newspapers to launch their own customised software in an attempt to stay ahead of the curve.

Instead of having to go to a favourite Web site to see if any new articles have been published, a piece of software called an RSS reader pulls in headlines and text automatically, allowing users to create their own customised content from newspapers, blogs and even search engines.

Complete Article about RSS

FeedDemon 1.5 is Here

FeedDemon 1.5 is here!

Nick Bradbury today announced the final release of FeedDemon 1.5.

This new version offers a ton of new features, but here are the highlights:

Powerful podcasting tools to automatically download audio files and copy them to your iPod or other media player (that's right - FeedDemon supports media players other than the iPod!)
Integration with Bloglines and NewsGator Online Services
Flickr and search channels
Per-channel newspaper styles
Improved popup-blocking under XP SP2
Support for favicons throughout the user interface
Numerous performance improvements

If you already own FeedDemon, the upgrade to version 1.5 is free - just download the new trial version and install it on top of the previous version, and you're set to go. Your serial number, feed subscriptions and other information will all be retained.

PubSub Provides Earth-quake Alerts

PubSub Concepts, Inc., a technology company based in New York City, has added real-time earthquake data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) to its Internet-scale matching engine. PubSub is a tool to monitor and receive instant updates on new information as it's published via blogs, press releases, SEC filings, newsgroups, and other sources.

To receive notifications from PubSub on earthquake activity for particular regions and magnitudes, consumers follow three steps: Go to; Choose one or more regions of the world from the map and select the magnitude above which notification is requested; and Choose where to receive notifications. Notifications can be sent to any device that accepts email, such as a computer or a personal digital assistant (PDA), like a wireless-enabled Palm Pilot. Or consumers can download the instant messaging-based PubSub Sidebar for Internet Explorer or Firefox, which allows earthquake notifications to stream into their Web browsers in real-time. Users can also receive notifications via RSS feeds, which are fed to a reader like My Yahoo!, Bloglines, or FeedDemon.

Tools for RSS

Using RSS tools, publishers and webmasters can increase productivity and efficiency. RSS monitoring can often automate many of the procedures that are time-consuming and monotonous, freeing up time.

Complete Article - Tools for RSS

AskJeeves it to Buy Bloglines

This is big. Napsterization is reporting that Ask Jeeves will announce early next week that they’ve acquired and will fold Bloglines into their search offering.

Feedster New Interface

Feedster has launeched a new look and interface. Feedster is a rapidly growing news search engine that provides easy access to relevant and up-to-date information. Mainstream information providers, as well as hundreds of thousands of weblogs, are syndicating their information using a newly popular XML syndication standard called RSS. New features include enhancements to MyFeedster an online tool for viewing feeds online. FeedFinder a new service for locating RSS feeds and a Blog search function that allow blogs to be searched for keywords.

Copyrights on RSS Feeds

Interesting discussion on forum that picks up the debate on copyrights related to syndication of RSS feeds.

What are your thoughts does really simple syndication give free reprint rights? What about fair use? What about feeds that are scraped from copywritten web content? Share your thoughts.

ebay2rss PHP

ebay2rss.php is a freeware PHP script developed by to create RSS feeds from an category or user products. It's very simply to use and install. If you have an eBay store or selling products on eBay this could increase your products visibility, making available your listings to RSS readers.

Additional information on ebayrss.php

RSS Software Site

A new RSS site has launched. RSS Software solutions including RSS scripts for syndication, RSS aggregators, RSS editors, RSS parsers and scrapers. Site includes software reviews, version information and related RSS news.

- RSS Specification Feed created by FeedForAll

RSS to html script to display RSS on a website.

Audio Recording Software
Record and edit audio files with software.

- Blog Feed

- Article Feed


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