RSS Blog & RSS News
|FeedJumbler is a Feed Merger
FeedJumbler is a web-based application that
allows you to:
Convert a RSS or Atom-based feed into RSS, Atom and/or HTML
Merge several RSS or Atom-based feeds into one combined RSS
Simply enter the URL(s) of your source feed(s) and access
your aggregated feed or converted output through the links
provided. Your combined feed will be assigned a short, unique
URL to make it easily accessible.
Optionally, you can also register to get a personalized page
where you can keep track of your merged feeds.
|More on Ego Feeds As Educational Feeds
This web tool is designed to help teachers create
RSS feeds for aggregating news stories from Google News, that
are related to curriculum topics and issues.
The resulting feed addresses utilizes a feed builder constructed
by Justin Pfister.
Read a feed is a new service that is an easy
to use RSS Reader to go. Just type in the URL of the XML feed
you like to read and enjoy. The site is not different from
RSS2html.comor any of the similar service but
it has a clean look and is simple to use
|What RSS Can Do
Tim Yang has setup a wiki that lists tasks that
can be performed using RSS. The wiki-list clearly shows how RSS is so much
more than blogs and news syndication.
Using RSS, your visitors can decide exactly what
kind of »content« (in this case, an individual content item
could be a new job listing) they are looking for and then
have that content delivered directly to them, via their own
personalized RSS feed.
|Bloggers Fighting Regulation
Bloggers who built their Internet followings with
anti-establishment prose are now lobbying the establishment
to protect their livelihoods from federal regulations.
Some are even working with lawyers, public-relations consultants
and a political action committee to do it.
Complete Article - Bloggers Fight Regulations
|Microsoft Embraces RSS
Microsoft announced platform level support for
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) in Longhorn with end user
facing facilities intended to make it easier to discover RSS
feeds and support for simple list extensions.
As reported Friday, Longhorn will provide a common RSS feed
list across all applications, common RSS data store for applications
to access downloaded content, and an RSS platform sync engine.
Subscribing to an RSS feed from within Internet Explorer 7.0
will be similar to adding a Web site to "Favorites." An icon
placed in a toolbar will illuminate when feeds have been updated
with new content.
AllRSS is part of the RSS Compedium. This resource
was originally a sub-set of files in my Weblogs Compendium
resource, but it has grown so much that it now demands its
|Most Popular Blogs in the Blogosphere
Technorati has posted a list of the biggest blogs in the blogosphere as measured
by links. A comparison list of trafficked blogs would be interesting
if the statistics were accurate. Anyone know of such a list?
How about an Alexa ranking comparison? That could be interesting.
|Mixing Up Feeds
Lately we've had a lot of queries related to merging
feeds so I thought I would take a moment to mention a few
tools that currently exist:
RSS Mix - Will
mix any number of RSS feeds into a unique feed (looks like
it only handles headlines).
- Aggregate or merge several Atom or RSS feeds into a single
Check out the top RSS blogs on KbCafe. Hey we are in that
list! Cool. Thanks Randy :-)
|Six NFL, Two NHL Teams Offer Private-Label
ThePort's desktop alerts product line is called
Direct and is the simplest configuration of ThePort’s client-side
Any RSS/ATOM feed may be used to generate a desktop alert.
In addition, ThePort has a web based alert generator for targeted
communications based on audience segmentation.
ThePort currently has deployments with six NFL teams and two
NHL franchises, among others.
Dave Winer has introduced an Open Source OPML
editor. OPML files store multiple RSS feeds, usually the feeds
in an OPML are related in some way.
More on Dave's OPML Editor
|Opportunities for RSS
When it comes to new internet marketing opportunities
for your business, RSS just might be the answer you were looking
for. Here are just some of the new opportunities it can provide
you with …
1. PODCASTING AND VIDEOCASTING
Podcasting (delivering internet audio content) and Videocasting
(delivering internet video content) allow you to communicate
via rich media messages, not only making your content more
attractive and powerful, but also enabling a more personal
»conversation« with your audiences.
Up until know, the internet was predominantly a textual channel.
Adding audio and video to the mix, delivering both via RSS,
goes beyond the basic capabilities provided by »traditional«
internet content delivery channels. Rich media personalizes
the internet experience and gives your company a distinguishable
face, while at the same time providing you with a media platform
to convey your message so that it is easier to understand,
see and feel.
Complete Article - RSS Opportunities
|Electronic Frontier Foundation Legal Guide
The EFF, an organization with the goal of "defending
freedom in the digital world", has released a legal guide
for bloggers. Take a look:
Whether you're a newly minted blogger or a relative old-timer,
you've been seeing more and more stories pop up every day
about bloggers getting in trouble for what they post.
Like all journalists and publishers, bloggers sometimes
publish information that other people don't want published.
You might, for example, publish something that someone considers
defamatory, republish an AP news story that's under copyright,
or write a lengthy piece detailing the alleged crimes of a
candidate for public office.
The difference between you and the reporter at your local
newspaper is that in many cases, you may not have the benefit
of training or resources to help you determine whether what
you're doing is legal. And on top of that, sometimes knowing
the law doesn't help - in many cases it was written for traditional
journalists, and the courts haven't yet decided how it applies
But here's the important part: None of this should stop
you from blogging. Freedom of speech is the foundation of
a functioning democracy, and Internet bullies shouldn't use
the law to stifle legitimate free expression. That's why EFF
created this guide, compiling a number of FAQs designed to
help you understand your rights and, if necessary, defend
Complete Legal Guide
|DMOZ & Syndic8
This is interesting and not something that I had
seen before. It looks like Syndic8
is using DMOZ categorized structure for RSS Feeds. Not
quite sure if they are scraping the content or using the category
field in feeds. Interesting none-the-less.
|Technorati Launches Public Beta
Technorati has launched a public beta of their
site redesign of the Technorati service. Here are some of
the highlights of this beta release:
~ improved the user experience, making Technorati accessible
to more people and, specifically, people who are new to blogging.
We've tried to make it very simple to understand what Technorati
is all about, and make it easy to understand how we're different
from other search engines.
~ they have learned from the incredible success of tags, and
brought some of the those same features into search, as well
as expanding tag functionality. Now, if your search matches
a tag, we bring in photos and links from flickr, furl, delicious,
and now buzznet as well.
~ they now have more powerful advanced search features. You
can now click the "Options" link beside any search box for
power searching options.
~ they have added more personalization. Sign in, and you'll
see your current set of watchlists, claimed blogs, and profile
info, right on the homepage, giving you quick access to the
stuff you want as quickly as possible.
~ new Watchlist capabilities have been added. For example,
you no longer need a RSS reader to watch your favorite searches.
Now you can view all of your favorite searches on one page.
Of course, you can still get your watchlists via RSS, and
it is even easier to create new watchlists.
Check out the Technorati Beta Web site at http://beta.technorati.com/.
|Pubsub Launches U.S. Government Online Watch
PubSub.com, a prospective search tool for tracking
what people are saying on the Web, on Wednesday announced
the launch of PubSub
Government, a collection of free, pre-built subscriptions
that provide customized delivery of political content from
the blogosphere and syndicated Web sites.
PubSub's prospective search instantly notifies users as soon
as the search terms they have subscribed to are mentioned.
The Government subscriptions demonstrate how easy it is for
activists, watch groups, campaign managers, journalists, lobbyists,
and other citizens to follow what's being said about any of
the three branches of the U.S. government, and have that information
delivered directly to them.
|Will McCain-Feingold Control Political Bloggers?
The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) of
2002, also known as McCain-Feingold, established limits on
how individuals working on political campaigns can pay print,
radio and television outlets for political "public communications."
The FEC exempted the Internet from any provisions of the
BCRA, but the court bounced those rules as too broad in interpretation.
In March, the FEC issued a proposed new set of rules to cover
the Internet, stressing that they would have an "extremely
limited impact" on blogs.
|Patent Mojo - USPTO Searches via RSS
Turn any USPTO (US patent and trademark) search
into an RSS feed.
Create feeds to:
~ Receive daily notifications of new results through e-mail
~ Watch movement in your industry.
~ Learn quickly about new competitive threats.
~ See where industry leaders are headed.
Try out Patent Mojo
|Venture Capital Powering into RSS Sector
Feedster has joined with NewsGator and Feedburner
announcing another round of Venture funding.
Feedster, Inc., a rapidly growing Internet search engine
and advertising network for blogs and RSS feeds announced
today it closed a Series A round of venture financing. Feedster
will use the money to accelerate development and marketing
and greatly expand its server infrastructure in order to serve
searchers and customers better.
|FEC treads into sticky web of political blogs
Web loggers, who pride themselves on freewheeling
political activism, might face new federal rules on candidate
endorsements, online fundraising and political ads, though
bloggers who don't take money from political groups would
not be affected.
Complete Article - Political Bloggers
the web too large for you? RSS can help you cut through
Do you find that as the Internet grows larger,
it becomes more and more difficult to get the information
Sure, search engines are great when hunting for specific information,
but when it comes to surfing to feed my appetite for daily
political and celebrity news, the sheer volume makes it a
tiresome process. Every morning I scroll through my favourite
websites, blogs and podcasts - which number close to 20 -
in search of articles and sound clips of interest. Sometimes
there's new info, often there isn't.
There's an easier way to go about getting your fix of news.
It's called Really Simple Syndication, better known as RSS.
The technology gives users more control of the Internet, helping
cut through the noise.
Complete Article - RSS Cuts Noise
RSS Specification Feed created by FeedForAll
RSS to html script to display RSS on a website.
Record and edit audio files with software.
- Blog Feed
- Article Feed