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How to Create a Google Reader Feed Bundle

by Barbara J. Feldman August 4, 2009

The bundles feature of Google Reader is a really simple way to create OPML files for sharing with even your most- technology challenged friends. An OPML (Outline Processor Markup Language) is an xml file that contains links to other RSS feeds, but Google makes it all transparent. To create your own shareable bundle, click on […]

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How to Aggregate Multiple RSS Feeds

by Barbara J. Feldman July 7, 2009

Yahoo! Pipes is a sophisticated composition tool for manipulating RSS feeds. With it, you can filter, sort, translate and geocode your RSS feeds into perfection. For the simpler task of just aggregating multiple feeds into a single RSS feed, there’s Feedstitch. Both tools are free, and allow you to use your resulting RSS feeds however […]

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How to Use RSS Autodiscovery

by Barbara J. Feldman December 9, 2008

If you are using a modern browser such as Firefox 2.0, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, or Safari you might have noticed an orange (or blue) RSS icon in the upper right-hand corner of many websites, such as my Jokes By Kidssite. If the site owner has added the appropriate RSS autodiscovery code to their site, […]

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How to Add RSS Feed Content to Your Website

by Barbara J. Feldman March 7, 2008

In addition to being a handy way to keep up with updates from your favorite sites, RSS feeds also can also be added to your own website as source of fresh content. There are a variety of free tools that enable webmasters to publish third-party feeds. My favorite is Carp but it requires a bit […]

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Yahoo! Pipes

by Barbara J. Feldman May 10, 2007

If you are comfortable with RSS feeds, then you are technical enough to use Yahoo! Pipes to create a new web service. Yahoo! Pipes is an exciting feed aggregator that gives non-programmers a way to create data mashups: merging web content from a variety of sources to create a unique output. This is the sort […]

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RSS Feeds

by Barbara J. Feldman April 12, 2005

RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a data format for receiving news feeds (such as headlines or full-content newsletters) from your favorite websites. Firefox Mozilla and AOL Netscape browsers have built-in RSS capabilities. Users of other browsers (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer) will need an RSS newsreader. To learn more, check out CNET or Surfnetkids.

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