Content Curation World
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Content Curation World
What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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January 15, 2014 3:29 AM!

Filter Out Anything You Don't Want To See Again with Rather

Filter Out Anything You Don't Want To See Again with Rather | Content Curation World |

"Block babies, Upworthy, twerking, annoying friends, awful coworkers, and anything else you hate with things you'd rather see, like cats."

Robin Good's insight:

Rather is a browser extension which allows you to easily filter out (mute) or replace any keyword appearing in your  information streams.

Filter out cats, funny pics, Christmas and other popular events as well as any content coming from Instagram, Vine, Buzzfeed and other platforms.

Rather works across Facebook, Twitter and with any RSS feed you submit to it.

You can also see what other 200,000+ users are blocking in real-time.

In an age of information overbaundance this is a sweet handy tool to easily filter out info you don't want to see from your main incoming news streams.

Try it out now: 


Beth Kanter's curator insight, January 15, 2014 1:18 PM

More on filtering out the noise.

Louise B-Johnston's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:02 AM

I can't wait to try this out! It would be great to be able to filter what I want to see, rather than rely on FB doing it for me & often getting it wrong!

laura mata's curator insight, January 16, 2014 9:24 AM

Filtra los contenidos que sí o que  no sdeseas ver...

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July 11, 2013 6:16 AM!

Aggregate, Filter and Publish RSS Feeds On Your Site with FeedWelder

Aggregate, Filter and Publish RSS Feeds On Your Site with FeedWelder | Content Curation World |
Robin Good's insight:

Feedwelder is a new web app for news and content curators that allows you to easily aggregate, mix and filter two or more RSS feeds and then to get a reliable JavaScript code to publish them on your website or bog.

Feedwelder does an excellent job of simplifying the need to mix multiple RSS feed together, eliminating duplicates and filtering the resulting mix according to your own specifications.

See part of the "mixing" interface:

Here is how it works:

  1. Find the feeds you would like to show on your web site. (For example, BBC News has a page that lists all their feeds.)

  2. Click on New Mix and give your mix a title (only visible to you).

  3. Click "Add a Feed" to paste in each of your feeds.

  4. Click "Save and Get Code" and you'll see the Javascript or PHP code that you can paste into your web pages.

The key benefits of using Feedwelder to aggregate and publish RSS feeds on your web site are:

a) Faster - Cloud cached feeds for maximum page load speed on your site

b) Simpler - Easy to mix and display feeds

c) Better looking - White label customizable look

My comment: For anyone doing news curation this is as useful as oxygen for humans. Aggregating, mixing and filtering RSS feeds is one of the basic activities of a good news curator and FeedWelder provides a simple tool to do it.

The only limitation of this approach remains the one that you are posting a JavaScript code snippet on your page and not the actual content of those RSS feed items. So, if you are doing this with the specific intention of improving the quality of content that search engines will find on your site, this is not going to help you. On the other hand if your first concern, - as it should - is for the end reader, the service provided by Feedwelder can provide a really useful and easy solution for publishing RSS feeds on your site while keeping control on their look.

Get invited:

Adam Donkus's comment, July 12, 2013 9:44 AM
Sweet..I have been using the free script from Google, which is lacking in a lot in the visual department..I will be checking it out..thanks for sharing..
Adam Donkus's curator insight, July 12, 2013 9:45 AM

cool tool..