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Content Discovery: Find RSS Feed Reading Lists and OPML Collections with FeedShare.net

Content Discovery: Find RSS Feed Reading Lists and OPML Collections with FeedShare.net | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Feedshare is a free web service which allows you to publish and share publicly any RSS feed or OPML file (a collection of RSS feeds) for everyone to check and subscribe to.


You can also discover, search and explore other interesting RSS feeds by keyword, author or tags or by the most popular ones: http://www.feedshare.net/popular/ 


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.feedshare.net/ 


Search it: http://www.feedshare.net/search/ 



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(Image credit: RSS sign by Shutterstock)




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Warner Carter's curator insight, January 17, 10:58 PM

looks like an interesting resource 

http://www.feedshare.net/popular/

Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 18, 12:28 PM

Useful as a backup to your regular feed reader (I use Feedly - export as an OPML file) or to share your RSS subcriptions, or to discover, search and explore other interesting RSS feeds by keyword, author or tags or by the most popular:  http://www.feedshare.net/popular/ ;

 

Search it: http://www.feedshare.net/search/ ;

 

Excellent curation tool.

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Get All Your Favorite Website Updates and RSS Feeds Into Your Email Inbox with Feed2email

Get All Your Favorite Website Updates and RSS Feeds Into Your Email Inbox with Feed2email | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Feed2email.net is a useful free tool for anyone needing to track and monitor specific web sites or RSS feeds. Just provide any web site URL, or RSS feed url and an email address and Feed2email takes care of the rest. Without having to register, pay anything or login, it will automatically forward any updates of your favorite websites and RSS feeds into your email inbox.


An extra useful option allows you to export all of your subscribed feeds / websites into an OPML file by simply replying to any email from Feed2mail with 'export' in the subject line and you'll get instantly an OPML file with all of your subscriptions which you can import in many dedicated RSS feed readers.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://feed2email.net/ 


FAQ: http://feed2email.net/faq.html 



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Stephen Dale's curator insight, September 2, 2013 10:56 AM

RSS is dead.....long live RSS!

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Get Full-Length RSS Feeds to Email with FeedsAPI

http://www.feedsapi.org is a webservice that makes it easy to create, read and share Ad-free full text rss feeds and deliver news into email inboxes in real-...
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If you use RSS feeds like I do to subscribe to your favorite news sources you know exactly how frustrating is to have partial, truncated RSS feeds that bring to you only the opening part of an article.


FeedsAPI comes to the rescue by offering the ability to instantly convert any truncated RSS feed into a full one and making it as easy as possible to get any of those RSS feeds directly into your email inbox.


From Lifehacker: "Truncated feeds can be a bummer, especially if you really enjoy reading your favorite blogs via RSS.


FeedsAPI is a service that will take any truncated RSS feed, expand it to a full-text feed, and then deliver the resulting stories directly to your inbox, or to your preferred news reader. Best of all, it does this in real-time, so you don't have to wait hours for stories to process.


The video above shows you how the service works. Once you're signed up, you'll get an access key that you can use to add and expand any feed you want to your profile. Just give the service the feed URL you want expanded or added to your collection, your access key, and some details about how you'd like FeedsAPI to handle links in the text. From there, the service will do the rest of the work."


(Source: Lifehacker)


Free trial available.



More info: https://www.feedsapi.org/

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http://lifehacker.com/5994120/feedsapi-turns-truncated-rss-feeds-into-full+text-delivers-them-to-you-instantly


Pricing: https://www.feedsapi.org/plans.htm




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Reinhard Lanner's curator insight, April 12, 2013 3:40 AM

if you dont get enough emails, try this

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News Discovery: Best RSS Feed Readers Apps for iPad-iPhone Based Journalists and Curators

News Discovery: Best RSS Feed Readers Apps for iPad-iPhone Based Journalists and Curators | Content Curation World | Scoop.it


Robin Good: If you are looking for the best alternative options when it comes to monitor, read, search and organize your preferred RSS feeds via your iPhone or iPad, this newly updated collection from Appadvice.com has probably everything you need and more.


From its introduction: "...When viewed as a whole, the differences between RSS Readers on the iPad aren’t that huge, simply because they all display content from an RSS feed source and many use a similar two column layout (feeds on one side, articles on the other).


The major differences can be seen in the rising importance of “social” RSS readers, or apps that take an active role in finding RSS feeds for you to read by leveraging your Internet presence or expressed interests.


Most of the rest of the RSS apps require a user to have a Google Reader account to pull feeds from, meaning that they mainly differ in their presentation and implementation of your Google Reader feeds. The choice of RSS reader may be a personal one, but there are a few standout apps in the genre you should be aware of before you decide."


Resourceful. Useful. Comprehensive. 8/10


Full list: http://appadvice.com/appguides/show/rss-readers-for-the-ipad




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How To Create a RSS Feed for a Specific Pinterest Board or User

How To Create a RSS Feed for a Specific Pinterest Board or User | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: News and content curators are always hungry for RSS feeds, as these are the best vehicle to receive any change-update from a web site without needing to go out and check. But not always, web public services that let users generate content, are open and happy to let you grab a RSS feed.


Case in point Pinterest. 


While the service provides a RSS feed for any user that includes all of the updates and posts he has made, these are all uncategorized and mixed together, regardless of which board they were collected in.


"To generate this RSS simply click on the user’s profile and select the RSS icon on the left of the page. Another way to do this is to add feed.rss to the end of the user’s profile; for example, if you want to see the latest pins by Felicia Day your RSS URL would look like this http://pinterest.com/feliciaday/feed.rss."


To get instead the RSS feed for a specific board, here is what you need to do:

"...first open the board (e.g. Felicia Day’s Geekin Board), then, remove the last “/” from the URL and add .rss – your end URL will look like http://pinterest.com/feliciaday/geekin.rss

The RSS feed will show you the last 20 or so pins created in that board rather than the full contents."


Useful. 8/10


Full article: http://sociable.co/social-media/how-to-generate-rss-feeds-for-a-pinterest-user-and-specific-pinterest-boards/  

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Let Your Readers Select What They Want To Get From Your RSS Feed with SpecificFeeds

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SpecificFeeds is a free web app which allows you to provide the opportunity to your RSS readers to subscribe only to the type of news and stories they are interested into by allowing them to select tags, keywords and authors they want to read about.


You simply submit your RSS feed to SpecificFeeds and the service automatically creates a web page and an icon that you can share or publish on your website to help those that want to subscribe to your news, but who prefer to pre-select topics, tags or authors they like to see.


My comment: SpecificFeeds acts as a RSS filtering and distribution service providing a useful benefit to those using it. Just like on Twitter (until Custom Timelines) the fact that you subscribe to an author or a web magazine, doesn't mean you want to read everything she posts. SpecificFeeds helps both web publishers and readers reduce the noise and increase the signal when using RSS feeds.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.specificfeeds.com/


Here is my "specific feed" that you can customize: http://www.specificfeeds.com/robin-good-sharewood-news 




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malek's curator insight, November 17, 2013 5:56 PM

Worth a try, easy to customize was my first impression

Stephen Dale's curator insight, November 18, 2013 9:11 AM

A useful app for syndicating RSS content using tags, author or keywords. Fills a gap in the market for this type of functionality (not available in Feedburner) and nice to see that some people still see RSS as a viable means of consuming information. 

Adam Donkus's curator insight, November 18, 2013 1:01 PM

Cool app

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Why Google, Yahoo and Others Are Making You Think RSS Is Dead: Lockdown

Why Google, Yahoo and Others Are Making You Think RSS Is Dead: Lockdown | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Marco Arment the creator of Instapaper, has an excellent and provocative piece on why Google is closing down all of its RSS appendages (they just closed also the RSS feeds in Google Alerts) and the logic behind this strategy.


He writes: "Officially, Google killed Reader because “over the years usage has declined”.1 I believe that statement, especially if API clients weren’t considered “usage”, but I don’t believe that’s the entire reason.

The most common assumption I’ve seen others cite is that “Google couldn’t figure out how to monetize Reader,” or other variants about direct profitability. I don’t believe this, either. Google Reader’s operational costs likely paled in comparison to many of their other projects that don’t bring in major revenue, and I’ve heard from multiple sources that it effectively had a staff of zero for years. It was just running, quietly serving a vital role for a lot of people."


"The bigger problem is that they’ve abandoned interoperability. RSS, semantic markup, microformats, and open APIs all enable interoperability, but the big players don’t want that — they want to lock you in, shut out competitors, and make a service so proprietary that even if you could get your data out, it would be either useless (no alternatives to import into) or cripplingly lonely (empty social networks).


Google resisted this trend admirably for a long time and was very geek- and standards-friendly, but not since Facebook got huge enough to effectively redefine the internet and refocus Google’s plans to be all-Google+, all the time.4"


Provides better perspective on RSS, Google, FB and Twitter and your future relationship with RSS.



Must-read article. 9/10


Full article: http://www.marco.org/2013/07/03/lockdown


(Image credit - RSS logo - Shutterstock)



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Ashish Rishi's curator insight, July 4, 2013 11:49 PM

Love you Marco!!!  Agreed  and couldn't have asked for more. Internet to me was the ultimate democratization tool , a leveler, a ground playing field that challenged all institutions that had unnecessary walls around them - say educational institutions , you loved them, but they were for a fortunate few. Internet platforms  ( including google) were formed for the love of internet, they have milked it enough and why not ? but now these guys are trying to become to old school walled gardens, I just hope that in doing so , they don't lose the charm that defines them.

Laura Brown's comment, July 6, 2013 2:43 PM
This is like the AOL model of the Internet which they offered years ago. People thought they were online but they were only online via AOL which mean AOL controlled what they say, how they saw it, etc. Many people were fine with the AOL version of the Internet. People who just wanted to look at email and use chat forums for personal reason and put up a personal home page, etc. However, the people who did not like being restricted or confined choose to opt out of AOL and use other ISP's (Internet Service Providers). I'm not surprised Google wants to take several steps back and go that way, take control of what people are allowed to see and make sure the ads are featured versus having the option to block them. They have already gone several steps backwards in bringing back pop up ads. No one seems to protest those, or the video and other bulky ads which take up a lot of bandwidth. People had a large voice against all that when it was still the artists, scientists and other geeks who ruled online. Now it is the marketers and the Internet reflects the change in a big way. It's like one big ad soup. Google just wants to tie it all up in a neat bundle.
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Curate Online Content via RSS with Qyurate

Curate Online Content via RSS with Qyurate | Content Curation World | Scoop.it



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Bill French has just released and made available for purchase a Google Docs based mini-app he has developed, which allows anyone to curate online content without needing to have a website or blog.


The app whic is called Qyurate, allows to capture and edit / curate content found on the web, to archive and store it by sending to a dedicated email, and to publish it via RSS.


More specifically:


Instead of emailing your annotated content items to a blogging platform such as Tumblr, email them to qyurate@gmail.com.


A running process at qyurate@gmail.com email address will see your posts, parse them into your available content for your feeds, and organize them by tags.


Tagging your posts is achieved by adding a name-value pair in parenthesis at the end of the email subject line.

Example:

The Art of QR Codes (qyurate:entconnect)


In the above example, this curated post will be categorized under “entconnect”. It is also possible to tag a post for use in multiple categories.


This makes it simple to dispatch curated items to more than one destination via separate RSS feeds.



Price: you name a price starting from $10

P.S.: Unfortunately the description and info about this new tool is quite concise and the "demo" provided on the landing page is accessible only by those who have previously bought an eBook by Bill French ($8).

* What I have done to get access without buying, is to provide a fictitious PIN when asked, and it seems you can go through it without problems.



Reference page: https://gumroad.com/l/qyurate






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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 18, 2013 7:09 AM

add your insight...

 

gwynethjones's curator insight, March 18, 2013 9:31 AM

Sites step up to take the floods of people looking for RSS feed curation services

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 18, 2013 11:39 AM

If you don't have a blog and want to curate,  here is another option using Google apps.  

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The Yahoo Pipes Learning Toolkit for News Curators

The Yahoo Pipes Learning Toolkit for News Curators | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for tutorials, instruction and help on how to use Yahoo Pipes to aggregate, filter and splice RSS-feed based content for your news or content curation work, you will find a trove of useful articles, video screencasts, and ready-made Pipes for you to use at Dawn Foster's Yahoo Pipes page.


Free.


Very useful. 9/10


Direct url: http://fastwonderblog.com/yahoo-pipes-and-rss-hacks/ 

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