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Blog Promotion Tips
There are a wide variety of things you can do in regard to blog promotion. Here are just a few...

1. Optimize
Optimize the blog using standard search engine optimization techniques, so that it performs well in the organic rankings of the various search engines.

2. Submit
Submit the blog to the available online blog directories. There are a number of blog search engines and RSS directories which you can submit your blog to in order to gain additional exposure.

Blog Promotion Tips


Police are increasingly using social media surveillance tools
This summer, the American Civil Liberties Union of California requested records from 63 police departments, sheriffs and district attorneys across California. Of the records they received, 40 percent of the agencies (20) used social media surveillance tools, and most of them started using them within the last year.

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Social Media Addiction
Is social media addiction a real thing? Experts say yes, and they are seeing more and more people suffering from it.

The number of likes on Instagram. The comments you get on your Facebook post. If it seems, you can't get away from social media. You could have a problem.

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Social Media Networks Launch Voter Registration Drives
Registering to vote just got a whole lot easier for tens of million social media users in the U.S. At least six major social media apps are launching voter registration drives to meet young voters exactly where they spend much of their time: on their phones.

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Teens Use YouTube, Gmail More than Social Networks
Despite the huge popularity of social networking among teens, more respondents reported using Gmail than Snapchat or Facebook, June 2016 research uncovered. The only site used more than Gmail was YouTube, which is not surprising given the plethora of content and influencers available on the video-sharing site.

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Facebook will show bigger vertical videos in your News Feed
Facebooks News Feed for mobile will become much friendlier to vertical videos in the near future, according to Marketing Land. It will not exactly be optimized for the orientation the way Snapchat is, but it will apparently stop cropping and showing them as tiny squares. The publication says when the update rolls out for Android and iOS, you'll start seeing vertical videos with a 2:3 aspect ratio (as opposed to 1:1) on your News Feed without having to expand them.

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How to Conduct a Podcast Interview
Conducting a successful podcast interview can be a tricky proposition for a podcaster starting out. Once you have determined individuals that will appeal to your target audience contact potential interviewees and arrange a time to conduct the interview. Following this guide will insure that the interview goes off without a hitch.

How to Conduct a Podcast Interview


Facebook tests auto-playing News Feed videos with sound
According to Mashable, some affected users see an icon on videos that you can tap to toggle sounds or or off. That sounds manageable, and we can imagine people liking the feature. However, other testers are reporting that sounds automatically start up when videos play on their News Feed, so long as their devices aren't on silent mode.

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How to Subscribe to RSS Feeds in Safari
RSS, also known as Really Simple Syndication, provides a great way to keep up with your favorite websites and skim through the headlines to find the articles. Safari makes it really simple to subscribe to a website's RSS feed in just a few clicks.

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5 Ways to Make Social Media Work for the B2B Sales Industry
If you want to generate more B2B leads you need to look into how you’re going to make social media work for you. This guide is going to introduce you to how your B2B firm can use social media to its advantage.

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Is Twitter Toxic? Can Social Media Be Tamed?
Reddit, YouTube, and Twitter have all been the target of passionate groups of users claiming that the sites have embraced censorship.

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How To Use Social Media To Improve Crisis Communications
It is absolutely crucial for brands to keep a crisis management plan handy. Ideally, this plan gives an idea of who internally should lead the response and what stance they should take. An effective crisis management plan (or lack thereof) can have a substantial impact on your business.

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Legal Marketing: Get Thee on Social Media Now!
The results of an interesting survey by FindLaw came out recently that should have all lawyers paying attention. According to the survey, the majority of consumers, at least 54 percent, say they are more likely to hire an attorney who has an active presence on social media than a lawyer who isn’t. This is especially true for consumers between the ages of 18 and 44 – at least 69 percent said they would hire a lawyer who is active on social media.

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When Social Networking Is Not Enough
Social networking is pretty marvelous, but it isn’t the end-all-be-all for making business connections. There are actually times when you’d do better to look elsewhere.

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Science Email Alerts and RSS Feeds
You can keep up-to-date with the content posted on Science Journals by subscribing to their E-mail alerts and RSS feeds.

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Amazons Alexa can tell you what's trending on Twitter
A report yesterday revealed that Amazon might open up its Alexa ecosystem to allow push notifications, so that it could interrupt to warn you about a traffic jam, for instance.

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The Smallest Unit of Code
This question was put to me by Motherboard Editor-in-Chief Derek Mead and I can not stop thinking about it: What is the smallest code?

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How to Get Ideas for RSS Feeds
The best blogs and feeds are those that contain unique, fresh, compelling, content. So where do these prolific posters get their ideas? I talked to a handful of bloggers to determine where their inspiration originated for their content.

Not surprisingly, ideas for blog posts or RSS feed items originate or are influenced by other web content. The following are venues for finding your online muse:

How to Get Ideas for RSS Feeds


The History of RSS Feeds
RSS was first invented by Netscape. They wanted to use an XML format to distribute news, stories and information. Netscape refined the version of rss and then dropped it. Userland Software to control of the specficiation and continued to develop it releasing a newer version. A non-commercial group picked up RSS at the same time and based on their interpretation of the Netscapes original concept of RSS they too released a new version. UserLand was not happy with the non-commercial version and continued development of their own version of RSS (Really Simple Syndication), eventually UserLand released RSS v2.

The History of RSS


Reabble Is a Web-Based RSS Reader Made for the Kindle
The Amazon Kindle is a great ereader, but it is not particularly feature-rich. Reabble is a simple little RSS reader optimized to work inside the Kindles experimental browser to make reading articles less of a chore.

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Create an RSS Feed for any Search Result
Whether you are constantly searching your own name online (you know who you are) or there is a topic you want to follow closely, Google Alerts lets you know when new pages hit the web that match your query—and you can convert these results into an RSS feed (or something else) to make them easier to manage.

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Best RSS feed readers
Keeping all of your favorite sites organized is not always easy, especially when you want to stay updated with all of them. That is where RSS feed readers come in. Not familiar with RSS feeds? It is where you compile all of your favorite internet content into one feed, so you do not have to individually be keeping up with health/exercise websites, food blogs, travel diaries, and so on. When you sign up for an RSS feed reader, all those things are in one place.

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Three Social Media Strategies Your Top Competitors Do Not Want You To Know About
You read all the social media guru blogs, post religiously across your social media channels, and even publish your content at peak times of the day to capture more views. Despite all of this, you still see competitors gaining ground while your social media influence remains stagnant.

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7 Video Marketing Hacks for Social Media
This might be the last article I ever write. I’ve built up a substantial portfolio over the past few years, championing the use of video marketing via carefully considered words of wisdom, offering my two cents on subjects such as why emotive storytelling works in content marketing and how to sell yourself in six seconds.

And now it seems that companies all over world are actually paying attention, practicing what I preach and putting video at the heart of their marketing mantra. Pretty soon, nobody will bother reading or writing anything online as the internet becomes totally submerged by the medium of moving pictures.

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ROGERS - A beginners guide to RSS
Almost all news sites have RSS feeds, but many make it difficult to find them. Twitter and Facebook icons are everywhere, but it's rare to see the RSS icon prominently displayed. It's a dot with two quarter-circles fanning out to the top right, usually on an orange background.
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How to Use Social Media for Marketing
Imagine if you were an entrepreneur in the late 1980s, or even 10 years ago. It may be hard to believe, but at that time — and in all other eras of business history except now — social media did not exist. You relied on word of mouth, paid advertising, and old-fashioned grunt work to get the message out about your business.

All of that is still necessary — any savvy entrepreneur knows you should not rely on social media alone to promote your business. Despite its pervasive reach, social media still only reaches a limited and largely distracted audience. For that reason, you have to take care with your social media promotion. Unfortunately, you can’t flood your account with random tweets and sell huge volumes of product.

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5 Tips to Optimise your Social Media Reach
Use a Conversational tone On Facebook
Facebook is probably the only site that still holds that perfect mix of business and pleasure. In order to not upset that balance and lose followers, your posts and updates should blend in perfectly with your fans and encourage more click-through. While repurposing Facebook for marketing, make sure to use a conversational tone to sound less spammy.

Follow the 80/20 Rule
Just making your presence felt over social media is not enough, it has to be worth following in the first place. Make sure to post valuable, productive and useful content instead of just promoting your company. The most useful tip to keep in mind is the 80/20 rule, where 80 percent of all your posts should be of value to your audience and 20 percent will be self-promotional.

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10 Social Media Posts That Deserve a Place in Your Content Calendar
From solo entrepreneurs to Main Street businesses and multinational brands, marketers at all levels struggle with finding new ways to keep their followers’ attention. I often see brands fall into the habit of posting repetitive types of content. This usually leads to a sharp drop in engagement.

Your followers need variety. If you don’t mix it up a little bit, you’ll risk losing their attention permanently. To inject some diversity, start working these 10 social post structures into your daily content calendar.

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5 Social Media Stars Who Earn Way More than You Do
Did you know that there are thousands of people out there earning incredible amounts of money through social media? That s right, social media stars can make thousands, even millions of dollars per year through sponsored posts, original content, and consistent engagement with their followers. Here are five social media celebs who might make you want to quit your job to go full-time on Instagram!

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Tools for RSS Feed Creation
If you want to increase the readership on your website, or you want to make it big with a podcast, you need an RSS feed. The RSS feed keeps your users up to date on all of your latest articles or episodes and can result in a massive increase in traffic. Creating an RSS feed is quick and easy, whether you’re using an RSS creation program or writing one yourself. Follow this guide to find out how.

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Best RSS Apps For Android Phones
Despite the death of Google Reader and the subsequent flurry of naysayers, RSS has lived on as a way to stay informed in an every changing, always updating world. While originally designed for PC, plenty of people have been clamoring for Android apps to take full advantage of RSS and all it has to offer. Here we will take a look at the five best free apps for RSS reading.

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Social Media is Transforming Marketing
Everyone realizes the importance of social media marketing. Businesses are tapping benefits of using networks created on social sites to sell products.

What is social media marketing?

Social media marketing is using social sites such as Facebook, Twitter and many of the social media tools to create awareness about products. It is an approach where business can reach their customers. Many customers interact with brands through social media. A company that has a high social media-marketing plan can thus tap into the opportunity and increase their customer base.

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Filtering RSS Feeds With Inoreader
When Google killed Reader back in 2013, many people worried that it was the end of RSS feeds—an open source format that websites used to syndicate their posts automatically. Instead, it actually led to a huge degree of innovation. Now, three years later, things have never been better.

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Connect WordPress RSS Feeds to Social Networks
Displaying your social media network activity on your website can have tremendous advantages. It shows your readers that you’re an active participant in your niche and helps you establish yourself as a thought leader. The best part is that displaying your activity is fast and easy in WordPress.

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Implementing A Social Media Advocacy Program – How to Guide
There was once a time when companies could only see the negative side of social media and as a result many banned the use of it within company hours. However, in more recent years I have witnessed companies becoming increasingly savvy about how to leverage the potential benefits of their employees’ extensive social networks. I have worked with several clients (ranging from blue chip multinationals to smaller more boutique affairs) on how to do just that. Today I want to share with you the ins and outs of implementing your own company-wide social media advocacy program.

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Marine Corps Times RSS Feeds
RSS Feeds for the Marine Corps Times.


The Pros and Cons of Social Media Background Checks
While you may be tempted to check out a job candidate's social media presence before hiring, doing so might not be worth the risk.

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How to Crack Down on Social Media Threats
Last week, a prominent feminist writer left Twitter after a rape and death threat was directed at her 5-year-old daughter. Online violent threats are not uncommon, especially for women and minorities, but when they are reported, police are often not responsive.

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Manually Add RSS Feeds to Apple News
It does not really seem like Apple News has taken off nearly as much as Apple likely hoped it would, but if you only visit a handful of web sites, it is actually a pretty solid RSS reader if you know how to use it right.

When you first launch News, it seems like you can only go through and pick Apple-approved sites and topics. But you can actually customize it however you want in one of two ways:

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Crisis RSS Feeds
RSS Feeds for humanitarian emergencies, crises and disasters

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Opera 40 adds RSS Feed functionality
Opera published a new version of Opera Developer today that introduces basic RSS Feed functionality in the web browser.

The big new feature in the release is support for RSS Feeds. This is not an entirely new feature though, as other browsers support RSS feeds natively as well. Firefox for instance supports live bookmarks which basically list the latest articles posted by a site using RSS.

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Social media helps charity to monitor the flow of blood cancer conversations
For more than 56 years the charity I work for, Bloodwise, has been working to beat blood cancer, the third most fatal form of cancer. In our work, we have had to constantly evolve and adapt to meet the ever-changing needs of our supporters and patients.

Unsurprisingly, the rise of digital channels has been transformational for us, from the delivery of patient information online to communicating with supporters via social media. However, as the importance of digital grew, we knew we needed to use data and insight to understand our online audiences better and measure our performance.

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Is your neighborhood the next great social media app?
I had never heard of Nextdoor when I lived in New York City. Social media services catering to individual neighborhoods weren’t useful in an apartment building where most tenants lasted a year, and longtime residents kept to themselves.

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RSS2SQL
Easily and efficiently convert rss feeds to databases using RSS2SQL database.

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RSS Feed Submission
Places you can submit your RSS feed to.

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Oh No! Did Facebook Just Kill Unpaid Marketing Content?
On June 29, Facebooks algorithm change rocked the content world. The social media giant announced it would start prioritizing posts shared by friends and family over content from publishers and brands. That’s bad news for brands that have come to rely on social media sites like Facebook as a major web traffic driver.

Facebook accounts for 41.4 percent of referral traffic to news sites, according to Parse.lys April 2016 Authority Report. But not all is lost. While brands may be in trouble, content published and shared by individuals could gain even greater traction. That’s good news for industry influencers and budding thought leaders.

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How to Exclude Specific Categories from WordPress RSS Feed
Do you want to exclude specific categories from RSS feed on your WordPress site? Many site owners use some categories for content that they don’t want to appear in the RSS feed of their site. In this article, we will show you how to exclude specific categories from WordPress RSS feed.

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Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
I am involved in several free software projects, including one or two where I maintain the website. For one of those projects, we currently are updating the website. Ours is probably similar to other free software projects. We use a hosting service for several key services, including news, but we run our website on a web server that we own. In our case, we run most of our project on SourceForge and run the website on a third-party service, so the news and website are on different systems.

Not surprisingly, our project uses an RSS feed to pull news items from SourceForge to display on the project website.

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Nextdoor — a private, localized social network — is now used in over 100,000 US neighborhoods
Two years ago, I wrote a story about Nextdoor, a private social network that requires users to register with proof of both their identity and address. Once accepted, you belong to a neighborhood and can see and speak with any nearby users who have signed up. It's trying to build a local graph to complement the social graph, and it has quietly grown into one of the largest social networks in the US, with over ten million registered users spread across more than 100,000 neighborhoods.

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Former Top Gear Crew to launch DriveTribe Social Network
The former Top Gear crew seem to be embracing the internet in a whole new way. Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond have announced that their new social network, DriveTribe, will be launching this autumn.

Details are scarce, but each of the founders shared a quote of what they would like to see from this new venture.

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The Social Network of Things
Maintaining assets used to be considered a necessary evil, but manufacturers now see strategic asset management as an important way of delivering value and achieving competitive advantage.

With the emergence of sensors and novel data collection technologies, we can connect and monitor assets in a way that is light years from the old method of maintenance, which was essentially ‘wait until a machine fails and then fix it’.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has enabled a new paradigm called e-maintenance where assets can be monitored remotely. This enables OEMs to provide innovative maintenance service solutions to their asset users.

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If My Mom Invented a Social Network
If my mother invented a social network it would be a lot like Pinterest. Thousands of pictures, tons of content, and everyone talking with everyone about everyone else’s favorite things. This social network would consist of people just like my mother, caring, hip, and quickest to the draw when the silence calls for a witty comment.

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Line Vs. Facebook And The Future Of Social Networking
With Lines IPO, I thought this would be a good time to ask about the role that new social networks will play in the larger social network ecosystem. Will they cannibalize Facebook’s usage? Or can we expect to see the biggest players continue to be dominant in social networking?

For those of you who don’t know, social networking has a special place in my heart. In 1997, I launched the world’s first online social network called sixdegrees. And as part of that, we wrote a patent that defined a social network as the ability to index multiple relationships in a single database. It gives you the ability to see the people you don’t know through the people you do know.

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This is what happens to your social network accounts after you die
Facebook has 1.6 billion users. Inevitably, a sizable portion of those people pass away, leaving behind a number of inactive social media accounts.

Last year Facebook took a major step forward in how to deal with the 8000 plus deceased accounts that appear on the social network each day.

Its Legacy contact scheme helped make dealing with the death of a loved one easier on the world's largest social network.

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The Social Media Response to Nice Was Heartbreakingly Familiar
In what has become a heartbreaking routine—employed during the Paris attacks of 2015, as well as after recent terrorist attacks in such places as Belgium and Istanbul — people shared emotional memes in solidarity with the city of Nice, where 84 people were killed by a truck driver barrelling into the crowd on the Promenade des Anglais.

Using the hashtags #PrayForNice or #JeSuisNice, people expressed solidarity over the deaths of at least 84 people, which French President Francois Hollande says was caused by an act of terrorism.

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Best RSS Feed Apps for Android
Trying to keep track of all your favorite RSS feeds can be a pain. Luckily there are a ton of options on the Google Play Store and we take a look at a few of the best.

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Startup Life in Hi-Fi launches mobile news feed of publisher content, selectable by hashtags
Mobile users spend little time viewing web content on their mobile browsers, preferring to read most of it through their social networks. As a result, publishers are losing control of their content, and users are overloaded with content sources.

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A Look at How Social Media is Impacting Divorce Cases
Most people with a smartphone are constantly tapped into some form of social media. Sharing cute pictures of kids and pets is simply a routine part of life these days. Some people even use social media to vent frustrations or look for advice.

In a divorce case, however, shares on social media can create ample evidence that can be used against one or both parties to affect alimony, child support, child custody, and more.

Email and Text Messages
Email and text messages are admissible in court and can even be subpoenaed. If one party in the marriage reveals something about a new job or an upcoming bonus that has not been revealed in court, this can be used as evidence that the person is not being honest in his or her financial declarations.

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Subscribe to Reddit Domain Feeds
One lesser known feature of Reddit is the ability to display all submissions that a domain or site received on Reddit.

I mentioned this option two years ago for the first time and don't want to rehash everything I said in the previous article.

You may have stumbled upon it accidentally by clicking on the domain link next to submissions that lead to external sites as it will display the feed of that domain directly.

The feature is quite useful for a number of reasons. As a webmaster for instance, it is easy enough to check all the direct mentions of your site on Reddit.

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Five Android apps to feed your RSS needs
If you are a news junkie, you probably depend on various and sundry RSS feeds—so you most likely need a handy app to curate them into a single, easy-to-use location. Fortunately, plenty of Android apps are available to handle all your RSS needs.

What is RSS?
For those who are new to RSS, here's a quick overview. RSS stands for rich site summary (or really simple syndication). It enables sites to publish frequently updated information in a format that is easy to consume (by both apps and humans). The format of RSS tends to be a title and a one-sentence or one-paragraph blurb. Readers can click on the title, which will take them to the original piece.

Different apps offer different features for RSS feeds. I have found five apps in the Google Play Store that I believe represent the best features and the most user-friendly interfaces.

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Social Media Trends to Watch
Influencer Marketing

According to the latest Nielson study, over 90% of consumers trust recommendations from friends and family. We have slapped a fancy name on it, but at the end of the day, this is what influencer marketing really is: getting products into the hands of people whom others trust. Peer recommendations have the power to sway buyers and inspire purchase decisions, not because they have a zillion followers or have perfect lips, but because they are reliable, personable sources we believe.


How to get your Twitter RSS feed using this simple hack
Twitter has eradicated RSS feeds from its web interface once and for all, following an update to the sites search page today.

When Twitter launched its redesign late last year it subtly removed RSS feeds for users tweets. And while RSS feeds are still available, you have to be willing to jump through some extra hoops to access them.

Of course, there was some suggestion that their removal was accidental, but some 10 months  later this seems not to be the case.

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How to Make Your Own RSS Feed
For news, sports, entertainment, online publications and blogs, the benefits of implementing an RSS feed is obvious: Deliver information to your visitors even when they are not actively surfing your site, and they will be sure to come back when an item piques their interest. For other types of businesses, an RSS feed can keep you top-of-mind with your past customers.

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Top 10 RSS Feeds For Medical News & Alerts
Health is definitely one of those things we do not notice till it starts to ebb away. Isn’t it also true that medical news is the last thing you like to read or see in newspapers and television? That is, if you do not have any illness in the family. I pray you do not, but if you do then the web has always been a secondary source of some great information. The first source should always be your general practitioner and physician.

There is no harm in arming yourself with information when you need to talk to a doctor. A better informed patient (or a patients guardian) makes for a wiser decision maker. We are living on the cutting edge of great medical leaps. Medical news and alerts help us to keep pace with these leaps. Let’s look at some top websites for RSS medical news feeds and stay alert with the help of their feeds.

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Have Great Content Make the Most of It
New-age publishers are toying with innovative content models that offer more value to end users and set their cash registers ringing. It does not come as a surprise, when content is evolving as a major source of income for them. By offering high-value content and a trove of inbound links, digital publishers can maximise the profitability of their websites.

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Social Media Addiction
I remember a time before Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, emojis, instant messaging and memes. I remember when my friends used to ride their bikes passed my home to see if I was there -- now, we always know where everyone is. Sometimes because it is self-reported (on a social media platform) but also because we can send them a quick text.

So the term digital native is a little too loose for me, the date range is too baggy around the sides.

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Why Marketing Leaders Should Personally Engage More In Social Media
I was interviewing Antonio Lucio, the CMO for HP, for my CMO Insight series (see article here), when we started talking about social media. For perspective, Lucio has over 33,000 Twitter followers, has a 62 Klout score, and is the 4th most influential CMO on Twitter (see list here). I asked him why he is so personally involved in Twitter. Very few CMOs tweet and of those who have a lot of followers, few tweet themselves, instead delegating the task to somebody on their marketing team. His response to my question was fascinating, and an important one for any CMO or aspiring CMO to hear.

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RSS Feed Authorship
BlogTalk Radio Says -

We have good news about your RSS feed! Now, ownership in your RSS feed, iTunes, Stitcher, and anywhere else we distribute your content, lists you as the copyright holder.

Hosts reported they wanted to see their names as the author of their content and also want the copyright notice to include their names in their RSS feeds. This was not possible owing to a database restriction that we took a long time to remove.

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Feds will now check your social media history before granting security clearance
The federal government has confirmed that it will start targeting social media posts by prospective employees as part of its review process for security clearance.

The new policy, which will allow investigators to scan an applicant’s history on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other similar sites, will be adopted soon, according to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

The guidelines make clear that agencies can target publicly available social media posts, if they deem it necessary, but cannot force individuals to hand over their passwords for private accounts, or provide pseudonyms for any profiles.

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Social Media gives Customers Power over Brands
Not so long ago, customers were isolated. Their ability to voice their dissatisfaction with the service they received from business was severely limited.

The once feared television show Fair Go was just about their only option.

Today they can air their gripes instantly on Facebook, Twitter or other social platforms and build alliances with similarly disgruntled customers. They can take pictures wherever they go and record or even film their interactions.

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Are You Paying Enough Attention to Customers on Social Media?
Although consumers want brands to use social media as a two-way communication channel, the vast majority of businesses are not adhering to those desires, according to a study from social media management software provider Sprout Social. On average, businesses send out 23 promotional messages for every one consumer response.

Social media is now the No. 1 way consumers interact with businesses. The research revealed that 34.5 percent of consumers turn to social media first when they have a problem, compared with just 16 percent who call and 5 percent who visit a store in person.

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Keys to Social Media Success: Curiosity, Conversation, and Patience
Many investment professionals are naturally competitive people, myself included. Accustomed to being benchmarked and trained to quantify impact, we run an unusual risk of thinking that social media is a contest.

But applying that perspective is counterproductive. It is a bit like going to a dinner party and trying to keep score. People might be into it if you have strange friends, but there’s a better chance that you will alienate everyone there.

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Add a custom RSS feed to your Android home screen
You turn to RSS. That is right, we are going old school. For those who don't know, RSS stands for Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication. It's a very easy protocol that allows feeds to be pulled from websites to serve up a collection of story summations that the reader can then click on and enjoy the full read.

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This Chrome extension replaces Facebooks trending topics with any RSS feed
Are you tired of Facebooks trending section in your News Feed? Celebrity news getting annoying? Would you rather have legitimate news? Introducing Fluffblocker.

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Get the Most Out of Fans
Get the most out of Facebooks Fan Pages despite Facebook doing its best to limit what posts you see on your timeline
            
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How to use PressForward for content creation
We live in an age of information overload. With all the stories from news, blogs, social media, and other sources, the amount of information about any given subject can be overwhelming. It is hard enough to keep up when you are just a consumer of information, but what about when you need to curate content for a target audience?

Thankfully, there are tools that can collect and organize information from a large number of sources, making that task easier. One such tool is the PressForward plugin for WordPress.

PressForward is a multi-user, collaborative RSS feed reader that integrates with WordPress' publication work-flow and provides users with the ability to curate content for a target audience.

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IFTTT breaking news alerts: Get personalized news sent to your phone with this Feed Rinse super-recipe
It is difficult to get real-time alerts about articles with specific headlines on specific subjects from specific websites.

News reader applications like Feedly or Flipboard are great for browsing and even searching through news items, but they lack the ability to send notifications proactively.  Emails from Google Alerts can be tardy, and at other times, articles can slip by completely.

Never fear!  Used together, two web applications, IFTTT and Feed Rinse,  solve this problem easily.

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Are There Any SEO Benefits With Having an RSS Feed?
John Mueller was asked about RSS feeds in the latest Google Webmaster Hangout, specifically whether there are any SEO benefits to having an RSS feed on the site.

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The Insanity of Dumping RSS Feeds
We are a great believer in achieving the widest possible distribution as possible. RSS feeds allow that because they can be easily consumed in many places. RSS was one of the principle ways in which the early bloggers were able to syndicate their content and achieve large scale distribution. To this day, RSS remains one of the best ways to get content onto many people’s screens in as friction free a way as possible.

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Create an RSS Feed for any Search Result
Whether you are constantly searching your own name online (you know who you are) or theres a topic you want to follow closely, Google Alerts lets you know when new pages hit the web that match your query—and you can convert these results into an RSS feed (or something else) to make them easier to manage.

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How Social Media Inflates Our Perception Of Our Choice Presidential Candidate
The most fervent political supporters think only their candidate can possibly win. Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle blames these beliefs on the echo chambers found on our social media feeds.

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Teens Addicted to Social Media
~ Over 70% of teens have smart phones which means they have access to the internet which in turn means they have easy access to pornography.
~ Most teens are on their phones all the time - in school, in bed at night, when they go to the bathroom, while you are trying to talk to them, and while they are trying to do their homework.
~ They are in instant access with each other all the time - living in a perpetual state of staccato interruptions.

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10 best RSS reader apps for Android
Do keep in mind, though, that not every website keeps an updated RSS feed anymore. Here are the best RSS reader apps for Android!

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In Defense of the RSS Feed for Comics
Since starting the Johnny Bullet comic strip, I’ve begun reading many more web comics than before to the extent that I read more of them than print or digital comics. It has been an interesting transition from one of those comic book store devotee to getting most of my comics from individual creators online. One technology has helped make this transition possible. It is the RSS feed.

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Connect WordPress RSS Feeds to Social Networks
Displaying your social media network activity on your website can have tremendous advantages. It shows your readers that you’re an active participant in your niche and helps you establish yourself as a thought leader. The best part is that displaying your activity is fast and easy in WordPress.

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Promote a Blog
Syndication is conceptually simple. It allows publishers to distribute content that can be displayed in another location or context. Using RSS, publishers are able to easily create and disseminate content feeds that include news headlines, blog summaries and related links. RSS is the defined syndication standard that has become mainstream. All types of information are now available in a syndicated format.

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Addicted to Social Media
Social media is a double-edged sword, providing both benefits and drawbacks.

In order to stay connected, many of us are becoming captivated by these pervasive tools. A social media report by Sensis in 2015 reported that nearly half of all Australians access one or more social networking sites every day.

The report also found that Australians now spend an average of 8.5 hours a week on Facebook alone, with 24% checking social media more than five times a day. Seven in ten people used a smartphone to access their accounts.

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How Social Media Can Get You Fired
One click on social media can reach hundreds of people. But the wrong post could reach your boss and cost you your job.

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7 Insider Tips to Rock Your Social Media Presence
Social media is a blessing for small business entrepreneurs to spread the word about their business without spending a huge amount of advertising dollars. Nevertheless, a majority of small businesses are not able to capitalize on this opportunity.

A recent ProOpinion poll found that many small business professionals don’t use social media or a social media calendar on a regular basis. Only 31 percent post frequently on social media, and whats even worse, just 15 percent interact with their audience.

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What is New in Social Media Customer Service
I previously analyzed their 2013 report and their 2014 report and came to the same conclusion each year. Most companies still do not get social media as a customer service channel.

Six years ago, I did my own tiny social media study. That is back when the Starbucks Twitter profile said that some guy named Brad did the tweeting. Things are pretty much the same as even back then. (Except for Brad. I am not sure what happened to him.)

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Why 2016 is the first made-for-social media campaign
Social media is the primary battleground for the most controversial presidential campaign in modern history. Here is what real-time data says about each campaign.

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The Complex Link Between Social Media and Depression
The more time young adults spend using popular social media, the greater the link to depression, new research suggests.

The finding stems from research—which involved nearly 1,800 men and women between the ages of 19 and 32—that tried to get a handle on how depression and social media habits may interact.

But does greater involvement with social media actually promote depression? Or, are people who are already depressed simply more likely to gravitate to social media? The jury, according to the study authors, is still out.

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Why Everyone Should Have an RSS Feed
The background: chatting to colleagues at Oxfam, I am always surprised how few of them use RSS software to keep abreast of their fields.

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Maintaining Your Social Media Profiles
After you have you social media profiles up and running, you may forget to pay attention to your profiles. It is easy to do as you are focused on posting, tweeting, and uploading videos. However, in order to maintain a positive image on social media networks a bit of maintenance is required. You need to make sure that you keep your social media profiles up to date at all times.

The social media profile is extremely important, so here are some things that you can do to make sure that you are getting the most out of your profile.

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Social Good of Social Media
Social media is not always an online distraction or procrastination platform. While some may be addicted to their social media networks, it is one of the best ways to stay informed. Major news outlets, corporations and persons of interest use social media to deliver messages to the masses. With items posting immediately, the public stays informed. Some issues cause controversy, but social media does more good than harm in retrospect.

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8 Ways to Get (and Keep) Blog Readers
If a blogger falls in a forest, and there’s no one around to see it…will Google still pick up the feed?

Ha! I crack myself up.

For those of us who spend time blogging, one of the more critical questions is: “How do I get people to read my blog?” After all, if we’re out there hustling to write content for the blogosphere, how valuable is it if no one reads it?

Have no fear. Here are eight great ways to get (and keep) blog readers:

1. Identify your audience. What are you blogging about, and what kinds of people would benefit from reading it?

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How to Subscribe to RSS Feeds in Safari
RSS, also known as Really Simple Syndication, provides a great way to keep up with your favorite websites and skim through the headlines to find the articles. Safari makes it really simple to subscribe to a websites RSS feed in just a few clicks.

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Create An RSS Feed For Any Google Search Result
Whether you are constantly searching your own name online (you know who you are) or there is a topic you want to follow closely, Google Alerts lets you know when new pages hit the web that match your query — and you can convert these results into an RSS feed (or something else) to make them easier to manage.

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Manually Add RSS Feeds to Apple News
When you first launch News, it seems like you can only go through and pick Apple-approved sites and topics. But you can actually customize it however you want in one of two ways:

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Social Media Matters
When it comes to online reviews, business owners take the good with the bad. Reviews can be highly influential. On the upside, positive reviews highlight things such as terrific customer service, stellar products, delicious food and the like. There is a local Facebook group for Kansas City foodies, and a positive review of a new restaurant can be a major boon to a new local eatery.

On the flip side, even the most customer-focused and conscientious of businesses will eventually get a less than favorable review. It’s simply the law of averages. Reviewers definitely do not lack places to post their comments: Traditional review sites like Yelp are always in play, but people also take to Twitter and Facebook to air grievances.

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7 ‘90s Social Media Sites From Before Social Media Was A Thing
I know we think of social media as being a new millennium thing — but the truth of the matter is that the seeds of what would become the social networks we know, love, and sometimes hate today have been around for a heck of a lot longer than the mid-2000s. And these 90s social media sites from before social media was a thing? They are proof.

Most of the sites on this list were originally founded in the late 90s, so I suppose we might also be able to consider them social networks from the early 2000s; after all, that’s probably when a lot of us actually started using them.

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Are You A Social Media Narcissist?
Social media narcissism is on the rise. The team behind Psychology Today compiled research to show that millennials could be the most narcissistic generation in history. Social media is one of the exemplifications of the problem. That is not to say that everyone on social media is a narcissist, but it is where these people tend to hang out.

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The Insanity of Dumping RSS
We keep hearing that RSS is dead but is it? No, RSS feed usage is up and those who switch off their feeds are harming their business.

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Understanding RSS Feeds
What Are RSS Feeds?

RSS Feeds
RSS also known as rich site summary or real simply syndication, arrived on the scene a number of years ago, but was only recently embraced by webmasters as a means to effectively syndicate content. RSS Feeds provide webmasters and content providers an avenue to provide concise summaries to prospective readers. Thousands of commercial web sites and blogs now publish content summaries in an RSS feed. Each item in the feed typically contains a headline; article summary and link back to the online article.

Understanding RSS Feeds


Create an RSS Feed
Software to Create Feeds
If you are not as confident and would like software to create the feed we strongly recommend FeedForAll an extremely easy to use feed creation tool that allows webmasters to create, edit and publish rss feeds.

If you want to create an RSS feed using a text editor a step by step walk-through at Make RSS Feeds will help.

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Social Media in a recession, does it make financial sense?
How do companies stay afloat in recessionary times with so many calls for financial prudence and as far as the additional cost of marketing goes, is a recession a good time to lay back on your Social Media efforts or should you be stepping it up?

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Feds Launch Social Media Verification Registry
The U.S. Digital Registry was announced Jan. 29 as a one-stop shop for the social networking needs of government departments who are actively engaged on such platforms as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Unlike official government websites that end with .gov or .mil, profiles created through third-party platforms can often look deceptively authentic, but are used to mislead the public and steal personal information.

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Kids, Safety and Social Media
For better or worse, we are all on high alert about the whereabouts of children, even those who are not our own. Adults who saw a creepy looking 18-year-old at a coffee shop sweet-talking an underage girl would become suspicious and some might even contact the authorities.

And certainly parents today — who sometimes go to the lengths of attaching GPS devices to their kids backpacks and tracking them using cellphone apps — would never allow an adult male to have regular unsupervised contact with their young daughters. But it happens regularly through social media.

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Probation Department Says Social Media Outreach Works
Lately, Facebook newsfeeds have been seeing a new page pop up asking for assistance from the community, and the response has been abundant.

Jessica Williams, chief probation officer and program director of the Ross County Probation Department, created a Facebook page for the agency a few weeks ago. She started posting names of people wanted on warrants after violating the terms of their probation, along with their pictures.

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Jump Start your Company’s Social Media Strategy
Whether you’re new to social media or a pro, an effective social media program can broadcast   both your company and employment brand. It may also help stock your sales funnel.

Tackle these four fundamentals and you’ll be off and running.

#1: Start with a clear-cut strategy.

A clear social media strategy can help maximize your efforts from the outset. Start with your goals:

Identify your top priority and focus on it.
Who do you want to reach? How do they use social media?
Do you want to drive traffic to your website or store -- or both?
How can community engagement help support these goals?

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Social Media and the Internet will Help your Business Grow
The greatest change over the last few years in promotion and advertising is the use of the Internet.

Our websites are a platform to blog and promote our business. In addition links to social media are vitally important.

The use of Twitter and Facebook has grown considerably – every business, no matter what size, can enjoy the benefits of social media.

We have focussed on Twitter and Facebook a lot over the last 12 months. Gradually we have increased our activity and developed what we think works best for us.

On Facebook we have a business page. We regularly post technical articles about current accounts and taxation topics. These prove popular and often result in questions and contact from current clients.

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Announcing Feed Monsters…
Feed Monsters is a web based service that lets you change values within RSS feeds, resort the values within the RSS feeds and filter the RSS feeds.

After you get signed up you create your monster and give it an RSS feed to chew on.

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Create an RSS Feed for any Search Result
Whether you are constantly searching your own name online (you know who you are) or there is a topic you want to follow closely, Google Alerts lets you know when new pages hit the web that match your query—and you can convert these results into an RSS feed (or something else) to make them easier to manage.

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Twitter needs searchable GIFs for fun and profit
This week, a group of Android users noticed a new feature in the Twitter app: a GIF button that can be used to search through trending GIFs to drop into status updates.

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Is Social Media Changing The Way We Think About Lawsuits?
One of the first things some people do after a major life incident is to post on social media, and sometimes those life incidents are rather personal for such a public venue. This has repercussions in two different ways.

First, people create their own liability by posting online.

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Slow Feeds Organizes Your RSS Feeds, Highlights Stories You Might Miss
Slow Feeds organizes your subscriptions into different lists. Theres a stream for low-volume sites that do not update terribly often (sites that update, weekly, for example, but when they do, you want to read them), a stream for the remaining high-volume sites that you can check more regularly, a stream specifically of the most-linked webpages in your feeds, and even a special feed just for articles you have starred to save for later, or review in order which is great if you are starring a bunch of articles on a specific topic, for example..

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Twitter opens topical Moments feed to UK advertisers
Twitters Moments feature lets users step back from their rapid-fire feeds and see what hot topics are dominating internet chatter. From news to funnies to trending subjects, Moments blend media and commentary into curated, bitesize overviews.

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Ignorance is Bliss for Legal Bloggers and Publishers
Even though legal publishers, both law firms and traditional media, put a lot of time and effort into publishing, their publishing platforms are often outdated, deficient or broken. Worst of all, the publishers have no idea.

Like many people I use Feedly, a news aggregator, to stay abreast of news, information, developments and commentary. Others use Manzama, Zama, Flipboard or corporate-installed news aggregators. I liberally share what I read directly from Feedly to Twitter, and to a lesser extent Facebook and LinkedIn.

Social sharing like this is how news moves today, lots of people read and share. We call it social media.

Most of the items shared are shared by a select group within particular industries. They are called the influencers.

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Really simple suggestions for RSS
The raw simplicity of RSS is its beauty, so any upgrades need to maintain that simplicity. But we can create additional function without sacrificing RSS’s usefulness.

Can an old dog learn new tricks?

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Has Social Media Ruined Our Perception of Newsworthy Stories?
According to a study by Pew Research, the number of people who get their news from Facebook and Twitter has increased significantly over the past few years. As of 2015, 63 percent of Facebook users turn to the social platform for their daily news, and the same percent of Twitter users browse news stories via the site.

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Too Much Social Media Can Cause Phantom Phone Vibrations
On average people check social media every 6 and a half minutes,thats about 150 times a day.

And that habit is creating phantom phone vibrations in some people.

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Munch is a fast efficient RSS Reader for Android
Feeds are added one after the other to Munch which is the program's greatest shortcoming, especially if you have an opml file full of feeds already that you would like to import.

This means that you need to add feed after feed manually in the application which is a problem considering that you need to get hold of feed urls first somehow to do so.

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Science Related RSS Feeds
You can keep up-to-date with the content posted on Science Journals by subscribing to our E-mail alerts and our RSS feeds.

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Keep your Business Relevant on Social Media
Social media is driving our lives right now. You may say that is untrue, but I say you are in denial unless you are one of those emasculated men who share a Facebook account with your wife or you are part of the 1 percent who spends little to no time online. This is 2016 and Facebook has more than one billion daily active users. One billion. Daily. Active. Users. Amazing.

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LinkedIn for Lawyers: Newly Issued Ethical Guidance Makes Social Media Use Less Risky
The ethics guidance interpreting Attorney Advertising rules in the social media context continues to evolve, but this time the evolution appears to be for the better, taking into account the realities of the growing use of social media. As you may recall, early last year, the New York County Lawyers Association weighed in on the ethical implications for lawyers using LinkedIn and suggested that attorneys using the self-proclaimed Worlds Largest Professional Network needed to beware that their posts on that site, even the most casual, did not run afoul of the attorney advertising rules.

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How to Curate Content
What is the single most important element of good social media engagement? Your content.

With good content you can attract an audience with so much more ease. And at the end of the day, you end up with an excellent brand image.

The only way to consistently share content is through content curation.

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JustCast Turns A Dropbox Folder Into A Podcast RSS Feed
JustCast is built as a simple way to create a feed for your own podcasts without dealing with hosts, but it is just as good for making your own private feeds of various audio files you need to listen to.

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Facebook Tests Multiple News Feeds Based on your Interests
The social network is testing multiple News Feeds inside its mobile app, as the feature is live for select users. In addition to the main feed, tabs for specific topics like Style, Travel and Headlines line the top of the interface. When you select one, the feed is distilled down to relevant posts from your friends and Pages you follow. Facebook says the feature is in the testing phase, so it could be a bit before it is open to all users.

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SEO Benefits to RSS Feeds
  The RSS feed is really something we see as more of a technical help to crawl and index the content a bit better.  So if you have a website that is changing content fairly quickly, a news website, a blog with a  lot of new content, maybe even a shop that has lots of new content, then the RSS feed really helps us stay on top of things so we can pick up on all of those new URLs and crawl them as soon as we can.

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5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Not Forget About Social Media
Social media has become a popular (and profitable) marketing tool for new and experienced entrepreneurs. Establishing an account and building an audience organically costs only time, and most platforms offer reasonably priced advertising options for those who want a little extra push.

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6 Ways to Enhance Social Media
Luckily, there are ways that you can improve your blog posts and other content to make them more shareable on social media. If you implement these tips when creating content and posting on your blog, you might be surprised by the number of shares that you get. In no time, you’re sure to be pulling more traffic from social media than ever before!

1. Optimize Your Images for Social Media

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Charities Use Social Media
Charities are turning to online stars with large YouTube audiences, following an approach increasingly used by big brands to reach new donors and volunteers.

The Make-a-Wish Foundation, for children with life-threatening illnesses, DigDeep, the non-profit organisation focused on water, and Los Angeles-based anti-poverty group United Way are among the charities using a new technology platform designed to let this new kind of minor social media celebrity do their marketing for them.

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The Ultimate RSS Toolbox - 120+ RSS Resources
Never again will mankind have to look for RSS info in more than one place...ok, we're kidding, but we've aimed to create a near comprehensive list of all the RSS readers, tools, browser plugins, tips, hacks and directories available on the web.

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35 Ways Social Media Marketing Improved in 2015 and How to Make the Most of it in 2016
In 2015, we have seen several major changes and improvements to the way we conduct business on social media. We have seen brand new networks rise, while others have fallen. We have watched popular networks pivot, and promising networks not take off as expected.

This years social media ad revenue is estimated to total $23 billion.

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Get Organized: Clean Up Your RSS Feed Reader
Nothing motivates me to clean up like having to move. When I move house, which I do more often than I like, I see it as a time to purge junk and scrub the new place from corner to corner before moving in any of my stuff.

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Ping.it
Ping.it, a Web-based RSS reader that lets you create tailored feeds by keywords and popularity.

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This Chrome Extension Replaces Facebooks Trending Topics with any RSS feed
Are you tired of Facebooks trending section in your News Feed? Celebrity news getting annoying? Would you rather have legitimate news? Introducing Fluffblocker.

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Revamping Your Social Media Sites for the New Year
The end of the year is drawing near, which means its time for fresh starts and new beginnings. While that does apply to whichever New Year’s resolution you plan to make in 2016 (and, in all likelihood, abandon by February), it applies to social media sites as well.

Unfriend and Unfollow
The new year is the perfect time to go through your friends list with a fine-toothed comb. Here is a quick guide for whether you should be friends with someone online: Do you know who this person is? Have you seen him or her in the last year? Do you honestly think you’ll need to talk to him or her in the future?

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Time to Prune
New Years is a great time to prune your RSS feeds so that they continue to load quickly.


How to Know What You Need to Know - All the Time
If you want to have mastery of all the news, information and updates about yourself, your business, your industry and your areas of specialty, then this may be the most important column you will read all year.  I'm going to show you how to build the ultimate information dashboard that will sit on your desktop or live in your mobile app and will update you in real time whenever anything of interest happens anywhere on the Internet.

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How Can I Organize My RSS Feeds So They Are More Manageable?
You are definitely not alone in feeling the RSS information overload. As wonderful as it is to be able to tap into all the information in the world, there are only so many hours in the day to spend consuming it all. Not to worry: With a little pruning, filtering and prioritizing, we can turn the deluge of data into a nice, manageable stream of content.

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4 Key Social Media Marketing Trends To Lead The Game in 2016
The same laws of attraction have never governed the social media marketing scene for too long.

Just as one Tweet changes another, so does user preferences when it comes to consuming online content. New social media rise and fall quickly and this year SnapChat and Periscope already shown a great influence on the marketing landscape. With new players entering the field and old companies rushing to introduce new features and innovations, the rules of social media play hardly ever stay the same.

In 2016 we should expect to see new exciting trends and changes in the social scene and here are the top 4.

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How to Use RSS
The Internet is a big place. Really big. With more than a billion existing pages and thousands more being created each day, there is a wealth of great sites offering fantastic content free of charge. But with such a massive torrent of media being produced each and every day, it can often be tough to keep up with all your favorite websites. So, how do we alleviate this problem? Easy.

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The 4 Steps of a Social Media Audit
The 4 well established steps of a social media audit include the following;

Step 1: Review your Social Media profiles

Where are you present?
The first thing to start from is mapping your social media presence. Locate all the social media accounts for your brand and write down the current status and audience size. This is a a great base to evaluate your presence on each platform at a later stage. Here’s an example from a recent social media audit for Twitter Counter.

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Social Media Inspired Gifts
The holidays are right around the corner, but regardless of whether it is Christmas, Valentines Day, someones birthday or any other holiday, you can always surprise that special social media lover in your life -- or yourself -- with any of these awesome gifts.

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Add a custom RSS feed to your Android home screen
Android does not have a built-in RSS widget for your home screen. For that, we have to turn to the Google Play Store. The widget I happen to prefer for this is called RSS Widget. This app is free, does not have any ads, and does a great job of presenting your RSS feeds cleanly.

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5 Ways Your Social Media Accounts Hurt Your Career
Social media is a big part of many peoples lives, and it can be a great tool to help build and maintain relationships, and for general self-expression. LinkedIn has 396 million users, Twitter has 307 million active users and Facebook almost 1.5 billion active users, according to Statista.com.

However, social media can easily lend itself to blurring the line between users’ personal and professional lives. And any information — good or bad — posted to social media can be difficult to delete once it’s out there. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to become a more responsible social media user. Read on to find out how social media can hurt your career, and how to avoid social media mistakes.

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RSS is Not Dead Look at the Numbers
RSS has taken some big hits recently. Of course, people have been announcing the death of RSS pretty much since it came into existence, but when Google Reader bit the dust on July 1st, 2013, many were ready to place a wreath at the headstone and walk away.

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Facebook Merges RSS and Push Notification
Facebook has released a new application called Notify that will allow its users to receive push notifications about breaking news, new movie trailers, and more.

The move into real-time news is significant because could help Facebook achieve two goals: It could make the company more important to the media, and it could increase the traffic it sends to publishers. Now, whether the app will be successful or just something that clogs up your phones notifications feed is another set of questions all together.

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Inconsistent Social Media Policies Problematic
A recent analysis conducted by a University of Florida educational leadership scholar indicates the lack of concrete policy on the use of social media by teachers and other school employees is increasing the potential for misuse and inappropriate teacher-student relationships online.

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How Social Media has created a New Breed of Paparazzi
Celebrity selfies and fan-snapped shots on the Internet have cut the prices they can charge for their pictures. But those tweets and Instagrams and Facebook posts allow them to track down and trail boldfaced names like never before.

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Social Media Quizzes Could Give Hackers Access
Social media allows you to connect with the world, but many seemingly harmless quizzes and games can really be traps laid by social media hackers.

The simple and sometimes silly surveys that pop up on Facebook feeds often ask simple questions that may appear simple enough: What's your favorite color? Where did you grow up? What is your spirit animal? Where did you go to high school?

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Using Social Media for Public Good
A man suspected of a double murder was on the run, and a lot of people turned to the Knox County prosecutors Facebook page to find out about it.

Posts about the killings of Sandra Lee Stelk and Jaime Barber — who were found shot to death in a rural Knox County home on Sept. 30 — and about suspect Travis Bonham were each shared hundreds of times and reached more than 100,000 people.

This was good news to Prosecutor Chip McConville and his legal assistant and communications manager, Emily Morrison, who have worked since January to find ways to use social media that are helpful to the public.

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10 Tactics to Build Quality Social Media Presence – Startup Tips
Question for you to answer: What is YOUR goal for your business startup?

I cannot stress enough the importance of knowing the answer to that question. A defined goal helps your team plan strategic & measurable steps; while, in the process, you also keep resources in check as you strive to reach it.

It can be used as a tool to achieve either of these goals:

increased email subscribers
grow profitability
get leads
more website traffic to your website
improved customers service
increased brand awareness
…and more!

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How to use Social Media to Create Happy Employees
Did you know companies with happy employees outperform their competition by 20 percent?

LinkedIn has carried out research to say that 58 percent of employees are proud of their company and are glad to tell others about it, especially on social media.

This is great news, as happier employees means happier customers, because they pass on their energy & passion in everything they do, including customer support.

But how can you create happy employees on social media?

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There Is Nothing Virtual About Building Relationships on Social Media
I remember saying that if I could ever figure out how a person could be in two places at once I would retire a billionaire.

And then, I figured it out.

Because being in two places or more simultaneously is exactly what social media allows us to appear to do. With a nearly endless supply of apps designed to cross-post anything we can enter into a digital device, you would think the impossible had finally been achieved.

Certainly a lot of innovative people have ensured a comfortable retirement by making that illusion easy to create. But what is it costing entrepreneurs who fall prey to it?

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Great Ideas for Blog Posts
Blogs have increased in popularity because they provide a steady stream of new and unique content. The only issue presented by this quality of blogs is that it may become difficult for those who run blogs to think of interesting and novel posts. If you have jumped on the blogging bandwagon but suffer writer's block, do not panic: we have created a list of 26 ideas for blog posts.

1. Make it visual.
Include a photo or other graphic in a blog post to break up the text, attract your reader's interest, or help illustrate a point. Better yet, talk about the image you have included to further incorporate it into the post.

Great Ideas for Blog Posts


4 Steps to Mastering Social Media
Mention the words social media in a room full of school leaders and you’ll be met with more than a few reservations: It is too new. There are too many risks. I don’t know how to twit or tweet, or whatever. There has got to be another way.

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6 Marketing Lessons from Amazon
Creative still counts
When we think of Amazon, we tend to think about deals and shipping. Everyone from your neighbor to your grandparents knows that Amazon probably has the best price on anything you could want to buy, and they know that the companys bread and butter is shipping it to you as quickly as possible. In other words, nearly every consumer out there knows what Amazon is about.

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Warren Buffett Teaches Us All How to Use Social Media
While there are certainly dozens of insightful takeaways that could be gleaned from Buffetts 50-year career as an investor, I think everyone can benefit from learning more about one of his core principles that have guided him through good times and bad.

Reputation matters
One of my favorite all-time pieces of advice from Buffett is this: It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'will do things differently.

In many ways, the sheer simplicity and common-sense nature of that statement belies its profound implications for modern-day life. Throughout his career, Buffett has used his reputation sparingly to turn around a failing business or to gain a tactical advantage.

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4 Tools to Display RSS Feed Updates Directly on Your Windows Desktop
In this article, I am going to cover four of the best tools to deliver RSS feed updates directly to your desktop, either through RSS tickers, or from alert boxes that display feed information right inside and scroll automatically. This way, during your workday, you can just glance over at the streaming updates and if a topic catches your eye, you can click on it and bookmark the article to read later, during your lunch break or after work.

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XML Sitemaps Or RSS Feeds, Atom Feeds? Google Says Use Both For Optimal Crawling
When it comes to telling search engines about the content on a website, webmasters might be wondering if they should submit sitemaps or just setup RSS or Atom feeds.

Googles answer? Use both.

For optimal crawling, we recommend using both XML sitemaps and RSS or Atom feeds. XML sitemaps will give Google information about all of the pages on your site. RSS feeds will provide all updates on your site, helping Google to keep your content fresher in its index. Note that submitting sitemaps or feeds does not guarantee the indexing of those URLs.

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You Can Have your Ad Blockers, I Will stick with RSS
RSS has never been fashionable — it is always been a news gathering tool for nerds, not norms. But now, more than two years after the untimely demise of Google Reader, RSS almost feels cool — like listening to vinyl or hating things on Twitter. RSS is a stealthy way to obtain news thats fast, friendly, and free from both ads and trackers. Its ubiquity makes me wonder why anyone bothers with browsers and adblockers at all, especially when mobile.

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Is Text Messaging Ruining Our Youth?
If you have noticed the apparent omnipresence of cell phones, as most of us surely have, it likely will not surprise you that about 86% of the worlds roughly seven billion people have access to a mobile phone, or that 80% of cell phone owners use their devices to send and receive text messages. You may also be unsurprised to learn that the vast majority of texts are sent by teenagers under eighteen, and that the average teen from this group sends over 3,300 texts each month.

Is Text Messaging Ruining our Youth?


Top 10 social media analytics tools: The VentureBeat index
Consumers and businesses alike have something to learn from just about all of your social media interactions. How many people did your post reach? What sort of links do your followers like best? Does anything you do online even matter?

Fortunately, the rise of social media has been accompanied by the creation of tools to that analyze the impact of most of your social media activities.

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6 Social Media Marketing Trends for 2015
As we look to 2015, what social media marketing trends are likely to develop? Here are six that online retailers should monitor.

1. Niche Social Networks Will Emerge

Mainstream social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn will face challenges from lesser-known upstarts in 2015. One example is Ello, an ad-free social platform still in beta that has received a great deal of attention among those that follow social media developments.

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Internet of Things and Social Media
Learn how IoT, cloud, social networks and last but not least, humans, can be integrated into a seamless integration of cooperative organisms both cybernetic and biological. This has been enabled by recent advances in IoT device capabilities, messaging frameworks, presence and collaboration services, where devices can share information and make independent and human assisted decisions based upon social status from other entities.

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Importance of Keywords in Content and Social Media Marketing
Keywords. They are still as powerful as they were in 1996 or the introduction of the Internet to the world. No matter what keywords you have, they can provide your content the kind of impact that it deserves.

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3 Tips for Promoting Your Products on Social Media
1. Plan around the online and social hit.
Craft your pitches to include elements that readers will want to share on social media. Think about a creative way consumers can engage with your product along with a campaign hashtag. Just as when you include a storyline in a pitch, including decorations on your product’s theme can help editors imagine how to photograph them. This reduces one step of the design process for the publication and gives you additional influence on how your product is presented to the world.

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50 Apps to Improve Smart Phones
A recent study by market research firm Nielsen claimed that the average person uses 27 apps a month, which sounds like very few considering that Apple and Google’s app stores both have more than 1m apps available. The key, of course, is that the 27 apps can be almost entirely different, depending who you ask.

Some apps do have mass audiences: Facebook and Twitter in the social networking category; WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat for messaging; Google Maps for getting around; Spotify for music; YouTube for video; Kindle for reading ebooks; Instagram for photo-sharing; and so on.

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Millennials connect with Pope Francis on social media
As hundreds of visitors line up to write prayers on strips of cloth at the Knotted Grotto art installation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 18-year-old Cassie Sadie has a message of her own, typed in 140 characters or less.

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Working with RSS Feeds: Maximizing Your Content Stream
An RSS feed is a means to distribute changing web content including blog posts, podcasts, news releases and site updates to related sites, blogs, online publishers and feed subscribers. It allows busy people to get the information they want without having to use email, which prevents the publisher from selling or otherwise providing their contract information to other parties.

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5 Reasons Why Social Media Buttons Hurt Nonprofit Websites
That little row of social media buttons has become a ubiquitous feature of most websites. After all, it is good to show off that you are social, and that there are channels where you can interact directly with stakeholders.

But is your website header or sidebar the best place to show that off?

Here are five reasons why having social media buttons on your nonprofits website might do more harm than good:

1) They send visitors away from your website


3 Google Sheets Functions to Track Competitors, More
Google Sheets can monitor competitors prices, capture news headlines, and devour data from websites, CSV files, and more. The tool helps small business owners and marketers gain a competitive advantage.

Google Sheets, the search giant’s cloud-based spreadsheet service, does more than just make your financial statements legible. The service has many powerful functions and features. Three of these may even help your business collect competitor and industry data that could lead to better decisions.

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Digital Marketing
We often confuse relevance with creativity. Relevance is not about being cutting edge or participating in the latest fad. When it comes to social media, relevance is about delivering the right message to the right person at the right time through the right channel. Sometimes it is actually easier to understand relevance by looking at what it is not.

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How to Identify Your Best Social Media Influencers
Social media has become an integrated layer in our lives, available at almost every point in your day and even in space. It is this level of integration in our lives which has also made social media so powerful as a marketing tool and why just about every business has integrated it into their overall marketing strategies.

One important element of social media, if you really want to get the eyes, ears, and mouths of the people really making an impact, is to connect and engage with the influencers of each social platform.

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Feedly Adds Shared Collections For Pro Users, Lets Teams Share Sources
Feedly has become one of the best ways to keep up with your RSS feeds. One key feature that’s been missing, however, is the ability to bulk share a collection of sources. Now, Feedly is adding this feature to Feedly Pro.

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Social Media Use in Teens Linked to Poor Sleep, Anxiety
The pressure to be available 24-7 on social media may lead to poorer sleep quality as well as an increased risk of depression and anxiety in teens, according to a new study.

In the study, researchers asked 467 teenagers ages 11 to 17 about their use of social media during the day and at night.

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Facebook Patents
Facebook has been experiencing an uptick in terms of its intellectual property holdings in recent years. In 2014, the company was tied with Emerson Electric for 132nd overall with 279 patents issued that year by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an increase of almost 120 percent over the companys patenting pace the previous year. Facebooks already earned 250 U.S. patents in 2015 according to Innography, making it very likely that the company will post higher patent totals this year. The text cluster provided here shows us that much of the companys recent innovation focuses on social networking, although user interfaces and computing devices were also large areas of focus.

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Search Preset RSS Feeds
Enter search word to search preset RSS Feeds.


Republican Social Media Race
It seems hard to imagine that the winner of the 2016 Presidential Election will not also win another important race… the social media race. In todays hyper-connected world, the candidate that inspires enough of the population to eventually win the election will likely also have excited enough of the public to follow her or him on their various social media networks.

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Constant Social Media and Teens Mental Health
Teens who feel a round-the-clock compulsion to participate on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter may pay a price in lost sleep. They may also face a higher risk for depression and anxiety, new research suggests.

British researchers surveyed nearly 470 teens to explore how 24-7 social media participation might affect their emotional health.

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Add a custom RSS feed to your Android home screen
What if you want to see a particular news feed on your home screen... say, one that does not connect with the built-in news feed tools?

You turn to RSS. That is right, we are going old school.

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What Brands Need to Know About Visual Social Media
Consider your brand across all visual touchpoints, suggests WebDAM. Include logos, typography, press kit, photography, and icons.

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Local Parents Take Social Media Product Complaints With A Grain of Salt
A national diaper company is on the defense after a mothers video on social media went viral, claiming glass shards were in a bag of wipes. Other angry parents also took to social media to attack Huggies, showing how claims, founded or baseless, can reach thousands, even millions in just a few hours or days.

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After Years Of Restraint, Facebook Tries Allowing GIFs In Ads And Page Posts
Facebook refused to fill its site with flashy animated banner ads for a decade. Zuckerberg thought these interrupted the user experience, and could stunt growth. But after reaching near ubiquity and acclimating users to video ads, today the company tells me it’s relaxing its standards and starting to allow businesses to post GIFs as ads and Page posts.

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The 15 Social Media Trends that Defined a Generation
Over the past few years, social media has given rise to a number of crazes that have quickly spread across the web; with the likes of Twitter and Facebook, a trend started in Devon can reach Delaware in a matter of minutes. In the past 5 years, social media trends have got bigger and bigger, and in some cases wackier and wackier.

From the more absurd trends like Batmanning and Cinnamon Challenge, to those with an underlying charitable cause like the Ice Bucket Challenge, social media trends spread like wildfire. Chances are you will have had at least a handful of trends pop up on your social media feeds over the years.

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Google+ History
Create a social network or risk everything.

That was the original pitch for Googles Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the social network's chief architect, Vic Gundotra, in meetings with the companys top brass.

Gundotra, described by colleagues we spoke with as charismatic and politically-savvy, eventually persuaded Larry Page, the Google cofounder who returned as CEO at the beginning of 2011 after a decade behind the scenes, to turn the company upside down for this cause.

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Microsoft Band lets developers build apps that tap RSS feeds for content
Microsoft is letting developers create apps for its Band fitness tracker that convey information pulled from RSS feeds and display it on the devices screen.

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Audio Recording Software for Podcasters
RecordForAll allows for you to easily record, and edit audio files.

Free evaluation version available for download!

Audio Recording Software for Podcasters


How to use PressForward for content creation
We live in an age of information overload. With all the stories from news, blogs, social media, and other sources, the amount of information about any given subject can be overwhelming. It is hard enough to keep up when you are just a consumer of information, but what about when you need to curate content for a target audience?

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Newsify Comes to Apple Watch
Through its latest update, Newsify has been enhanced with its very own companion app for Apple Watch. The extension lets you quickly access the latest articles from your feeds right on your wrist, with indications for unread items and time since last sync.

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Microsoft Band lets developers build apps that tap RSS feeds for content
Microsoft is also opening its Health Cloud platform to outside developers, allowing them to integrate fitness data into their Microsoft Band apps.

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Auri
Auri is an RSS and Reddit reader that can read articles out loud to you. We have featured similar apps before, but this one differentiates itself by also allowing you to use voice commands to start feeds. If you are in the kitchen, behind the wheel, or just exceedingly lazy, this app does everything it can to accommodate you and your reading habit.

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How the Feed Changed the Way We Consume Content
The feed now dominates online content consumption, from the news we read on our mobile devices to the social networks we check constantly throughout the day, as well as the ads that integrate onto those platforms.

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Now You Can Pull RSS Feeds Into Buffers Social Media Management Tool
The feed now dominates online content consumption, from the news we read on our mobile devices to the social networks we check constantly throughout the day, as well as the ads that integrate onto those platforms.

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Really Simple Suggestions RSS
Real Simple Syndication (RSS), has stayed basically static since its creation more than 15 years ago. It is time for a facelift.

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Social Media Could Deal your Brand a Blow
Decide how you intend to use social media and to whom you will allow access, especially on Facebook. You do not necessarily need to completely sanitise all your social media profiles — because companies want to hire real people, and some companies specifically look for creativity and personality.

However, if you want to ensure a potential employer does not reject you on those grounds, make sure your online social profile depicts the type of employee a company would want to hire.

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Convert Casual Social Media Followers Into Brand Advocates
Despite being difficult to measure, the growing impact of social media on brands is undeniable.

In fact, analysts from Social@Ogilvy recently surveyed more than 5,500 social media users across 11 countries in an attempt to find out how brands should be using social to make a true impact on shoppers.

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Social Media Marketers Face New Challenges As FTC Rolls Out New Guidelines
The Federal Trade Commission rolled out its latest truth in advertising guidelines. The last time the FTC updated its guidelines for truth in advertising was back in 2010. The new guidelines may precede a crackdown for social media marketing.

Their effect on social media marketing includes how marketers handle the use of celebrity endorsements. The FTC recommends that marketers have a proper disclosure check up to make sure that their social media marketing campaigns fall within FTC guidelines.

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How Do You Use Social Media?
With the widespread use of major social media platforms, it can be hard to understand why new ones keep being created. Could this be because each social network actually only fills one or two specific niches for users?

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Arduino and RSS Feeds
Looking for a way to keep an eye on RSS feeds throughout the day? You could be sensible and use a good RSS reader, or you could do something like the Arduino RSS Feed Display.

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Everything You Need To Know About YouTube RSS Feeds
YouTube is also a site filled with video content which can be extracted via RSS. You might be keen to share YouTube RSS feeds of your own content or you might want to get RSS feeds of things that interest you.

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Litenin
Litenin turns your RSS feed into a text list thats incredibly easy to browse.

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How to find the RSS feed for any Twitter user
There is a very easy-to-use workaround that will give you instant access to Twitter RSS feeds, although it may only be a matter of time before Twitter kills that off too.

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Yahoo to Retire Maps and Pipes as It Narrows Its Focus
Yahoo is shutting down Maps.

Nearly three years into Yahoos reinvention under CEO Marissa Mayer, formerly a high-ranking Google executive, the company is shuttering some services including Maps. In a second-quarter progress report posted on Tumblr on June 4—Yahoo acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion in 2013—chief architect Amotz Maimon announced that Yahoo is closing down its Maps site at the end of June.

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Corgi For Feedly Puts RSS Feeds On Your Android Lock Screen
There are plenty of feed readers on Android, but how many of them slap some news on your lock screen? Not many, I would imagine. Corgi is an app that plugs into Feedly to pull in news and display it on the lock screen. Android lock screen replacements are never ideal, but Corgi seems to do a rather good job.

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How to Use RSS?
The Internet is a big place. Really big. With more than a billion existing pages and thousands more being created each day, there is a wealth of great sites offering fantastic content free of charge. But with such a massive torrent of media being produced each and every day, it can often be tough to keep up with all your favorite websites. So, how do we alleviate this problem? Easy. Here is a really simple explanation of Really Simple Syndication.

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25 Social Media Channels You Are Probably Not Using Now
Chances are your small business has used social media in one way or another. There are the big guns like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. And other familiar names like Instagram, Pinterest, and Vine.  However, these are just a drop in the bucket when it comes to all of the social media channels out there.

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Publishers Upset Over Apples Opt-Out
Apple recently sent a mass email to news publishers to introduce them to Apple News, an upcoming Flipboard-inspired app for iOS 9 that will deliver curated news and magazine stories with custom layouts, photo galleries, videos and animations optimized for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The email has ignited some controversy in the news and blogging community over the past week, according to the BBC, which reports that some writers are disappointed about Apples decision to automatically include a websites RSS feeds in Apple News unless they specifically opt out by replying to the email.

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Why Social Media Listening Is Key To Your Marketing Strategy
The most significant marketing change in the past decade was brought about by social media. Before Facebook or Twitter, brands could not dream of building such close connections with their audiences or

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4 big Hurdles Brands Face in Creating a Credible Social Media Presence
With more than 84% of brands carrying out social media marketing, the greatest challenge is to rise above all the clutter and establish your brands credibility. The effectiveness of social media marketing is highlighted by the fact that it is100 times more effective in sealing the lead-to-closure rate. Hence brands are vehemently using this channel to attain multiple business goals.

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5 Ways to Maintain Brand Cohesion
Running a successful social media campaign can be difficult, especially when your brand wants to run the same campaign across multiple networks. An infographic from MarketingInColor outlines the steps your brand needs to take to remain cohesive.

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How Image Tagging Can Help Your Brands Social Media Marketing
Visual marketing is an integral part of reaching customers today. For brands concerned with SEO, however, it brings a wide variety of challenges. Search engine algorithms look for specific words, which makes it difficult to challenge competitors by coming up with better photos and videos to dominate search rankings.

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Start-up is Helping the Government Keep Track of Social Media
When Anil Chawla built a start-up that uses software to archive social media posts, he never imagined that his biggest clients would be government agencies.

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Working with RSS Feeds: Maximizing Your Content Stream
From a marketing perspective, an RSS feed is a direct pipeline to your target audience. It is also a way to boost your Google search profile—sites that update more frequently get better search rankings.

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The Best RSS Apps and Widgets for Android
So here are the best choices for the next time you want to catch up on the news while standing in line or lounging on the couch.

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XML or RSS Feed Sitemaps
When it comes to telling search engines about the content on a website, webmasters might be wondering if they should submit sitemaps or just setup RSS or Atom feeds.

Googles answer? Use both.

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Social Media Punished as Stocks Fall
A trio of social media stocks is getting pummeled this week, a sign that Wall Street may be unwilling to overlook missteps at some of its Internet darlings.

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Can Social Media Make You Happy?
Social media may make you happy -- or not. Like almost all human interaction, it is what you make of it.

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Facebook Tweaks News Feed
Based on feedback, the folks in Menlo Park are changing the way it handles updates from your pals. Posts made directly by your friends will now display closer to the top of the News Feed -- things like status updates, pictures, videos and more.

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Feed Huddler
Feedhuddlers a simple web app that sends everything that pops up in the RSS feed over to your Pocket account.

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The 4 Essentials to Building Your Brand on Social Media
Whether you want to sell products, gain subscribers, persuade followers to a point or sway the hearts and minds of readers to your cause, they have got to know who you are in the first place.

Your ability to encourage any of these actions comes from your brand’s authority -- and one of the best ways to build that is through the savvy use of social media. In fact, recent research from Econsultancy shows that 71 percent of brands plan to invest more heavily in social media in the coming year to reach new followers and build brand reputation.

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Social Media Can Cost You Your Job
We see it happen every day. But here are some tips that will help keep your social media life from ruining your career.

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RSS Readers Apps of the Week
Taking a look at the state of RSS on iOS post Google Reader, it is actually in better shape than it was before Google killed off the popular service. There are variety of sync services out there.

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Social Media Spread is a Problem for Organizations
According to the Electronic Transactions Development Agency , a public organisation, Thais usually spend around seven hours a day online and most of that is spent on social media.

This phenomenon has had an impact on many businesses due to the time people are forced to spend on social media, especially content businesses, like news providers, bloggers and websites.

It has also affected the way people get news and other information, with rumours sometimes mistaken for genuine news reports.

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The Real Reasons Social Media Affects Your Companys SEO
The simple act of having a social profile does not do a thing to help rankings. Anyone can create a profile on a social network, any time. Facebook says anywhere between 5.5 and 11.2% of their monthly active users are fake or duplicate accounts, and considering that represents 67.65 million and 137.76 million fake or duplicate accounts, it is easy to see why social presence does not equate to increased ranking.

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10 Tactics for Launching a Product Using Social Media
The new launch landscape levels the playing field for brands of all sizes and industries when reaching consumers–yet the ability for consumers to share their opinions freely on social media can provide huge hurdles for brand messaging. Consumers can quickly activate other like-minded consumers to rev up the online discussion to a level anywhere from highly positive to tanking a brand.

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How to get Feedly news on your Lockscreen
Android 5 Lollipop has finally brought about lockscreen notifications – preview cards of the users most recent texts, emails, missed calls, and any other messages.

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Content Curation – SEO Best Practices
Content Curation is the practice of finding, organizing, annotating and sharing the best and most relevant third-party content for your audience. There is no doubt that curation is a growing trend in the world of content marketing. The number of concerns surrounding the practice, however, are putting doubts in the minds of content marketers before they are able to understand the benefits of curation done right.

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13 Online Marketing Blogs
With so many out there, how do you know which ones are worth your time?

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The Importance of XML Sitemaps
In the early days of search engines, I was not much of a believer in XML sitemaps. But over time, I began to see first hand how they can benefit websites.

XML sitemaps serve as a way to communicate directly with the search engines, alerting them to new or changed content very quickly and helping to ensure that the content is indexed faster.

For content publishers, it has become critical to help Google specifically understand if your site is the original publisher of content. Why? Panda.

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Content Curation for Social Media
What if there was a way to spend minimal amount of time finding and sharing the latest and greatest content produced by some of the biggest experts in your industry?

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How Your Small Business Can Use Social Media to Boost Sales
In 2014, consumer shopping behavior evolved rapidly. Shopping online and through mobile devices is the new norm, and the experience has become increasingly more social with platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. These platforms, in turn, have launched new commerce capabilities like the buy button.

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How to Separate the Personal and Professional on Social Media
n a recent research study, we spoke with dozens of professionals about their use of social media, and were struck by the variety of approaches they are using.

Some professionals, we found, still manage to avoid social media altogether. But most see that as unrealistic in many occupations, and are unwilling to be deprived of the advantages social media affords in terms of connecting to people and collecting information.

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Social Media and Standardized Test
When standardized tests are shared nationwide—as they now are, under the Common Core system that's been adopted in 46 states—cheating suddenly becomes a whole lot easier. Especially since teenagers now share just about everything on social media.

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Feed Rinse Recipe
News reader applications like Feedly or Flipboard are great for browsing and even searching through news items, but they lack the ability to send notifications proactively.  Emails from Google Alerts can be tardy, and at other times, articles can slip by completely.

Never fear!  Used together, two web applications, IFTTT and Feed Rinse,  solve this problem easily.

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Twitch Reset Passwords
If you are a Twitch user, reset your password. Better yet, regardless of the site or service, do not use the same password on multiple sites.

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7 Day Cycle for Generating Great Content
I write for and in a lot of places. There is my mailing list, my website, publications that require exclusive content, and even a few where my writing is regularly syndicated. Typically, although it seems like more, I write one article per week, and I write it with my mailing list in mind.

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8 Social Media Trends
Long gone are the days when social media was a giant question mark in terms of measurement and ROI.

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Social Media Makes You Spend More
When I ran a Facebook ad recently for a nonprofit where I volunteer, I was surprised how specific you could get in targeting potential customers. If I wanted to advertise the event I was promoting to women between the ages of 24 and 26 in my city who were unmarried and educated, who watched Girls, owned a dog and liked designer purses — I could do that.

Being able to target ads to a specific market can help a seller reach the people who want or need their products and services. Unfortunately, that means buyers may also be encouraged to spend more than they should if they are not mindful.

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How To Use Social Media To Attract New Clients
One of the interesting qualities of freelancing work is that you may never meet your clients in real life. Perhaps more than any other job market, freelancers rely heavily on their online image- an aggregate of their resume, portfolio and personality to set themselves apart and attract new clients who may very well be located on the other side of the world.

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29 Rules of Social Media
How did you end up learning the unwritten rules for social media etiquette?

For me, it was a lot of watching and waiting, a bit of experimenting, and tons of trial and error. When I first started out on social media, I had just the most basic rules and intuitions. Even now, I feel like I learn a new quirk or quibble on a near-daily basis.

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Link RSS feeds to email with Blogtrottr
RSS feeds are fine if you can find a good feed reader and the time to grind through the results, but let’s face it - email is the center of most people’s universes. So why not converge RSS and email? If this sounds like something you would like to do, you need to take a look at the Web service Blogtrottr.

Blogtrottr is simple to use: you enter a feed URL, the address you wish to have the email of the feed sent to, select the frequency of delivery.

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Clean Up Your RSS Reader
Nothing motivates me to clean up like having to move. When I move house, which I do more often than I like, I see it as a time to purge junk and scrub the new place from corner to corner before moving in any of my stuff. And that's how I feel about RSS feed readers right now.

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Turn Gmail into an RSS Reader
Whether you are still struggling to get over the loss of Google Reader or you want to try out RSS subscriptions for the first time, you can set up Gmail as a makeshift feed reader in just a few minutes. We have outlined the steps you need to follow to turn your inbox into a news ticker below.

While it was not built as an RSS reader, Gmail certainly does a fine job nevertheless. You can filter your feeds as you like, star articles for later reading, catch up on mobile devices, and use the apps powerful search capabilities to browse through archived content.

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Top 3 Tips for a Better Mobile Content Strategy
Marketers are spending millions of dollars creating compelling content for everything from DIY videos on YouTube to posts about the latest trends on their blogs. But, many are still not curating all that content under a single roof. Mobile is the answer to that problem for many.

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Social Marketing Tools That Build Your Reach and Credibility
As an early adopter of media since the early 80s, I love everything about media, its immediacy, urgency, fluidity, and ability to impact the masses and unify people and ideas in real time, in the moment.

Social marketing continues to be a powerful force for good, but as we know it can be a dangerous platform for bad too.

Through prior careers in entertainment and broadcast radio sales, and celebrating 8 years in my current social media consultancy, social marketing clearly is the most effective way to build branding, credibility and the bottom line.

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Add RSS feeds to OS Xs Notification Center
Compared to the best-known RSS feed readers on the market today, News Notifications is as straightforward and uncomplicated as its drab title implies.

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Creative Podcasting For Businesses
Podcasting content comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Businesses are finding many different and creative ways of incorporating podcasts into their business strategies and marketing plans.

Here are just some of the various types of content that businesses are turning into podcasts...

Creative Podcasting for Businesses


Letting Your Kids Play in the Social Media Sandbox
After giving it some thought, and seeking counsel from friends who work for social start-ups in Silicon Valley, I called Luca and told him that he could have a YouTube account, but with one big caveat. We would make his account settings private, so that no one could leave comments.

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Twibble
Whether you own a blog or follow a number of RSS feeds, you probably share your favorite articles on Twitter to bring them to a larger audience. Twibble takes care of this for you, and automatically tweets articles for you based on your preferences.

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Notey Raises Funds
Is a wave of consolidation about to begin in the Big Data market?

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15 Best of jQuery RSS Feed Readers
RSS has been the easiest way to get the current update of any website or blog for a long time. These updates include full or summarized text like blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video in a standardized format. In today’s post we are presenting you our list of 15 best of the best jQuery RSS Feed Readers that can help you show these updates of other blog and sites on your own website.

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Social Selling 101
Begin at the beginning

When you start out social selling, do not automate any of your processes. Just focus on figuring out how to participate in a social conversation and getting connections through LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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When Crisis Strikes
We have all seen the tragedies that have struck a little too close to home. Be they humans' doing or the acts of mother nature, they are jarring at best, in part because they so often feel as though they are beyond our control. While we certainly can not prevent all tragedies, or even predict them, the way we react to such events can be powerfully influential. When crisis strikes, here are some things you can do to help yourself and those around you:

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Facebook RSS Feeds Add Fans
How to Convert a Facebook Page to an RSS Feed. In 3 easy steps, convert any Facebook page into an RSS feed to share across social media, create more likes and fans.

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Content Marketing Success
86% of B2B and 77% of B2C organizations use content marketing.

This makes the content marketing landscape extremely competitive. With more and more companies using content creation and its distribution to improve brand awareness, credibility and niche authority, run-of-the mill content marketing does not work anymore.

If you take a look at some of the best content marketing campaigns of 2014, you realize you can not afford to take content marketing for granted. You need to be able to create compelling content and ensure it reaches your target audience.

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Good House Keeping Recipes via RSS
All of the most recent Recipes and Entertaining RSS articles from GoodHousekeeping.com.

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Slow Start for Googles Smartwatches
It has been a slow start for Google’s smartwatches. Only 720,000 smartwatches powered by Android Wear, Google’s operating system for wearable devices, shipped in the last six months of 2014, according to research firm Canalys.

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Lawyers Use RSS Feeds
Lawyers have never been known as a technical bunch, but more and more often you see a lawyer with a palm pilot making appointments and a blackberry for those urgent messages. Electronic gadgets are now common in the courthouses across the US. Lawyers have increased productivity by utilizing technology so it should come as no surprise that lawyers are using RSS feeds as a means to grow and manage their practices.

Lawyers Use RSS Feeds


3 Ways to Use Social Media to Build Rapport With Your Customers
These days, prospects and customers have more information thrown at them than ever before. From phone calls and snail mail to emails and social channels like LinkedIn and Twitter, each new way for a person to initiate contact makes it harder for companies to break through all the noise.

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Social Media Etiquette
The power of social media is indisputable; what you say on line creates a lasting impact.

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8 Social-Media Sins That Are Sure to Get You Unfriended and Unfollowed
According to a recent social-media engagement study, Americans now spend more time on social media than any other Internet activity, including email. Social media is not going anywhere and businesses, small and large, are now recognizing their online presence is an essential part of their marketing strategy. Eight out of 10 small to medium-sized businesses now use social media to drive growth for their business, and three out of five say they have gained new customers through social media marketing.

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How social media wins the #SuperBowl
Super Bowl ads have long become their own kind of spectacle, with viewers ready to be dazzled by what advertisers will air to millions of viewers during the big game. Now, that marketing focus has extended beyond the television set as brands ramp up viewer engagement with tweets and other social campaigns.

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How to create an aggregated RSS Feed for Twitter
I am looking for a way to get an RSS-Feed that serves the same content as the main view on Twitter. I am following about 20 people at the moment and I could of course get an RSS-Feed from each of them separately, but I do not want my RSS-Reader to be cluttered with 20 Feeds if I can aggregate them into a single feed.

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Have you considered RSS Mesh?


How to Stay on Top of an Ever-Changing Online Landscape
A new year has begun, and it is promising to bring further advances in technology and changes in the way we work online.As marketers, we already need to be aware of the many different marketing outlets available – whether on or offline – and know how to take advantage of them.

When it comes to the web, though, things are often in a much greater state of flux. So really, what are some of the best ways to keep up with a living, breathing beast like the internet?

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How to Properly Use Social Media to Fit Your Business Strategy
In our increasingly connected society, building a social media presence is as commonplace as getting a driver’s license. Personal Facebook profiles, LinkedIn accounts, and Twitter handles are common among students and professionals alike. However, frequently updating your Pinterest boards does not necessarily equip you with the tools and experience that you need when crafting a social media strategy for your budding business.

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XML Sitemaps Or RSS Feeds? Google Says Use Both For Optimal Crawling
For optimal crawling, we recommend using both XML sitemaps and RSS feeds. XML sitemaps will give Google information about all of the pages on your site. RSS feeds will provide all updates on your site, helping Google to keep your content fresher in its index. Note that submitting sitemaps or feeds does not guarantee the indexing of those URLs.

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Working with RSS Feeds: Maximizing Your Content Stream
Do not just rely on visitors who click on the RSS badge or your web site. You must proactively syndicate your content to other appropriate RSS directories and web sites.

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Earning From Blogging
In between folding laundry and cleaning up after her children, a mom receives $5,000 to blog about an iPhone application for seven days. Another woman earns twice as much as her husbands $35,000 annual salary by hosting several one-hour Twitter parties each week.  

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Palabre RSS Reader
When starting the app for the first time, you can either sign in with your Feedly account or simply click Start. If you don’t have a Feedly account, do not worry. Palabre will suggest a number of popular feeds for you to choose from.

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Facebook to send Amber Alerts to users news feeds
The national Amber Alert system for missing children -- already on highway billboards, mobile phones and the Internet -- is extending its reach to Facebook, the globes biggest social site.

The Menlo Park social media giant announced Tuesday that it is partnering with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to send geographically targeted Amber Alerts to the members of the U.S. Facebook community.

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Social Media Reduces Stress for Women, But Not Men
What is social media doing to us? Is it stressing us out with its never-ending pings announcing new baby pictures, engagements, and unimportant messages to respond to? Or is it keeping us connected to people, and therefore happier? These are tricky and loaded questions, but a new survey from Pew adds a bit of evidence to the social media reduces stress side of the ledger. At least if you are a lady.

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Working with RSS Feeds: Maximizing Your Content
From a marketing perspective, an RSS feed is a direct pipeline to your target audience. It’s also a way to boost your Google search profile—sites that update more frequently get better search rankings.

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How to Create RSS Feeds For Twitter?
Twitter has permanently disabled the Twitter RSS Feeds, but thanks to Amit Agarwal from Labnol, he has come up with an alternate way to create Twitter RSS Feed using a Google Script and Twitter widgets.

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RSS to Buffer
IFTTT Recipe for RSS to Buffer


8 Best Conferences and Events for Entrepreneurs in 2015
For all the entrepreneurs who are running or launching a startup business, now it is the time for you to think strategically about new business opportunities or joint ventures for next year. Scheduling some time to attend conferences and business events with inspirational figures or likeminded professionals is always a smart move.

With countless numbers of conferences and events out there, BusinessVibes helps you to shortlist these 10 best and most recommended conferences and events for entrepreneurs to attend in 2015:

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How to Setup an RSS Feed in MailChimp
Every blog has an RSS feed but with Mailchimp you take your average RSS feed up a notch. By using a newsletter service like Mailchimp you can take your standard feed and turn it into an email campaign. This might sound confusing but Mailchimp helps make this process easy and this post will walk you through the process step by step.

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Pinterest RSS Feed
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It Takes a Village: How to Build a Community for Your Blog
When it comes to content marketing, your results do not only come from the content you create—your blog can also help you build a haven to nurture your current and future customers. In this post, we are going to look at the benefits of having a community for your blog, the challenges blog moderators face, and how to create an engaging space for your readers.

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How to Truncate RSS Feeds in WordPress
Always willing to help out a fellow blogger, I gladly pass along the information. But then gee golly one morning bells and whistles went off! Why don’t I create a tutorial showing others how to truncate their posts?

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Summary Writing Hints and Tips That Get Great Results
The summary is your hook to get readers to click on your article. Think of the summary as the hot fudge to your article titles ice cream. You can give a headline that states Ice Cream and it may be enough to turn a few heads, but not likely. Add a quick summary that describes the ice cream in more depth – such as the promise of a creamy, chocolate, mouthwatering, hot-fudge sundae – and you are far more likely to get the attraction you want and need.

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6 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your RSS Feed
Feed Tips for the Blogging Community:

Make it easy to subscribe to your feed. Have an RSS logo near the top of your blog (you’ve seen them – the little orange and white squares?

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Post to Twitter When Amazon Updates
Automatically post to Twitter when an Amazon RSS feed is updated.

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RSS Readers for Linux
RSS readers for linux allow users to view information contained in rss feeds in a specific location in an intuitive way.

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Facebooks Year In Review Shows Software Short-Comings
Facebooks automated year in review slideshows are meant to surface highlights from the year that was, but for some the virtual scrapbook simply brings back bad memories. In the case of web designer Eric Meyer, a photo of his recently deceased daughter appeared, surrounded by confetti, illustrations of party goers dancing and the exclamation Eric, here's what your year looked like! In response, Eric wrote a blog post about what he refers to as that apps Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty, and pointing to the shortcomings of modern software design.

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How to Build a Better Podcast
Learning in Hand created an infographic that ties in the value structure presented by SUCCES in with how the model can contribute to the success of a podcast. And while video will always garner a strong viewership, choosing to go the audio route is just as successful. Apple announced this year that they surpassed 1 billion subscriptions for podcasts through their iTunes app with additional apps like Soundcloud and iHeartRadio cropping up as a means to listen to even more podcasts hosted to the sites and major networks and celebrities getting on the podcasting bandwagon as well.

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13 Podcasting Tips from The Experts
Podcasting is an excellent medium to share content, and is showing signs of resurgence with a number of thought leaders and professional now entering (or re-entering) the Podcast arena.

In a recent interview, Chris Brogan was asked this question — If you had to give up one of your platforms, which one would it be? His answer — I would give up my blog and would keep my podcast and newsletter.

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16 Tips for Creating Compelling Content
As Google starts clamping down on Guest Blogging as an SEO technique the message is louder and clearer than ever. If you want to increase your ranking on Google you need to EARN links by creating content that people will naturally want to share.

If you’re not sure how to start doing this take a look at the infographic below from WebSearch SEO which gives you 16 tips to help you along the way.

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10 Tools to Help Discover and Monitor Negative SEO
People define negative SEO in a variety of ways. Some consider it the malicious efforts of your competitors to either build unsavory links to your website or steal the best links from your website. Others would add website hacking, content theft, brand impersonation, and similar strategies to the list. I consider negative SEO anything that could harm your reputation, visibility, or traffic in search. With that in mind, here are some tools and services you can use to monitor negative SEO activity and the harm it does to your website and brand.

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To Be Blunt, a Lot of Your Social-Media Marketing is Getting You Nowhere
Recently, Copyblogger made a shocking announcement: they were killing their Facebook page, even though they had 38,000 fans. Interestingly, this follows their decision earlier this year to close comments on their blog as well.

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Unlocking The Mystery Of Social Media ROI
We are addressing the subject on most peoples minds when it comes social media marketing – what is the ROI of social media? It’s a completely valid question and one that no one should shy away from! Companies part with hundreds of thousands of pounds on billboard advertising over a motorway and have virtually no idea of the ROI, even if the billboard company says 60,000 drivers pass under it every day.

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5 Top Social Media Campaigns of 2014
When was the last time a social media campaign made you really feel something, whether it was happiness, hope or fear?

Below are five of the most successful social media campaigns of 2014, each of which was able to tap into genuine emotion to make a lasting impact on consumers.

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How to Create an RSS Feed for Your Etsy Shop to Boost Sales Across Social Media
Looking to give your Etsy Shop a boost? Want a fast and easy way to showcase your products to your Twitter and Facebook audience? Promoting your Etsy items across social media is simple.

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Why You Should Automate Menial Social Media Activity by Using IFTTT
The marketing world is on an absolute tear automating menial, mundane, yet necessary tasks.

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8 Tools Every Marketer Needs in 2015
In the nature of making your 2015 as successful as possible, I want to share a few of my favorite marketing tools that I use on a daily basis. They make my make life easier, decisions more data driven, and my content more creative. We all have our own marketing toolbox, here is a look into mine. Here are my top 8 tools that are going to make your life as a marketer easier in 2015.

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A World of Podcasts
Podcasting is slowly becoming a huge market branching off from the likes of blogging and social media. Effectively, it is the same as blogging except instead of reading some words and looking at some pretty pictures, you actually hear the tone of voice behind the ideas and innovations. With a podcast you can infact truly determine the depth of the conversation and analyse the angles of communication through an individuals mind set. Reading is a huge global culture. It occurs every day from the sight of morning headline news to the vast pages in a legal document and the lunch menu at a team end-of-month munch-fest. You cannot escape it, even as you stare at the pixels on your laptop screen, text is everywhere.

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Benefits of RSS on a Website
From a viewers perspective, an RSS nourish is a fantastic way to keep up with present details from a particular person, company, or company - and deciding upon up is all that is needed. Details are provided by RSS up-dates, which are available in many ways and on many gadgets, offering quickly obtainable details otherwise skipped through RSS up-dates.

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Google RSS death creates $1.3M business
Because Feedly sold life-time memberships for a short period last year to the first 5,000 customers, the number of Pro users on a monthly or annual subscription is probably close to 30,000. At $45 each, that is revenue of $1.35 million each year.

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7 Social Media Security Tips To Protect Your Business
Many small businesses recognize the benefits of having a social media presence for customer service and long-term marketing purposes. However, many are slow to recognize social medias security issues and how employees own social presence can add to the companys security issues.

Some companies restrict internal access. Others may prevent employees from having any corporate association outside of work on their own social platforms. This is due to the fact that whatever an employee says outside of work publicly can have a significant impact on the organization.

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3 Ways to Get Business Recognition on Social Media
In our increasingly competitive world -- one in which we clamor for the right kind of attention for our companies -- the pursuit of likes can become an obsession.

While experts work to define the return on investment, or ROI, of social-media attention and quantify the financial value of social media-fans and followers, entrepreneurs have an innate sense that there is power in gathering a following of likes for our brands.

If being liked is an important goal, and if we measure our likeability by what our social-media fans are saying, how can we effectively gather that evidence of our likeability?

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25 Ways to Grow Your Social Media Presence
Having a good, or great, social media presence can help your business grow like wildflowers. But, this will only happen after you develop a large following and learn how to give them what they really want. Here are some great ways any business owner or marketer can increase their social media presence and help their business grow.

1. Identify Goals and Objectives
The first step in growing your social media presence is to identify your goals and objectives. This means make sure you know what you are going after – before you start posting. Ensure you know how each platform works, what audiences you can reach where, and what your objectives are and you will be off to a great start.

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Do CEOs Use Social Media?
Some pretty high-profile CEOs have jumped on the social media train, but most are only occasional users of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or other tools. The pace of adoption is picking up, however, and those CEOs that do have social media accounts are using them more.

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How to Use RSS Feeds
RSS may be antiquated to some because of the early days of online when RSS readers aggregated content from multiple sources and compiled them into one stream of news and headlines under an RSS reader. It made life easier for people because they did not have to go to dozens of slow Web sites to get their content. Instead, it all flowed to them.

As Web and social media sites became more sophisticated and access speeds became faster, the RSS readers faded away. But the ability of sites to distribute their content to other sites and also collect content from other sites is still viable even today.

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RSSFeedList
RSSFeedList is an RSS news aggregator


Repurpose eBook Content
One of the biggest advantages of repurposing your e-book content is getting a second chance to engage with your buyer personas. There are many common ways to repurpose all of the resources and time you put into your e-book such as blogging, sending promotional emails, and posting announcements on social media. With that, there are still numerous sharing channels that your business can take advantage of, you just may not know it yet.

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How To Turn An RSS Feed Into A Newsletter PDF
Did you know that you can rapidly and easily turn any RSS feed into a super cool newspaper style newsletter PDF?

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How to Sync RSS feeds to a Kindle
The Kindle Paperwhite is my go-to device for reading as I simply love the display. In contrast to my tablet or phone, I can use the device outdoors in direct sun-light without any issues which is a huge plus.

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Apple Acquires Podcasting App Swell
Apple has officially acquired Pandora-for-talk-radio app Swell. The purchase price for the two-year-old startup was around $30 million. As part of the acquisition, Swell is to shutter its iOS app this week.

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Podcasts and Copyrights
Podcasting has a very low barrier to entry; all you need is audio recording software and a means of creating an RSS feed, be it through software or manual work. As a result, just about anyone can podcast, and the quality of podcasts is therefore highly variable; there are professional podcasts that rival professional broadcasts in quality, and there are amateur podcasts that can not even be heard clearly. For this reason, copyright infringement leeches, often unwittingly, into a number of podcasts. To produce a successful podcast, it is important to understand and respect Western copyright laws. To help ensure that these things are done, we have compiled some information about podcasts, music, and copyright law.

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Social Media Feeds into Munchausen by Proxy
Experts say the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder in which caretakers purposely harm children and then bask in the attention and sympathy.

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Ecommerce Coming to Social Media
For Twitter and Facebook, the two principal combatants in the world of social media, e-commerce is emerging as the newest battleground.

Twitter announced in a blog post on Thursday that it had agreed to acquire CardSpring, a mobile payments infrastructure company that allows merchants to offer deals to consumers that can be loaded onto to their credit cards. When the card is used to pay at the store, the coupon is automatically applied.

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Social Media Risks
Within corporates, social media is no longer simply the domain of the marketing department. And directors on big boards are putting their management teams through the hoops, demanding to know their strategic response to the phenomenon that has changed the world.

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RSS Podcasting Explained
Many people don’t know the difference between broadcasting or streaming and podcasting. The difference is that broadcasting appears at the set location and at the set moment. So the broadcaster has all the control. If you want to listen to it, you have to be in front of your computer at the exact time.

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5+ Demos for jQuery Mobile RSS Readers
Over the past couple of years, mobile phones have become an important content consumption device. Also RSS Readers are important no matter. In this article, we’re sharing some Demos for jQuery Mobile RSS Readers. These jQuery Mobile RSS Reader Demos fetches the feeds in real time.

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SiriusXM Just Made Podcasts and Other Music Services More Relevant
With the firing of Anthony Cumia from the Opie and Anthony Show, SiriusXM has started down a very dangerous path that could ultimately help other audio entertainment mediums gain traction from ex-SiriusXM subscribers.

In the early days of satellite, the concept was novel and engaging.

In the early days of satellite, the concept was novel and engaging.
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Talking Social Strategy and Branding on iTunes
Podcasting is big business and currently there are 1 billion subscribers on iTunes listening to podcasts on the go.

Podcasting gives you another platform to share your social voice, ideas and thoughts, blog posts, ecourses and so much more.

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After the Death of Google Reader
A Year After Google Readers Death, How Do You Get Your News?

Wednesday marks the first anniversary of the death of Google Reader. While it is missed, we have moved on — plenty of alternatives have sprung up in its wake.

But we want to know how you get your news in the post-Google Reader world. Did you migrate to alternative services like Feedly, Feedbin or FeedWrangler? Are you using Twitter and Facebook as primary sources of news? Or do you still watch that old-fashioned device in your living room called a TV? Let us know, below.

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RSS Tools
Learn how to use the power of RSS as part of your marketing. RSS is becoming increasing popular. The reason is fairly simple. RSS is a free and easy way to promote a site and its content without the need to advertise or create complicated content sharing partnerships.

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Proven High Quality RSS Feed Aggregators
RSS feed aggregators require precision, user-friendliness, and overall quality to win the hearts of those who live by them.

These RSS feed aggregators can be difficult to come by, but there are a few out there that have withstood the test of time.

With the departure of Google Reader, it has become important to see who has survived and who was flushed away with this move as collateral damage.

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How to Add an RSS Feed in Outlook
How to Add an RSS Feed in Outlook

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Pinterest RSS Feed Widget
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Top RSS Feeds for Medical News
There is no harm in arming yourself with information when you need to talk to a doctor. A better informed patient (or a patient’s guardian) makes for a wiser decision maker. We are living on the cutting edge of great medical leaps. Medical news and alerts help us to keep pace with these leaps. Let’s look at some top websites for RSS medical news feeds and stay alert with the help of their feeds.

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Turn Gmail Into an RSS Reader With IFTTT
IFTTT is one of our favorite Web services, allowing users to plug different online apps and sites together with no coding required. Through a simple step-by-step interface you can create customized recipes —each one involves a trigger if this and a resulting action then that. You can use it to get SMS weather alerts, duplicate status updates, back up your photos, control your home lighting and a whole lot more.

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How to Find Highly Effective Keywords
Have you ever used a technique for years, only to find out that it blows people away? For SEO purposes I use a very quick and simple system to find the right keywords, that factors in how popular a keyword is with the level of competition. It only takes a few minutes and helps you tap into the gold that lies buried  in the rubble that Google give you.

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RSS Feeds to Burn
Post Alerts are perhaps the most valuable reason to have an RSS Feeds. If your blog has a mailing list that gets alerted every time you post, you can thank RSS Feeds for pushing it their way.

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Feedly RSS Reader Taken Down By Attackers
Internet consumers used to getting their news from the popular RSS reader Feedly were left in the dark Wednesday morning after the service was taken down in what was described as a denial of service attack that included an attempt to extort money from the company, according to the website Verge.

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Evernote and Feed.ly Servers were Hit by DDoS Attacks as Criminals Tried to Extort Money
Earlier this week, popular notetaking app Evernote, and RSS feed service Feed.ly were taken down by multi-hour DDoS attacks.
Evernote managed to stay active with major lag and issues while Feedly was rendered unavailable.

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Roost Takes on Twitter with RSS
A new Y Combinator-backed startup called Roost wants to succeed where RSS readers perhaps failed with the introduction of a new service that lets consumers subscribe to websites using browser-based push notifications. However, unlike a browser plug-in system such as PageMonitor, for example, Roost is based on an upcoming standard for web push, which is built into Safari and is coming soon to Google Chrome and Firefox.

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Link RSS feeds to email with Blogtrottr
RSS feeds are fine if you can find a good feed reader and the time to grind through the results, but lets face it - email is the center of most peoples universes. So why not converge RSS and email?

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Google Looks to Shed 'Geek' Glass with Designer Chic
Google Glass Makeover - The company noted that the new Google Glass designs build on the Titanium Collection released this past January.
The designer collection will include five new frames and eight new shades.

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Twibble
Save time and easily feed content from any blog to Twitter to help amplify the things you care about.

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What To Say When You Do Not Like Social Media
Interesting:

I do not use social media. Some of my friends keep asking me to join social media and interact with them that way. I tell them I consider social media to be a waste of time and that I have more important things to do. Yet they continue bugging me to join social media. What can I tell them to convince them it is better for me not to be on social media?

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Buffer Introduces RSS Feeds And Handpicked Content Suggestions For Its Paid Plans
Buffer is about sharing content, and now also a little about content curation. The social scheduling and sharing application announced two new features that could save you the trouble of searching for content to share.

Buffer feeds has just been introduced for users on the Awesome and Business plans. Users on the free Individual plan can try out Feeds by signing up for a trial of Buffer for Business. Users on both these paid plans can connect their preferred feeds from websites to their social accounts on Buffer and create a continuous stream of content ready to be share

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Can RSS Feeds Help SEO
Any owner of a website that is marketing or promoting a product or a service is concerned about the amount of traffic it generates. Not only is the concern about traffic, but the quality of the traffic is really the key. If your website does not rank well in the search engines, it can limit the amount of sales that you make, so anything to improve the ranking is welcome.

One way to achieve a higher visibility is to improve the quality and the amount of relevant content whenever possible. One way to do this is to use RSS feeds.

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3 Best RSS Readers for Android
If you are using an Android phone or tablet, then there are numerous RSS reader apps available on Google play store that you can use to follow your favorite sites and blogs, all in one place.
Here are some of the best free RSS reader apps to get you started.

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YouTube Kills Off RSS Feeds
it looks like Googles anti-RSS policy is trickling down to YouTube subscriptions. The newly-implemented YouTube Data API v3 now throws out a 403 Forbidden error on trying to add the publicly accessible feed of new subscriptions from any YouTube account.

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Guide to Social Marketing
Downloadable guide to social marketing.

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Pull RSS Feeds Into Buffer’s Social Media
Buffer, the social media scheduling and analytics tool, is introducing a useful new feature today the ability to pull RSS feeds into its dashboard.

It will allow users of Buffers paid product to have an automatically populated queue of content to share on their connected social media accounts. It other words, it could be a godsend for people juggling multiple social channels.

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Content Marketing: The 4 Most Critical Components to Measure & Analyze
Content marketing has gained much traction over the last 18 months and for good reasons. It is becoming an important part of any organizations marketing mix and can have an immediate impact on how companies are perceived, as well as their success online.

Content marketing also has an immediate impact on search.

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Ping.It Brings Context to RSS Feeds
In May last year, we brought you news on Ping.it, a Web-based RSS reader that lets you create tailored feeds by keywords and popularity. At its most basic

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Create Clicks to Tweets
How to Create Click to Tweets for Easy Sharing of Your Podcast

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Torrent Enable RSS Feeds
RSS feeds are a great tool for keeping up to date with the latest information across the web, whether that be plain news updates or other fresh content. Now a new website allows users to transform any RSS feed into a torrent-enabled RSS feed which can be imported into a torrent client for automated downloads of a limitless array of content.

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Windows 8 News App
Thanks to a recent update to the Bing News app, Windows 8 now includes a native RSS client. And while the News app is not currently a perfect replacement for Google Reader, which is being retired this summer, it is suddenly a viable option, one that syncs your feeds across multiple PCs.

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Google Plus RSS Feeds
It is fortunately dead easy to create an RSS feed for a Google Plus profile. All you need is the users Google profile ID and the url that you have to add it to to create the feed.

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Two Easy Tips To Manage Your Unread RSS Feeds Better
You may have RSS feeds accumulating dust over time, but that unfortunately does not mean the number of unread items will kindly reduce for you.

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How to: Convert FaceBook posts into an RSS feed
Take any Facebook Fan Page and pull their content into an RSS reader.

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Social Media and the Law
Now that folks are posting and tweeting and retweeting - complaints and grievances around the clock, is every negative experience a possible class action? If someone has a bad experience with a bank or someone gets food poisoning at a restaurant or someone has a problem with a prescribed medicine, he can immediately find others with similar outrages. Are social media making it easier for plaintiffs to band together?

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Teens, Social Media and the School System: Misunderstood or Toxic Relationship?
The education system has its flaws. You do not have to be a researcher to know that. Am I biased? Of course I am, but so is everyone else who has ever been to school.

The education we have in this country is incredible compared to some countries that do not. I am not disregarding them; I have the perspective of a student who has had the luxury of going to school my entire life and a pretty good one at that. Schools all over the world have flaws. Some are small but some are quite substantial.

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Social Media Audit
One way to jump-start a content strategy that not only engages but motivates your audience is to conduct a social media audit. An audit also can be useful as you analyze your competitors social media efforts and get a handle on any unauthorized activity taking place on rogue accounts bearing your name and or likeness.

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Increase Sales on Ebay with RSS Feeds
As eBay sellers continue to try to crack the code of Cassini, one suggestion coming from the eBay team is to refresh RSS feeds. If you are not familiar, an RSS feed is a technology where a web feed is used to distribute information, or to distribute content to a large number of people at one time. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. eBay sends an RSS feed to Google. Sellers do not have to do anything to make this happen - eBay automatically sends information about each listing to Google using RSS feeds.

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Add RSS To Increase Touch Points
Would you like to reach your site visitors again and again after they visit your blog?

One way that businesses and organizations can increase readership of their blog posts and the touch points they have with visitor after the visit is by encouraging those visitors to subscribe to get new post alerts via email.

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Podcast RSS Feed Survey Results
Checkout the Podcast RSS Feed Survey Results

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5 ways News Brands can take advantage of Linkedin
LinkedIn may have started out as a simple way to build professional connections and share contact details, but more users are looking to share articles that interest them, the Digital Media Europe conference heard today.

Isabelle Roughol, France editor for LinkedIn, told delegates that, compared to five years ago, there are five times as many people coming to the site for content than for jobs searches.

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Backup RSS Feed to Google Spreadsheet
Backup your RSS feed to a Google spreadsheet using an IFTTT recipe


Use RSS Feeds to Boost Your Web Traffic
We all know that the content writers are bringing their juice into social media nowadays, as people see Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms as ridiculously fresh, upbeat, and contemporary. Both are competing to be the best in content delivery, making these social networking sites an area for socialization and easier product exchange, a social slash business hub perfect for the growing online market.

Amongst the hustle brought about by too many content delivered in these sites, it is likely that the simple RSS is already forgotten, disabled and dead. But this is a wrong notion. As the RSS feeds are still coming on stronger than ever, and is still treated as one of the supreme in hot‐wiring the many thoughts of the general population brought together.

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5 Reasons Your Social Media is Not Working
Common sense pretty much tells us most of what we need to know to get our fans and followers engaged with our social media content.

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7 Best Feeds For RSS Weather Updates
These days, there are a lot of really useful ways that you can use RSS feeds. They are the fastest and most efficient way to receive alerts and updates from anywhere. You can serve those updates up on the sidebar of your website or blog, in your RSS reader or on your mobile phone.

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Optimize Your Social Presence With These App-on-App Strategies
But you might be wondering: Do we really need all of these burgeoning apps? With hundreds of options to choose from, it can sometimes feel like social media overkill.

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How to Use RSS Feeds to Download Torrents
There is a lot of content available on BitTorrent these days. Normally you would go to a torrent site, look for the torrent you want to download, download the torrent file and then add it to your torrent client for download.

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20 Experts on Finding Engaging Content
In order to engage your followers, we all know you need to share interesting content with them regularly. Of course, there are plenty of tools that help you schedule and share content, such as Buffer, Hootsuite, and SproutSocial. But what about finding content your audience will love?

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Tips for Setting Up a Web Store
Setting up a retail outlet on the web is not an easy process. There is plenty you need to be aware of when it comes to launching an online store, from the initial site design, to the often-overlooked extras that will have customers knocking down your virtual door.

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Full Text RSS Feeds
In the business world, you cannot fight and ignore the data away, as the interaction of data and how you analyze it is the primary driver for your business in gaining competitive business strategies.

Most successful companies have built their businesses around the use of data, and even if you have the techniques and the manpower skill set that will analyze your data trends, it does you no good as it eats up your production time.

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Facing RSS Feed Clutter
Many RSS users complain of information overload with too many RSS feeds cluttering their inbox. Fortunately, a number of RSS organization tools can tame even the wildest of feed collections.

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8 Creative Ways To Use RSS Feeds
If you have a blog created with WordPress, TypePad, or Blogger, you can use Blog2Print to create a book directly from your blogs RSS feed. The book can include photos, comments, and be printed in black and white or color.

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Clean Up RSS Feeds
Nothing motivates me to clean up like having to move. When I move house, which I do more often than I like, I see it as a time to purge junk and scrub the new place from corner to corner before moving in any of my stuff. And that is how I feel about RSS feed readers right now.

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RSS to Create a Photo Tweet
IFTT Recipe  for an RSS Feed to create a tweet with photo.

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Social Media You are Doing it Wrong
The mistakes that make crazy are avoidable. Sometimes, people do not realize it is wrong. Other times, people do not think it is a quick fix.

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Social Media Making You Stupid
Social media, we all know, can make you unproductive. If you’re indiscreet or offensive, it can complicate your relationships. But can it also make you downright dumb?

That is what a new study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface suggests. How can spending more time on Facebook or Twitter end up making us stupider?

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Facebook Testing Highlights
According to TechCrunch, three tabs reside within the People section, including Highlights, which displays your friends birthdays and important life events.

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Increase Your Web Traffic with RSS
There are all kinds of ways to get more traffic to your blog or website, but one that often gets overlook is the use of real simple syndication feeds.

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Zapier
Zapier sets you free by making it easy to connect apps like Email and RSS so your data can be where you want it, when you want it.


Submit Your RSS Feeds
Huge list of sites to Submit your RSS Feeds


Unread RSS Reader
Unread is a RSS reader that understands that, keeps things simple, and provides you with a ton of gestures so you can get around the app quickly.

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Crowd Sourcing and Social Media
It seems that our society is growing ever more dependent on social media; more and more people are joining social networking giants such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and more such websites and applications are springing up to meet the rising demand for them. As society and culture continue this turn towards technology, so do the operations of society, especially through crowdsourcing. A powerful tool, crowdsourcing does much good, but has also caused a number of problems. In such a situation, one must ask: do the benefits of crowdsourcing really outweigh the risks

Crowd Sourcing and Social Media


SquareSpace Adds Stats for RSS Feeds
We provide further context about your audience with a breakdown of where your subscribers are coming from. People who manually add your feed to an RSS reader will be classified as Individuals, people who use popular feed clients such as Feedly or Google Feedfetcher will be labeled as such.

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Twitter Buys Patents From IBM
IBMs the biggest patent holder of all time, and when it comes to defending them, it tries to work things out amicably. That is exactly what is happened with Twitter, after the social giant today announced it has bought 900 patents from Big Blue and entered into a cross-licensing agreement to limit the threat of future lawsuits.

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Partial or Full RSS Feeds?
It seems the opinions are mixed on partial versus full RSS feeds. Full feeds give the recipients complete access to what a blogger has published, with the convenience of never having to visit the actual blog. This can be a problem for the blogger, especially if they were hoping to gain more page views from their RSS feed.

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Zapier Integrates RSS an Tumbler
How Can I Connect RSS with Tumblr?

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Facebook Paper Launch
Facebook on Thursday officially unveiled Paper, a new app created by Facebook Creative Labs, though it did so without any sort of big press event around the new application, which includes tons of content, including your news feed, news articles, photos and more. In other words, it s much more robust than a simple RSS feed replacement to compete with FlipBoard, as earlier rumors suggested it might be.

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How the Feed Changed the World
The feed now dominates online content consumption, from the news we read on our mobile devices to the social networks we check constantly throughout the day, as well as the ads that integrate onto those platforms.

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10 RSS Readers for Macs
Most people use the internet for obtaining information and keeping up-to-date with things. Internet information is delivered in different forms such as forum discussion, blogs and news. A great way of getting the latest information from your favorite websites or channels is through the use of RSS feed readers. With it, you can get automatic updates from channels and websites that are important to you. Below are a few of the best the best RSS feed readers for Mac.

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5 Free RSS Readers
In this list, we will be talking about 5 free RSS Reader apps for Windows 8. RSS feeds have quickly become the growing trend, by keeping you updated about the latest posts on various websites. Fetch the RSS feeds of a news website in an RSS Reader app.

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How to Track RSS Feeds
For starters, it is important to understand that you do not need a service for RSS. Your RSS feed already exists without a third party service. The only thing a third party service would do for you is try to help keep track of subscribers. But even without that service, people can still subscribe to your feed.

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6 Months After Google Reader Shut Down
6 months ago this day Google Reader shut down and the voices of millions of blog posts were suddenly silenced. Although there was a huge outcry before Google reader disappeared, on the actual day it went away it seemed to pass many users by without a word.

Part of the reason was that by this time a few groups had come out with alternative apps for the service so it was easy to miss but also many tweets and blog posts had been written venting their frustration. But 6 months on and the picture has changed a lot. The internet (at least for nerds) looks very different than it did before.

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Everything You Need to Know About YouTube RSS Feeds
YouTube is also a site filled with video content which can be extracted via RSS. You might be keen to share YouTube RSS feeds of your own content or you might want to get RSS feeds of things that interest you. Whatever your reasoning, you’re going to need to know a little bit about YouTube RSS feeds in order to get started.

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Educational Uses for RSS Feeds
RSS feeds provide a convenient method for teachers and administrators to send important information to parents and students.

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14 Other Ways to Use RSS Feeds
Undeniably RSS is one of the best things that has happened to the web after email. Not only has it made browsing a lot more productive, convenient, fun … you name it, but it has also introduced a number of new ways to interact with content that we could never have imagined before.

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Web Design Trends for 2014
Above all, web designers have got to realize what it takes to stay competitive. They need to mix disciplines and understand that there’s a lot more to HTML conversion than they ever thought.

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Collection of Library RSS Feed
Follow the new books available at the Library using RSS Feed.


Large Collection of Christmas RSS Feeds
Follow Christmas via RSS Feeds!


Over Sharing!
In an effort to ensure UK courts can conduct fair trials, the UK Attorney Generals Office will soon start advising Facebook and Twitter users about the dangers of commenting on legal cases. In a world of super-injunctions and tweeted court cases, users have often shared sensitive legal information, believing they are entitled to free speech online. However, Facebook and Twitter posts are subject to the same laws that apply to newspapers and TV media, meaning a status update or a tweet about a case or defendant could go viral, potentially influencing a jury or revealing the names of victims.

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Bringing People to Your Blog
The first step is to understand that you have very little control over the way in which people discover and come across your content. But once they do — and assuming they are interested in coming back — your responsibility is to give them a multiple-choice selection of avenues by which to do so.

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Wearably
With more wearable devices entering the market, the way we read online content could change significantly. Instead of taking out a smartphone, readers of the near-future will more often read from devices like Google Glass or the Galaxy Gear.

A new service makes it easier for content from RSS feeds and websites to transition to wearable technology. Wearably helps publishers display their content on wearable devices such as smartwatches or Google Glass.

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100 Podcasting Tips from
Unique, profound, and unconsidered tips from other podcasters to help you make your podcasts so much better!

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How to Display RSS Feeds on a Website
FeedForAll has made available a free PHP program called rss2html.php, which can be used by webmasters to automatically display RSS feeds on their website. The resulting webpage will always show the RSS feed's most current data. The advantage of using the rss2html.php script is that the resulting webpages contents will always be up to date, and can be easily spidered by search engines.

How to Display RSS Feeds on a Website


USDA RSS Feeds
Follow the USDA RSS Feeds.


How to Subscribe to RSS Feeds on YouTube
You can subscribe to video authors and channels on YouTube to be informed whenever new videos are uploaded to them. This is a very handy feature, as you do not have to check this out manually instead.

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Cyber Monday RSS Software
Cyber Monday RSS Feed Software Solutions


Blogging and Podcasting
Blogging and Podcasting are two effective ways to pull in more traffic and drive more money to any business model. Apart from the visual ways, tangential ways to make money proves more striking to the producers.

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Black Friday Deals Via RSS Feed
Checkout these Black Friday Deals via RSS Feed

SlickDeals (scroll to bottom for RSS Feeds)
FatWallet via RSS Feed
Amazon Black Friday RSS Feed


Create an RSS feed using the Twitter API
It used to be easy to create an RSS feed to follow a Twitter hashtag, user or keyword. One way to do this was to create a Twitter RSS feed using Twitter search engine Topsy.

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How to Use RSS Readers To Save You Time
Online media offers an amazing resource to anyone with an internet connection — countless articles, interviews, and reports, all waiting for you to click through and read.

But when you have so many options, sometimes you just can not remember all of the websites worth checking out.

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How Do You Manually Add RSS Feeds to Google Play
By copying the entire RSS feed URL and pasting it into the search box in Newsstand, you can find a box you can add under Feeds. This method seems to work, although for a couple of sample feeds I got an endless loading loop. Others might not show up at all if the app does not properly detect them.

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How to Get the RSS Feed of Any Facebook Page
How to Get the RSS Feed of Any Facebook Page

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RSS Feed Humor


Niche RSS Feeds
Just as the second generation of search engines and directories evolved into niche topic specific portals we are seeing the same occur in the area of RSS feed directories and search engines. While some directories are admittedly more niche than others the trend is obvious.

Niche RSS Feeds


Production and Use of Sound Effects
Sound effects are artificially created or enhanced sounds that are used in artistic works to emphasize or express an action, mood, or feeling. Sound effects were initially used in radio dramas, but can be observed more often today in podcasts, theater, films, and television shows. They are often synchronized with certain actions, such as a door's slamming being accompanied by the appropriate noise. Sound effects may also be used in the background of a scene to create anticipation or other emotions.

Production and Use of Sound Effects


RSS Feed to Facebook with IFTTT
Get the recipe for RSS Feed to Facebook with IFTTT.


How to Build Social Media Relationships with Leaders
Do you use Influence Marketing to network with your industry persuaders? Do you even know how?

Whether you are a big brand or a small business, Influence Marketing is a flourishing method to build your online social standing, increase your SEO, and drive traffic to your blog.

In part one of this three part series on Influence Marketing, I showed you how to find your social Influencers.

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Turn an RSS Feed into a Google Glass App
As media companies race to adapt to their readers increased reliance on smartphones and tablets, creating content for the next frontier of devices--bodily extensions like Google Glass and smartwatches--probably falls into the “to do later” category for many publishers.

Washington, D.C., startup Silica Labs is trying to change that with Wearab.ly, a platform that turns content from existing RSS feeds into apps formatted for wearable devices. Launched earlier this year as Simple Wing with a Google Glass app for National Geographic, the recently rebranded service has now cornered the D.C. media market with new relationships with NPR and Atlantic Media.

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Google+ to RSS Feed
Online tool to create Google+ to an RSS feed.


Effective Social Media Strategies
For individuals who are using social media to market their organization, business, cause, etc., pervading every corner of the Internet with generic social media profiles is not the most effective strategy. Determine which social media platforms are appropriate for your audience or constituents. Create content that is compelling, and present information in creative ways.

Here are a few examples of how companies and people are using social media in effective and engaging ways:

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Free RSS Feed Icons
Collection of Free RSS Feed Icons Available.


Social Media Tips for Educators
Communicating is a HUGE challenge for education leaders: listening, sharing, and building support are an ongoing challenge at school and in the community. While it may initially feel like a big investment of time, social media can open doors, leverage time, and build support.

The Getting Smart team lives in social media.  We use it to learn, to advocate, and to share innovations in learning. Here are 25 tips on how to quickly ramp up your social media presence and extend your #Edsocial impact:

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RSS Tools to Make Reading Feeds Easier
Here are some tools that help reading and consuming RSS Feeds a bit easier.

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Feedly Offering Lifetime Accounts
Feedly users hoping the RSS reader would reintroduce lifetime subscriptions, well, your wish was granted a few days ago with the services 17.4 update.

Previously, subscriptions for Feedly Pro were available monthly or yearly, for $5 and $45 respectively. As of late last week, a third option is now available for a never-ending subscription, if you are willing to part with the sum of $299.

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How to Create an Instagram RSS Feed
Have you ever wanted to share your Instagram photos or videos with your social audience or display them on your blog or website? One of the biggest challenges with Instagram is determining how to maximize your content outside the Instagram app.

An RSS feed of your Instagram content will provide flexibility to extend the reach of your images and video taken inside the app.

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Feedly Updated
Feedly now offers users a 30 percent faster refresh rate on all feeds and a new Pro feature which has been added, allows feeds from smaller sites with fewer followers to be updated about 4x faster. Allowing the Feedly system to load faster and refresh faster than ever before say its developers.

Another new feature in the Feedly service is the Custom Sharing options that are now available to Pro users of the service and provide a preference option to enable a custom send to URL option. Allowing users to send articles to the clipper or service of their choice.

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RSS to Email Promotion
The RSS to Email feature sends subscribers a regular digest of your most recent posts using a template and schedule you decide.

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Great Collection of Medical RSS Feeds
Huge collection of Medical RSS Feeds from Medical News Today.


Follow Major League Baseball via RSS
Collection of RSS Feeds for Major League Baseball.


RSS Feeds for Your Favorite Comics
Checkout these RSS feeds of popular comics.


Learn How to Display an RSS Feed in PowerPoint
Learn the steps to include an RSS feed in a PowerPoint presentation.


Mass Pinger
Ping unlimited RSS Feed URLS using Mass Pinger.


26 Great Ideas for Blog Posts!
26 Great Ideas for Blog Posts!
Blogs have increased in popularity because they provide a steady stream of new and unique content. The only issue presented by this quality of blogs is that it may become difficult for those who run blogs to think of interesting and novel posts. If you have jumped on the blogging bandwagon but suffer writer's block, do not panic: we have created a list of 26 ideas for blog posts.

Great Ideas for Blog Post Topics


Production and Use of Sound Effects
Sound effects are artificially created or enhanced sounds that are used in artistic works to emphasize or express an action, mood, or feeling. Sound effects were initially used in radio dramas, but can be observed more often today in podcasts, theater, films, and television shows. They are often synchronized with certain actions, such as a door's slamming being accompanied by the appropriate noise. Sound effects may also be used in the background of a scene to create anticipation or other emotions.

Unsurprisingly, the most realistic sound effects tend to be recordings of actual sounds. To create these sound effects, the actual sounds that are recorded may also be edited or enhanced; sometimes, the pitch, intensity, or another aspect of the sound may be altered using software.

Production and Use of Sound Effects


List of RSS Readers for the Mac
Here is a list of RSS Readers available on the market for the Mac.

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Places to Submit RSS Feeds and Blog Posts
Tips for places to submit RSS feeds and blog posts.


How to Enable RSS Feeds on WordPress
Tips on how to enable RSS feeds on WordPress.


Feedolu
Feedolu is an RSS feed reader that makes it easy to read, organize and share content.


RSS Feed to Evernote Recipe
How to use If This Then That for sending RSS feeds to Evernote.


RSS Resources for Tax Professionals
A couple of RSS Resources for Tax Professionals.


StreamSend
StreamSend now offers the ability to put an RSS-based news, information or message on any email template.


Content Syndication Strategies
For some brands, it is not always clear what they want to accomplish from syndication. Is the goal to drive traffic to the main website in a fashion similar to SEO or paid search? Is the goal to build awareness of your products? Or is the goal something else entirely?

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Use Ping.It to Gather RSS Feeds with Keyword Filtering
Ping.its newsgathering and monitoring ability just got more powerful – as you can now set up feeds based on keywords and only surface stories that have gained traction on social media

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Digg Launches Android App with RSS
Digg, trying hard to reclaim its once-prominent position as a go-to site for interesting links on the Net, has released an Android app that combines discovery with RSS reading.

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How to Make Your Own RSS Feeds
For news, sports, entertainment, online publications and blogs, the benefits of implementing an RSS feed is obvious: Deliver information to your visitors even when they are not actively surfing your site, and they will be sure to come back when an item piques their interest. For other types of businesses, an RSS feed can keep you top-of-mind with your past customers.

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Google+ RSS Feeds
RSS feeds are not officially supported by Google Plus yet, that's bad if you want to follow a specific user on the new social networking site. Sure, you could add the user to a circle to read all  messages on the Google Plus website, or visit the stream of that user directly to access the new messages.

Both options are not really that comfortable, especially if you do not hang out 24/7 on Google Plus. The alternative? You could try a service that turns a stream into an RSS feed

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RSS Feed Advertising
More companies see the spread of RSS as a great way to get their information to users, and profit from advertising placed within those feeds too. Last October, JupiterResearch noted less than 10 percent of RSS feeds had advertising in them, and no major advertisers were using feeds as part of their marketing strategies.

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Fun Bridal Guide RSS Feeds
Know any brides? Checkout the Bridal Guides RSS Feeds.


Paid RSS Tools Market
It has been a month since Google Reader shut down, breaking users hearts and bringing an end to a nearly eight-year run of RSS dominance. As soon as word came of Readers impending doom, third parties like Digg, Feedly, and others sprung into action, eager to replace the old guard. At the time, they looked like a rescue team, gallantly swooping in to save us from regular old web browsing. But after a month, the squad of reader replacements has turned into a set of regular products trying to keep up with user demands. So how well have these replacements done in Google Reader’s absence?

It turns out it is hard to make an RSS reader. Feedly switched over to its own servers with just a few weeks to spare and Digg launched mere days before Readers lights-out. Newsblur had been running since 2009, but faced a flood of traffic after Google announced the reader shutdown, and founder Samuel Clay describes pulling 14-hour days for months just to keep the site loading in under 100 milliseconds.

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Facebook News Feeds
The usefulness of Facebooks News Feed ranking algorithm may not be universally agreed upon, but the social network's dedication to improving it is unquestionable.

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14 Other Ways to Use RSS Feeds
Undeniably RSS is one of the best things that has happened to the web after email. Not only has it made browsing a lot more productive, convenient, fun … you name it, but it has also introduced a number of new ways to interact with content that we could never have imagined before. While you’re most probably already familiar with the idea of RSS feeds and Feedreader, there are several other ways you can make use of feeds.

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Future of FeedBurner
Google has treated Feedburner like a bad impulse buy ever since purchasing it in 2007, leaving it in a state of neglect. After the announcement that Google Reader was being discontinued, the Internet grapevine began buzzing about what Google service was next on the chopping block. The general consensus is that it will be Feedburner, since both the API and Adsense for Feeds have already been closed. It would make sense, if you are a webmaster, to redirect your RSS feed and newsletter subscribers to FeedPress before it's too late.

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100 Uses for RSS Feeds
Many equate RSS with blogs and little else. However, we have found that RSS is multi-faceted and has a scope far beyond blogs. Take a look at these 100 ways that RSS is being used in real world situations:

100 Uses for RSS Feeds


Feedly Raises 500K in 8 Hours
The Feedly RSS service raised half a million dollars Monday, pulling in an average of more than $62,000 in subscriptions each hour over an eight-hour span.

Two days ago, Feedly kicked off a paid version of its RSS service by offering $99.99 lifetime subscriptions to the first 5,000 customers.

Later in the day, Edwin Khodabakchian, CEO and co-founder of DevHD -- the company behind Feedly -- said that the 5,000 accounts had been snapped up in eight hours. The total to Feedly: almost $500,000.

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Roll Your Own RSS Reader
With IFTTT you can easily create a recipe to automate delivery of an RSS feed to a bookmarking service like Delicious, Diigo, or Pinboard; an email address; or your favorite read-it-later service like Evernote, Instapaper, Pocket, or Readability.

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Guide to Extending RSS in Drupal
If you need to provide updated information from your site to external consumers, RSS is generally the go-to standard you use. It provides a well-defined and well-supported definition. Generator and consumer RSS solutions are widely available in pretty much any programming language or web framework out there.

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Pro Version of Feedly
RSS reader Feedly is planning to launch a paid pro service and beef up its existing service with premium features.

Feedly Pro will cost $5 per month for new services like article search, save-to-Evernote integration, premium support and more secure browsing via https protocol.

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Still More Google Reader Alternatives
Google Reader closed its virtual doors on July 2nd, becoming one of the largest Google services to get the axe. In the weeks leading up to its closure, several alternative RSS solutions emerged, hoping to win over the millions of people looking for a new Reader. But with literally dozens of entrants, it’s now much more difficult to find the right solution for your needs.

We have tested all of the top solutions currently available and have selected the four best services for you. These are fully featured solutions, meaning you can manage them both from the Web and from Android or iOS apps. Here are our top four Google Reader alternatives.

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A Simple Way to Create RSS for Twitter
Twitter has dropped support for RSS Feeds but there does exist a solution, slightly complicated though, that you may use to generate feeds for your various Twitter streams including Twitter search results, user timelines and even Twitter lists.

Without RSS feeds, it is difficult to use your Twitter data elsewhere. For instance, you can no longer create recipes in IFTTT that get triggered when you post a new tweet. You cannot import your Twitter timeline automatically into your blog. You cannot track Twitter search results for certain keywords in your RSS reader.

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Caffeinated RSS
Caffeinated was a polished Google Reader RSS client with a great layout; but the demise of Google Reader forced developer Curtis Hard to rewrite the core components of the app and liberate it from its Google roots. Now in version 2.0.1, Caffeinated is a very capable standalone RSS reader for OS X.

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Track the Top Charts and New Content
Track the top podcasts and new content on iTunes using RSS Feeds

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RSS Feed for Top 250 Movies
Checkout the RSS feed for the top 250 movies.


Mention is Replacing Google Alerts
We last caught up with Mention back in March, just as it had raised $800,000 to help develop its Google Alerts-esque service for the social Web

Indeed, Mention has set out its stall to reinvent Google Alerts with a system that allows users to receive real-time mentions – as you would expect – about anything online, across Windows, iOS, Android, the Web and Chrome. Though the service is largely used by companies to monitor mentions of their name, it can of course be used by anyone.

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How to use IFTTT to Automate
You may think of the Web as a big tubular mesh of interconnectedness, but really, apps and sites tend to be more like islands than Kumbaya-singing cooperative circles. Evernote does not seamlessly save your notes to Dropbox. The Facebook photos you are tagged in do not automatically post to your Flickr account. Articles you save in Feedly do not push themselves to Pocket for later reading.

As explained below, IFTTT changes all that, bringing your various Web-service ingredients together into a smart, automatic, and, above all else, connected Internet stew. Yes, IFTTT makes the Web both scrumptious and ridiculously powerful, and we're going to show you how to brew up some deliciously useful recipes, as well as highlight some awesome IFTTT tasks that others have already created.

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Easy Way to Subscribe to Twitter via RSS
Last month, Twitter unfortunately killed-off RSS feeds for users of the service. Subscribing to your own Twitter feed is a great way to archive your tweets and make them searchable through whatever RSS Reader you’re using. Of course, now that Google Reader, too, has been killed-off, most of the other readers available right now do not have a search feature. However, most are promising to deliver that ability soon.

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Hootsuite RSS Syndicator
As per an update on the 27 June 2013 on the Social Times, Hootsuite one of most popular platforms used by social media managers to efficiently update their accounts has finally launched the Hootsuite Syndicator, an RSS reader that would operate directly from the platform’s dashboard for users of Google Chrome.

According to the report, the users of Googles dashboard can now display their RSS feed directly from the account and seamlessly share the latest content across multiple social media networks. Those who use Google Chrome would get a special advantage of being able to subscribe to RSS feeds using by the installing the syndicator extension.

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Feedly Replaces Google Reader
Feedly  launched in 2008 as a sort of alternative skin for Google Reader. Its interface was cleaner and more colorful, although Google Reader provided the engine behind Feedlys content-delivery system. Shortly after Google announced in March that it would shut Google Reader, Feedly declared that it would build its own backend engine; it was implemented in June.

The switch to Feedly may be born of necessity for Google Reader devotees, but it is hardly a sacrifice. Feedlys design and interface are more pleasant and intuitive than Googles, and keeping up with new content on the web is flat-out more fun.

To add content, hit the search icon at the top right corner of Feedly's main screen and a menu slides gracefully into view. From here, browse through several topics from among Feedlys featured choices, search for the title of a blog or publication with an RSS feed, or type the URL for the sites RSS feed into Feedlys search box.

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RSS Feed Stats After Google Reader Shutdown
In the wake of Google Readers shutdown, I rewrote my feed-stats script to be more accurate and produce more relevant output formatting.

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Digg Reader Adds Top Requested Features
Digg Reader, the Betaworks-backed alternative to the now-dead Google Reader, is making progress in becoming a more solidified platform for serious feed reading. Shortly after its launch a couple of weeks ago, it switched on the ability to display unread counts for feeds and folders, and last night, it added two more of users’ top requested features, the ability to view only unread items and the mark as unread option.

In the grand scheme of things, these are minor upgrades to a long-term roadmap where Digg envisions building a more fully fledged RSS reading experience – not just one that is on par with where Google Reader left off, but one that eventually extends beyond the original feature set to include things like a view into the popularity of posts across your network, advanced social-media sharing capabilities, and of course, the ability to feed posts to Digg.coms front page.

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RSS Notifier
RSS Notifier turns OS Xs Notification Center and your menu bar into an RSS Feed Reader.


New Places to Submit RSS
Here are some new places that you can submit your RSS feeds:

Feedage - over 11 million indexed feeds.

FuelMyBlog - submit feed

Blog Roll Center - submit your RSS feed

GoldenFeed - free RSS feed submission


Google Reader Keeping Data Until July 15th
Users have until 12 p.m. PST July 15 to download a copy of their Google Reader data via the Google Takeout data download service, the company said Tuesday in a final farewell blog post. After that time, all Reader subscription data, which includes lists of people followed, starred items and notes, will be systematically deleted from company servers.

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Google Alerts Gets the Axe
Google is really bidding a thorough goodbye to everything RSS this week. Not only did the company shut down the popular Google Reader for good on Monday, it has also stopped sending Google Alerts by RSS, according to Search Engine Land.

Users who want to be notified by Google Alerts on specific search phrases or topics, but who don’t want the results clogging their inbox, will no longer be able to send them to Google Reader. Since Google Reader is now dead, the search giant is re-directing all Google Alerts that used to show up in your Reader to an email account of your choice.

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Introducing AOL Reader
For the last few weeks, we've been hard at work building what we believe will be the best RSS reader on the market. And today, we're excited to announce the launch of AOL Reader.

A Unique Perspective

At AOL, we have a unique perspective on RSS readers and content aggregation apps because we are a publisher of content as well. Our goal is to create the best possible experience for users who want to read the best content on their phone, tablet, or desktop computer, whenever and wherever they want.

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Google Graveyard
Ever since the advent of the internet there have been an untold amount of companies based around web technologies that have come and gone. The dot-com bubble of the 1990s filtered out many of the winners while shedding the losers. Over the years start-ups came and went, were bought, or just failed.

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The Real Reason Google Wants to Kill RSS
Interesting article about why Google no longer wishes to support RSS Feeds.

RSS represents the antithesis of this new world: it is completely open, decentralized, and owned by nobody, just like the web itself. It allows anyone, large or small, to build something new and disrupt anyone else they would like because nobody has to fly six salespeople out first to work out a partnership with anyone elses salespeople.

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Twitter No Longer Supports RSS Search
RSS for Twitter is something I've used for search subscriptions myself. Following different search personalities or saves queries and subscribing to them via RSS is a feature I enjoyed and benefited from. No longer.

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Digg Reader Gets the Thumbs Up
Betaworks, the company that bought news site Digg last summer for $500,000, launched its eagerly anticipated Reader app today.

Digg Readers launch comes less than a week before Google is slated to kill its beloved Google Reader product, which pulls in news feeds from just about every news site on the Web.

Digg works much the same way.

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10 Google Reader Alternatives
Google Reader is on its deathbed, slated to meet its end on July 1st. Its demise has been looming in the distance for a while, so this should come as no surprise. And while this is certainly a time of mourning, there's the unseemly business of finding a replacement. Here is a list of platform agnostic alternatives that should help make the transition as painless as possible.

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RSS Reader Comparison
Feedly, one of the most popular RSS readers, has added functionalities to replace some of the actions users used to be able to do with Google Reader, like hosting feed subscriptions and offering a fully functional IFTTT channel. Digg will soon launch its own freemium-model reader this week, and AOL recently joined the club by releasing their own RSS reader.  Dozens of smaller tech names are also promoting their services; it is a mad house out there in the RSS world.

With so many companies pushing their tickets into your hands, how can you decide which RSS train to ride?

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If Google Can Not Get RSS to Work Why Are Others Trying?
For anyone who has not been following this with pathological focus, here is the quick version: An RSS reader is a way to pull in feeds of articles from various websites, and people who revel in information overload love them. Google created one, called Google Reader, six years ago, and as it was state of the art at the time, it essentially took over the market. But then Google decided that several million news junkies were not worth its time, and on March 13 said it was getting out of the RSS business, opening the door to a handful of new companies to get in. The climax comes next week, when Google flips the switch and casts out its RSS enthusiasts.

Some might interpret the fact that one of the Internets largest, richest companies abandoned this idea as a red flag. Not Feedly, Digg, AOL, Newsblur, and others, which are quickly developing their own readers to fill the Google Reader vacuum. It is not that they believe everyone wants to immerse themselves in an endless sea of headlines. Instead, they are betting that the technology will open up larger news-reading markets.

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How to Send an RSS Feed to Your Email Account
For many users, unless they have set up a dedicated reader, RSS feeds are not of much use. Some people, as the readers query that inspired this post makes clear, prefer to receive their information updates via e-mail.

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Feedly Launches Cloud Service
Feedly is a service that has risen in popularity recently for the most part because the much-loved RSS service Google Reader is coming to close on July 1, but the company is definitely doing its best to make a space for itself as something more than just an alternative. Today, Feedly released the Feedly Cloud, which not only creates a standalone web-based RSS reader app, but also hooks all of your feeds into the cloud, which developers can then hook their own APIs into for various purposes.

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15 Tools to Take Advantage of RSS Feeds
Many have announced the death of RSS, and Google Readers shutdown to come may comfort them in their thoughts, but RSS is not death. As a technology, it still powers many features of big and small websites, and many still use it to get updates from their favorite sites.

Let’s take a look at some great tools using RSS and some of the cool stuff you can do with it.

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26 Great Ideas for Blog Posts
26 Great Ideas for Blog Posts!
Blogs have increased in popularity because they provide a steady stream of new and unique content. The only issue presented by this quality of blogs is that it may become difficult for those who run blogs to think of interesting and novel posts. If you have jumped on the blogging bandwagon but suffer writer's block, do not panic: we have created a list of 26 ideas for blog posts.

26 Great Ideas for Blog Posts


Feedly Partnerships
Feedly is quickly becoming one of the most robust and feature rich alternatives to Google Reader. The company has announced that it has partnered with popular RSS readers like Press, Reeder, gReader, Nextgen, and Newsify. This means Feedly users will be able to log in and import their news feeds to these applications. Google Reader was great because of the sheer number of applications that supported the service and it looks like Feedly is ready to become the de facto replacement for Google Reader.

Feedly will also be focusing making its website and apps faster. The company said it has hired more developers to make sure it has the resources to provide a great experience. Windows 8 and Windows Phone support will be coming eventually as well.

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PingIt
Ping.it launched initially in private beta back in December, before Google revealed it was pulling the plug on Reader. At its most basic level, Ping.it is an RSS reader. But it’s the new Probes feature thats particularly interesting.

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Why You Should Have an RSS Feed
Why should you have an RSS Feed on your site?

Convenience
Ease of distribution
More returning visitors
No barrier to subscribing

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Newsbar
If you have not settled on a Google Reader replacement yet, NewsBar offers a tempting option if you live inside the Apple ecosystem.

NewsBar comes in both Mac and iOS flavors, and both offer an attractive take on feed reading.

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Feedly v15
Forget all the hassle of finding web content using social media, by far the simplest and most elegant solution when it comes to aggregating content from a wide variety of websites is RSS. And with Google exiting the market by canning its popular Google Reader service, third-party RSS services are rushing to fill the void.

Feedly is one such provider, and transferring your carefully nurtured and organised feeds from Google Reader to Feedly – for free, of course – is a simple case of signing up with your Google Account. Bam, job done. Part of the reason for this simplicity is that Feedly itself relied on Google Reader feeds, but is migrating to its own backend prior to the Google switch-off.

Feedly offers two ways of accessing, managing and adding RSS feeds across all your devices. Desktop and laptop users must install a tiny bookmarklet in a compatible web browser – Chrome, Firefox or Safari, but surprisingly not Internet Explorer – before it can be used.

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Newsblur is an Alternative
As the deadline of Google Readers demise approaches, alternatives are being investigated.

Google is shutting Google Reader down on July 1 so those of us who use it must have an alternative solution in place before it goes away. I have been testing a few of them and have adopted Newsblur as my replacement for Google Reader.

Newsblur imports all of your Google Reader feeds to get started and then works basically like Google's reader. The web interface is better than the very basic one in Google Reader and can be customized just like you want it.

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International Social Media
While the network did pass the 1 billion monthly active user threshold globally in 2012, Facebook also lost 1.4 million U.S. monthly active users late last year, a small but symbolic decline. Nor was it the only network experiencing a slowdown.

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9 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid
Social media has been a boon for businesses small and large, but it's also becoming a minefield for those unable to manage the increasing complexities of the run-and-gun nature of the beast. O

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Digg RSS Reader May Not Be Free
Digg is aiming to release a beta version of its RSS reader some time in June, ahead of the July 1 closing of Google Reader, but it may not be free.

After Google announced it would be shutting down its RSS reader back in March, Digg promised users it would build a new platform that could replace Google Reader. Digg has been working on the new service as its top priority, and this week it announced more details about what may be included in the reader. Digg also alluded to the fact that it will probably charge for its reader.

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How to Setup Mail Chimp
MailChimp can be used to setup email campaign and send a regular email newsletter to all the email address in a list. Most common use case is creating campaigns based on RSS blog wordpress or some other tool. Here are the steps to setup Rss driven email campaign once you have created a MailChimp email list:

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FeedWrangler
Feed Wranglers smart streams feature lets you group your favorite feeds into a single stream so that you can easily check them. And its support for filters lets you clear unwanted items from your feeds by automatically marking articles that match a certain keyword as read.

FeedWrangler


SyndiFeed
SyndiFeed really deserves to be given consideration by those looking to switch, especially in this final month leading up to Google Readers demise.


RSS Extensions for Chrome
With these good feed reading tools, why should we look at specialized RSS extensions for Chrome? Maybe, just for the one-click accessibility they bring. Browser extensions like the one we feature on our Best Chrome Extensions page fulfill all our basic browsing needs and then some more.

RSS Extensions for Chrome


PingIt Tailored RSS Feeds
Ping.it launched initially in private beta back in December, before Google revealed it was pulling the plug on Reader. At its most basic level, Ping.it is an RSS reader. But it’s the new Probes feature that’s particularly interesting.

PingIt Tailored RSS Feeds


Why Do People Unsubscribe?
Whether you do email marketing, publish an RSS feed, or both, you will inevitably have customers that choose to unsubscribe from your communications. However, you may be able to limit the number of customers who do so. According to a recent report by ExactTarget, there are a variety of reasons why a person may unsubscribe. By understanding why customers unsubscribe from various communications, marketers can learn which marketing mistakes to avoid and keep their subscribers.

Why Do People Unsubscribe?


Star Wars RSS Reader
Checkout this Star Wars version of an RSS Reader.


How to Use Pinterest for Beginners
You have likely heard people obsess about Pinterest so you are curious about what it is and how to use it.

Pinterest is a highly visual virtual pinboard site that lets you pin or collect images from the Web. You create boards to help you categorize your images and add descriptions to remind you why you bookmarked them in the first place.

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Technical Diagnosis Cartoon
Technical Diagnosis Cartoon


RSS for Business
RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a new way to broadcast corporate news and structured information. RSS offers a quick, easy corporate communication channel. The RSS contents are published as a feed and the feed's content keep customers, partners and journalists abreast of corporate news and information. The RSS feeds are read using a tool referred to as a news aggregator, or an RSS reader. The aggregator periodically checks to see if the RSS feed has been updated. As the feed is updated, new information will automatically appear in the RSS reader.

While RSS was at one point only considered to be a means to deliver news headlines, RSS has quickly become a powerful medium to disseminate all kinds of information. As traditional marketers are attempting to rein in content delivery, measuring e-mail open rates, click-throughs and conversions, Internet users are fighting to gain control over the content they receive. Savvy marketers and business owners are using RSS as a way to improve corporate communication and increase their external exposure and brand appeal.

RSS For Business


RSS and Education
Academia has embraced RSS as a means to educate, but scrutinizing how educational institutions are using RSS feeds in their daily routines show RSS is utilized can vary across different industries.

RSS and Education


How Terror Can Breed Through Social Media
The days of would-be terrorists needing to travel to far-off camps to make contacts and learn how to build bombs is rapidly receding. Social media forums like Twitter and Facebook provide a ready made Rolodex of sources -- dig further online, mine those contacts further, gain admission to private chat forums and eventually you will find instructions for bomb making.

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Turn an Ebay Search into an RSS Feed
Have you ever been watching ebay to find that rare item, or just trying to keep an eye out for a good deal?   You can save a search in ebay and it will email you daily, but I found that it leaves a lot to be desired.   It always gives me notification about suggested items that do not match my search.

I looked for a better way to keep on top of searching for what I was looking for and found that you can turn an ebay search into an RSS feed.   Load it into your favorite RSS reader or website and it will give you all the recent hits on your search.

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Twitter RSS
Find the RSS Feed for any Twitter User.


Reddit and Criminal Crowd Sourcing
Should the Internet hive-mind really be getting into the crime investigation business?

Reddits crowdsourcing power often comes into conflict with its stated commitment to protecting online privacy.

Whereas Twitter and other kinds of social media are open firehoses of information, massive Internet forums like Reddit provide a community platform for dissecting information. At first blush, that might seem like a great idea.

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More on Google Reader
Google Readers split from its loyal user base has been a tad messy. It is not you, it is us, Google implored. We are living in a new kind of computing environment, was their attempt at letting users down gently.
However, for some die-hard fans it was all too much and they answered the only way they knew how – a selection of moderately funny internet memes and online petitions.

For the uninitiated, the search giant is set to shut down its RSS tool on July 1st; a service used daily by millions to gather together content from blogs, newswires and almost countless sites around the web.

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Where to Submit MediaRSS Feeds
Where to submit RSS feeds with Media.

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State Department RSS Feeds
You can choose from several Department of State RSS feeds to get the latest news from the Department delivered directly to your desktop via an RSS reader or news aggregator

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What is Pinging?
What is Pinging?

Marketing your blog requires more than simply publishing new content -- you need to tell the world to update the content in your RSS feed by sending a ping message to subscribers, search engines, blog aggregators and update services. Configure your blog or podcast with an RSS feed channel and tell ping services to update your content.

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Computer Scolding Cartoon

Computer Scolding Cartoon


Why RSS Still Matters
Just as with any major tech event, it spurred a raft of reactions on what is currently our best real-time conversation broadcasting network, Twitter. Reactions ranged from outrage to sadness to smugness — the latter epitomized by the camp who say that RSS was already a confusing mess that needed to be shot down completely and besides, it had been replaced by Twitter itself anyway.

Well, no. RSS matters.

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New Feedly Features
Here is what is new in the latest version of Feedly:

The developers have fixed a login bug that forced users to login to the service regularly. According to Feedly, this should not happen anymore even if the servers are taxed to the limit.
The title only view mode - my preferred mode of viewing RSS updates - has been improved. It now stretches across the whole width of the browser window automatically. While that is not entirely true, as you can see from the screenshot above, it is still an improvement. The title only view has also received more sharing options (while hovering over an article).
Faster load times for the service. The developers have optimized the client code so that you should experience better performance while using the service.
Support for folders that include  [] brackets.
Support for Hebrew and Farsi.
Improved feed search to find feeds by URL and add them to your list of subscribed feeds.
Feedly seems dedicated to improve the service and while many users are waiting for a web-based version of it, the improvements certainly are welcome additions to the service as well.

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FeedsAPI
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.

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Why Reading is Important Cartoon

Why Reading is Important Cartoon!


Why Did Google Abandon RSS?
When Google announced Reader, their RSS service, was being shuttered… news junkies everywhere revolted. Reader was the easiest, simplest, cleanest RSS feed available. Everyone wondered why it was being shut down, and a groundswell of support was initiated to bring it back.

There has been no sign of Google reversing their spring cleaning initiative, but it is really hard to believe they would simply abandon RSS altogether.

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6 of the Best FREE RSS Readers
You have probably been searching for the best free RSS readers ever since Mountain View struck down with the news about not supporting the Google-branded one starting from July 2013. The company may have cited declining usage as one of the reasons for shutting shop on this front, but that was no consolation for people like us who were thrown into panic on hearing about the imminent demise of the service. So if you’re switching from Google’s syndication service or any other similar tool, here are some good options in no particular order -

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Digg Building RSS Tool
Googles spring cleaning has begun, and the company has already axed one of the most loved services, even though the user rate has been declining over the years. Google Reader, one of the biggest RSS feeds, has got its death date, even with people making petitions for Google Reader to stay.

However, times may not be terrible for the people that still regularly use RSS readers, as Digg has said they are building a Google Reader replacement and they believe it will be ready before Google axe Reader on July 1 2013.

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Google Removes RSS Support From Chrome
Google Reader is not the only RSS product to be getting the ax at Google. The RSS extension for Googles Chrome Web browser has also been cut, which means that Chrome users can no longer use it to quickly subscribe to RSS feeds as they browse the Web.

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RSS to Email for Bloggers
With Google Reader being abandoned millions of bloggers are left to figure out a way to keep their content in front of their readers, hoping they are tech-savvy and interested enough to transfer their feeds to another service.

However, email marketing service Mad Mimi offers an effective alternative. An RSS to Email feature allows businesses and bloggers to share their content with subscribers and maintain control of their distributions.

RSS to Email automatically converts blog posts into the form of an email for subscribers. The blogger uses a webform to collect email addresses.

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RSS to Twitter
A look at RSS Feeds to Twitter

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Feedly Growth
Feedly has been around for a while and offers a similar interface, akin to Google Reader. With 500,000 new users, the company has said that they will continue to work to keep the servers running, while making subtle changes to the interface. The RSS reader will also be offering seamless integration with your Google account, to move all your Reader settings.

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The Future of RSS
Todays world is filled with massive amounts of information. According to IBM, 90% of todays existing data has been created in just the past two years. People no longer sit down at their desktop and surf the web for an hour a day. Instead, they are constantly creating, searching for information, and retrieving content from all types of devices – smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and laptops. As these digital technologies continue to evolve and move in a more mobile direction, new opportunities arise for technologies like RSS.

Hot new mobile applications like Flipboard provide a great example of how RSS feeds can be leveraged to bring updated digital content to customers. Flipboard

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Create an RSS Feed for Google+ Feed
Create an RSS Feed for Your Google+ Feed using GPlusRSS


Great IFTTT Recipes
Great recipes for using If This Than That....

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RSS.com For Sale
The asking price? $200,000......

The domain was initially aquired for $125,000.


What is an RSS Feed Reader?
The RSS Feed Reader is just one example of many tools that will help you do exactly that – improve productivity in your business so you can do everything you have to and still have some time left for your family at the end of the day!

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8 More Google Reader Options
Google Reader is on its deathbed, slated to meet its end on July 1st. Its demise has been looming in the distance for a while, so this should come as no surprise. And while this is certainly a time of mourning, there's the unseemly business of finding a replacement. Here is a list of platform agnostic alternatives that should help make the transition as painless as possible.

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How to Export Your RSS Feeds from Google Reader
By now, the shock that Google Reader is shutting down this summer has probably sunk in. Once you get past the outrage, it's time to figure out how to export your RSS feeds from your beloved reader before it goes dark.

For the fastest, most reliable way to save your RSS feeds from the cemetery of cyberspace, use Googles Takeout service.

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12 Google Reader Alternatives
The scramble is on. With news today that Google Reader is shutting down on July 1st, its users are on the hunt for a solid RSS reader alternatives.

Here are some options you might want to consider if you are a Google Reader user:

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Google Reader
Google Reader is closing in July, IMO this is not a good move for Google.


Blog Posts That Get Attention
Blogs are now a dime a dozen, and bloggers need to make their blog posts stand out. Developing a blog following is not as easy as it once was. Learn how to write blog posts that attract readers and retain their attention. Follow these guidelines to cultivate readers...

Blog Posts that Get Attention


10 Social Media Fears to Overcome
Are any of these reasons stopping you from using social media for your business?

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4 RSS News Aggregators for Android
The beauty of smartphones and tablets running Android today can only be appreciated by looking at the apps it offers.  While offering many other features, one group of apps  available for tablets and smartphones are the so-called news aggregator apps that gives almost instant around the clock news access. If you are the type who wants to know whats happening around the world in an instant, news sources will be at your fingertips by getting any of the news aggregator apps that we will be discussing below.

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Facebook Complaints
On Monday, Facebook put up a blog post saying engagement has gone up 34 percent on posts from people who have more than 10,000 followers. But Facebook did not share real numbers or metrics, leaving people guessing what 34 percent actually equals.

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I Work on the Internet Cartoon

I Work on the Internet Cartoon!


How Charities Can Make Better Use of Social Media
Social media is an increasingly effective strategy for charities that want to connect with supporters. A recent survey showed that UK charitable organisations have doubled their supporters on key social media channels in the past year. Yet, for many charities, the vastness of the social media landscape is too daunting to venture into.

At The Clare Foundation, we encourage tenants at our Buckinghamshire charity centre to take advantage of all the opportunities that social media channels offer. Our approach is to encourage charitable organisations to bring established commercial methods, business expertise and entrepreneurism to the voluntary sector. Maximising the effectiveness of social media is one area in which many charities need to catch up with commercial businesses.

Charities rely on public support and so need to find new ways to reach their supporters, potential donors and volunteers. Social media can be one of the most effective ways for charities to build supporters, boost donations, share success stories, network with like-minded organisations, encourage people to sign up to campaigns, recruit volunteers, or demonstrate the impact of their work.

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Businesses Benefit from Listening to Social Media
When many financial advisers ask their firms about fully engaging in social media, the answer is usually still a resolute "no" - to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pinterest, blogging and just about anything else.

Only a few of the major financial firms, including Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, have started pilot programs to give their financial advisers access to social media, because each interaction has to be monitored by a compliance system to make sure advisers are abiding by regulations.

Advisers themselves aren't convinced that there's enough value for their practices in using social media. Only 19 percent of the 463 financial advisers surveyed by Aite Group, a research firm based in Boston, said they found social media to be useful to their businesses. LinkedIn use was up 10 percent since 2009, but professional use of Facebook and Twitter dropped 10 percent and 8 percent, respectively, and blogging was down 9 percent, according to the Aite study.

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Great Collection of RSS Scripts for Manipulating RSS Feeds
Large collection of RSS Scripts for manipulation RSS feeds.


Keep Up With Your Favourite Social Networks Using RSS Notifications
Keeping track of the many social networks you are a member of can certainly be a challenging task. Between Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Flickr, and more, we all probably have at least two or three accounts that we check on a daily basis. If you’re an avid user of RSS readers, one solution to keep up with notifications, is to load them all into Google Reader

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Measuring Social ROI
Measuring social media ROI requires identifying social objectives.

Deploying winning social media programs is a top priority for most companies.  While its early days with these initiatives, management being management still wants quantifiable value and ROI.   How do you determine if your social media program is delivering the goods?

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Techniscience.com Launch
TechniScience.com was launched on Feb 19, 2013 as a Web 2.0 social network featuring the latest information in the basic and applied technical sciences of architecture, chemical engineering, civil engineering, communications engineering, control systems engineering, electronics engineering, industrial engineering and mechanical engineering. The website aims to alert visitors in real-time through topic-specific site content and RSS feeds.


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A Look at Newsjacking
Newsjacking is when you have an opportunity to blog about a current news event and add your own perspective. If you have an opportunity to work this technique into your content marketing strategy, it can be extremely effective at creating traffic and interest in your brand, as well as giving you another option for your writing. To be successful at newsjacking though, there are a number of aspects that you’ll need to prepare and consider.

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RSS Feeds Drive Traffic
Did you know RSS feeds currently drive about 10 percent of Web traffic for major websites?


Checkout the FBIs RSS Feeds
Huge list of RSS Feeds from the FBI


Interesting Thoughts on Protecting Content
One of the annoyances of publishing original content online is when Google chooses to return a copy of your work from another website before your original in its search results pages. Googles traffic is money for website publishers, as more readers can mean more money from ad revenue.

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RSS Pros and Cons
If you are struggling with the decision of whether to implement RSS feeds or not, consider the following pros and cons for webmasters who use RSS feeds as part of their content and communication plan...

RSS Pros and Cons


What is Your Myers Briggs Social Media Type
Recently, the developers of the study, CPP, compared their data to those who use social media and the results are fascinating.

Here are some of the best parts of the stats of users on the infographic:

69% of extraverts use Facebook, higher than the 65% average of all people, and more than the 60% of introverts.

75% of feeling people browse once a day but only 23% share about their personal life.

Intuition people are more likely to use LinkedIn and Twitter than Sensing people.

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Responding to a Social Media Crisis
How to respond to a social media crisis.


The End of Web Search as We Know It
This lifestream — a heterogeneous, content-searchable, real-time messaging stream — arrived in the form of blog posts and RSS feeds, Twitter and other chatstreams, and Facebook walls and timelines.

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CleverFeed
CleverFeed is smart reader for Google Reader subscriptions for Macs. It will sort the news in a convenient and smart way: according to your tastes and preferences most desirable news will come first.

All you need to do is define what you are interested in and add such tags in CleverFeed. Once done, CleverFeed will sort all news you are subscribed to according to your interests.


Absolutely Hysterical for Webmasters or Podcasters!
Checkout this very funny cartoon for those who have struggled with RSS feeds.


Embedded Tweets and More
Embedded tweets have been updated, and Twitter has made design and technical changes to the popular format.

As Twitter becomes ever more popular, even among heads of state, naturally more people are going to be inserting their favorite snippets into blog posts and other kinds of websites. For those people, the new changes will help make those embedded tweets more interactive and more stylish.

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What Do You Want from a Tech Podcast?
If you subscribe to podcasts on a regular basis, you’ve discovered there is no shortage of formats. Some are published daily, some are published weekly. Some feature a solitary host, while others entertain a rotating panel of guests. Some episodes clock in at only 5 minutes, while others frequently break the 2 hour barrier. And when it comes to content, the sky is the limit.

Assuming you have room on your subscription list for another podcast focused on technology and gadgets, what would you expect from it?

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Samsung Cool Factor
Samsung Electronics Co. is succeeding where other technology companies have tried and failed: closing the coolness gap with Apple Inc.

The deep-pocketed Korean company has used a combination of engineering prowess, manufacturing heft and marketing savvy to create smartphones that can rival the iPhone in both sales and appeal.

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Apple Is Not a Bellwether
The rise of Apple shares over the last few years was meteoric. Their fall over last few days has been traumatic. But these gyrations may not matter much to the overall stock market.

They will matter, of course, if you lost money as Apple dropped from $702 in September to $439.88 on Friday. And the companys struggles may be of more than passing interest even if you never intend to own any of its shares.

Apple remains a colossus, even if Exxon Mobil surpassed it as the most valuable publicly traded company in the world on Friday, exactly one year after iPhone sales propelled Apple to the top spot. Still, all of those iPhones, iPads and other gadgets make Apple matter in many households.

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Like RSS Specifications on Facebook
If you love RSS, please like us on Facebook.


Great Social Media Articles Compiled
Top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes the 10 types of Twitter user, a look at what happens in social media every minute of the day, an essential social media glossary, the history of the internet 1969-2012 and your twelve-month plan for social media success.

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Influence of Social Media on Presidential Election
•        Overall, 29 percent said social media was moderately to extremely influential in their opinions of the candidates and issues.

•        Nearly two-thirds 63 percent said the quality of information about the candidates and issues on
social media was the same or better than that from traditional media.

•        Approximately 40 percent participated in a political discussion with others in their social
networks and 28 percent said they displayed their political affiliation on their networks.

•        Overall political engagement and participated showed: 25 percent donated money to a candidate or political party; 23 percent connected through social media; 13 percent subscribed to online news.

•        Of those engaged or involved, 77 percent made political contributions online and/or through a
website. 19 percent made a contribution through Facebook.

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10 Questions to Ask a Social Media Consultant
A social media consultant is essentially the eyes, ears and voice of your company online. That means you need someone who can raise your brand awareness, deliver traffic to your website, and boost your bottom line -- all while keeping your company's reputation top-of-mind.

So how do you hire just the right person? Here are 10 key questions you should ask prospective social media consultants:

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Bamboo Feed Reader
Bamboo Feed Reader, which I found on our Best of Firefox add-ons page, is a simple and no-nonsense reader that focuses on the important part of RSS feeds – the reading. You


What is Hot What is Not 2012
Each year we scratch our heads and come up with trends or technology that we think will be hot in the coming year. Checkout our list of What is Hot and What is Not in 2013.


Social Media Hack Attacks
The burgeoning use of social media in business has fuelled cybercrime attacks, Kaspersky Lab has warned. The computer security company expects such attacks to grow this year and beyond, wreaking financial havoc along the way.

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Translate Blogs
Instantly Translate Foreign Blogs In Your RSS Feed with a Google Script.

If you exclusively use Google Reader, you can change your settings to automatically translate pages. However, if you use third party apps like Flipboard, Reeder, Feedly, or others, the process is not automatic. Digital Inspiration's method uses a Google Script to translate the site, and then creates a RSS feed URL you can plug into your favorite reader.

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Predictions from Social Media Pros
Are you wondering what 2013 might look like for social media marketing?

If the changes seen in 2012 are an indicator, there will be a lot more change in 2013.

To get a grip on what the near future may look like, we tapped the knowledge of 21 social media pros.

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Use RSS Feeds to Drive Traffic to Your Blog
There are many factors that make blogs much better than normal WebPages including the speed at which blogs are indexed, ability to submit to blog directories and normal directories, pings and track backs. All these little things can help drive more traffic to blogs.

Use RSS Feeds to Drive Traffic to Blogs


Most Expensive Domain Names in 2012
Domain names can cost as little as $2. But if they are highly desirable, they can be sold for millions.

In 2010, Sex.com became the most expensive domain name in the world when it sold for $13 million. By comparison, the highest selling domain name this year cost $2.45 million.

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Way to Automate TwitterFeed Using RSS
Twitter has taken the social media world by storm but, as anyone who has used it will know, it can be quite demanding.

You need to use it regularly to get the most out of it otherwise your followers will lose interest.

So what do you do if you're not always able to tweet, or if you want to keep your followers in other time zones happy whilst you're tucked up in bed?

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RSS Feeds from Popular Social Sites
Most of the popular online apps and services including the likes of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, offer RSS feeds but the problem is that you have to be a near geek in order to discover any of these feeds.

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Social Media Trends
As you might have guessed, the amount of time consumers spent on PCs and Smartphones increased between July 2011 and July 2012.  Time spent on these devices grew by 21%, while time on apps rose 120% in that same period.  While PCs still remain our primary source of Internet access, the usage of mobile Web and apps are increasing at a significant rate.

Social Media Trends


FeedBlitz Case Study
FeedBlitz is an RSS to email service that monitors RSS feeds to improve the reach that feed publishers can achieve and provide them with options for monetising their blogs.

FeedBlitz Case Study


Financial RSS Feeds
Get financial news via RSS feeds.


Internet Over Sharing
Mothers-to-be may be divulging too much pregnancy information on social media, a survey suggests.

Two in five people believe that pregnant women overshare details on websites such as Facebook, according to a poll by Netmums and the Department of Healths Start4Life campaign.

Nine in 10 of those surveyed said they had seen an image online of a friend's scan and 22% said they had viewed a photo of a positive pregnancy test.

More than two thirds of people felt that mothers-to-be were more likely to try to show a perfect pregnancy than a realistic one, according to the survey of 2,000 Netmums members who use Facebook.

And 62% said they felt friends were more likely to talk about trivial aspects of their pregnancy rather than important matters such as their health.

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Social Adoption
A survey of 600 small business owners across the United States indicates that 90% are actively engaged in social networking sites, reported Social Media Today, and 74% perceive social networking as valuable if not more valuable than networking in-person.

Pretty startling statistics for social adoption!


Social Media Quick to Judge, Slow to Absolve
Though much of the story surrounding Friday's horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., remains mystifying, one thing is clear: Ryan Lanza is not the shooter. Contrary to early reports from officials, the shooter has now been identified as Lanza's brother, Adam, now counted among the dead, along with their mother.

But for several hours, the name Ryan Lanza was synonymous with the heinous killing spree, and a jury of Internet denizens had him condemned as a murderer. And why not? All of the major news outlets had declared it so, citing a credible source, and Lanzas name blazed in headlines.

Almost immediately, websites — homing in on a publicly viewable Facebook profile — took screen grabs of the page to illustrate news stories, identifying him as the deceased killer.

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Social Media Role in Tragedies
Social media users immediately took to Twitter and Facebook to express their shock at the shooting. Twitter was filled with messages of support for the Newtown community.


Social Time Suck
According to Nielsens 2012 Social Media Report released this week, Americans spent 121 billion minutes on social networking sites between July 2011 and July 2012, up from 88 billion the previous year. Apps captured a large portion of those minutes, accounting for a third of overall social networking time.

The percentage of time Americans spent on social networking sites rose 37 percent to 121 billion minutes in the last year.

Facebook topped the list of most-visited social networks, as expected, but time spent on Pinterest’s website increased by more than 1000 percent year-over-year. Google+, Tumblr, and Twitter are also growing in popularity, and sucking away more of your time.

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Social Media Tips for Job Hunting
The new year will be here before we know it and college seniors will soon be taking to the streets, heading to web and networking events in hopes of landing a job post-graduation. Any modern job search requires more than just a resume and portfolio, however. Here are five essential social media tips from creative staffing agency, Vitamin T, which job seekers should consider when embarking on their job search.

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FeedRoller
New FeedRoller is a lightweight RSS feed ticker.

It is designed to show scrolling headlines from your favorite news sites and blogs, directly on your desktop.


RSS2SQL Script
The RSS2SQL script allows you to easily create SQL databases from RSS feeds. The script currently supports the conversion of RSS feeds to MySQL databases.

RSS2SQL


Generate Traffic Using RSS Feeds
One Method For Generating Traffic Is By Using RSS Feeds.

All the techniques with internet marketing are available to anyone who chooses to use them, but it is interesting that they do not all use them with the same degree of proficiency.

It is not hard to give you many examples of this; one minute cure is such an example because it is popular. You can take a thousand people all using the same group of methods, and you know what will happen in terms of how well they do.

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RSS Application Recommendations for Android
Three RSS applications to try for Android.

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Track Your WordPress Feed Stats
Available free in the WordPress repository, the Feed Statistics plugin for WordPress gives you stats based on your native WP feed.

The only thing you really have to know about it is that, like all statistic options, it’s data is inaccurate for the first couple days. In fact, this is the type of plugin that probably should run a good 30 days before you really dig into the data it provides.

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MediaFed Uses RSS Feeds
Just in the last six weeks, Mediafed added 45 million new users as it expanded its partnerships with publishers across the globe. In total, Harrison told me, the company monetized over 200 million stories in the last quarter and powered over 3 billion article views in October.

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There are Negatives to Social Media
Social media does have a powerful amplifying effect. But just like any technology, it can be used for good or evil. The key is building the right social strategy for your brand.

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Problems With Social Media
Just because it is on the Internet does not mean it is true:

Perhaps people should have known better than to trust someone with the Twitter handle @ComfortablySmug during hurricane Sandy. Some of his tweets, such as 'BREAKING: Confirmed flooding on NYSE. The trading floor is flooded under more than 3 feet of water,'were false.

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Is Twitter Too Big for Meaningful Conversations?
In general my favorite thing about Twitter has been the unexpected and unpredictable conversations, especially but not only the funny ones. And these are happening for me far less often than they once were. I do not know why, and I wish I did.

In general, it seems to me that the people I once conversed with the most are on Twitter far less often than they used to be, but it's possible that they are just not there at the same time that I am.

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RSS Specifications on Twitter
Follow RSS Specifications on Twitter @RSSSpects


Social Media Management Solution
The social media management dashboard HootSuite is growing yet again, with a handful of new additions to its App Directory: Reddit, StumbleUpon, Scoop.it, Nexalogy, and Cmp.ly.

HootSuite launched all the way back in 2008, allowing users to manage their multiple social networks through one, easy-to-use dashboard. Since then, HootSuite has grown into a global social media brand used by individuals, companies, you name it. The dashboards services continue to grow, adding the above apps to the directory after releasing its Engagement API earlier this year. At that time, HootSuite attracted Digg, Trendspottr, Instagram, and SlideShare to its App Directory.


Twitter Timeline RSS feed changes URL
On the 9th October 2012 Twitter stopped the implementation of the RSS feed for your twitter timeline.

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EU Asks Google To Update Policies
European Union officials have asked Google to rework its recently overhauled privacy policy in order to better protect users rights. It follows a France-led probe into the legality of the Internet giants policies.
The letter from 24 of 27 of the blocks data protection regulators, which was made public after being obtained by Reuters prior to its official announcement Tuesday, follows a running investigation opened by France this spring into the legality of Googles method of collecting user data. Introduced in March, the companys new guidelines consolidated 60 separate privacy policies into one and collate user data from across Googles services, which include Gmail and YouTube.

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RSS Search Hub
Located RSS Search Feeds using keywords on RSS Search Hub


How to Effectively Protect Your Web Content
Just like writers, photographers, and other creative artists have learned, protecting content is one of the primary struggles that webmasters face on a daily basis. It takes time and talent to develop quality content, and there are few things more frustrating than to discover that your content has been poached by another website.

There are a number of actions that webmasters can take to proactively protect their work from being used without authorization by people on the web who are simply looking to cut corners. Take the following steps to proactively guard your content...

Tips for Protecting Your Web Content


The Journal of Commerce RSS Feeds
Magazines and online news agencies have adopted RSS feeds for a various things. Checkout the RSS feeds for Journal of Commerce by category.


FeedBurner Stat Issues
Feed stats, one of FeedBurners main features, is currently broken, and Google quietly wrote a shutdown notice for the API. FeedBurner is a product that has been neglected by Google over the years. Yet, as the dominant product to manage RSS feeds, many developers count on it and expect it to be reliable. The future of the service remains unsure and a service shutdown is not out of the equation.

FeedBurner, which was acquired by Google for $100 million in 2007, was not part of the latest round of shutdowns announced by Google. We have no news to announce at this time, said a Google spokesperson to TechCrunch today.

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Mobilizing the Web of Feeds
While the news that Twitter will no longer support RSS was not really surprising, it was a bit annoying. It served as yet another reminder that the Twitter-as-open-message-utility idea that many early adopters of the service loved was in fact going away.

There are already several projects intending to disrupt Twitter, mostly focused on the idea of a distributed, federated messaging standard and/or platform. But we already have such a service: an open standard adopted by millions of sources; a federated network of all kinds of interesting, useful and entertaining data feeds published in real-time. It is called RSS.

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AdSense for RSS Feeds Gets the Axe
As part of its latest round of spring cleaning, Google just announced that it is shuttering AdSense for Feeds. The service, which allows publishers to earn a bit of extra revenue by adding Googles ads to their RSS feeds, will be retired on October 2 and will close on December 3. Given that Feedburner has long been expected to be on one of Googles next spring cleaning lists, it does not come as a surprise that the company is now shutting down the only way it was actually making money from the product.

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Podcast Sermons
The Internet has made spreading faith significantly easier. In the past, community residents were limited to the churches, temples and houses of worships that were available within driving distances. Coordinating schedules with sermons could be challenging for busy families.

The Internet has opened the doors to a diverse congregation that exists beyond the traditional borders that communities have become accustom to. Using technology as a communication medium has not been lost on spiritual leaders and many have embraced the Internet as a medium to spread their faith. It is rare to find a house of worship that does not have a website or Internet presense. Expanding upon this theme, parishes looked to podcasting to further expanded the reach of their spiritual counselors and ministers. Many preachers record homilies, hymns, services, sermons or gospel teachings, for parishioners and interested listeners.

Podcasting allows followers to listen to mass or sermons on their way to work or at a time and place of their choosing. Integrating technology into spiritual messages has become a modern solution to chaotic schedules in an online world.

Podcast Sermons


Reputation Management
The Internet is a bit like the old wild west, and sadly, people often post material about an individual, product, company, or service that is inaccurate or simply nasty. Businesses and individuals alike are struggling with how to best deal with online inaccuracy and defamation. The normal steps for dealing with defamation typically involve litigation, but this is not always realistic for Internet-based situations since the Internet is global, and not managed or governed by any single set of laws.

If you have the good fortune of being located in the same legal jurisdiction as the offending poster and their website hosting company, you might be able to successfully prosecute them; or at the very least, you might be able to get the webpage with the offending material taken down by the website host. Keep in mind that most defamation court cases require that you show that actual harm was done by the offending material, which can often be difficult.

Reputation Management


Feed+
It feels kinda strange that Google has not integrated RSS feed capabilities into its social networking site Google+.

Feed+ is a sample app that allows you to create an RSS feed of public Google+ activites and quickly add it to your Google Reader account.


Cool Social Media PowerPoint Templates
Checkout the Social Media PowerPoint Templates


New Feedly
Feedly is revamping its image after falling behind as a Google Reader platform, while competitors like Flipboard, Zite, and Pulse have turned the news aggregation model on its head. This week, Feedly announced a newly redesigned app that from the looks of it joins the ranks of its more well-known competitors by combining your Google Reader feed with a sleek linear interface and the mechanisms of a social news reader.


Social Media Tips
Before logging onto Facebook or signing into Twitter, consider this: Who is your audience and what are your objectives?

Those are vital questions businesses should be able to answer so they can get the most out of social media, said panelists at the Go for the Greens 2012 Business Development Conference for Women Entrepreneurs.

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Social Media Reviews... For Sale
Beware of social-media reviews in the coming years.

Between 10 percent and 15 percent of all user reviews on social-media sites will be paid for by companies selling the products, research firm Gartner reported today in a new study.

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13 Tips to Maintain RSS Subscribers
You have an RSS feed and you have worked hard to get the word out. According to your logs you have subscribers! Now the hard part: how to retain the subscribers to your RSS feed. Follow these simple steps to insure that your subscriber base will grow.

1. Original Content
A consistent stream of original content will do well to earn subscribers loyalty. The best RSS feeds provide content that is compelling and unique. Do not rehash existing content, look for a unique angle or spin if you wish to cover something that is hot in the blogosphere.

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What is Web 2.0
There has been a lot of chatter lately about Web 2.0, as if the Internet is a versioned software application. So what is Web 2.0? Simply put, Web 2.0 is a perceived transition of the web to web applications.

What is Web 2.0


SQL2RSS
The sql2rss.php script allows you to easily create rss feeds from SQL databases. The script currently supports the conversion of MySQL databases to RSS feeds.

When using SQL2RSS the publisher has complete control over the content in the resulting RSS feed. Administrators and publishers control the database query which allows them the flexibility to determine what data is inserted into the RSS feeds from the database.

SQL2RSS



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