FeedForAll News & Tidbits
03/22/2006 Social Bookmarking
Delicious is a social bookmarking system,
that is notable, not only for its unusual
web address http://del.icio.us, but for
its unusual approach to content building
that is becoming increasingly popular. In
order to ease the burden of producing consistent
stream of fresh content, publishers are
turning to users to build, categorize and
qualify content. While this is said to be
part of the web 2.0 phenomenon, publishers
realize the value of collaboration.
Social bookmarking allows users to qualify
content. With Delicious, each "bookmark"
of a specific webpage is seen as a vote
of confidence. The more people who bookmark
a specific webpage, the more credible the
webpage is viewed.
03/14/2006 RSS Scripts
NotePage, Inc. is pleased to announce
a new RSS Scripts Directory. The RSS Scripts
Directory contains helpful scripts for managing,
manipulating and converting RSS feeds. The
intent of the the RSS Scripts Directory
is to help users fully realize the potential
and functionality of the RSS specification.
RSS is a popular new format used to syndicate
information on the Internet. NotePage's
FeedForAll division has developed a collection
of tools to assist publishers interested
in syndication. Current scripts contained
in the directory include RSS Cache, FutureRSS,
and RSSmesh. The RSS Cache script module
expedites the retrieval and conversion of
RSS feeds into html web pages. The FutureRSS
script enables webmasters to prepare content
for their RSS feeds in advance, and have
it automatically appear at the desired date
and time. The RSSmesh script allows for
multiple RSS feeds to be merged into a single
RSS feed. All of the scripts dynamically
manipulate the RSS feeds, so all management
occurs in realtime.
Access to the RSS Scripts directory is available
at no cost to all registered users of FeedForAll
or FeedForAll Mac. All others can purchase
an annual subscription to the directory
for $29.95. Additional scripts will be added
to the directory in the future.
Additional details related to the RSS Scripts
directory can be found at: http://www.feedforall.com/scripts-directory.htm
03/06/2006 RSSmesh Combines
Multiple Feeds into a Single RSS Feed
RSSmesh is a PHP script that
enables webmasters to merge the contents
of multiple RSS feeds into a single feed.
script can be used with any RSS 2.0 feed,
and allows webmasters to select the number
of items they want to include from each
source RSS feed. Advanced caching technology
is also built in, caching both the source
and destination feeds, resulting in reduced
bandwith usage and increased download speeds.
The new RSSmesh script is freely available
to all registered users of FeedForAll and
FeedForAll Mac. Additional details are available
. Optionally, webmasters can subscribe to
FeedForAll's RSS Scripts directory for a
nominal fee of $29.95. The scripts directory
access includes RSSmesh and a handful of
other valuable RSS related scripts. Additional
details are available at http://www.feedforall.com/scripts-directory.htm
03/06/2006 RSS Scripts
A new version of rss2html.php has been posted.
The new version
Add controls to allow limiting of Feed Title,
Feed Description, Item Title and Item Description
and Support for character set conversions.
Updates to RSS Cache have also been made
available that allow the cached data to
be returned even when it has expired, if
the remote server can not be reached to
obtain the new data.
And a new RSS Script has been made available.
03/06/2006 How Are You
How are you using RSS? Care to be profiled?
We are expanding the white papers section
We and are looking to talk to users about
RSS innovation. Help us tell your story!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
03/06/2006 Primary Ways
to Profit From RSS feeds
Rok Hrastnik from Marketing Studies
makes a valid point in his blog about my
article on Monetizing RSS . I focussed on
secondary revenue sources and neglected
to highlight the primary and most important
revenue source from RSS, direct sales! So
many articles in the past have focussed
on RSS benefits which focus on primary
revenue benefits, that I did not include
them in the monetizing article. I should
have referenced the other articles to provide
a clearer picture of the benefits to RSS.
Thanks Rok for pointing that out.
- RSS FeedForAll blog