Saturday, July 28, 2007

Is RSS Mixer a Twitter with out Social Network?

Masable writes about RSS Mixer being the twitter sans the social network. RSS Mixer is a new service that will combine all of your feeds into one. A feed aggregator, if you will.
Mashable article.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Go get you Map Mashup on!

Where do you get map mashups other than Frappr, Zooomr, Trulia, and still do something worthwhile to spend your (UN) productive time with. I am always in the look out for mapping tools as they are very good feed tools as well, if you configure them right!
So set out to look for some but then realized that Mashable's Adam Ostrow has already done it for me. I don't know why but he found 13 worthwhile maps (why not 12 or 14, I don't know. May be he is trying to take unlucky ness from #13) Well if you count all the plugs in comments, it is 33 sites I think!
Anyway I think it is a good investment to spend some time smashing these map mashups! All are supposed to commemorate newly released, Google Mapplets, that is two P's.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Google sitemaps (webmaster tools) improves feedback

Google webmaster tools have improved it's way of reporting errors! Now some of them will be reduced to warnings depending on if they are minor problems or major errors!
According to the post,
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: New warnings feedback
Warnings allow Google to provide feedback on portions of your sitemap that may be confusing or inaccurate, while saving the real "error" alarm for problems that make your sitemap completely unreadable. Google hopes the additional information makes it even easier to share your sitemaps with them.
The new set of warnings includes many problems that we had previously classified as errors, including the "incorrect namespace" and "invalid date" examples shown in the screenshot above. We also crawl a sample of the URLs listed in your sitemap and report warnings if the Googlebot runs into any trouble with them. These warnings might suggest a widespread problem with your site that warrants further investigation, such as a stale sitemap or a misconfigured robots.txt file.
So if you have not done already, get an account on webmaster tools and improve your site so I can have good feeds on my feedotopia!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Got Blog...ger? Burn it

blogger.gifIf you host your content on a Blogger blog with a address (or use Blogger's “custom domain” feature), you can now redirect your native Blogger feed to your FeedBurner feed (quite easily, might we add). Gone are the muggy, languorous days of wrestling with "autodiscovery" tags in foreboding corners of your Blogger template code or hacking through this tangled discussion thread for a glimpse of configuration clarity. Starting right now, you just log into your Blogger account, select Settings | Site Feed, enter your FeedBurner feed address and click "Save Settings." Zap! Pow! Kraaakkkk! Now you've got the complete picture of how your content is being consumed out here, out there, out everywhere.

Everyone burn free with feedburner!

Feedburner is a part of the Google family now and offering several of its used to be “Pro” features free. Both the “MyBrand” tool, and TotalStats, a tool which allows you to see views or clicks of your feed, are now available to everyone for free.

PRO is feed analytics taken to the next level. You will now have access to the number of people who have viewed or clicked individual content items in your feed and “Reach,” which estimates the daily number of subscribers who interacted with your feed content. You can turn this on by signing in to your account, navigating to the Analyze tab and heading to the FeedBurner Stats PRO section. Click the "Item Views" checkbox to activate these PRO features.

The MyBrand service (also PRO-level) is located under the "My Account" tab after you've signed in. MyBrand lets you maintain consistency between your feed address and your hosted website's domain, if matchy-matchy is your thing. For example, rather than using, your MyBrand-ed feed address can be To get started with MyBrand, sign into FeedBurner, click the "My Account" link in the upper left-hand corner, and then click "MyBrand". Nota Bene: You must be comfortable playing around with DNS entries and own the rights to the domain whose DNS entries you'll be playing around with in order to successfully activate MyBrand.

And if you have been paying for those features, feel better! you will not be charged for the month of June 2007 and beyond.

Monday, July 02, 2007

World of RSS Feed resources, 120+

You will get a bellyful of RSS information from this link. I think I don't need to go anywhere, just use this link to find things to write about Feeds and feed technology! May be it is good enough to be called mini RSS Feedotopia!
Follow The Ultimate RSS Toolbox - 120+ RSS Resources to feed your RSS hunger.

Is Yahoo killing BLO.GS?

For some time now I have not been able to ping BLO.GS and the lists of Updates, and recently added are empty.
Further more there is no indication or notification on the home page. May be it is time to wip up that old open source code by Jim Winstead and bring up new!