As long as their is no email confirmation set-up you can submit an email list to this database, which enables you to read the email list content as an RSS feed.
May 30, 2005
I think this is where a web page or wiki page would be handy in adding these tools to a list, instead of adding a new tool to an old blog post.
Adding a new RSS re-mix tool to an old blog post that lists RSS re-mix tools is wrong in a way, as the new tool may not have existed on the date stamp of the older post.
Instead of using a wiki maybe I could have a link on the sidebar of the blog that goes to a folder in my del.icio.us account where I could store RSS re-mix tools…or better still it can show the HTML version of the del.icio.us folder.
Well, silly me, in your Furl page, click on the Tools tab and there it is.
Here is what is says:
“This is especially helpful when you want to save a page that appears on a site that uses frames, or when you want to save a series of links on a given page.”
An RSS reader with a clippings folder that has it’s own RSS feeds goes a long way if you want to re-syndicate content with ease and in a timely fashion.
From an aggregator like Newsgator I can clip items of interest into organised folders…each of these folders has it’s own RSS feed, as well as a general RSS feed for all folders combined.
This is great for newsmastering as you can re-syndicate items from your clippings folder into a blog, by using a RSS-to-HTML tool.
So, if you have 10 clippings folders, this content could be re-syndicated to 10 blogs. You could also re-syndicate the master feed for all the clippings folders combined into one blog. Or if you use a multi-blog platform you could aggregate the contents of the 10 blogs into a master blog (best of both worlds).
Great thing about clipping in Newsgator is there is no box that you fill in, it’s really quick, all you do is click on save and mouse over the folder, and it saves in an instance. This is handy if you are on a time schedule as you can zoom through your reader and clip away, populating content in your blog for your clients morning read at 9am (although I’m yet to check the time lag from the clippings folder into the blog-this may be the downside of not manually editing the blog myself).
Only problem with Newsgator is that you can only clip an item into one folder, unlike the more robust social bookmark managers that let you clip to multiple folders…but I like the idea of content going from the RSS reader straight to a blog without requiring a social bookmark manager as a middle man.
The advantage of having a bookmark facility (incl. RSS feeds) in you RSS reader is that you don’t have to open the item to bookmark it with a bookmarklet, so this saves time (I suppose right-click facilities are just as quick) and you only have to use one platform instead of two.
I’ll have to look around for an RSS reader that can clip to multiple folders, I think I’ll give Pluck a try, see what all the talk is about.
Since I don’t know how to create a title index for this blog, I’ve decided to use del.icio.us. On the left panel, under Categories, there is now a heading for a Title Index…clicking on this will go to a del.icio.us version of this blog where you can easily scroll the list of blog entries by title.
Since so few people subscribe to my Feedburner feed (spliced with my del.icio.us bookmarks), I’ve decided to re-syndicate my latest bookmark entries from my del.icio.us account into this blog, view this at the end of the left panel (one day I’ll work out how to put some of this loaded panel on to the right panel). Here is the feed.