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  • Definition from http://www.associatepublisher.com/e/v/va/vanity_feed.htm
  • http://www.problogger.net/archives/2007/11/02/reasons-to-have-a-vanity-folder-in-your-news-aggregator/
  • Image from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rss
  • there are programs that will aggregate (read bundle a heap together) rss feeds like Yahoo! Pipes or monitorThis, you can get feeds just from sources you think are important, customise outputs
  • You can add keywords to a proximity feed and assume that anyone close by is twittering about you.
  • You basically have a three part process, an input, or filters or conditions and output. You can even create RSS feeds from your output and add that to your existing RSS page

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  • 1. Make your own Vanity or Ego feed
    Or how to really
    stalk yourself
  • 2. What is an Ego or Vanity feed?
    A Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed from sources around the web with a certain keyword or words.
    According to AllExperts – “a certain kind of web feed created by a search engine -- one showing all search results that match the subscriber's name, blog name, product name, etc. A feed of search results for links to the subscriber's URL would also be considered a vanity feed.”
  • 3. What is it good for?
    Engage in Conversation
    Build Relationships
    Track Success of output (posts, twitter etc)
    Correcting Errors and Damage Control
    Generally see what people are saying about us
  • 4. Ok, backup what is RSS
    RSS - Really Simple Syndication
    is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format
  • 5. Is it easy?
    As with all things it can be as easy or as hard as you want
    You need an RSS reader like NetVibes or GoogleReader
    Inputs and outputs are customisable
  • 6. The 5 minute ego feed
    Step 1
    Go to monitorThis and set up your keyword search
    metacafe mybloglog opensearch plazoo technorati topix twitter wikio blogs wikio news youtube zimbio
    blogdigger blogmarks delicious findarticles google blogs google news google picasaweb identica magnolia
  • 7. The 5 minute ego feed
    Step 2
    Open results as an OPML file
  • 8. The 5 minute ego feed
    Step 3
    Copy and paste the file into a notepad document and save it as MyFeed.opml
  • 9. The 5 minute ego feed
    Step 4
    Create an account in a reader like NetVibes or GoogleReader
  • 10. The 5 minute ego feed
    Step 5
    Click on Add content
    Click on add a feed and then under OPML select import
  • 11. The 5 minute ego feed
    Step 6
    Select Browse and select the MyFeed.opml document you made and then click on import
  • 12. The 5 minute ego feed
    Step 7
    NetVibeswill then give you a pretty graphic interface with the overall results and the results per feed
  • 13. Tweaking your feed
    Results can be quite varied and may need refining
    You can manually add feeds from sites
    You can edit or delete each feed on NetVibes
  • 14. Tweaking your feed
    Add in specific feeds like a twitter proximity feed or go more Boolean through their Advanced Search field
  • 15. Upgrade
    You can use various tools once you get the hang of it to get more results.
    Yahoo pipes more complicated but much more flexible for advanced users
  • 16. Upgrade
    Page2Rss is a service that will create RSS feeds from pages without RSS facilities
    Google Alerts can create RSS feeds on certain keywords
    MSN Keyword Mutation Detection Tool can see what common misspellings occur for a phrase and help you add them to your search
    External Google Keyword Tool helps you refine terms searched rather than your search terms
  • 17. You can now go out and build those relaltionships
    Or just stalk yourself…your choice really
  • 18. More sources
    How to Build a Reputation Monitoring Dashboard
    Creating An Ego Feed With Yahoo Pipes
    Page2RSS.com-Create RSS Feed For Any Web Page
    Using Netvibes To Create A Current Awareness Service In Healthcare
    Netvibes Tutorial