Working with RSS feeds FAO Social Media Workshop
Intro /definition   A feed is a regularly updated summary    (“syndication”) of contents – blog    entries, headlines, pu...
Key functions it supportsPublishing and information sharing Keep your user informed Create email alerts for your latest ...
How to use Check if your platform allows you to  create feed automatically Consider set up your own simple site  using a...
Using http://feedburner.com/
Enter source feed URL
Set new feed URL and title
Click next and burn
Enable stats tracking
Your feed dashboard
Optimize for best outreach
Embed codes, email alerts, etc..
M&E
Hands on exercise RSS feed creation      – From your blog, delicious account,        external website etc..      – Publis...
Credits KSToolkit - http://www.kstoolkit.org/RSS/ CIARD Pathways -  http://www.ciard.net/index.php?id=624 iMark – Web 2...
Working with newsfeeds
Working with newsfeeds
Working with newsfeeds
Working with newsfeeds
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Presentation by Euforic Services (Pier Andrea Pirani, Pete Cranston, Vanessa Meadu) at the FAO Social Media Workshop - July 2012

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Working with newsfeeds

  1. 1. Working with RSS feeds FAO Social Media Workshop
  2. 2. Intro /definition A feed is a regularly updated summary (“syndication”) of contents – blog entries, headlines, publications, multimedia – in the form of metadata about the source and the contents. It includes links to the full versions of those contents at their original location. Source: http://www.ciard.net/index.php?id=624
  3. 3. Key functions it supportsPublishing and information sharing Keep your user informed Create email alerts for your latest content Aggregate and syndicate your content Let other services re-publish your content
  4. 4. How to use Check if your platform allows you to create feed automatically Consider set up your own simple site using a blogging platform Use third-party applications (Feedcreator) or workaround (Delicious)
  5. 5. Using http://feedburner.com/
  6. 6. Enter source feed URL
  7. 7. Set new feed URL and title
  8. 8. Click next and burn
  9. 9. Enable stats tracking
  10. 10. Your feed dashboard
  11. 11. Optimize for best outreach
  12. 12. Embed codes, email alerts, etc..
  13. 13. M&E
  14. 14. Hands on exercise RSS feed creation – From your blog, delicious account, external website etc.. – Publish through FeedBurner
  15. 15. Credits KSToolkit - http://www.kstoolkit.org/RSS/ CIARD Pathways - http://www.ciard.net/index.php?id=624 iMark – Web 2.0 and Social Media for Development

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