RSS notes

This page is a composting environment for notes on how to create and use RSS feeds. Feel free to jump in with additions, clarifications, corrections, or questions of your own. For the low-down on what RSS is and where it comes from, see Wikipedia: RSS
  • Thanks to Marielle, for reminding me of the Wikpedia page in Blogging to Learn (Authorship 2.0, 2008.07.30).

Aggregation: Collection and Sharing

  • Pageflakes
    • Pageflakes offer free, very user-friendly, remotely accessible environments for collecting and sharing collections of RSS feeds along with other content snippets, gadgets, and tooltips, all organized into flexible columns on tabbed pages.
    • With ordinary browsers and online access, you can organize and personalize individual pages, keep individual pages private, share individual pages with other account holders privately (with or without granting editing privileges), or make individual pages publicly viewable as pagecasts.
    • You can also add ohers' public pages to your collection, edit them independently therein, and clip snippets of HTML code from flakes your public pages for republication on any website, wiki, blog, or sidebar to which you can add the code. Wow!


  •– Empty page (2012.02.15)
  • Bloglines
    • "Bloglines is the fastest way to find and track your favorite websites and blogs in real-time. Easily customize your dashboard with multiple view options, drag and drop organization, and exclusive widgets" (Bloglines Reader, ¶1, 2012.02.15)
  • FeedBlendr
  • Feedly
    • Chrome and Firefox extensions make it asy to set up and rearrange categories of feeds.
    • There also are Android and iOS app's. - ltdproject ltdproject Mar 14, 2013
  • FeedShake – "All-in-one feed manager" (2007.02.27)
  • fwicki – free, patent-pending, mashup toolset (2008.01.04)
  • Shrook – "Free RSS reader for Mac OS X" (2007.07.23)
  • Google Readertour(actual site requires login)
    • For a short list of Google Reader tutorials, see: WinkTools02 (pab's Pageflakes, retrieved 2008.08.21).
    • Google Reader is folding in 2013.
      • The easiest way to get your feeds out and keep them working seems to be to get the Feedly extension for Chrome and Firefox browsers, and then have Feedly pull in your feeds from Google Reader. - ltdproject ltdproject Mar 14, 2013
  • Netvibes
  • For much more info., see RSS Tools: Online Aggregators.

Class-Based RSS for Reading & Writing

Feeds for the LTD Project Wiki

I used a free RSS to JavaScript converter to create the imbedded media feed of Recent Changes in the SpaceMenu side bar. It has gone buggy, and Dom (user support) is looking into whether interference with the inline text editor stems from wikispaces' implementations. In the meantime, he suggests reviewing:, and possibly reworking the feeds (2006.12.15).

Feed Test Page

RSS to mail services


Ideas for getting started feeding

The following was originally published June 21, 2006 at

...I'm planning to start making use of RSS feeds and aggregation technology to create several focused collections of collections of related source materials that I enjoy reading, and find useful (or potentially so) in my work. One collection will combine SCoPE scheduled seminar feeds, with Online Facilitation mailing list posts that usually go into the two mailboxes that I emptied yesterday.

The question is, where and how to put these together, for my own ease of reading and uptake. Elgg..., Safari..., wikispaces? Hmm. Perhaps that depends on where I will be most likely to view and digest them in a deliberate and timely fashion. All rights reserved.


Created: Jun 23, 2006 12:17 am
Last revised by: ltdproject on: Mar 14, 2013 10:15 pm
(UTC - for JST add 09:00 hours)