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Google Reader: R.I.P.

Mar 15th, 2013 | By
Google Reader: R.I.P.

This might be the year where tons of free social media services get killed or skimmed. After Twitter killing Posterous as well as the Tweetdeck mobile apps (did you notice that the Tweetdeck blog runs on Posterous? Maybe we should tell them it is time to migrate!), it is now Google’s turn. In a post (…)

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A New Delicious, a New Problem.

Sep 29th, 2011 | By
A New Delicious, a New Problem.

In the past days, Delicious, the widely popular bookmarking site, changed their ehmm, how should I call it: their “website”, their user interface? If it were only the user-interface, I’d be happy, but some of the functionality changed too… Yet another example of “If you seriously engage in social media, you can’t keep it as (…)

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Yahoo Pipes upgrades to V2

Jul 17th, 2011 | By
Yahoo Pipes upgrades to V2

Yahoo Pipes is a powerful and free tool, which allows you to combine and manipulate RSS feeds. I use it extensively for many of my news aggregation blogs. In the past, Yahoo Pipes has been suffering from regular downtime, and just over one year ago, Yahoo decided it was time to overhaul the Pipes’ core (…)

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How to monitor your brand on the Internet

Jun 14th, 2011 | By
How to monitor your brand on the Internet

In the old days, public relations people would save clippings of newspaper and magazine articles mentioning their company or organisation. Even though nowadays, news travels much faster and spreads wider, it seems public media people often no longer have their ear on the ground. It sounds like a contradiction to me: In the current age (…)

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“dlvr.it”: RSS-to-Twitter tool now with statistics dashboard

May 22nd, 2011 | By
“dlvr.it”: RSS-to-Twitter tool now with statistics dashboard

If you want to tweet your latest blogposts and website updates automatically, you’ll need to use one of the “RSS to Twitter” tools I have described in an earlier post. “dlvr.it”, my favourite of the bunch continues to get better.



How to combine RSS feeds with Yahoo Pipes

Jan 16th, 2011 | By
How to combine RSS feeds with Yahoo Pipes

Many bloggers use RSS feeds to check on the latest posts from different websites and blogs. Bloggers often use widgets to display RSS feeds from related blogs, or their Twitter and Delicious updates. Or they might simply pull RSS feeds into an RSS reader like Google Reader. Comes a time where it might be useful (…)

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A blogger’s 2010 wrapup of cool and failing services

Jan 13th, 2011 | By
A blogger’s 2010 wrapup of cool and failing services

During 2010 my blogging activity increased, up to the point where I went on a sabbatical to concentrate full-time on my social media exploits. In the past year, I used many services available to the blogging community, both paid and free, much more extensively than ever before. I thought of wrapping up my findings of (…)

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Publish a full RSS feed, or a teasers only ?

Sep 9th, 2010 | By
Publish a full RSS feed, or a teasers only ?

Have you ever asked yourself the question to feature full blogposts in your RSS feed, or to only publish a teaser? Maybe you should! I used my personal blog with a humble 700-800 RSS subscribers, as a test case.



Nonprofit blogs: the common problems

Jun 25th, 2010 | By
Nonprofit blogs: the common problems

777,  Seven hundred seventy-seven. That is the amount of nonprofit blogs I have collected so far. They are all on my Delicious bookmarking list. Excerpts from their posts are republished on Humanitarian News and The NonProfit Blogs. 777, discarding blogs which have not been updated since six months.  777, including the Good, the Bad and (…)

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RSS to Twitter: The Big Boys Have Arrived

Dec 16th, 2009 | By
RSS to Twitter: The Big Boys Have Arrived

I have posted before about how you can capitalize on your Twitter social community to increase traffic onto your blog. Regularly tweeting the new posts on your blog is the secret. I tweet a few thousand posts per month, accounting for over 100,000+ visits on my aggregator blogs. What tools are on the market to (…)

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Yahoo Pipes: More down than up.

Nov 24th, 2009 | By
Yahoo Pipes: More down than up.

Yahoo Pipes is a free Internet service by Yahoo, which allows you to aggregate and manipulate RSS feeds. I use them extensively for several of my aggregation sites like Humanitarian News and AidNews, to name a few. Recently, Yahoo Pipes silently went from “Beta” to “Production”, a migration which was only noticed as the word (…)

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