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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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Yahoo Pipes Significant Error Message

May 12th, 2011 | By
Yahoo Pipes Significant Error Message

Yahoo Pipes is acting up again. Here is their most significant of error messages… So.. should I tell them I think there is a problem?…



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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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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The best free and sophisticated RSS tools

Oct 18th, 2009 | By
The best free and sophisticated RSS tools

The past few weeks, I have been quite busy working with RSS feeds. I continue to be surprised about the possibilities RSS gives us, bloggers and web developers alike. Here is an overview of the tools I discovered: From RSS feed to Javascript: Feed2JS If you want to spice up a page on your website, (…)

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RSS reversed: From Feed to Blog

Jun 1st, 2009 | By
RSS reversed: From Feed to Blog

We all use RSS mostly to read updates from different sites. What if we could reverse this, and use RSS to actually populate a site? Here is a story of RSS, in reverse. Maybe we should call it SSR instead of RSS… Both for work, and in my spare time, I scan the news (and (…)

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The Diagram of a Social Media Network

May 6th, 2009 | By
The Diagram of a Social Media Network

click for a high res view.  In a previous post I explained in laymen’s terms what RSS feeds are, and what they can do for you as a reader, and as a blogger. A more technical post, described some of the technical tools I use to “transform” RSS feeds to different platforms. As my “network” grew (…)

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