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FeedJumbler is a Feed Merger

FeedJumbler is a web-based application that allows you to:

Convert a RSS or Atom-based feed into RSS, Atom and/or HTML and JavaScript
Merge several RSS or Atom-based feeds into one combined RSS and/or Atom feed (HTML/JavaScript output also available)

Simply enter the URL(s) of your source feed(s) and access your aggregated feed or converted output through the links provided. Your combined feed will be assigned a short, unique URL to make it easily accessible.

Optionally, you can also register to get a personalized page where you can keep track of your merged feeds.

More on Ego Feeds As Educational Feeds

This web tool is designed to help teachers create RSS feeds for aggregating news stories from Google News, that are related to curriculum topics and issues.

The resulting feed addresses utilizes a feed builder constructed by Justin Pfister.

Read A Feed

Read a feed is a new service that is an easy to use RSS Reader to go. Just type in the URL of the XML feed you like to read and enjoy. The site is not different from  RSS2html.comor any of the similar service but it has a clean look and is simple to use

What RSS Can Do

Tim Yang has setup a wiki that lists tasks that can be performed using RSS. The wiki-list clearly shows how RSS is so much more than blogs and news syndication.

RSS Opportunities

Using RSS, your visitors can decide exactly what kind of »content« (in this case, an individual content item could be a new job listing) they are looking for and then have that content delivered directly to them, via their own personalized RSS feed.

RSS Opportunities

Bloggers Fighting Regulation

Bloggers who built their Internet followings with anti-establishment prose are now lobbying the establishment to protect their livelihoods from federal regulations.

Some are even working with lawyers, public-relations consultants and a political action committee to do it.

Complete Article - Bloggers Fight Regulations

Microsoft Embraces RSS

Microsoft announced platform level support for Really Simple Syndication (RSS) in Longhorn with end user facing facilities intended to make it easier to discover RSS feeds and support for simple list extensions.

As reported Friday, Longhorn will provide a common RSS feed list across all applications, common RSS data store for applications to access downloaded content, and an RSS platform sync engine. Subscribing to an RSS feed from within Internet Explorer 7.0 will be similar to adding a Web site to "Favorites." An icon placed in a toolbar will illuminate when feeds have been updated with new content.


AllRSS is part of the RSS Compedium. This resource was originally a sub-set of files in my Weblogs Compendium resource, but it has grown so much that it now demands its own index.

Most Popular Blogs in the Blogosphere

Technorati has posted a list of the biggest blogs in the blogosphere as measured by links. A comparison list of trafficked blogs would be interesting if the statistics were accurate. Anyone know of such a list? How about an Alexa ranking comparison? That could be interesting.

Mixing Up Feeds

Lately we've had a lot of queries related to merging feeds so I thought I would take a moment to mention a few tools that currently exist:

RSS Mix - Will mix any number of RSS feeds into a unique feed (looks like it only handles headlines).

FeedJumbler - Aggregate or merge several Atom or RSS feeds into a single feed

Top RSS Blogs

Check out the top RSS blogs on KbCafe. Hey we are in that list! Cool. Thanks Randy :-)

Six NFL, Two NHL Teams Offer Private-Label RSS Readers

ThePort's desktop alerts product line is called Direct and is the simplest configuration of ThePort’s client-side xmlPlayer.

Any RSS/ATOM feed may be used to generate a desktop alert. In addition, ThePort has a web based alert generator for targeted communications based on audience segmentation.

ThePort currently has deployments with six NFL teams and two NHL franchises, among others.

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OPML Editor

Dave Winer has introduced an Open Source OPML editor. OPML files store multiple RSS feeds, usually the feeds in an OPML are related in some way.

More on Dave's OPML Editor

Opportunities for RSS

When it comes to new internet marketing opportunities for your business, RSS just might be the answer you were looking for. Here are just some of the new opportunities it can provide you with …


Podcasting (delivering internet audio content) and Videocasting (delivering internet video content) allow you to communicate via rich media messages, not only making your content more attractive and powerful, but also enabling a more personal »conversation« with your audiences.

Up until know, the internet was predominantly a textual channel. Adding audio and video to the mix, delivering both via RSS, goes beyond the basic capabilities provided by »traditional« internet content delivery channels. Rich media personalizes the internet experience and gives your company a distinguishable face, while at the same time providing you with a media platform to convey your message so that it is easier to understand, see and feel.

Complete Article - RSS Opportunities

Electronic Frontier Foundation Legal Guide for Bloggers

The EFF, an organization with the goal of "defending freedom in the digital world", has released a legal guide for bloggers. Take a look:

Whether you're a newly minted blogger or a relative old-timer, you've been seeing more and more stories pop up every day about bloggers getting in trouble for what they post.

Like all journalists and publishers, bloggers sometimes publish information that other people don't want published. You might, for example, publish something that someone considers defamatory, republish an AP news story that's under copyright, or write a lengthy piece detailing the alleged crimes of a candidate for public office.

The difference between you and the reporter at your local newspaper is that in many cases, you may not have the benefit of training or resources to help you determine whether what you're doing is legal. And on top of that, sometimes knowing the law doesn't help - in many cases it was written for traditional journalists, and the courts haven't yet decided how it applies to bloggers.

But here's the important part: None of this should stop you from blogging. Freedom of speech is the foundation of a functioning democracy, and Internet bullies shouldn't use the law to stifle legitimate free expression. That's why EFF created this guide, compiling a number of FAQs designed to help you understand your rights and, if necessary, defend your freedom.

Complete Legal Guide from EFF

DMOZ & Syndic8

This is interesting and not something that I had seen before. It looks like Syndic8 is using DMOZ categorized structure for RSS Feeds. Not quite sure if they are scraping the content or using the category field in feeds. Interesting none-the-less.

Technorati Launches Public Beta

Technorati has launched a public beta of their site redesign of the Technorati service. Here are some of the highlights of this beta release:

~ improved the user experience, making Technorati accessible to more people and, specifically, people who are new to blogging. We've tried to make it very simple to understand what Technorati is all about, and make it easy to understand how we're different from other search engines.
~ they have learned from the incredible success of tags, and brought some of the those same features into search, as well as expanding tag functionality. Now, if your search matches a tag, we bring in photos and links from flickr, furl, delicious, and now buzznet as well.
~ they now have more powerful advanced search features. You can now click the "Options" link beside any search box for power searching options.
~ they have added more personalization. Sign in, and you'll see your current set of watchlists, claimed blogs, and profile info, right on the homepage, giving you quick access to the stuff you want as quickly as possible.
~ new Watchlist capabilities have been added. For example, you no longer need a RSS reader to watch your favorite searches. Now you can view all of your favorite searches on one page. Of course, you can still get your watchlists via RSS, and it is even easier to create new watchlists.

Check out the Technorati Beta Web site at

Pubsub Launches U.S. Government Online Watch Tool
06/06/2005, a prospective search tool for tracking what people are saying on the Web, on Wednesday announced the launch of PubSub Government, a collection of free, pre-built subscriptions that provide customized delivery of political content from the blogosphere and syndicated Web sites.

PubSub's prospective search instantly notifies users as soon as the search terms they have subscribed to are mentioned.

The Government subscriptions demonstrate how easy it is for activists, watch groups, campaign managers, journalists, lobbyists, and other citizens to follow what's being said about any of the three branches of the U.S. government, and have that information delivered directly to them.

Will McCain-Feingold Control Political Bloggers?

The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) of 2002, also known as McCain-Feingold, established limits on how individuals working on political campaigns can pay print, radio and television outlets for political "public communications."

The FEC exempted the Internet from any provisions of the BCRA, but the court bounced those rules as too broad in interpretation. In March, the FEC issued a proposed new set of rules to cover the Internet, stressing that they would have an "extremely limited impact" on blogs.

Complete Article

Patent Mojo - USPTO Searches via RSS

Turn any USPTO (US patent and trademark) search into an RSS feed.

Create feeds to:
~ Receive daily notifications of new results through e-mail or RSS.

~ Watch movement in your industry.
~ Learn quickly about new competitive threats.
~ See where industry leaders are headed.

Try out Patent Mojo

Venture Capital Powering into RSS Sector

Feedster has joined with NewsGator and Feedburner announcing another round of Venture funding.

Feedster, Inc., a rapidly growing Internet search engine and advertising network for blogs and RSS feeds announced today it closed a Series A round of venture financing. Feedster will use the money to accelerate development and marketing and greatly expand its server infrastructure in order to serve searchers and customers better.

FEC treads into sticky web of political blogs

Web loggers, who pride themselves on freewheeling political activism, might face new federal rules on candidate endorsements, online fundraising and political ads, though bloggers who don't take money from political groups would not be affected.

Complete Article - Political Bloggers

Is the web too large for you? RSS can help you cut through the noise

Do you find that as the Internet grows larger, it becomes more and more difficult to get the information you want?

Sure, search engines are great when hunting for specific information, but when it comes to surfing to feed my appetite for daily political and celebrity news, the sheer volume makes it a tiresome process. Every morning I scroll through my favourite websites, blogs and podcasts - which number close to 20 - in search of articles and sound clips of interest. Sometimes there's new info, often there isn't.

There's an easier way to go about getting your fix of news. It's called Really Simple Syndication, better known as RSS. The technology gives users more control of the Internet, helping cut through the noise.

Complete Article - RSS Cuts Noise

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