Working with newsfeeds

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Published on July 18, 2012

Author: euforic



Presentation by Euforic Services (Pier Andrea Pirani, Pete Cranston, Vanessa Meadu) at the FAO Social Media Workshop - July 2012

Working with RSS feeds FAO Social Media Workshop

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:

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

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)


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..


Hands on exercise RSS feed creation – From your blog, delicious account, external website etc.. – Publish through FeedBurner

Credits KSToolkit - CIARD Pathways - iMark – Web 2.0 and Social Media for Development

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