Published on July 18, 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: http://www.ciard.net/index.php?id=624
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 - http://www.kstoolkit.org/RSS/ CIARD Pathways - http://www.ciard.net/index.php?id=624 iMark – Web 2.0 and Social Media for Development
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