Confluence in My Feed Reader – The Side Effects of Presenting

Don’tcha just love it when a complementary posts happen along within a day or two of each other? Earlier this week, Martin posted on the topic of Academic output as collateral damage suggested that “you can view higher education as a long tail content production system. And if you are producing this stuff as a … Continue reading “Confluence in My Feed Reader – The Side Effects of Presenting”

Feed Aggregation, Truncation and Post Labeling With Google Spreadsheets and Yahoo Pipes

Got another query via Twitter today for a Yahoo Pipe that is oft requested – something that will aggregate a number of feeds and prefix the title of each with a slug identifying the appropriate source blog. So here’s one possible way of doing that. Firstly, I’m going to create a helper pipe that will … Continue reading “Feed Aggregation, Truncation and Post Labeling With Google Spreadsheets and Yahoo Pipes”

Google/Feedburner Link Pollution

Just a quick observation… If you run a blog (or any other) RSS feed through Feedburner, the title links in the feed point to a Feedburner proxy for the link. If you use Google Reader, and send a post to delicious: the Feedburner proxy link is the link that you’ll bookmark: (Hmmmm, methinks it would … Continue reading “Google/Feedburner Link Pollution”

Google Analytics, Feedburner and Google Reader

Over the last couple of weeks, it seems as if the Goog has been doing a bit of reconciliation on the old analytics front, in particular the ability to track traffic driven back to your website from links contained within a feed published from that site using Feedburner… The first thing I’d noticed as being … Continue reading “Google Analytics, Feedburner and Google Reader”

Single Page RSS Feeds – So What? So this…

Having posted about Single Item RSS Feeds on WordPress blogs: RSS For the Content of This Page, it struck me that whilst this facility might be of interest to a very, very select few, most people would probably have the response: so what? To answer that question, it might help if I let you into … Continue reading “Single Page RSS Feeds – So What? So this…”

Single Item RSS Feeds on WordPress blogs: RSS For the Content of This Page

At Mash Oop North yesterday, Brian Kelly askd me how I got the “RSS for the content of this page” link onto my (hosted) WordPress blog: Clicking the link on an arbitrary blog post page turns up an RSS feed containing just a single item: the content of that blog post. The trick is quite … Continue reading “Single Item RSS Feeds on WordPress blogs: RSS For the Content of This Page”

How To Create Wordcloud from a Twitter Hashtag Search Feed in a Few Easy Steps

So I was struggling for a quick hit blog post to publish today (busy:-(, but then I got a tweet from @paulbradshaw asking “Any ideas how you could make mashup showing the frequency of certain words in hashtagged tweets – e.g. tagcloud.” Hmm – like this maybe? :-) [NOTE – you need to encode the … Continue reading “How To Create Wordcloud from a Twitter Hashtag Search Feed in a Few Easy Steps”

Autodiscoverable RSS Feeds From HEI Library Websites

Following up on 404 “Page Not Found” Error pages and Autodiscoverable Feeds for UK Government Departments and Back from Behind Enemy Lines, Without Being Autodiscovered(?!), I felt morally obliged to put together a page showing how the well the HEI Libraries are doing at getting autodiscoverable RSS feeds declared on their website homepages. So here … Continue reading “Autodiscoverable RSS Feeds From HEI Library Websites”

404 “Page Not Found” Error pages and Autodiscoverable Feeds for UK Government Departments

Around the time of the IWMW event last year, I put together a couple of quick pages that published the 404/page not found error pages for all the UK HEI homepages I could find (UK HEI “Page Not Found” Error Pages) and all the autodiscoverable RSS feeds that could be found on the HEI web … Continue reading “404 “Page Not Found” Error pages and Autodiscoverable Feeds for UK Government Departments”