Published by Angus on 18 Mar 2010 at 05:30 am
Starting today, when you conduct a search on WiserEarth, you can turn it into an RSS feed. This should be quite a useful tool for people who want to stay up to date with what is happening in the world of sustainability.
If you’re not familiar with the term, RSS stands for stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’ – it’s a web feed format accepted by many websites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. On WiserEarth, the feed you create will update every time something new comes up that meets your search criteria. So say, for example, you searched for events in San Francisco. Now every time someone posts a new event in San Francisco on WiserEarth it will be ‘fed’ to you automatically.
So how do you create your personalized web feed? Just follow these three easy steps:
- Conduct a search on WiserEarth, you can use this link. Remember to put the words in quotes if you want to use an exact search term, e.g. “Transition Towns”.
- Click on the RSS icon or text on the top right-hand corner of the search results. It will look like this:
- You browser will open a new page with the Feed URL. Copy that link into your favorite RSS-enabled website or program.
Here are a couple of ideas for using your new RSS feed:
- Feed it into Facebook: Click on this link and insert the Search RSS URL. It’s as simple as that.
- Feed it into Twitter: Go to TwitterFeed, register, and click on ‘Create New Feed’.
- Add it to your RSS reader: Free services like Google Reader and Bloglines allow you to read all your RSS feeds in one place.
Give us your feedback as a comment below and let us know how you are using the new RSS Search feeds. We will share how you are using these feed in a future post.
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