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RSS Presentation Links

This page has links to the Programs and RSS feeds mentioned at the November 11, 2008 PMUG Meeting, as well as additional RSS feeds of interest.

RSS Readers : Sample Feeds : Advanced RSS Feeds : The History of RSS

RSS Reader Programs

Three Macintosh programs were demonstrated during the presentation.

  • NetNewsWire (free)
    Note: When you run the program for the first time, a window will ask if you wish to set up an account on NewsGator so feeds may be synced between multiple versions of NetNewsWire. If you do not intend to use this feature or have security concerns, click the "Skip this Step" button and you will not be asked again.
  • Apple Mail
    The version of Apple Mail which comes with Mac OS X 10.5+ has RSS features.
  • Safari
    The version of Safari which comes Mac OS X 10.4+ has RSS features.

Other RSS Readers
RSS readers are also available for a wide variety of computers and mobile devices. Each program operates differently, so please read its documentation.


Sample Feeds

Below are sample RSS feeds arranged by category. A feed listing page is also noted when a Website offers multiple feeds.

This listing is provided as a courtesy. PMUG does not endorse or promote any RSS reader / RSS feed or its associated organization / entity. Listed services and their content belong to and are the responsibility of their respective entities. This is a closed listing. You may report any errors to websitenospam@pmug-nj.org. Problems with an RSS feed file or its content should be taken up with the Webmaster of that organization's Website.


News Media


Business & Finance


Princeton, NJ


Blogs


Companies


Organizations


Government


Sports


Travel


Education


Macintosh


Technology



Advanced RSS Feeds

While "normal" RSS feeds contain content as determined by those who produced it, more advanced feeds contain content you have a role in choosing.

Build-A-Feed
  • iTunes Store RSS Feed Generator
    Choose the drop-down menu options (music store, feed type, feed size, genre, explicit content) and click the "Generate" button. The feed URL will appear below, ready to be copied and pasted into your RSS reader.
Feeds from Tags
  • Flickr
    These are predefined categories but you may create your own tag search from inside NetNewsWire.
    To make your own choose: File menu > New Special Subscription > Tag... (pick Flickr from the drop-down menu, type the tag to search for in the field, click "subscribe" button)
  • Technorati
    Type the search words in the top-right text field, click the "Search" button, then a results page appears with the RSS feed link at the top with the feed icon.
  • Topix.com
    Type the search words in top-right text field, click the "search" button, then a results page appears. In Safari, click the RSS logo in the address bar to get the feed address.
  • Blogpulse
    Type the search words in top text field, click the "go" button, then a results page appears with the feed link at the top with the "XML" icon.
  • YouTube
    These are predefined categories, but you may create your own tag search feeds:

    use this format:
    http://www.youtube.com/rss/tag/yourtag.rss
    http://www.youtube.com/rss/tag/yourtag%28yourtag.rss (use %28 instead of a space)
    http://www.youtube.com/rss/user/usernamegoeshere/videos.rss

    examples:
    http://www.youtube.com/rss/tag/venice.rss
    http://www.youtube.com/rss/tag/hawk%28hill%28sunset.rss
    http://www.youtube.com/rss/user/citizennews/videos.rss

  • NASDAQ Company Symbol Quotes and Volume Feeds
    Pick the feed type from the drop-down menu, type the company symbol and click the "Generate RSS Feed URL" button. The feed URL will appear on the result page, ready to be copied and pasted into your RSS reader.
Feeds from Searches
  • Google News
    Type the search words, click the "search news" button, then a results page appears with the RSS feed link in left column with the link "RSS".
  • Yahoo News
    Type the search words, click the "news search" button, then a results page appears with the RSS feed link in right column under "get updates."
  • Yahoo finance
    Type the search words in top left text field, click the "get quotes" button, then a results page appears with the feed link icon on the right-side column.
Feeds from Forums
  • Apple Discussions
    Go to a specific forum and view the specific group category. In Safari, click the RSS logo in the address bar to get the feed address.

    To get a RSS feed of a specific message post, view the message post and (in Safari) click the RSS logo in the address bar.


The History of RSS

Here are Websites to learn more about the history of RSS. Please note that RSS was developed by many people, some of who made seperate "flavors" of RSS according to their own personal/corporate vision.


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