Create RSS feed from any web page using Yahoo Pipes | Reaper-X In this post, i’m going to write a simple explanation / basic example about using Yahoo Pipes to fetch a webpage (you are free to use any pages you want assuming they allow Yahoo Pipes) and then create a RSS Feed from it so you can read it on your favorite rss reader As an example, in this post i’m going to give an example of creating RSS Feed from HorribleSubs website (horriblesubs.org) that i’ve been using (for myself only) so i can keep track on their Gintama release easily (i read that they’re planning on doing a total makeover of their site so i guess it’s okay to use them as an example) Before anything else, please see the source of the pipe used in this example (you need to log in to Yahoo first) because you’ll need to be logged in to Yahoo to see or create a new pipe Update 1: Here’s the updated version of the pipe which is used for their new domain (horriblesubs.info) and their new site design. 1. and here is what it looks like on the Yahoo Pipes side 2. 3. and here’s the output
Feedity A guide to controlling privacy, info on Google+ - TODAY Tech - TODAY.com#.TkdpL2N8t8E Google+is the new social networking kid on the block, and one of the main reasons so many people are interested in the service over Facebook is Google+'s proclaimed focus on protecting users' privacy. Whether you're a new Google+ user or you're already a pro, understanding how to control your information on the site can make you feel much more at ease on the social network. Here's the lowdown on Google+'s privacy controls, including a few of the more buried settings you'll want to know about. This guide will take you through setting up Google+'s circles with an emphasis on how they work from a privacy perspective, how to control what others can see about you on your profile, your options for selectively sharing posts with others, and some miscellaneous settings you'll want to tweak — like only allowing friends to start Huddles with you. A note on pseudonymity: Google has taken a strong and, I think, awfully mistaken stance on not allowing people to use Google+ with a pseudonym. 1. 2. 3.
Feed43 : Convert any web page to news feed on the fly Wallflux RSS for Facebook Pages & Groups Tumblr Is More Than Porn: Tumblr for Inviting Participation and Conversations for Learning « The Unquiet Librarian This past Wednesday at work, I was attempting to cross-post content from one of my Scoop.it dashboards to my Tumblr account; I was started to discover that it was no longer available to me on campus. Tumblr, which was previously open and available to our students and teachers at school, was recently blocked at the district level; when I questioned why the resource was blocked, the response was: “Tumblr was blocked this summer do [sic] to pornography it was hosting…When we are aware of a site that violates Board Policy IFBG, Children’s Internet Protection Act and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act then we will take appropriate measures. “ I would have no issue with a specific offensive site being blocked, but denying students and teachers access on campus to the tool for their own constructive uses seems extreme to me. Idea #1: Favorite Book Quote Crowdsourcing Idea #2: Crowdsource Original Book Jacket Designs Idea 3: Connect Your Readers to Favorite Authors via Tumblr
RSS Search Engine - Find Feeds with Instant Search Instant RSS Search engine will help you discover RSS feeds on the web around your favorite topics. You may use the tool to search RSS feeds for blogs, news websites, podcasts and more. It is instant search and hence the search results display as you type. You may use any of the Google search operators - like allintitle, inurl, etc. - for more accurate results. You can subscribe to the feeds in your favorite RSS Reader (like Feedly) or use the Preview link to see the 10 most recently published articles from that feed.
Scraping software, services and plugins sum up Since we have already reviewed classic web harvesting software, we want to sum up some other scraping services and crawlers, scrape plugins and other scrape related tools. Web scraping is a sphere that can be applied to a vast variety of fields, and in turn it can require other technologies to be involved. SEO needs scrape. Proxying is one of the methods which can help you to stay masked while doing much web data extraction. Crawling is another sub-technology indispensable in scrape for unordered information sources. Data refining follows the scrape, so as to deal with the unavoidable inconsistency of harvested data. Web Scraping directory (classified by function) Fast Scrape Often I need to get something fast from the screen into my pocket. Scraper, the Google Chrome extension is what makes my life easy. ) and have this tool always embedded in the right-button menu. Scrape services and tools Among the scrape services we take note of: Grepsr scraping service. Anti-scrape service Handy scrape
12 Tools to Measure Social Influence (Maybe) Social media influence is a bit like oxygen – we "know" its there and we know in some sense that it is essential for “life” if we’re in marketing, advertising or public relations, but can we capture it in a jar and observe it? No. Well, at least not entirely. Any number of tools – freely available on the Web – purport to tell us our overall social media influence or at least a slice of it (a la Twitter). While none is perfect or complete yet, using a combination of them can prove useful. Here then is a roundup of tools that measure influence in the social web: Broad social web tools Klout: Klout currently track a user’s Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Foursquare activity. PeerIndex: How PeerIndex describes what it measures: "PeerIndex: a measure of your online social capital. Twentyfeet: What Twentyfeet says it offers: "Aggregated stats in one place. PostRank : This service says it "tracks where and how users engage, and what they pay attention to — in real-time."