Saturday, October 02, 2010

The power of RSS in Social Media Syndication in Content Curation #amplify

Inspired by @svartling I started playing with amplify, and added it to my Social Media Syndication Network Flowchart which I'm updating.

The way I'm setting it up focuses on the way your message can be spread in your information stream, by making your information stream more visible. This naturally includes the regular blogging (RSS) and microblogging applications, and events which are interesting for 3rd parties. For somebody like me who produces many Likes, Social Bookmarks and other items I discovered that the value of being able to extract and automatically curate items from the feed such asTwitterFeed and

TwitterFeed can be used to extracted items and post these to a number of platforms based on keywords, although the keyword filter has always been poor and their OpenID implementation half-hearted.

Another RSS feature comes from, which in my opinion is one of the only Yahoo! product which hasn't been exceded by a far superior Google product, produces multiple RSS feeds, specify feeds can be extracted based on the tags which are assigned.

Naturally FaceBook, Twitter and other services produce their own RSS feeds, the another great Yahoo! product Yahoo! Pipes gives us the ability to curate content multiple sources, which can all be used for external sources and for people like me who discuss multiple subjects which can be curated in different ways.

RSS has never been the exclusive domain of blogs, but they are more powerful than most think.

(Posted with Amplify)