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We all know that you can pull feeds from Social Source Commons. Through RSS, you can be automatically notified for all sorts of changes from new users to new toolboxes. RSS feeds are a great way to get a wide range of updates from all over the internet together in one place.w8y9s5v2gd76okw48nvajvq2tat8ka26

Similar to the concept of information “planets” from http://www.planetplanet.org, one utility of RSS is that information can automatically be aggregated around a subject. So, there are “planets” around certain technology subjects, like GNOME or OpenOffice.org. News, articles and users could become part of the GNOME planet if they were useful to its overall discussion. 0jb690j7fhip464ddcvsatikynbtx0nnNow, like Planets, anyone can aggregate news and information around a tool or toolbox with the use of the RSS Feeds tab on Social Source Commons.bw29howbqlor8ny3tc1d5ld3s8s06yu7

While you may have overlooked the tabs in the tool and toolbox displays before, preferring the comfortable, instant info of the “Basic” view, I encourage you to have a look around. The “Feeds” tab is the place to pull RSS feeds about a tool or toolbox. In this way, you can have SSC pull various RSS feeds that talk about your tool or toolbox from all over the internet and bring them all together in one window, creating a one-stop information resource about the software tools you’re interested in.7z8tj2utggecksapb6sgrauavtxuqefn

Let’s take a look at an example to show you how it’s done. I created a toolbox called “Web 2.0 Tools.” Say that I want to add a feed about nonprofits and web 2.0. First, I go to the “Web 2.0 Tools” Toolbox display page and find its “Feeds” tab:i83mbs8zvnm1h4kn11b44olxbqcwmifu

When I click on the “Feeds” tab:
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it shows me how many feeds are currently being pulled for my toolbox. I already have 4 feeds coming into this toolbox, but let’s say that I wanted to add another. Beth’s Blog by Beth Kanter is a fantastic blog focusing on Social Media use in the Nonprofit Industry. Any Web 2.0 Blog list would be severely lacking without it. To add her feed to my toolbox, I simply click on “Add Feed,” which brings me three fields to fill in:75i8mc12wm0of87zyv8925wm8wxwwd6t

I fill in the Name, Description and RSS Feed Link, making sure I input the RSS link and not the standard URL of the webpage (I got the feed link for Beth’s Blog from her RSS button):quvh8h49bwq2vu15sxaolkofkhu1dh4t

Then, I just click “Save” and now the posts from my feed will be added to the “Web 2.0 Tools” toolbox automatically along with any posts from the other feeds assigned to my toolbox:pnxzlinngjg4fnu5c1mqx69qbhmfpck4

Simple as pie, no?5lv8wznyg14jm26fls3mpnwdfkvfuzmp

Social Source Commons seeks to be your resource for nonprofit tools and with SSC “Feeds,” your tools and toolboxes can pull together news, articles and thoughts from across the internet.yfmt56i29nt39j0n1t973f9xb7v53xcs

To see some great example of users using Feeds, check out these:1ysr1x52y3hd3fehntkgcm7rqugi6auy

Salesforce AppExchange for NGOsnhfpwosln1n4et9s8bv82s63501ca5bn
Open Translation Toolsgcosnv5pyntpja3i6tiaf2im0mijj30p
CTC VISTA Toolsjdb814a7n3zgcoycrbt2oqhxw9kdlfzv

Happy Feeding!4vgoedwqu1mp62ancblswefqbe476ry0

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We all know that you can pull feeds from Social Source Commons. Through RSS, you can be automatically notified for all sorts of changes from new users to new toolboxes. RSS feeds are a great way to get a wide range of updates from all over the internet together in one place.

Similar to the concept of information “planets” from http://www.planetplanet.org, one utility of RSS is that information can automatically be aggregated around a subject. So, there are “planets” around certain technology subjects, like GNOME or OpenOffice.org. News, articles and users could become part of the GNOME planet if they were useful to its overall discussion. Now, like Planets, anyone can aggregate news and information around a tool or toolbox with the use of the RSS Feeds tab on Social Source Commons.

While you may have overlooked the tabs in the tool and toolbox displays before, preferring the comfortable, instant info of the “Basic” view, I encourage you to have a look around. The “Feeds” tab is the place to pull RSS feeds about a tool or toolbox. In this way, you can have SSC pull various RSS feeds that talk about your tool or toolbox from all over the internet and bring them all together in one window, creating a one-stop information resource about the software tools you’re interested in.

Let’s take a look at an example to show you how it’s done. I created a toolbox called “Web 2.0 Tools.” Say that I want to add a feed about nonprofits and web 2.0. First, I go to the “Web 2.0 Tools” Toolbox display page and find its “Feeds” tab:

When I click on the “Feeds” tab:

it shows me how many feeds are currently being pulled for my toolbox. I already have 4 feeds coming into this toolbox, but let’s say that I wanted to add another. Beth’s Blog by Beth Kanter is a fantastic blog focusing on Social Media use in the Nonprofit Industry. Any Web 2.0 Blog list would be severely lacking without it. To add her feed to my toolbox, I simply click on “Add Feed,” which brings me three fields to fill in:

I fill in the Name, Description and RSS Feed Link, making sure I input the RSS link and not the standard URL of the webpage (I got the feed link for Beth’s Blog from her RSS button):

Then, I just click “Save” and now the posts from my feed will be added to the “Web 2.0 Tools” toolbox automatically along with any posts from the other feeds assigned to my toolbox:

Simple as pie, no?

Social Source Commons seeks to be your resource for nonprofit tools and with SSC “Feeds,” your tools and toolboxes can pull together news, articles and thoughts from across the internet.

To see some great example of users using Feeds, check out these:

Salesforce AppExchange for NGOs
Open Translation Tools
CTC VISTA Tools

Happy Feeding!



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