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Friday, May 28, 2010

Combine multiple feeds into one. A Facebook story.

So this is the story. I want to find a way to combine several different feeds (my blogs, my calendar, etc) into one so that I could post them into Facebook without using 3rd party apps and too much hassle.

Services like friend feed for example or twitterfeed lets yu combine all sort of different services into one, and both of this exemples support facebook. But my main problem was that the information they show on this facebbok integration was very limited and I wanted my facebook reader to have more information about my posts directly on my facebook wall.

Edit: (Doesn't work that well ) After some searching I found out that Facebook notes application supports import a feed into its nots and it actually show a quite good preview information and if you click on the note it shows the full post and link to the original blog post, calendar or whatever feed you import. Main problem. It only support the import of one feed.

So I thought what if there was a simple way to combine multiple feeds into one. Well there is. After just a few minutes of searching I found a simple solution. It’s called Yahoo Pipes. I’m not going to give a tutorial on how to setup Pipes, since there are plenty of them around. Still i will leave you the link to the tutorial i used myself. I think it’s a good one, and quite clear.

Edit: This showed up to be really slow and it doesn't update as fast and reliable as one would wan't. Looking for alternatives

Edit2: Well I ended up using 2 facebook apps instead. Networked blogs and Ical to events, which basically fits my needs.


So here it is : http://www.watblog.com/2008/06/06/how-to-combine-multiple-rss-feeds-into-one/

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