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Subject: Author RSS feed?

Written By: philbo on 06/27/08 at 10:58 am

Chucky,

I've just been asked whether I can give out a notification by RSS when a new parody hits Amiright - I said "no", but then started thinking about it: how easy it would be to implement depends an awful lot on how your data is stored: ISTM that an amiright.com/parody/rss?Author=me that throws out a song title, address and possibly the preamble rather than the parody itself might be fairly trivial...

The other thing is whether there is any demand - I've recently got into RSS 'cause I've added what is in effect a simple news feed to the front page of my application, so I'm a lot more aware of it as a technology that I would have been even a couple of weeks ago.

What do you reckon?


Subject: Re: Author RSS feed?

Written By: ChuckyG on 06/27/08 at 11:22 am


Chucky,

I've just been asked whether I can give out a notification by RSS when a new parody hits Amiright - I said "no", but then started thinking about it: how easy it would be to implement depends an awful lot on how your data is stored: ISTM that an amiright.com/parody/rss?Author=me that throws out a song title, address and possibly the preamble rather than the parody itself might be fairly trivial...

The other thing is whether there is any demand - I've recently got into RSS 'cause I've added what is in effect a simple news feed to the front page of my application, so I'm a lot more aware of it as a technology that I would have been even a couple of weeks ago.

What do you reckon?


I can roll an RSS feed of whatever you like... I wrote one for the new parodies, but if you want one for a particular author I can do that too.  Not sure there is a lot of demand for it though.

Subject: Re: Author RSS feed?

Written By: philbo on 06/27/08 at 11:47 am

I suppose we could test the water...

But you may well be right about a low demand: I have a lot of techie friends who take an interest in my parodies, yet I've only been asked once about RSS.. but then, how many know it's a possibility?

Have you looked at iGoogle, and the possibility of having a "Parody of the Day" gadget available to add to your iGoogle page?  I've just checked, and it adds the amiright "http://feedproxy.feedburner.com/amirightParodies" feed quite happily, but only shows max of the top nine parodies.


Subject: Re: Author RSS feed?

Written By: ChuckyG on 06/28/08 at 7:37 am


I suppose we could test the water...

But you may well be right about a low demand: I have a lot of techie friends who take an interest in my parodies, yet I've only been asked once about RSS.. but then, how many know it's a possibility?

Have you looked at iGoogle, and the possibility of having a "Parody of the Day" gadget available to add to your iGoogle page?  I've just checked, and it adds the amiright "http://feedproxy.feedburner.com/amirightParodies" feed quite happily, but only shows max of the top nine parodies.


the rss feed lists them all, the limit is on Google's side of things.

Subject: Re: Author RSS feed?

Written By: philbo on 06/30/08 at 10:04 am


the rss feed lists them all, the limit is on Google's side of things.

I realize - I've got the full set as one of my test feeds.. I'm not sure the customers will go for it, though ;)

Subject: Re: Author RSS feed?

Written By: ChuckyG on 06/30/08 at 10:36 am

I do know I want to do more gadget types of things for people to include content from amIright elsewhere.  I was thinking of something with the misheard lyrics too, like a "best of" that would require voting on them too.  I just don't tend to use these types of things so it's hard for me to gauge what would be useful or interesting to the people who do.

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