FeedBurner, FeedFlare and New Feeds


So I’ve been using FeedBurner for our RSS feeds for almost year now and it keeps getting better. Today FeedBurner launched FeedFlare which adds a whole bunch of cool new optional features to your feeds, including:

– most popular tags for this item via del.icio.us

– tag this item at del.icio.us

– Technorati cosmos: number of links to this post

Creative Commons license for this specific item. This works even if you are splicing, say, a Flickr photo feed into a blog feed and the two parent feeds have different licenses associated with them.

– number of comments on this post (currently only for feeds created by WordPress)

– email this item

– email the author of this item (particularly helpful if the item ends up spliced into another feed or repurposed on a site).

I’ve already enabled a few of these for our feeds, so you should start seeing them in your feed reader.

They are also planning on opening up their API’s to third party developers, which I’m sure will lead to more great stuff. See Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch write-up for a more detailed analysis of FeedFlare.

Speaking of FeedBurner, I finally decided to go Pro and take advantage of their “MyBrand” feature that allows you to map your domains to FeedBurner so that your feed url’s can reference your own domains, instead of feedburner.com. Also, this way you can change your feed source, without having to make every change the url they subscribe to. I’ve already implemented this for our feed.

Laughing Squid: http://feeds.laughingsquid.com/laughingsquid

So stick that in your feed reader and smoke it.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.