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Flickr and Feedburner collaborate to offer feed splicing

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 15, 2004

Flickr and Feedburner collaborate to offer feed splicing. I’ve been doing this for months with my various types of weblog posts.

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jkottkeJul 15, 2004 at 9:49AM

Here’s a link to my explanation of why I integrated all my weblog posts into one list.

Obviously, I think what Flickr and Feedburner are doing is a great idea. Perhaps it will soon be possible to outsource my weblog splicing, sending 5 or 6 RSS/Atom files to Feedburner and receiving an aggregated file back which MT then parses, formats, and publishes to my site.

Ryan SchroederJul 15, 2004 at 10:05AM

Care to add some details as to how you’re going about this Jason? I started to try to think about when you launched your redesign but didn’t get very far. (MTSQL and Compare and a bit beyond my reach at this point)

truthJul 15, 2004 at 1:02PM

You have no hope ryan, you are not as cool as the kottke one.

Eric CostelloJul 15, 2004 at 1:25PM

Jason said: “Perhaps it will soon be possible to outsource my weblog splicing, sending 5 or 6 RSS/Atom files to Feedburner and receiving an aggregated file back which MT then parses, formats, and publishes to my site.”

Jason, why not just let feedburner host your spliced feed? Here’s a feedburner blog post on how to point you exisitng feed URL to feedburner so there are no service interruptions for your already subscribed readers: http://www.burningdoor.com/feedburner/archives/000425.html

haroldJul 15, 2004 at 1:37PM

Eric, Jason’s not talking about a spliced feed. He’s talked about a spliced blog. And I think it makes a lot of sense. Publishers (bloggers) spend a lot of time hacking the tools to both “dice” and “splice” their content streams. I’m beginning to think that feeds (and content tagging) should be the starting point, not an offshoot. Until now, our tools have produced web pages then feeds. I’m thinking we need tools that create feeds and then let us combine them into web pages.

Ryan SchroederJul 15, 2004 at 1:43PM

You have no hope ryan, you are not as cool as the kottke one.

Indeed! If adjusting to a world withoutJennings sounds like a challenge, imagine coming to grips with a world without kottke. The Horror!

Eric CostelloJul 15, 2004 at 2:06PM

Ah yes, I see now that feedburner does not actually let you splice multiple blog feeds just yet. I am thinking of the feedburner of the future, which is not too far away, I bet.

Tim BarkowJul 15, 2004 at 3:33PM

I hacked up something similar using boingboing’s rss feed. It’s fairly rudimentary, but I can now filter by author and keyword, which I like.

Splicing feeds would be great - especially if it included not only aggregating, but filtering (rss fields, keywords, etc.) as well. I hope Feedburner adds the feature soon.

boxxJul 15, 2004 at 7:25PM

jason, did or would you think about doing , some kind of tutorial or whatnot about how you’re splicing your sight together?

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.