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Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News

What is RSS?

For the completely uninitiated, RSS is just a standardized way of presenting text and images in a feed that can be used by a variety of apps and web services. It is just like how Twitter has a standard way of presenting text and images that all the various Twitter clients understand.

As we’ve already alluded to, when you follow the news via social media, you’re relying on other people bringing you the news, unless you’re following individual news stories. RSS is like getting your newspaper of choice delivered to the front door rather than relying on heading down to the local bar to listen in on what everyone’s shouting about.

With only one page to visit rather than dozens to catch up on, you can spend less time aimlessly drifting around and more time catching up on the posts that matter.

It’s not just for news

Basically anything you might want to keep track of and not miss because of the cacophony of voices on social media,

The always-useful IFTTT (If This Then That) is fluent in RSS, giving you even more ways to make use of RSS. You can build applets to generate tweets or Facebook posts or Instagram updates from a particular feed. Zapier is another service that can take RSS feeds from anywhere in the web and plug them into other apps and platforms.

Finding an RSS reader

Digg ReaderFeedlyPanda is a clean and relatively young news aggregator,

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more on RSS in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=rss

time-saving social media tools

time-saving social media tools

http://blog.bufferapp.com/time-saving-social-media-tools

When it comes to productivity with your social media marketing, I’ve found that there are a handful of areas that are worth investigating, improving, and experimenting.

  1. Automate
  2. Schedule
  3. Communicate
  4. Engage

With Twibble, you can set up any RSS feed you want to publish automatically to your Twitter feed

Gumroad can sell a digital product, a subscription, or even a preorder, and your Gumroad sales page can be easily shared to Twitter and Facebook or embedded on your website (an SSL certificate is required for embedding).

ScheduGram

Pie

IFTTT and Zapier—can help you coordinate and automate your marketing efforts

Gifmaker for creating a quick and easy GIF from existing photos on your computer.

Social Rank answers these questions with its follower reports, identifying which of your followers have the most influence and which are most engaged with you

5 Browser Extensions to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

5 Browser Extensions to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/5-social-media-browser-extensions/

#1: Engage on Instagram from Your Browser
third-party Instagram extension for Chrome. This extension allows you to engage on Instagram without going to your phone or to the Instragram.com website.

#2: Add GIFs to Social Media Updates
Giphy’s extension

#3: Customize Saved Links
Bitly
extension and bookmarklet

#4: Schedule Content for Publishing
Buffer as one of the apps to integrate with Zapier

#5: Analyze Twitter Profiles
Riffle impressive list of integrations—15 platforms in
Klout