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(Part 2/2) Twenty Content Curation Tools For Your Inbound and Content Marketing Strategy

More curation tools will pop up as the staggering amount of data we produce increases.  Last month, in his article: “We are on track for 518% global growth this half-century,” Ross Dawson reports how the global economy has grown by 60.6% Bruno's.Curating.Tools.02from 2000 to 2012.  Consumerization of IT, mobile technology and broadband internet access give each of us the technical potential to become a media publishing house.  Blogging, vlogging and digital photography are three ways million of bloggers are contributing to the onslaught of digital information.  I remember my first 386 PC with the luxury of a “huge” four megabyte of RAM (Random Access Memory) and 45 megabyte of hard-disk.   À propos, twenty five years later, Yahoo’s Flickr offers one free terabyte of data storage to every account owner.  What an amazing technological step forward!   
 
Yesterday, we reviewed thirteen curation tools so let’s move on to the second part of the list.
 
14. Spundge
 
I recently read Christina Walker’s article “Best Content Curation Tools for Entrepreneurs and SMBs, and discovered a comment made by gregarious Facebook Queen Mari Smith mentioning SpundgeSpundge is a platform that helps curate information, collaborate and create new content.  I have already opened an account and this far, I am very positive about it, thanks to Mari’s recommendation.  
 
15. Paper.li
 
Paper.li is an interesting and somewhat serendipitous way to curate information.  As a publisher, you have the choice between Twitter accounts, RSS feeds, Google + sources of information.  You are not limited to one paper, but the consistency of the quality content cannot be guaranteed since the algorithm selects most bits and pieces for you while automating Paper.li‘s daily publishing.
 
16. Scoop.it
 
I don’t scoop a great deal of articles but Scoop.it is a great way to aggregate relevant information.  Search out the “Scoopers” who aggregate your topics of interest, and just start following them,   This will give you additional ammunition for your content marketing strategy and additional information for your Twitter followers.  
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17. Alltop
 
Guy Kawasaki created Alltop  a few years ago.  Alltop  is a platform that helps you personify your news-feed.  I use Alltop as a dashboard for local and international news from my favorite British, American, French and German newspapers.  Thanks to a great website layout, Alltop gives you an overview by just hovering the mouse over each headline.  This is an ideal way to catch up with the news without having to open every single link.  Unfortunately, the choice of topics is limited.   
 
18. Pinterest
 
Pinterest is the new social media kid in town and my favorite platform for infographics, video and images aggregating.  
 
19. LikeHack
 
LikeHack is a fairly new content curation tool that assist busy people aggregating relevant stories based on your topics of interest.  
 
20. If This Then That
 
At first sight, If This Then That (IFTTT) might not come across as a very “flashy” tool.  It does take a little bit of tweaking and getting used to it, but don’t underestimate this powerful tool and do invest time into getting to know it.  You will be very grateful because your invested time will surely pay off.  Under its hood, If This Then That  hides hundreds of possible recipes/combinations that can trigger all sort of commands combining more than fifty social networks such as Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Diigo, Evernote, Feedly and Youtube in so many ways:
Image Credit: www.ifttt.com
Image Credit: http://www.ifttt.com
Here are two personal examples of how  I use If This Then That
–        File every single tweet I make via Buffer to my Evernote account
–        File all other tweets (except Buffer) to my Evernote account
 
Buffer & Hootsuite
 
Buffer is by no mean a curation tool but a fabulous way to pace your messaging during the day.  I use Buffer on a daily basis and recommend it in combination with Hootsuite another heavyweight client that will assist you posting all your messages on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google + and Facebook while spreading them accordingly.  Hootsuite and Buffer can also be used as Social Media Measuring Tools (SMMT).
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If you have any additional tools you’d like to have mentioned please let us know and we will add them in an upcoming post.  Content curation is moving forward and more tools will pop up as the tsunami of digital data goes on.  I am looking forward to your comments and suggestions, but until then, I wish you happy content curation.
 
– Twenty Content Curation Tools For Your Inbound and Content Marketing Strategy (Part 1/2)
– 11 Ways on How to Generate Twitter RSS Feeds For the Reader of Your Choice
– How To Create RSS feeds From Your Favorite Twitter Hashtags and Tweeps
Six Reasons Why Social Business Strategists should read Mark Fidelman’s Socialized!
– Seven IT Eras Leading CIOs to Become One of the Key Evangelists to a Social – Business Strategy (1/2)
– Seven IT Eras Leading CIOs to Become One of the Key Evangelists to a Social Business Strategy (2/2)
– 5 More Ways for SMBs to Establish a Social Business Strategy (2/2)
– 5 Ways for SMBs to Establish a Social Business Strategy (1/2)
 
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Twenty Content Curation Tools for Your Inbound and Content Marketing Strategy (Part 1/2)

In 2014, we’ll generate five billion gigabyte GBs of data every ten minutes.  We passed the five billion gigabyte mark in 2003 and today we generate this amount of data every two days!  This Tsunami of information is ongoing and it has become mandatory to filter the relevant information. 
 
Image Credit: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petabyte

Image Credit: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petabyte

There are many curation tools out there and for an in-depth study of all the tools available, I recommend you to check Rome residing Robin Good‘s impressive infographic: Best Content Curation Tools.  Robin Good has painstakingly put together.  Here are basic, but useful combinations of tools I use for my daily content curation needs.
 
1. RSS Feeds
 
RSS Feeds or Rich Site Summary/Really Simple Syndication is a family of web feed formats used to publish often updated works.  I’ve written several blog posts that can help out create the right feeds for your specific content needs such as blogs, videos, pictures and much more:
– How To Create RSS feeds From Your Favorite Twitter Hashtags and Tweeps
– 11 Ways on How to Generate Twitter RSS Feeds For the Reader of Your Choice
 
2. Google Alerts and Talkwalker
 
If you want an other client to complement or replace Google Alerts, I suggest you give Talkwalker a good try.  I started using Talkwalker  wondering if Google Alerts, just like its brother Google Reader, would eventually follow the same fate.  Talkwalker’s first 100 alerts are free.  Talkwalker  Alerts can be sent to both email or/and RSS clients of your choice.
 
3. Feedly
 
I have to admit that I am reluctantly starting to use Feedly in combination with RSS feeds.  Feedly is my personal choice as Google Reader replacement.  Feedly runs on all major Web browsers as well as mobile devices supporting iOS and Android.
 
4. Evernote
 
Mobile/Desktop application Evernote has become my favorite curation platform.  Evernote allows you to clip images, websites, recordings, videos and much more. I enjoy Evernote’s premium feature Clearly:  just kick back, adjust your speaker volume, and listen to the digital voice reading an article for you. 
 
Evernote doesn’t allow sub-folder creation, but has an intuitive folder feature helping reduce work while tagging your searches. The free Evernote version comes with a 60 megabytes monthly allowance, but once you get used to Evernote, you will most likely move on to the one gigabyte premium plan. 
 
5. Diigo
 
I use Diigo since 2006.  Diigo is a great tool for annotating, bookmarking, highlighting, tagging and sharing web pages.  Diigo also provides screenshot capacities.  Diigo allows you to create communities and share your curated contents with friends and groups. Within Diigo you may create as many directories as you need and the number of tags does not seem to be limited.
 
6. StumbleUpon
 
StumbleUpon is a discovery engine (a form of web search engine) that finds and recommends web content to its users. Its features allow users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social-networking principles.
 
7. Delicious
 
I use Delicious to backup my Diigo bookmarks just in case something happens.  Last year, Diigo’s domain name was literally highjacked, but after a few days, its functionality did fully return and since then, things have been working fine.  I recommend Diigo in combination with Delicious both being excellent bookmarking applications.
 
8. Linguee
 
As a trilingual individual, I regularly check specific word meanings.  The beauty about Linguee is that it not only offers the facility of a contextual dictionary for words and expressions, but directly hyperlinks the contextual translation into its matching website article.  The hyperlinks may at ties be broken, but this feature offers an additional way to discover new content.  Since I’ve started using Linguee as a contextual online dictionary, I have completely stopped the use of traditional dictionaries.  Linguee works with five languages (English, German, French, Spanish and Portugese).  Give Linguee a try and let me know how you are doing with it.
 
9-10.  Twitter Advanced Search and Twitter lists
 
In combination with hashtags, Twitter Advanced Search and Twitter lists are both formidable ways to curate real time information.  Follow conferences you aren’t able to attend or follow twitter-lists while keeping up-to-date with the latest information as it unfolds on your screen.  
 
11. Twilah
 
Twilah captures your Twitter messages and transform them into a website.  As Neal Schaffer writes:  “Your tweets are being dynamically categorized based on what you tweet most.“ and presented into a website thus reviving your tweets and extending their lifetime.  Robert Scobble says that  “Twylah lets media brands and celebrities monetize their twitter stream.”
 
12. Topsy
 
Topsy is a real gem I use at least once a day.  Topsy allows you to search and analyze the social Web.  Topsy is both a topic curation tool and a social media monitoring tool that helps evaluate the resonance of your shared content. 
 
13. LinkedIn Groups
 
We often forget that LinkedIn has become one of the biggest publishing houses on the internet.  Surveying LinkedIn Groups for content is an excellent way to curate information.  Furthermore, LinkedIn Groups can be used as a self-promoting micro-blogging platform.
 
Tomorrow, Part 2 will complete this content curation overview.  Let me know what tools you are using and which one you would recommend.  I am looking forward to your comments and suggestions.
 
Happy content curation
 
– 11 Ways on How to Generate Twitter RSS Feeds For the Reader of Your Choice
How To Create RSS feeds From Your Favorite Twitter Hashtags and Tweeps
– Six Reasons Why Social Business Strategists should read Mark Fidelman’s Socialized!
– Seven IT Eras Leading CIOs to Become One of the Key Evangelists to a Social Business Strategy (1/2)
– Seven IT Eras Leading CIOs to Become One of the Key Evangelists to a Social Business Strategy (2/2)
– 5 Ways for SMBs to Establish a Social Business Strategy (2/2)
– 5 More Ways for SMBs to Establish a Social Business Strategy (1/2)
 
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10 Ways for Small and Medium Businesses to Establish a Social Business Strategy (1/2)

Our world is getting more complex every day.  Technology evolves at a speed that is hardly possible to keep up with.  The amount of information is exploding and as Clay Shirky points out, we need to avoid filter failure.  We are at the threshold of intelligent marketing because now, Big Data is available.  We are moving from descriptive and predictive to prescriptive business intelligence.  How do we establish an effective business strategy, the one that will give our businesses the necessary room for successful growth and development?  What should its priority list look like?  Social media, blogging, inbound or outbound marketing, curation of information, website updating, brick and mortar shop, digital shop?  Trying to answer such a complex question within a ten point two parts blog article is a daring undertaking, but here is a modest attempt at doing this.     
 
1. Regularly review and refine your company mission, values and goals
 
This could be a daunting task, but a simpler way of restarting the process is to review your unique selling proposition (USP) and then divide it into three sub-categories: company mission, company values and company goals.  Having a sharp and targeted vision is quintessential for refining and pursuing a suitable strategy.  Reviewing your mission is crucial as business opportunities and changes do take place.  IBM, in the mid 80s, was the personal computer leader. IBM wrote US$ 16 billion of losses under the baton of Lou Gersten with 35.000 workers made redundant.  IBM finally sold its mainframe business in 2003 and, under Ginni Rometty’s leadership, concentrates on three core areas: analytics, cloud computing and emerging markets. Should IBM have failed to adapt and change, who knows if IBM would have become the thriving social business leader it has been now for the last several years. 
 
IBM-Social-Business_Ginni.Rometty_01 
A challenging way of applying technological trends could be to ask yourself if you could “create your 140 character brand promise”?  Can you summarize your company’s strategy in 35 words or less? The shorter and the clearer, the easier it will be for your communities to understand your mission and purpose.  It will help your business to energize its community while making it an active part of its purpose and vision.  Here are three USP examples which are each worth billions of dollars:
Domino’s Pizza: “You get fresh, hot pizza delivered to your door in 30 minutes or less—or it’s free.”
FedEx: “When your package absolutely, positively has to get there overnight”
M&M’s: “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand”
 
2. Keep transforming your content marketing into convenience marketing
 
Traditional marketing is no longer sufficient.  Businesses which mostly concentrate on their own activities and products are promised a tough time ahead.  Today there are many companies that master innovation and customer experience by creating and listening to their communities. Such companies like IBM, Amazon or Starbucks give their customers the opportunities to consult, advise and recommend new products and services.  Starbucks understands that some of the best ideas come from their own grass root marketers, the ones entering their coffee-shops day in and day out.  Could there be a better source of feedback than the one coming directly out of their customers’ mouths?  
Consider your website as a customer hub with people coming and going, uploading and downloading information. The more your business listens to its community, the more focused its content marketing will be.  Some of the platforms to distribute your content could be  how to, tips, recommended sites and resources, books, authors, literature, recipes, videos, interviews, podcast, webcast, webinars and so much more.
 
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3. To blog or not to blog

It’s great to hear what Chris Brogan has to say about blogging:  “No matter what, the very first piece of social media real estate I’d start with is a blog … It’s a website, with lots of built in features that make it useful from the search perspective, and simple from a content creation perspective…”  Blogging is like jogging for the brain.  Euan Semple once said:  “You do not know what you think until you write it down.”  At first blogging could be a strenuous way to ratify your thoughts, but the best way to freely express your personal ideas, views and expertise.  A blog is all yours and you may write (within reason) whatever your heart desires.  To blog or not to blog, this is the dilemma and the sooner your business starts the easier it will get. Blogging, like jogging, takes training, dedication and relentless commitment.  Avoid blogging about your products and services.  Concentrate on answering, sharing and inspiring.  Give your community what they want.  This will be the first act into bringing traffic to your website, and a natural way to gain traction and attention. 
 
4. Transform your website into a social hub and your visitors into your website co-creators
 
Amazon is a fabulous example of information crowd-sourcing.  When inquiring about books, the first thing most of us do is to find out about customer book-reviews.  Amazon has long understood that their website is not about them, but about the communities reading the books it sells.  It’s about letting visitors write reviews, comment on other people’s reviews, create groups and meet like minded readers.  It’s about customers’ wish-lists (a fabulous way of gathering marketing information) and remembering their interests, likes and dislikes. Amazon is a platform where people meet, read, comment, upload videos reviews and create personal profiles.  A company’s website should altruistically answer, inspire and educate its community.  It is not about your products or services, it is about your community, their worries, their interests and what inspires them.  Consider reserving enough space for uploading videos, reviews, articles and for giving your visitors the chance to become your website’s co-creators.
 
5. Carefully choose your social platforms
 
According Wikipedia, “Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks … It allows the creation and exchange of user-generated content.”  Social media is the new technological platform businesses use to promote physical or digital goods.  Social media networks should be kept to a minimum: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube.  Pick three or four and get professional help.  A Facebook and Pinterest expert like Mari Smith will save you time and money as she keeps up with ongoing platform changes and updates. Mari will provide you with the necessary support while you concentrate on your business.
 
In part two, we will review the last five fundamental points connected to the ongoing review of a successful social business foundation.  
 
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10 more ways to create RSS feeds and News for your Content or CMS (Part 3)

10 ways to create RSS feeds & Google News for your Content or CMS

In my endeavor to expand on my first two articles I published in my still very green blog, I came across some great resources, thanks to Market Samurai an excellent SEO Program made by a talented group of dedicated people in Australia! I was able to extract some of their RSS feeds and transform them for you to make them fit your local, international or even extra-terrestrial content curating needs. Please review my first post to get a little bit of background on how to create Twitter-lists or Twitter single account RSS feeds as well as word searches with hash tags and much more!  While you are at it check out Part 2:  I summarized information concerning Flickr, YouTube and much more!! 
 
I want to give credit to Piers Dillon-Scott @pdscott an Irish neighbor, who runs an excellent website in Dublin! So let’s start creating those RSS feeds so that we can search our information gold nuggets, curate the appropriate content and satisfy our digital knowledge cravings!  
 
Okay let’s dive right into it and start with Flickr search! Last time we covered how to search Flickr from Twitter but now we will search directly within this wonderful treasure chest! Please review all the BOOLEAN search terms (AND, OR, MINUS) if you need and also bear in mind that your RSS feeds will need to be URL encoded!
 
1. Curating Pictures content from Flickr:
 
a) Creating your feed  made of “2 Parts”: http://m1.pipes.vip.sp1.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=4j69t3pl3RGllxMrbrsjiw&_render=rss&num=10&q=
So let’s say we are searching for: “Content Marketing” OR “Inbound Marketing” OR “Content Curation” (including the Boolean term: OR): http://m1.pipes.vip.sp1.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?id=4j69t3pl3RGllxMrbrsjiw&_render=rss&num=10&q=”Content Marketing” OR “Inbound Marketing” OR “Content Curation”.
 
b) URL encoding the feed:
http://m1.pipes.vip.sp1.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=4j69t3pl3RGllxMrbrsjiw&_render=rss&num=10&q=%22Content%20Marketin
g%22%20OR%20%22Inbound%20Marketing%22%20OR%20%22Content%20Curat
ion%22.
 
2. Curating key words from Google Blog Search:
 
a) Preparing the feed with the word: “content marketing” (3 Parts):
-“http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=”
-“Your search Query”
-“&ie=utf-8&num=25&output=rss&tbm=blg”.
Let’s add to the search the following terms: Content Marketing OR Inbound Marketing OR Convenience Marketing OR Content Curation:
 
b) URL encoding the feed (3 parts):
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=%22Content%20Marketing%22%20OR%20%22Inbound%20Marketing%22%20OR%20%22Convenience%20Marketing%22%20%22Content%20Curation%22%20OR%20Curating&ie=utf-&num=10&output=rss&tbm=blg.
 

– It is possible to combine any BOOLEAN terms in your search with: OR, AND or MINUS, which can also be written “-“ (View previous posts for a review of this subject). 
– You may also vary the number of “entries” you are requesting: The default value is 10 (the third part of the above feed): Increase it or decrease it at your leisure: if too high, Google will (most likely) not understand your query!
– So remember URL encoded you are not allowed to have any spaces: 
 
3. Curating Content from Google News:
 
a) Preparing the feed with the word: “content marketing”:
http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=”Content Marketing”&ie=UTF-8&nolr=1&output=rss&num=10.
 
b) URL encoding the feed amd adding more terms including OR:
“Content Marketing” OR “Inbound Marketing” OR “Convenience Marketing” OR “Content Curation” OR Curation:
http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=%22Content%20Marketing%22%20OR%20%22Inbound%20Mar
keting%22%20OR%20%22Convenience%20Marketing%22%20OR%20$22Content
%20Curation%22%20Curation&ie=UTF-8&nolr=1&output=rss&num=10.
 
4. Curating content from YAHOO News:
 
a) Preparing the feed with the word: “content marketing”:
http://news.search.yahoo.com/news/rss?p=”Content Marketing” OR “Inbound Marketing” OR “Convenience Marketing” OR “Content Curation” Curation&ei=UTF-8.
 
b) URL encoding the feed:
http://news.search.yahoo.com/news/rss?p=%22Content%20Marketing%22%20OR%20%22Inbound%20Marketing%22%20
OR%20%22Convenience%20Marketing%22%20OR%20%22Content%20Curation%
22%20Curation&ei=UTF-8.
 
5. Curating content from YouTube Videos:
 
a) Preparing the feed with the word: “content marketing”
Search for: “Content Marketing” OR “Inbound Marketing” OR “Convenience Marketing” OR “Social Media”.
http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/videos?vq=”Content Marketing” OR “Inbound Marketing” OR “Convenience Marketing” OR “Social Media”&orderby=published&max-results=25&alt=rss.
 
b) URL encoding the feed:
http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/videos?vq=%22Content%20Marketing%22%20OR%20%22Inbound%20Marketing%22%20
OR%20%22Convenience%20Marketing%22%20OR%20%22Content%20Curation%
22OR%20%22Social%20Media%22&orderby=published&max-results=25&alt=rss.
 
6. Curating News from Yahoo Answers:
 
a) Preparing the feed with the word: “content marketing”
http://answers.yahoo.com/rss/searchq?p=”Content Marketing”.
 
b) URL encoding the feed:
http://answers.yahoo.com/rss/searchq?p=%22Content%20Marketing%22.
 
7. Curating Content in Scribd via bing.com:
 
a) Preparing the feed with the word: “content marketing”
http://www.bing.com/search?q=”Content Marketing” site:scribd.com/doc/&format=rss.
 
b) URL encoding the feed:
http://www.bing.com/search?q=%22Content%20Marketing%22%20site%3Ascribd.com%2Fdoc%2F&format=rss.
 
 8. Curating Content from Go Articles via Bing.com:
 
a) Preparing the feed with the word: “content marketing”
http://www.bing.com/search?q=”Content Marketing”site:goarticles.com/article&format=rss.
 
b) URL encoding the feed:
http://www.bing.com/search?q=%22Content%20Marketing%22%20site%3Agoarticles.com%2Farticle&format=rss.
 
9. Curating Content from Article City via Bing.com:
 
a) Preparing the feed with the word: “content marketing”:
http://www.bing.com/search?q=”Content Marketing” site:articlecity.com/articles intitle:by&format=rss.
 
b) URL encoding the feed:
http://www.bing.com/search?
q=%22Content%20Marketing%22%20OR%20%22Inbound%20Markting%22%20sit
e%3Aarticlecity.com%2Farticles%20intitle%3Aby&format=rss.
 
10. Curating Content from Article City via Bing.com:
 
a) Preparing the feed with the word: “content marketing”:
http://www.bing.com/search?q=”Content Marketing” site:ezinearticles.com&format=rss.
 
b) URL encoding the feed:
http://www.bing.com/search?
q=%22Content%20Marketing%22%20site%3Aezinearticles.com&format=rss.
 
 
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Do you know any other ways of creating RSS feeds? Would you please share them or make any suggestions?
Please give me a shout and leave a note! I will update this mail and include your tip or recommendation in this post! (probably part 4)!
So Let’s all gather better curated information and successfully  achieve our goals and aspirations!  Don’t forget to: follow me on Twitter: Thank you!

10 additional ways to create Twitter RSS feeds for your CMS or content curation needs (Part 2)

Generating RSS feeds from Twitter is for most of us a very important tool since we often strive to search and find specific real-time information, pictures, music, podcast or a combination of several by adding Boolean search terms! Thanks again to our Irish Twitter Friend Piers Dillon-Scott from whom these additional resources are based and summarized on thanks to Piers: @pdscott.
 
 
10. Picture Search via Twitter
a) Twitter search:
https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/new york pic.twitter.com OR flic.kr OR
twitpic.com OR yfrog.com OR twitgoo.com OR pinterest.com OR instagr.am OR
flickr.com OR imgur.com
 
b) Turning the Twitter search into an RSS feed for your Reader
http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=Paris%20pic.twitter.com%20OR%20flic.kr%20OR%20twitpic.com%20OR%20yfr
og.com%20OR%20twitgoo.com%20OR%20pinterest.com%20OR%20instagr.am%20
OR%20flickr.com%20OR%20imgur.com
 
11. Picture search from a specific author
a) Twitter Search:
https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/nytimes pic.twitter.com OR flic.kr OR
twitpic.com OR yfrog.com OR twitgoo.com OR pinterest.com OR instagr.am OR
flickr.com OR imgur.com
 
b) Turning the Twitter search into an RSS feed for your Reader
http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=nytimes%20pic.twitter.com%20OR%20flic.kr%20OR%20twitpic.com%20OR%20
yfrog.com%20OR%20twitgoo.com%20OR%20pinterest.com%20OR%20instagr.am
%20OR%20flickr.com%20OR%20imgur.com

12. Twitter picture search from a specific user
a) Twitter Search:
https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/from%3Aphotojournalism pic.twitter.com
OR flic.kr OR twitpic.com OR yfrog.com OR twitgoo.com OR pinterest.com OR
instagr.am OR flickr.com OR imgur.com
 
b) Turning the Twitter search into an RSS feed for your Reader
http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=from%3Aphotojournalism%20pic.twitter.com%20OR%20flic.kr%20OR%20twitpi
c.com%20OR%20yfrog.com%20OR%20twitgoo.com%20OR%20pinterest.com%20O
R%20instagr.am%20OR%20flickr.com%20OR%20imgur.com
 
13. Advance Twitter Search for the latest videos being tweeted that mention Social Media or Content Marketing in YouTube, Vimeo & Youtu.be
a) Twitter Search:
1. Use the following string for realtime information: https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/
2. Then adding: New Zealand, YouTube.com, Vimeo.com and YouTu.be with the Boolean search parameters: AND or OR (Remember to capitalize those “TERMS”: and you will get the latest videos on New Zealand:
https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/Social Media%20youtube.com%20OR%20vimeo.com%20OR%20youtu.be
b) Turning Twitter Search for the latest videos in YouTube, Vimeo & Youtu.be Twitter search into RSS Feeds for your reader:
1. Use the following string including Boolean search with
http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=
2. New Zealand as a first search example (String confirmed and works)
http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?
q=New%20Zealand%20youtube.com%20OR%20vimeo.com%20OR%20youtu.be
3. Social Media Marketing as a second search example (String confirmed and works)
http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?
q=Social%20Media%20Marketing%20youtube.com%20OR%20vimeo.com%20OR%
20youtu.be
4) Social Media Campaign as a third search example (String confirmed and works)
http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?
q=Social%20Media%20Campaign%20youtube.com%20OR%20vimeo.com%20OR%
20youtu.be
 
14.  Searching Twitter for the latest videos being tweeted that mentions Brian Solis or Nike:
a) Twitter Search
Use the following string: https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/ and add @BrianSolis or @Nike for example.
b) Turning the Twitter search for the latest videos being tweeted that mentions Brian Solis or Nike into a RSS Feed: http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?
q=%40briansolis%20youtube.com%20OR%20vimeo.com%20OR%20youtu.be
http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?
q=%40Nike%20youtube.com%20OR%20vimeo.com%20OR%20youtu.be
                                    
15.  Searching Twitter for the latest videos being tweeted from a specific Twitter Account:
a) Twitter Search string
https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/from:@Sony youtube.com OR vimeo.com OR youtu.be
b) Transforming the Twitter Search string into an: RSS Feed:
http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?
q=from%3ASony%20youtube.com%20OR%20vimeo.com%20OR%20youtu.be
http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?
q=from%3A%40Sony%20youtube.com%20OR%20vimeo.com%20OR%20youtu.be
 
16. Combining Media (Pictures & Videos)
a) Twitter Search:
https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/olympics pic.twitter.com OR flic.kr OR twitpic.com OR yfrog.com OR twitgoo.com OR pinterest.com OR instagr.am OR flickr.com OR imgur.com OR youtube.com OR vimeo.com OR youtu.be
b) Turning the Twittesearch into a RSS Feed:
http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?
q=olympics%20pic.twitter.com%20OR%20flic.kr%20OR%20twitpic.com%20OR%2
0yfrog.com%20OR%20twitgoo.com%20OR%20pinterest.com%20OR%20instagr.am
%20OR%20flickr.com%20OR%20imgur.com%20OR%20youtube.com%20OR%20vi
meo.com%20OR%20youtu.be
 
 
17.  Searching Twitter for the latest podcasts, songs and music sound files on Twitter:
a) Twitter Search:
https://twitter.com/#!/search/Lalo Schifrin crunch.fm OR swift.fm OR
tinysong.com OR tunebirds.com OR twt.fm OR spoti.fi OR spotify.com OR
grooveshark.com OR boo.fm OR audioboo.fm OR last.fm OR itunes.apple.com OR
itun.es
b) Turning the Twitter search into an RSS Feed for your reader:
http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?
q=Hiromi%20Uehara%20crunch.fm%20OR%20swift.fm%20OR%20tinysong.com%
20OR%20tunebirds.com%20OR%20twt.fm%20OR%20spoti.fi%20OR%20spotify.co
m%20OR%20grooveshark.com%20OR%20boo.fm%20OR%20audioboo.fm%20OR%
20last.fm%20OR%20itunes.apple.com%20OR%20itun.es
 
18.  Searching Twitter for the latest podcasts, songs and music sound files from a specific person: 
a) Twitter Search:
https://twitter.com/#!/search/officialadele crunch.fm OR swift.fm OR tinysong.com OR tunebirds.com OR twt.fm OR spoti.fi OR spotify.com OR grooveshark.com OR boo.fm OR audioboo.fm OR last.fm OR itunes.apple.com OR itun.es
b) Turning the Twitter search into an RSS Feed:
http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?
q=LadyGaga%20crunch.fm%20OR%20swift.fm%20OR%20tinysong.com%20OR%2
0tunebirds.com%20OR%20twt.fm%20OR%20spoti.fi%20OR%20spotify.com%20OR
%20grooveshark.com%20OR%20boo.fm%20OR%20audioboo.fm%20OR%20last.fm
%20OR%20itunes.apple.com%20OR%20itun.es
 
19.  Searching Twitter for the latest podcasts, songs and music sound files from a specific person: 
a) Twitter Search:
https://twitter.com/#!/search/from:@sonymusicglobal crunch.fm OR swift.fm OR tinysong.com OR tunebirds.com OR twt.fm OR spoti.fi OR spotify.com OR grooveshark.com OR boo.fm OR audioboo.fm OR last.fm OR itunes.apple.com OR itun.es
b) Turning the Twitter search into an RSS Feed:
http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?
q=from%3A%40sonymusicglobal%20crunch.fm%20OR%20swift.fm%20OR%20tiny
song.com%20OR%20tunebirds.com%20OR%20twt.fm%20OR%20spoti.fi%20OR%2
0spotify.com%20OR%20grooveshark.com%20OR%20boo.fm%20OR%20audioboo.f
m%20OR%20last.fm%20OR%20itunes.apple.com%20OR%20itun.es

9 ways to create Twitter RSS feeds for your CMS and content curation needs (Part 1)

Twitter in Real Life: The Follow Back

Twitter in Real Life: The Follow Back (Photo credit: HubSpot)

Generating RSS feeds from Twitter is for most of us a very important tool since when we strive to search and find specific real time information or follow favorites or lists of people with whom we want to keep up with. Unfortunately Twitter has implemented changes and removed visible RSS subscription feed buttons from its lay out! Fortunately there are ways around it and I hope you will find this post helpful! Thanks to our Irish Twitter colleague Piers Dillon-Scott from whom this summary is based on so thanks to Piers for the hard work he did last year: @pdscott. I am still so thrilled about this information that I thought I would rewrite it and make it even easier to follow and use since it does get a bit tricky and intricate at times! I do hope it helps you as much as it has helped me! If you have any comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to write back. 
 
 1.     Generating an RSS FEED from a Twitter list:
Use the following RSS String for your new RSS Twitter List string:
http://api.twitter.com/1/AUTHOR/lists/TWITTER-LIST/statuses.atom
a)     Replace AUTHOR with the name of the author of the list (@brunogebarski) without the @sign (brunogebarski); Remember: the list you discover with a particular account does not necessarily belongs to that account.
b)     Replace TWITTER-LIST with the name of the list; if the list’s name is made of several words such as “French Sauvignon Blanc vs NZ” then replace the spaces with a hyphen: “French-Sauvignon-Blanc-vs-NZ”.
c)     Let’s say you want to generate a Twitter RSS Feed from the following list: SMMmagazineTopAuthors by Chris Herbert: @B2Bspecialist of Mi6; this will be the RSS Feed string: http://api.twitter.com/1/AUTHOR/lists/TWITTER-LIST/statuses.atom, which will become:
http://api.twitter.com/1/B2Bspecialist/lists/SMMagazineTopAuthors  /statuses.atomVoilà you are done!!
By the way, any of those feeds needs first to be copied and then inserted into your reader under “new subscription”! I personally use the Google Reader because I find it the easiest! 
 
2.     Generating an RSS FEED from a single Twitter account:
a)     You first need to find out the ID number of the particular Twitter Account at: http://idfromuser.com/: My ID (@BrunoGebarski) is: 49569360.
b)     Use the following string: http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/ID-Number.rss
c)     Replace ID-Number and this could be the string if you decided to keep up with my twits: http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/49569360.rss! Voilà, you are done!
 
 3.     Generating an RSS FEED from a single word:
a)     Use the following string: http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=
b)     Add the particular word at the end of the string such as: http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=softwareThat’s it you are done again!
 
 4.     Generating an RSS FEED from a string of words:
a)     Use the followng string: http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=
b)     Usually spaces and characters will have to be URL encoded first at: http://www.albionresearch.com/misc/urlencode.php
c)     French Recipes (without hyphens for this search) URL encoded will become: French%20Recipes. “space” = “%20” URL encoded:
http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=French%20Recipes
d)     Should you write it with hyphen it will then remain: French-          Recipes:http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=French-Recipes
e)      “French Recipes” (with quotation marks) will then become: %22French%20Recipes%22:
‘”’ = “%22” and “space” = “%20” URL encoded.
http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=%22French%20Recipes%22.
 
 5.     Generating an RSS FEED Search for a Twitter #tag word or @account:
a)  Again use the following string: http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=
b)  Add the URL translated words starting with ‘#’ or ‘@’  after getting the word translated at:  http://www.albionresearch.com/misc/urlencode.php.
c)    @brunogebarski will then become: %40brunogebarski: “@” = “%40” URL encoded: http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=%40brunogebarski
d)   #branding will then become: %23branding: “#” = “%23” URL encoded: http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=%23branding
 
 6.     Generating additional RSS FEEDS from:  
a)   Tweets containing the word: “France”: http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=France
b)   Tweets: “from:brunogebarski”:  “:” in URL Encoded is: “%3A” (without hyphens of course) (http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=from%3Abrunogebarski
c)    Tweets: “to:brunogebarski”: http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=to%3Abrunogebarski
d)   Tweets referencing: “@brunogebarski”: “@” = “%40” URL encoded. http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=%40brunogebarski
e)   Tweets containing a hash-tag: “#SCRM”: “#” = “%23” URL encoded. http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=%23SCRM
f)    Tweets containing several parameters such as: movie+ :), “space” and “:)” URL encoded: “%3A” and “%29”: 
http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=movie+%3A%29.
 
 7.     Generating an RSS FEED from a specific geographical location and a #key twitter word
We want to find out within 100km around Chichester Manuka Wholefoods in the UK all the people twitting about: “#health” (with the hash tag but without quotation marks).
b)   We first need to find out Manuka Wholefoods coordinates (latitude & Longitude) at: http://www.brenz.net/tech/geocode.asp
c)    We get now the coordinates (latitude & longitude) of the above address in Chichester (UK): “50.7317166,-0.788917” (without quotation marks but separated by a comma)
d)   URL is composed of: http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?geocode=
e)   First coordinate: “50.7317166”
f)    A first comma: URL encoded = “%2C” between the two coordinates
g)   Second coordinate: “-0.788917”
h)   A second comma: URL encoded = “%2C” between second coordinate and distance
i)    We will settle for “100km” around Chichester to minimize the search or ”mi”, if you prefer miles instead of kilometers.
j)    A third comma: URL encoded = “%2C” between the distance and the “#tag”: “#health” (with the hash key but without the quotation marks of course):
http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?geocode=50.7317166%2C-0.788917%2C100km%2C%23health
 
8.     Generating an RSS FEED from a specific geographical location combined with a key word
a)     We will take our location in Chichester again at: “50.7317166,-0.788917” (without quotation marks but separated by a comma)
b)     We will use then the standard search parameters and a “space” = “%20” URL encoded after the key word “health”
c)    http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=health%20geocode:50.7317166,-0.788917,25km
 
9.     Generating an RSS FEED from a specific geographical location combined with a key word and Boolean operators (AND / OR / NOT)
Let’s say we want to generate a feed for all the Twitts taking place now, in Chichester within 25 miles with the word Health but without cancer:
a)   We will retain our Chichester location at: “50.7317166,-0.788917” (without quotation marks but separated by a comma)
b)    We will then add he word “health” to the standard search parameters and a “space” = “%20” URL encoded following the word “health”
c)    After the word “health comes a “space” = “&20” URL encoded
d)    We add a Boolean search restriction for “NOT cancer” or –cancer: URL encoded –cancer
e)    After the word –cancer comes a “space” = “%20” URL encoded  
f)     Type in: geocode:50.7317166,-0.788917,25mi (comma and the distance in miles here)Voila you are done: http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=health%20-cancer%20geocode:50.7317166,-0.788917,25mi
 
If you have any additional comments or suggestion please let me know so I will complete and update this post on a continual basis: thank you for stopping by and enjoy a more focused use of your Twitter connection or Twitter search: happy Twitting and Twittsearching! @brunogebarski