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Use RSS to Do More with Internet Data

Create an RSS feed

Part 2 of a Three Part Series on RSS Technology

rss-funnel During Part 1 of the VitaminCM.com series on RSS “Master Online Information Through the Magic of RSS Technology” I covered what RSS is and how it works for sites that provide an RSS feed. RSS can do a lot more than just bring your favorite blog posts to your feed reader. During Part 2, I’m going to show you how to get data out of a web site that does not provide an RSS feed. I’m also going to show you how to use combine multiple sources of data from different web sites and combine it into a single RSS feed.

Using RSS to Get Data from Pages that Don’t Provide an RSS Feed

There is a mountain of valuable data out there on the web that would be great to get  sent to your RSS reader. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, the sites with the data don’t always provide RSS feeds. Well, fortunately for you, there is a way to get this data sent to you in an RSS feed.

There is a free service called Dapper, which allows you to grab data from web sites and turn it into a dynamic RSS feed. Let’s say you’re looking for a new house. Realtor.com has millions of listings all over the place. It would be great to open up your feed reader every morning and see a listing of the newly listed homes that met your requirements. Too bad this is not available.

With Dapper, you can create just such a feed in a few minutes using the following steps:

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Fix the Annoying Cell Phone Buzz in your Computer Speakers

Regain your Sanity with a $3.00 Part from Radio Shack.

I read an article the other day about stopping the annoying buzz that my computer speakers make when my cell phone is on my desk. It turns out that the noise is caused by ElectroMagnetic Interference.

If you have a GSM cell phone (just about everyone in the world besides Verizon and Sprint) the phone tries to use the wires in your speakers as an antenna. Well, actually, the signal jumps to the speaker wire and causes that mind-warping buzzing noise.

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VitaminCM Site Relaunch

First of all, I would like to apologize for the down time in the past month or so. I have been tied up at my day job and a personal business venture. During that time a couple of things happened:

  1. VitaminCM.com had its’ first birthday.
  2. I looked back at everything that I learned in the past year.
  3. I did a lot of brainstorming on improving the site.

Now, I’m ready to bear down and do a full Relaunch of VitaminCM.

Over the next few days, I’m going to talk about the new Goals and Focus, the Changes that have been made + those that will happen, and the Additions to what VitaminCM.com will provide.

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