Educational Technology

July 31, 2011

How To Turn Any Page into a Feed with RSS Scraping

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By Jason B. Jones, Chronicle of Higher Ed

RSS is near-ubiquitous on blogs and news sites, but every once in a while, you’ll find a site that 1) provides regularly-updated information that you want to check frequently, but 2) doesn’t provide an RSS feed. When that’s the case, what you want to do is “scrape” the content of the page into a feed, which you can then subscribe to in your aggregator. Best of all, feed scraping is pretty easy to do. There are a variety of services out there that support it, but one of the easiest to use is Feed43. If all you want to do is to set up a single feed for a site, you don’t even need to register. Registration is free, which makes it easy to edit feeds you’ve set up, and you can also pay a variety of different fees if you want your feeds updated more regularly.

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