The Raving Librarian

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

OK so I've been hanging out at the Eighth Floor for a few days to learn as much as I can and Lee Ann and I starting talking all about You Tube and RSS feeds because:

I have a favorite YouTuber...one particular You Tube user who I love to watch every video put up on You Tube....what to do:

You Tube has a Help memu all about RSS feeds and how to do it per "tag" or user...but could it be more complicated and non-intuitive. From the You Tube website:

"RSS Feeds for Tags and Users
To create an RSS feed for your favorite tags or users, simply enter the tag or username as specified in the below URLs. You can then add this URL to your newsreader. Please note, you will need to create a feed for each individual tag or user you wish to subscribe to.

Tags:For example, if you wanted to create an RSS feed for the tag "monkey," you would enter: feed://www.youtube.com/rss/tag/monkey.rss

Users:feed://www.youtube.com/rss/user/[insert username here]/videos.rssFor example, if you wanted to create an RSS feed for the user "YouTube," you would enter: feed://www.youtube.com/rss/user/youtube/videos.rss "

Then paste that in your aggregator for viewing when something is new. I'm not sure that this is an easy way to go about it.

Alternative: you can subscribe to the person's list and get an e-mail notification, but then your back to the carbon age. ERRR....complicated either way. But the choice is yours.

Knowledge is power. Lynn the Librarian

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2 Comments:

  • At 7:38 AM , Blogger Lee Anne said...

    Lynn,

    Thanks so much for sharing this information. I'm going to link to you on the 8th Floor blog.

    Good stuff!
    Lee Anne

     
  • At 5:24 PM , Anonymous BJ Gallagher said...

    Concrete resources...thank you :)
    BJ

     

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