QUICK-START Instructions to Publish a Feed

(1) Open a free account by snapping  Publish [Login]  above, then snap  Get A Free Account .

(2) Create a feed by snapping  Publish [Login]  and logging in if necessary, then snap  Set Up Feeds .

(3) Post an item on the feed by snapping  Publish [Login]  and logging in if necessary, then snap  Publish Items .

After you post an item, your feed goes live. Until then, you don't have a feed.


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Enfeedia and RSS Feed Basics

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Click any of the drop-down menu items below to learn all about RSS feeds, and to learn how you can use feeds hosted by Enfeedia to offer a powerful communication channel for your audience. And also help your SEO efforts for your website by using our Super Simple Syndication Method.

Why You Need Your Own News Feed

If you have or want a following for your business, organization, or simply your personal endeavors, creating an RSS news feed is just the ticket. If SEO for your website is important to you, an Enfeedia-hosted RSS feed is a powerful tool.

What's an RSS news feed? It's a powerful yet simple way to put your stream of messages "out there" without you sending email. And that makes it easy for one to learn what's new without meandering all through your website.

Post your messages whenever you want, as often as you want, and your audience reads them on your feed at their convenience. They can even choose to register for automatically delivered email alerts when items are posted on the feed.

Choose To Use Your News — Or Lose

By publishing messages on a continuing basis, you establish yourself as an authority on your topic. RSS news feeds are excellent for maintaining customer loyalty. Keep them informed on a regular basis. Don't let them forget about you!

Fresh content posted on your feed that's syndicated on your website improves the search engine results placement of your site.

An RSS news feed is simpler than email and more valued by your email-bombarded audience!

What is "news"? It's any message or article you want. You can even embed a photo or video into your news item, and add text links, a Google search tool, and a PayPal buy-now button.

No List To Maintain Will Keep You Sane

If you've ever had to maintain an email list, and if you've ever had to suffer receiving all those "undeliverable mail" messsages, then you will appreciate this: By creating and publishing an RSS news feed, you no longer need to send your audience email and therefore don't need to maintain an email list. Those who wish to easily stay up-to-date about your news without having to peruse your site can register for automatic mail alerts. Did you know that many email service providers impose limits on sending email, for example, the number of recipients for a single email, the number of email recipients per hour or day or month ... with the risk of having your email account temporarily shut down if a limit is exceeded? Not a problem with Enfeedia's feed-driven email.

You'll Be The Rage With Your Own NewsPage

When you publish your RSS news feed with Enfeedia, we create a NewsPage -- a standalone website hosted at Enfeedia -- for you so your audience doesn't even have to know anything about news feeds — and some of you might not even need a website. Because, with a premium membership, you can customize your NewsPage with information about your endeavor, including pictures and videos. Combined with regular postings on your feed, you will find your NewsPage showing up in search results giving your endeavor more exposure -- with no additional work on your part. By the way, consider the benefits of having links you create from your Enfeedia-hosted NewsPage to your website regaring SEO.

You'll Publish With Ease! (We Know That'll Please.)

If you know how to write and send email, you can easily publish your own RSS news feed using Enfeedia.

What could be easier: Sign in and enter your news item title and article into an online form and submit it; within seconds, it's published online and subscribers (optionally) get an alert.

By adding an Enfeedia-supplied code snippet and using an Enfeedia-supplied script, you can syndicate your RSS news feed items — one or many — on your website. And now you can syndicate your feed on your website without using that script, what we call Super Simple Syndication.

Syndication just means embedding an RSS feed directly on one's site. Yes, you can syndicate your own feed on your own site. We call this syndication feature NewsOnSite, and the process of posting items onto your site ShootOnSite.

With self-syndication, when you publish items on your feed, you are automatically publishing those items on your website at the same time without lifting a finger. And that means search engines index your news feed content with the rest of your webpage!

Step Up Your Site's SEO Score with Super Simple Syndication

Super Simple Syndication improves on Original Syndication (what we've offered from the beginning) by eliminating the need to upload the shootOnSite script to your website. Because that script is a sizeable amount of PHP code, some of you or your webmasters may have been reluctant to upload that code to your website, concerned about side effects or unexpected consequences to your site operation.

Now, you can forget all about that script, and just have Enfeedia do the syndication for you. Here's how: The snippet sends a few paramaters, like your Enfeedia account name and feed name, over to Enfeedia. Enfeedia receives those paramaters and then uses its internal shootOnSite script to transform the cryptic feed file into HTML code to provide the feed in human-readable form. That HTML code is returned to your website where it replaces the code snippet, causing the feed to appear on your webpage just as if were hard coded on your site. And seen by search engine spiders. Every time your page is loaded, that process occurs, so the feed that is presented is assured to be current.

With Super Simple Syndication, it's never been simpler to strut your stuff.

To get your Super Simple Syndication code snippet, go to the Promote section of Enfeedia and follow the on-screen instructions.

Super Simple Syndication is available to premium membership levels (Publisher, Pubisher-PRO and Enterprise).




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With Blogtrottr FeedMail, you will receive an alerting email, we refer to as FeedMail, when new items are posted on this feed. We recommmend you do not select the default "real time" setting. If you create a Blogtrottr account, you will be able to manage "digests" wherein email will be issued every 2 hours or 4 hours or 6 hours, etc., if items are posted. Although you don't need to open a Blogtrottr account, we recommend you do open an account to manage various aspects of the mail delivery service. This service is free, but you are offered an upgrade to eliminate the ad placed in FeedMail for the free plan.

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News from the Enfeedia.com News Feed Publishing Service  read Enfeedia RSS feed itemWhat's this?

03 Aug 2016 08:18
Support added for PNG and GIF images formats for Item Image 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) We now support the popular PNG and GIF image formats in addition to JPG for images you can include with your item posting. This is the image that is displayed next to your item.

In ... read RSS feed item

19 Mar 2016 11:51
The proper way to do "email blasts" to keep you out of trouble 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) You may be tempted to blast out email to a large group from time to time. You need to be careful! No matter how innocent your email may seem to you, your email could be graded as spam b ... read RSS feed item

08 Dec 2014 16:24
New SECURITY KEY now implemented, and the modified new password request process 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Please read the following important changes to Enfeedia that provide an improved level of security and a more convenient process for requesting a new password should you forget your cur ... read RSS feed item

30 Nov 2014 09:46
NEW SECURITY MEASURES INSTALLED 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Having read reports of vulnerabilities of the SHA2 encryption method we had been using, we have upgraded to a more robust encryption method. But as a consequence, it is necessary for me ... read RSS feed item

30 Sep 2014 10:19
Enfeedia's Grand Slam Announcements, including drastically reduced premium membership rates 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Enfeedia members prior to September 23 are now registered to receive new-posting "FeedMail" (described in item 4 below) to communicate our exciting news. Let's begin...

With our ... read RSS feed item

07 Sep 2014 21:46
NOW, FOR WORDPRESS-BASED WEBSITES: Super Simple Syndication of Enfeedia-Hosted RSS Feeds 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Until now, syndicating an Enfeedia-generated and hosted feed on a WordPress-based website has been difficult. But now, with the introduction of Super Simple Syndication, just use the fr ... read RSS feed item

05 Sep 2014 15:55
PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP RATES DRASTICALLY REDUCED! 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Effectively immediately, the monthly rates for the Publisher and Publisher-PRO premium memberships are reduced to just $1 and $3 respectively! Three months of Publisher cost about one c ... read RSS feed item

03 Sep 2014 11:30
Step Up Your Site's SEO Score with Super Simple Syndication 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) A mouthful, yes! But there's two very important topics in that one title.

So first, the big announcement: Super Simple Syndication -- simple because it's scriptless.

Henc ... read RSS feed item

25 Aug 2014 15:44
Enfeedia announces a collaboration with Blogtrottr for a powerful email alerts delivery service we call FeedMail 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Since Yahoo ended their email alert system for feeds, Communicator members have been denied that important feature. Now, with our new collaboration with Blogtrottr, we are able to not o ... read RSS feed item

11 May 2014 06:44
NEW! Snap & Feed(tm): Upload photos from your computer or smartphone camera app to your RSS news feed 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Now, when entering your item posting, you can upload a photo from your computer hard disk or a photo from your iPhone camera app. There's no need to put your image online somewhere ... read RSS feed item

07 May 2014 14:10
Will your embedded feed on a responsive (mobile-friendly) website also be responsive? 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) You may be wondering, given the transformation of the Enfeedia website into a responsive design, is one's news feed embedded (syndicated) on a responsive website also responsive? T ... read RSS feed item

02 Nov 2013 15:09
ENFEEDIA IS NOW FULLY MOBILE-IZED and features improved navigation 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) The fully "responsive" version of Enfeedia RSS feed publishing system has been released today. "Responsive" means that the presentation of information on the device is automatically adj ... read RSS feed item


Best Examples...

...of Enfeedia Feed Syndication. Do You Syndicate a Great Feed?

April 21, 2016

If you are a premium member and selected, we will syndicate your feed right here on the Enfeedia home page (a few most recent postings) plus a blurb about your company and website with active 'not-nofollow' link

Send us your request to appear here ASAP. We'll only include a handful of cases. The "Publisher" premium membership is available at just $1/month.

Go to our contact page and contact us now, with a link to your website showing the feed syndication. We're anxious to start filling the space below with world-clase examples!

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Visual Sweden is an initiative based in the Östergötland county, East Sweden, to stimulate innovation and regional growth with focus on visualisation, image analysis and simulation.

Visual Sweden News  read enfeedia news feedWhat's this?

Global experts join ContextVision’s mission to revolutionize digital pathology 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisher18 Aug 2016: "We have created an international advisory board consisting of world-leading experts within pathology and deep learning", said Anita Tollstadius, CEO of ContextVision.

LFV and SAAB initiate common export effort 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisher29 Jun 2016: The Visual Sweden partners LFV and Saab go global and establish a joint venture for remotely-operated air navigation services.

XTalks

Xtalks is the world’s leading provider of educational webinars for the international life sciences community.


Posted: 25 Aug 2016
New Study Suggests Strategies To Deal With High Cost Of Prescription Drugs 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisherA recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, has examined the multiple factors that contribute to the high cost of prescription pharmaceuticals in the US, including the granting of government-protected monopolies and the constraints on price negotiations.

Posted: 24 Aug 2016
FDA Grants Fast Track To Eli Lilly And AstraZeneca’s Alzheimer’s Drug 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisherThe drug – developed by Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca – is a beta secretase cleaving enzyme (BACE) inhibitor that is currently being assessed in Phase III clinical trials.




























































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Glossary in the context of Enfeedia

RSS Feed aka RSS News Feed aka Feed -- An online communication vehicle for distributing messages from time to time by way of news readers, news aggregators, and FeedMail. A feed comprises a channel section and one or more item sections.

Feed file aka XML file -- The industry-standard file format for an RSS feed. To be human readable, translation to HTML code is required.

News Reader -- An application that translates the feed XML file into HTML code for human consumption.

News Aggregator -- An application that translates many the feed XML files into HTML code for human consumption, offering features for presenting and organizing the feeds.

NewsPage -- Enfeedia's built-in feed reader that also includes options to add content of various kinds to sections of the NewsPage. NewsPages are webpages on their own right and are crawled by search engines. Enfeedia automatically generates a NewsPage for every published feed.

Syndication -- Embedding a feed or portion thereof onto a webpage in human-readable HTML form to present the feed to site visitors without having to leave the page. Enfeedia's syndication methods embed the feeds in a way that provides for search engines crawling feed contents.

Feed Channel -- That portion of a feed that defines the feed, including feed title, feed description, feed link, and more. Think of a feed channel as encompassing all items in a feed. The feed channel typically provides a title and description that is appropriate for all items to be posted on the feed.

Feed Item aka Item -- A unit of communication on a feed comprising, in the minimal form, a title, description (aka article) and a title link. A feed comprises one or more items.

Email Alert -- An email sent to subscribers that inform them an item has been posted on a feed.

FeedMail -- Enfeedia's term for an email alert, but more accurately reflects that the feed item is included in the mail.

Create a Feed aka Set Up a Feed -- The process of specifying a feed header, necessary before items can be posted on the feed.

Publish an Item -- The process of specifying the various elements of a feed item and including it in a feed.

Publish -- In the absence of any qualifying adjectives, is the overall process of creating a feed and publishing items on the feed.

Responsive Web Design -- A website design methodology such that the website can be presented on devices/computers of various screen sizes without the architecture and navigation being affected, with text size and image sizes all automatically adjusted. Often referred to as 'mobile friendly'. Enfeedia is a responsive website.

HTML -- HTML ("Hyper Text Markup Language") is the standard markup language used to create webpages.

PHP -- A popular software programming language ("PHP Hypertext Preprocessor") for websites. Web servers process PHP code that results in generation of HTML code before the page is delivered to the client. Thus, search engines can crawl content produced by PHP code execution.

Script -- A term often used to mean a software module, commonly used with PHP. Enfeedia's shootOnSite software is a script that performs the news reader function.

Code Snippet -- A short line of software code. Enfeedia provides code snippets for website designers to implement various feed-related widgets.

Search Engine Optimization aka SEO -- Broadly speaking, implementing a website design in such a way as that the pages of a website will appear high in search engine results pages when people search the internet. Search engines such as Google "crawl" the pages of websites all over the internet to assess their value vis-a-vis search terms to determine where to place webpages in search engine results pages (SERP).

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With Blogtrottr FeedMail, you will receive an alerting email, we refer to as FeedMail, when new items are posted on this feed. We recommmend you do not select the default "real time" setting. Only one item is delivered per email. If you create a Blogtrottr account, you will be able to manage "digests" wherein email will be issued every 2 hours or 4 hours or 6 hours, etc., if items are posted. Although you don't need to open a Blogtrottr account, we recommend you do open an account to manage various aspects of the mail delivery service. This servie is free, but you are offered an upgrade to eliminate the ad placed in FeedMail for the free plan.

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Tips about Enfeedia  read Enfeedia RSS feed itemWhat's this?

17 Jun 2016 16:59
Still looking for an alternative to the long-ago-discontinued Google Reader? 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Try "AlternativeTo" for a list of choices. Click the title of this item to go there.

29 Feb 2016 22:03
Be sure to "work you account" to get the terrific benefits of Enfeedia and RSS feeds 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Some of you create an account, then do nothing with it. Some others create a feed but never publish anything on it so it never sees the light of day. Yet others publish just one item. None of these behaviors bring you the value of Enfeedia and leave me puzzled.

Please tell me what stops you from using your account to the fullest. If it's something about Enfeedia that needs f ... read RSS feed item

16 Jul 2015 17:08
Change to the Title Link Feature to Overcome Common User Oversight 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) The default setting for your Item Link (the address of the page that opens when one clicks your Item Title) is the NewsPage for the feed in which that item is posted. Not a bad idea. However, when one views that item in its NewsPage and clicks the title, the NewsPage is opened again! Bad idea. Many users inadvertently or deliberately used the NewsPage address for the Title Link perh ... read RSS feed item

31 Jan 2015 15:04
"Magic Quotes" and other special characters supported 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Enfeedia has been upgraded to support so-called magic quotes (aka curly quotes), plus these special characters:

“ ” ‘ ’ € ~ ™ œ z Y ¡ ¢ £ ¤ ¥ ¦ § © « ¬ ® ° ± ² ³ ´ µ ¶ · ¹ º » ¼ ½ ¾ ¿ ƒ … † ‡ ˆ ‰ ‹ • – — ˜ ›

04 Sep 2014 22:37
Implement free, unlimited, basic email campaigns with Enfeedia 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) If you've been looking for a way to implement a no-frills email campaign (aka email blast) in compliance with CAN-SPAM regulations, but came up empty on options when you calculated the per-recipient costs, then you should consider using Enfeedia. Here's how it goes:

Open a FREE Enfeedia Communicator membership and create a feed for your email messages. Post a FeedMail sub ... read RSS feed item

16 Jun 2013 12:08
About the value of retaining existing customers and how RSS can be used for that purpose 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Here's an important article about the value of retaining existing customers. Consider how a marketing program using your own RSS feed can be used in an ongoing campaign to retain customers. Periodic postings about your company and products will remind your previous customers about why they purchased from you originally, and keep your company in mind when they need products/servi ... read RSS feed item

03 Jun 2013 22:12
Feeds in side panels -- always at your fingertips 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Consider syndicating your feed in a side panel of your home page. It remains "off stage" until you get tempted to slide it put by clicking a button. It's hard to resist, knowing some news tidbits are awaiting your call to be revealed. You've probably seen this by now on Enfeedia NewsPages. Now the idea is being employed elsewhere like at LLGorman Pet Art.

Although not vi ... read RSS feed item

07 Apr 2012 22:16
The most frequent oversight in posting a feed item 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) In posting an item on a feed, be sure to provide a link to online content that provides in-depth material about your posting -- probably a page on your website.

The good way to do this is to replace the default URL for your Item Link with the URL you want. The default is simply to your NewsPage, so visitors will find that if they click that link, they just re-open the NewsPage t ... read RSS feed item
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With Blogtrottr FeedMail, you will receive an alerting email, we refer to as FeedMail, when new items are posted on this feed. We recommmend you do not select the default "real time" setting. Only one item is delivered per email. If you create a Blogtrottr account, you will be able to manage "digests" wherein email will be issued every 2 hours or 4 hours or 6 hours, etc., if items are posted. Although you don't need to open a Blogtrottr account, we recommend you do open an account to manage various aspects of the mail delivery service. This servie is free, but you are offered an upgrade to eliminate the ad placed in FeedMail for the free plan.

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Articles about RSS News Feeds and SEO  read Enfeedia RSS feed itemWhat's this?

27 Mar 2016 16:18
Google Launches Mobile-Friendly Search -- What Does It Mean for Enfeedia RSS Feeds? 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Today, Google announced mobile friendly search. Essentially this means that when searches are conducted from smartphones, search results will favor those websites that are mobile friendly. So if the success of your website depends to a large degree on people discovering you doing smartphone searches, you have no time to waste in getting your site converted!

(1) For those of you who are syndicating their Enfeedia-pubished feed, you may be wondering how syndication is affected by mobile-friendly design. The answer is: The syndicated feed works perfectly fine in mobile friendly websites. Here are some examples:

-- Winning Pickleball
-- PoesyArt
-- Colorado Club
-- Tennis Club (to be released shortly)
-- Pickleball Club

(2) The NewsPage that is published by Enfeed ... read RSS feed item

14 Jul 2014 16:36
YouTube coming up with creator-centric mobile app, includes crowdfunding feature 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Keep your eye on Youtube's plans for facilitating creation of video content on your smartphone. And also provide a possible source of revenue through its to-be-announced crowdfunding feature.

Given the simplicity of posting YouTube videos on your RSS feed with Enfeedia, and thereby, through syndication, posting videos on your website without the assistance of a webmaster, we could see a breakthrough opportunity to monetize your creative videos.

And here's a little teaser: Be on the watch for an announcement from Enfeedia regarding feed syndication without uploading a script. Syndicate by just inserting one line of code on your website. And that one of code can be one of four pre-defined formats, so you don't even have to think about it, just pick one. Syn ... read RSS feed item

29 Jun 2013 20:27
Google Kills Reader, Helps RSS 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) While the death of the most popular RSS reader on the internet could have been seen as something that would represent a grave danger for RSS as a standard, for openness as a concept, and for heavy news consumption, the inverse has been true, as it only solidified RSS' position in the world as the format for news delivery. Reader was a good product but one can hardly call it a great product and its demise will help rectify some imbalances it created in the market. To get a sense as to how Google killing Google Reader can be seen as the best thing to happen to RSS one needs to look back. Read article

29 May 2013 18:49
A Better Way to Post on Facebook 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) If you promote your business or endeavor of any kind by posting to your facebook account, here's a better way to do that: "Share and share a Like" from your Enfeedia-hosted RSS feed.

The way you post now -- by posting on your facebook News Feed or Wall -- is simple enough but has limited benefits to you. Your message only reaches your facebook friends. With some luck, some of those friends may 'share' it or 'like' it such that your message reaches their friends. But over time, as additional posts are entered, your message falls off the bottom out of sight. In other words, the useful lifetime of that posting can be quite short. So the time for friends to see your posting and share/like it is rather limited. And of course, your message is not shared wit ... read RSS feed item

16 Feb 2012 12:41
Freshness May Count More In Google These Days - MUST READING 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) This article is "must reading" for anyone concerned about where their website falls within search engines results pages. Below are excerpts from that article; the full article is available by clicking here. I added emphasis in blue in the excerpts.

As you read this, think about how publishing a news feed and presenting that feedon your website, preferable home page. In about five minutes a week, you can gain the benefits described in the article.

Also, consider opening a facebook account and including your feed in the "Notes" section. Your feed will appear on your profile page. Here's how it looks on my profile page.

You may also be able to get your feed displayed on other websites. For example, the RunAway GetAway Vacation Rentals Alliance will display member ... read RSS feed item

25 Aug 2011 08:36
Google Reader for RSS Feeds 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) See how to use Google Reader for viewing and sharing your Enfeedia-hosted RSS feed



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04 Nov 2010 11:00
The second largest search engine 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Considering video podcasting with your RSS feed? Here are great considerations about making your video...

By Bob Huntington, Weasel Productions: Most people when asked "What's the second largest search engine" will respond Yahoo or Bing. It's not. It's YouTube. YouTube is owned and operated by Google making them number one and two in search. If you want to succeed on the web you must embrace video at some point to become more visible in search than ever before.

The knee-jerk reaction is "I don't have a video. Doesn't that cost a lot of money?" Of course it can, but it doesn't have to. The advent of low cost, HD capable camcorders like the Flip series puts video easily into the mix for the masses.

How you can use video

Spending as little as ... read RSS feed item

15 Jun 2010 08:38
YouTube Begins Testing News Feed Feature 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) It's noteworthy that YouTube sees the benefit of news feeds to draw people into their vast (and very rapidly growing) library of videos. Being the second largest search engine, it's reasonable to expect YouTube will exploit news feeds to further advance their position. Enfeedia will keep an eye on YouTube developments to determine possible connections to Enfeedia including podcasting YouTube videos. Set Up Pings today to be notified of new postings on this feed.

By Chris Crum: YouTube announced today that it is testing a new feature called the YouTube News Feed, which it is working on with the University of California at Berkley's Graduate School of Journalism. The feature would track news as it breaks on YouTube. ... YouTube is the second largest search engine, behind Go ... read RSS feed item