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  19.            <title>The Most Popular Social Media Influencers</title>
  20.            <description>With influencer marketing becoming more... um, influential, it is worth noting which online identities are generating the most attention, and considering what that means for your outreach strategies.&lt;br /&gt;
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  22. And while you might not necessarily be able to get PewDiePie to endorse your products, it is interesting to consider how these popular identities are building their platforms, which could provide some guidance as to where people are looking, or even just give you an indicator of which creators to look to for inspiration with your own content.&lt;br /&gt;
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  24. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/the-most-popular-social-media-influencers-according-to-google-infographi/569716/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;The Most Popular Social Media Influencers&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  30.            <title>Top 10 Instagram Stats for 2020 </title>
  31.            <description>Are you looking to put more emphasis on Instagram in 2020?&lt;br /&gt;
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  33. Now reaching over a billion active users, and with more and more business and eCommerce related tools on the way, it makes sense that all social media managers should be considering whether there&apos;s a fit on Instagram for their business, and how they might be able to utilize the various platform tools and options to connect with their audience.&lt;br /&gt;
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  35. If you are considering your Instagram approach, then this infographic from the team at Hootsuite might help. The below listing highlights some key usage and engagement stats to help in your planning, which could help you decide where and how to improve your focus in the app. &lt;br /&gt;
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  37. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/top-10-instagram-stats-for-2020-infographic/569641/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Top 10 Instagram Stats for 2020&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  43.            <title>4 Ways to Develop Healthy Social Media Habits</title>
  44.            <description>Do you feel bad after using social media? If you do, chances are you don’t have healthy habits when it comes to using it. So when you use social media, you’re harming your wellbeing in the process. &lt;br /&gt;
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  46. Luckily there are a few things you can do to develop the right mindset and healthy habits to make you a happier, healthier social media user. Here are a few tips.&lt;br /&gt;
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  48. 1. Moderate your use.&lt;br /&gt;
  49. Social media is an excellent tool to not only connect the world, but give creators freedom to express themselves and build communities around their work. However, it also has a dark side.&lt;br /&gt;
  50. &lt;br /&gt;
  51. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/4-ways-to-develop-healthy-social-media-habits-69766/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;4 Ways to Develop Health Social Media Habits&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  57.            <title>How This Social Media Agency Is Revolutionizing The Influencer Marketing Landscape</title>
  58.            <description>Is influencer marketing becoming a strategy of the past? Are influencers worth what brands pay them to endorse their products? &lt;br /&gt;
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  61. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/cherylrobinson/2020/01/02/how-this-social-media-agency-is-revolutionizing-the-influencer-marketing-landscape/#cc3712e50e43&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;How This Social Media Agency Is Revolutionizing The Influencer Marketing Landscape&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  67.            <title>The Social Network Predicted The 2010s</title>
  68.            <description>David Finchers The Social Network seems quite prophetic considering how the 2010s turned out. With its focus on the digitization of social interaction as well as the need for social engagement and the advantages of sociopathy in powerful people combined with the power of public shaming, The Social Network explores the contradictions that animated the culture of this decade.&lt;br /&gt;
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  70. &lt;a href=&quot;https://screenrant.com/social-network-movie-predicted-2010s-decade/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;The Social Network Predicted The 2010s&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  76.            <title>16 predictions for social networks in 2020</title>
  77.            <description>And just like that, we have reached the final issue of the year — and also, somehow, the decade. As is tradition around here, let’s close out the year with some predictions from you about where platforms and democracy are headed in 2020 and beyond.&lt;br /&gt;
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  79. Thanks to everyone who contributed. Here are your thoughts, along with some of mine. This year, I’m ordering these in roughly how likely I think they are. So, the most likely things to happen at the top, and we move further into crazy town as you scroll down. Generally speaking, I feel more comfortable predicting product moves than policy shifts.&lt;br /&gt;
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  81. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.theverge.com/interface/2019/12/20/21030123/social-media-predictions-2020-facebook-tiktok-slack-google&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;16 predictions for social networks in 2020&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  87.            <title>Writing a Great Social Media Bio for Your Brand [Infographic]</title>
  88.            <description>Updating your brand bio can be a great, simple way to boost engagement, especially heading into the new year. Your profile bio can play a key role in perception, and in driving subsequent action, so it is worth reviewing your details and ensuring that everything is as you want it.&lt;br /&gt;
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  90. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/writing-a-great-social-media-bio-for-your-brand-infographic/569721/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Writing a Great Social Media Bio for Your Brand [Infographic]&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  96.            <title>4 Social Media Marketing Tricks You Need to Know in 2020</title>
  97.            <description>Believe it or not, 80 percent of internet users globally have at least one social media account. In total, social media users exceeded 3.4 billion people in 2019. Business owners and marketers know that these platforms are vital for the success of their business. Due to their desire to improve, brand managers are continually looking for ways to connect with their audience and keep them invested in the company.&lt;br /&gt;
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  99. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.business2community.com/social-media/4-social-media-marketing-tricks-you-need-to-know-in-2020-02272661&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;4 Social Media Marketing Tricks You Need to Know in 2020&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  102.            <pubDate>Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:55:50 -0500</pubDate>
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  105.            <title>13 New Social Networks for 2020</title>
  106.            <description>Social networks can help merchants reach prospects, establish professional contacts, and research markets. They can also be a good way to share experiences and meet people.&lt;br /&gt;
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  108. Here is a list of new and emerging social networks for 2020. Some of the networks target specific user groups; others offer new ways to interact. These are networks for professional and social communication. Several of the networks are in beta or will launch in 2020.&lt;br /&gt;
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  110. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.practicalecommerce.com/13-new-social-networks-for-2020&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;13 New Social Networks for 2020&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  113.            <pubDate>Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:48:00 -0500</pubDate>
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  116.            <title>What if Fake News Is Not the Real Problem on Social Media?</title>
  117.            <description>With another US Presidential election on the way in 2020, we can expect the debate around fake news to once again ramp up, and become a key focus of discussion as we look at how political influence spreads online.&lt;br /&gt;
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  119. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/what-if-fake-news-isnt-the-real-problem-on-social-media/569711/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;What if Fake News Is Not the Real Problem on Social Media?&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  122.            <pubDate>Tue, 14 Jan 2020 18:45:41 -0500</pubDate>
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  125.            <title>Five Social Media Marketing Mistakes You Must Avoid</title>
  126.            <description>Social media marketing is a strategy employed by many companies. One of the biggest complaints I hear from businesses is that they&apos;re not having much success on social media. The thing is that certain social media marketing mistakes can cause brands to fail. I&apos;ll be addressing several issues that may be impacting your social media efforts in this article.&lt;br /&gt;
  127. &lt;br /&gt;
  128. Are you making any of the following mistakes?&lt;br /&gt;
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  130. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesagencycouncil/2020/01/03/five-social-media-marketing-mistakes-you-must-avoid/#135c971d6d44&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Five Social Media Marketing Mistakes You Must Avoid&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  133.            <pubDate>Fri, 10 Jan 2020 18:44:52 -0500</pubDate>
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  136.            <title>The Most Captivating Brand Campaigns We Saw on Social Media in 2019</title>
  137.            <description>For the past decade, brands have been capitalizing on the pervasiveness of social media in consumers’ daily lives and shopping habits. And this past year was no different.&lt;br /&gt;
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  139. Social media analytics company Unmetric found that brands that promoted messaging with edge, savvy, conviction—and occasionally dogs—won the marketing game.&lt;br /&gt;
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  141. Of that messaging, video—particularly those with memorable storylines, guest appearances or creative approaches to addressing social issues—reined as the overall best-performing format for branded and original content, a consistent trend in their numbers since at least 2015.&lt;br /&gt;
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  143. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/the-most-captivating-brand-campaigns-you-might-have-shared-on-social-media-in-2019/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;The Most Captivating Brand Campaigns We Saw on Social Media in 2019&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  146.            <pubDate>Wed, 8 Jan 2020 18:14:10 -0500</pubDate>
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  149.            <title>The Three-Step Social Media Marketing Machine</title>
  150.            <description>When I look back at all of the mistakes I’ve made in business and marketing and add my observations from working with over 57,000 business owners and entrepreneurs in nearly every country in the world, it dawned on me.&lt;br /&gt;
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  152. Social media marketing success boils down to three simple steps.&lt;br /&gt;
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  155. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/01/03/the-three-step-social-media-marketing-machine/#3aa457d622e8&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;The Three-Step Social Media Marketing Machine&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  158.            <pubDate>Mon, 6 Jan 2020 18:13:30 -0500</pubDate>
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  161.            <title>RSS Is Better Than Twitter</title>
  162.            <description>There is a good reason people call Twitter the hell website.&lt;br /&gt;
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  164. Cynicism, egos, unprovoked hostility, unchecked propaganda, sexism, bigotry, and outright hate—Twitter is as full of it as virtually anywhere online, and worse, it is unbearably nonstop. The design of the place feels uniquely unhealthy due in large part to its speed and unrelenting stream. Opening up TweetDeck, the Twitter-owned client favored by maniacs like me thanks to its real-time updating feature, can seem like stepping into an oncoming tidal wave and getting swept out to sea. Before too long, you feel exhausted and ready to give up.&lt;br /&gt;
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  166. Many of us have to be on Twitter due to our jobs, some of us just feel like we have to be. &lt;br /&gt;
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  168. &lt;a href=&quot;https://gizmodo.com/rss-is-better-than-twitter-1833624929&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  171.            <pubDate>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:48:20 -0400</pubDate>
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  174.            <title>Why You Need an RSS Feed for Your Podcast (+How to Make One)</title>
  175.            <description>The method of getting your podcast out to the world might not be the way you think.&lt;br /&gt;
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  177. Unlike most popular forms of online content, podcasts utilize a form of forbidden arcane knowledge; an ancient method of internet distribution discussed in hushed tones and under furtive glances as &lt;i&gt;really simple syndication&lt;/i&gt; or RSS for short.&lt;br /&gt;
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  179. Learning how to make your own podcast-only RSS feed is a crucial element for any successful show. &lt;br /&gt;
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  181. &lt;a href=&quot;https://learn.g2.com/rss-feed-podcast&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  184.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:46:24 -0400</pubDate>
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  187.            <title>Create RSS Feeds to Follow Instagram and Twitter Users Without an Account</title>
  188.            <description>Wish you could follow a couple of Twitter or Instagram users, without setting up an account? Create an RSS feed for them.&lt;br /&gt;
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  190. RSS Hub is an open source project that creates RSS feeds from a wide variety of websites, including social media pages. You can install this on your own server, but it’s not necessary for most users.&lt;br /&gt;
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  192. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/create-rss-feeds-to-follow-instagram-and-twitter-users-without-an-account/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  195.            <pubDate>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:43:42 -0400</pubDate>
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  198.            <title>The Rise and Demise of RSS</title>
  199.            <description>Before the internet was consolidated into centralized information silos, RSS imagined a better way to let users control their online personas.&lt;br /&gt;
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  201. About a decade ago, the average internet user might well have heard of RSS. Really Simple Syndication, or Rich Site Summary—what the acronym stands for depends on who you ask—is a standard that websites and podcasts can use to offer a feed of content to their users, one easily understood by lots of different computer programs. Today, though RSS continues to power many applications on the web, it has become, for most people, an obscure technology.&lt;br /&gt;
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  203. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a3mm4z/the-rise-and-demise-of-rss&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  206.            <pubDate>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:40:55 -0400</pubDate>
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  209.            <title>What Is an RSS Feed?</title>
  210.            <description>Let us inhale the vapors of the Sacred Tree and pull back the mists of time to reveal one of the most ancient and storied forms of internet content distribution: the RSS feed.&lt;br /&gt;
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  212. RSS feeds have existed since before the advent of social media in the mid-2000s. They were popular because of the complete control they gave the user over the forms of content they received on the various applications attuned to their usage. This form of content distribution has been at the heart of many digital media phenomena such as podcast hosting and blogging due to the streamlined and user-centric design of RSS feeds which allow consumers to subscribe to their favorite content.&lt;br /&gt;
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  214. &lt;a href=&quot;https://learn.g2.com/rss-feed&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  217.            <pubDate>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 09:39:30 -0400</pubDate>
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  220.            <title>Law Enforcement RSS Feeds from Police One</title>
  221.            <description>If you hate missing out on the latest news from PoliceOne, are having a hard time managing the deluge of information you receive from our newsletters, or simply want a more convenient way to manage and control your online news and information, RSS feeds may be the answer.&lt;br /&gt;
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  223. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.policeone.com/info/law-enforcement-police-rss-feeds/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  226.            <pubDate>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:37:24 -0400</pubDate>
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  229.            <title>Why should you create a positive social media legacy?</title>
  230.            <description>Ever since the idea of &lt;i&gt;writing&lt;/i&gt; was conceived, humans have recorded historical events, the occurrences in our daily lives and even our deepest thoughts and feelings in diaries or journals. They reveal what our ancestors cared and thought about and handed down wisdom from one generation to the next. Social media has quickly moved into the space once occupied by personal diaries, although how we use it isn’t quite the same anymore. Two-way conversation A diary entry is usually a thoughtful process.&lt;br /&gt;
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  232. &lt;a href=&quot;https://yourstory.com/weekender/social-media-digital-footprints-legacy&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  235.            <pubDate>Fri, 8 Nov 2019 09:34:50 -0400</pubDate>
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  238.            <title>Examining the dangers of Generation Z’s social media habit</title>
  239.            <description>According to the National Center for Health Research, people who visited social media platforms 58 times or more per week were three times more likely to feel socially isolated. The center also found that heavy social media users are 2.2 times more likely to have eating and body image issues than moderate users.&lt;br /&gt;
  240. &lt;br /&gt;
  241. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/examining-the-dangers-of-generation-zs-social-media-habit/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  242.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2502</link>
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  244.            <pubDate>Wed, 6 Nov 2019 09:33:22 -0400</pubDate>
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  247.            <title>5 Actionable Social Media Marketing Tips For Gig Workers</title>
  248.            <description>Gig workers who are totally localized (caterers, electricians, painters, plumbers, wedding planners, etc.) often discount the value of using social media for their marketing. Why? Because these platforms are at least national, if not international and what would be a use for a local business? &lt;br /&gt;
  249. &lt;br /&gt;
  250. Indeed, localized SEO and local advertising can drive you a steady stream of traffic and revenue. But you should not discount social media as a good tool for your marketing. Here are five actionable social media marketing tips for local contractors and other gig workers. &lt;br /&gt;
  251. &lt;br /&gt;
  252. 1. Geo tagging and targeting is your allies&lt;br /&gt;
  253. &lt;br /&gt;
  254. Social media platforms may have global reach, but they also allow you to go very granular with your marketing. &lt;br /&gt;
  255. &lt;br /&gt;
  256. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/abdullahimuhammed/2019/10/14/5-actionable-social-media-marketing-tips-for-gig-workers/#3703beb219b2&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  257.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2501</link>
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  259.            <pubDate>Mon, 4 Nov 2019 09:28:20 -0400</pubDate>
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  262.            <title>10 Steps To Build A Strong Social Media Brand</title>
  263.            <description>When you really think about it, marketing has come a long way in just a few decades. Marketing tactics are more sophisticated (and more effective) than ever before, and social media marketing has ensured that every business on the planet has a voice.&lt;br /&gt;
  264. &lt;br /&gt;
  265. There is just one problem. In a world where every business on the planet has a megaphone, how can you make sure that your voice is heard?&lt;br /&gt;
  266. &lt;br /&gt;
  267. Having a strong brand seems to be the only way to consistently get ahead of the competition, but it is not easy.&lt;br /&gt;
  268. &lt;br /&gt;
  269. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2019/10/18/10-steps-to-build-a-strong-social-media-brand/#1e9185cb43ca&quot;&gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  270.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2500</link>
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  272.            <pubDate>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 09:25:34 -0400</pubDate>
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  275.            <title>How to Approach Instagram Influencers the Right Way</title>
  276.            <description>Influencer marketing is on the rise, with every other marketer now trying to leverage the option to advantage. &lt;br /&gt;
  277. &lt;br /&gt;
  278. But it is not always easy to find the right influencers of relevance to your brand - and even when you do find the good ones, it is another thing altogether to get them to work for you.&lt;br /&gt;
  279. &lt;br /&gt;
  280. Of course, there are influencers who will simply work with any brand for money or free products, but the good ones think beyond compensation, and also care about what brands they decide to work with. &lt;br /&gt;
  281. &lt;br /&gt;
  282. For the top influencers to work with you, they need to have a positive image of your brand, and when you first reach out to them, that is when you make that crucial first impression. &lt;br /&gt;
  283. &lt;br /&gt;
  284. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-approach-instagram-influencers-the-right-way-infographic/565378/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  285.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2499</link>
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  287.            <pubDate>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 09:21:47 -0400</pubDate>
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  290.            <title>An Easy Guide to Creating Social Media Videos that Drive Results</title>
  291.            <description>When was the last time you watched a video on Facebook? What about Instagram or Twitter?&lt;br /&gt;
  292. &lt;br /&gt;
  293. My guess is that it was probably within the last day.&lt;br /&gt;
  294. &lt;br /&gt;
  295. The reason for this guess is because video continues to be one of the most powerful forms of content on social media. You can not take a digital step without coming face-to-face with a video – and there is a reason for this.&lt;br /&gt;
  296. &lt;br /&gt;
  297. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/an-easy-guide-to-creating-social-media-videos-that-drive-results/565381/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  298.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2498</link>
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  300.            <pubDate>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 09:17:45 -0400</pubDate>
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  303.            <title>How to Develop a Social Media Marketing Strategy for Your Business</title>
  304.            <description>A sound, effective strategy involves these four steps.&lt;br /&gt;
  305. &lt;br /&gt;
  306. A whopping 3.2 billion people, or 42% of the world&apos;s population, uses social media. On average, people spend over two hours of their day messaging and surfing social media networks. &lt;br /&gt;
  307. &lt;br /&gt;
  308. After having a positive experience with a brand on social media, 71% of people will often recommend the brand to their friends and family. On top of that, 49% of people are taking their cues on what to buy from social media influencers.&lt;br /&gt;
  309. &lt;br /&gt;
  310. Based on these statistics, it&apos;s crucial for businesses to have a solid social media marketing strategy in place. Unfortunately, many business owners have no idea how to handle social media marketing. &lt;br /&gt;
  311. &lt;br /&gt;
  312. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.business.com/articles/how-to-develop-social-media-marketing-strategy-for-your-business/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  313.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2497</link>
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  315.            <pubDate>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 09:16:15 -0400</pubDate>
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  318.            <title>Content trends for social media in 2020</title>
  319.            <description>What kinds of content are most likely to make an impact on social media platforms in 2020? This handy guide offers tips for making a splash online.&lt;br /&gt;
  320. &lt;br /&gt;
  321. With changing algorithms and shortening attention spans, it is crucial to invest wisely on social media content.&lt;br /&gt;
  322. &lt;br /&gt;
  323. You have very little time to set yourself apart on social media platforms, so savvy communicators will take advantage of every opportunity. If video is performing well, double down on those snackable videos. If your audience loves to share graphics, make sure you create exciting visuals that pack a punch.&lt;br /&gt;
  324. &lt;br /&gt;
  325. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.prdaily.com/infographic-content-trends-for-social-media-in-2020/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  326.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2496</link>
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  328.            <pubDate>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:14:05 -0400</pubDate>
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  331.            <title>What is social medias role in combating the spread of misinformation?</title>
  332.            <description>
  333.                <![CDATA[How have the rise of social media and spread of misinformation changed the news media landscape?<br />
  334. <br />
  335. As a major election year nears and the public questions the role of Facebook in combating misinformation, Andrew Pergam, director of governance and strategic initiatives at Facebook, gave a glimpse of what is happening behind the scenes at the social media company during a symposium at the University of Utah on Friday.<br />
  336. <br />
  337. <i>Misinformation is one of the companys most pressing and scrutinized issues, </i>he said. <i>We are under an immense amount of pressure to do more to tackle viral information more quickly.</i><br />
  338. <br />
  339. <a href="https://www.deseret.com/utah/2019/10/18/20920033/what-is-social-medias-role-in-combating-the-spread-of-misinformation" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  340.            </description>
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  343.            <pubDate>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:10:25 -0400</pubDate>
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  346.            <title>5 Rising Social Media Platforms to Watch</title>
  347.            <description>Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. If you’re a smart marketer, you have been using the these top social media giants to share your content, promote your products and services and grow your business. But rival platforms are being created all the time, and while many of them don’t reach the same heights of success, a handful could give mega-popular platforms a run for their money. Moreover, if you’re an early adopter of up-and-coming alternatives, your company could reap the biggest benefits. &lt;br /&gt;
  348. &lt;br /&gt;
  349. If you want to be ahead of the curve, keep your eye on the following five social media platforms to watch.&lt;br /&gt;
  350. &lt;br /&gt;
  351. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/338073&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  352.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2494</link>
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  354.            <pubDate>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:15:53 -0400</pubDate>
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  357.            <title>8 Ways Your Business Can Stand Out on Social Media</title>
  358.            <description>
  359.                <![CDATA[1. Plan a content strategy and create an editorial calendar for your social channels. <br />
  360. Marketers are sometimes at a loss at what to post on social media.<br />
  361. <br />
  362. Successful social media marketing doesn't happen on accident -- there's a strategy in place, just as there is with a blog. <br />
  363. <br />
  364. Look at the big picture and come up with social content that will resonate with your audience. <br />
  365. <br />
  366. Map out seasonal content, as well as content related to events or launches your company is planning. <br />
  367. <br />
  368. Work closely with your editorial and marketing teams to know what's coming down the pipeline and strategize the best ways to promote it. <br />
  369. <br />
  370. <a href="https://www.inc.com/larry-kim/8-ways-your-business-can-stand-out-on-social-media-in-2019.html" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  371.            </description>
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  374.            <pubDate>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:13:18 -0400</pubDate>
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  377.            <title>Four Bold Social Media Predictions For 2020</title>
  378.            <description>Predicting the future of social media is always fun.&lt;br /&gt;
  379. &lt;br /&gt;
  380. Emerging platforms, secured patents, new tactics and demographic shifts are just a few things to consider when making a prediction.&lt;br /&gt;
  381. &lt;br /&gt;
  382. So, what is next with social media as we look ahead to 2020? Here are four big predictions on the future of social media in 2020.&lt;br /&gt;
  383. &lt;br /&gt;
  384. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2019/09/23/four-bold-social-media-predictions-for-2020/#6e000e51ec59&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  385.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2492</link>
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  387.            <pubDate>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:10:35 -0400</pubDate>
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  390.            <title>Influencers prepare for an Instagram without likes</title>
  391.            <description>With over 23,000 followers on Instagram, Sam McAllister may not have quite as big of an audience as influencers like Kim Kardashian or Lele Pons. But one of McAllisters major selling points has been his number of likes.&lt;br /&gt;
  392. &lt;br /&gt;
  393. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/25/tech/instagram-hiding-likes-influencers/index.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  394.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2491</link>
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  396.            <pubDate>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 18:07:52 -0400</pubDate>
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  399.            <title>11 Surprising Social Media Tips That Really Work For Businesses</title>
  400.            <description>Social media continues to surge as a channel for businesses to market themselves and engage with customers. And with its continued growth and popularity, there is no shortage of social media “how-to” advice out there directed at businesses trying to scale up.&lt;br /&gt;
  401. &lt;br /&gt;
  402. If you make it a point to keep up with social media trends, you’ve likely found at least some overlap in these tips—but every so often, there are unconventional or uncommon practices that can lead to great results. As experts in social media marketing, the members of Young Entrepreneur Council shared their most surprising social media tips—that truly work—and how you can take advantage for your business.&lt;br /&gt;
  403. &lt;br /&gt;
  404. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2019/09/24/11-surprising-social-media-tips-that-really-work-for-businesses/#761103e23445&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  405.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2490</link>
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  407.            <pubDate>Wed, 9 Oct 2019 18:05:51 -0400</pubDate>
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  410.            <title>Twitter Provides Tips for Halloween Campaigns</title>
  411.            <description>Halloween is coming, and that means that brands are looking at ways they can tap into the rising Halloween conversation, and maximize their exposure by latching onto trending hashtags.&lt;br /&gt;
  412. &lt;br /&gt;
  413. And this week, Twitter has provided some notes to help you maximize your Halloween tie-ins on the platform - and within them, there are a couple of hidden gems of information, which likely apply to your tweet strategy beyond the event itself.&lt;br /&gt;
  414. &lt;br /&gt;
  415. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitter-provides-tips-for-halloween-campaigns/563727/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  416.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2489</link>
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  418.            <pubDate>Mon, 7 Oct 2019 18:04:23 -0400</pubDate>
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  421.            <title>Artificial Intelligence Influencing Social Media</title>
  422.            <description>Artificial intelligence could be destabilizing the internet news ecosystem. And according to billionaire Elon Musk, social media is the first to fall prey.&lt;br /&gt;
  423. &lt;br /&gt;
  424. &lt;a href=&quot;https://futurism.com/the-byte/elon-musk-ai-manipulate-social-media&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  425.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2488</link>
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  427.            <pubDate>Fri, 4 Oct 2019 18:01:42 -0400</pubDate>
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  430.            <title>In India Social media platforms to follow code of ethics in all future elections</title>
  431.            <description>In India Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp have agreed to follow the &quot;voluntary code of ethics&quot; in all future elections, including the upcoming Maharashtra and Haryana assembly polls, the Election Commission said on Thursday. &lt;br /&gt;
  432. &lt;br /&gt;
  433. The code, which was derived to act against paid advertisements that violate norms set by the Election Commission, came into force on March 20 in the last Lok Sabha polls. &lt;br /&gt;
  434. &lt;br /&gt;
  435. &lt;a href=&quot;https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/social-media-platforms-to-follow-code-of-ethics-in-all-future-elections-ec/articleshow/71314195.cms&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  436.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2487</link>
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  438.            <pubDate>Wed, 2 Oct 2019 18:00:23 -0400</pubDate>
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  441.            <title>What Is an RSS Feed?</title>
  442.            <description>Let us inhale the vapors of the Sacred Tree and pull back the mists of time to reveal one of the most ancient and storied forms of internet content distribution: the RSS feed.&lt;br /&gt;
  443. &lt;br /&gt;
  444. RSS feeds have existed since before the advent of social media in the mid-2000s. They were popular because of the complete control they gave the user over the forms of content they received on the various applications attuned to their usage. This form of content distribution has been at the heart of many digital media phenomena such as podcast hosting and blogging due to the streamlined and user-centric design of RSS feeds which allow consumers to subscribe to their favorite content.&lt;br /&gt;
  445. &lt;br /&gt;
  446. &lt;a href=&quot;https://learn.g2.com/rss-feed&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  447.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2486</link>
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  449.            <pubDate>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:58:06 -0400</pubDate>
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  452.            <title>Glassdoor Finds That Twitter Is the Top-Paying Social Network in 2019</title>
  453.            <description>Twitter topped its social network competition on job and recruiting site Glassdoor’s list of the 25 highest paying companies in 2019, coming in at No. 3 overall with a median base salary of $162,852.&lt;br /&gt;
  454. &lt;br /&gt;
  455. Other social networks to crack the top 25 were LinkedIn (No. 7, $157,402) and Facebook (No. 8, $152,962).&lt;br /&gt;
  456. &lt;br /&gt;
  457. The list was dominated by tech firms, many of which are based in Silicon Valley.&lt;br /&gt;
  458. &lt;br /&gt;
  459. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.adweek.com/digital/glassdoor-finds-that-twitter-is-the-top-paying-social-network-in-2019/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  460.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2485</link>
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  462.            <pubDate>Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:56:40 -0400</pubDate>
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  465.            <title>20 Amazing Facts About Facebook [Infographic]</title>
  466.            <description>Few companies have been as instrumental in the growth and development of social media as Facebook. From its rise to popularity out of a student dorm room, all the way to its purchases of rival social media giants, Facebook has, in large part, built the social media world that we live in today.&lt;br /&gt;
  467. &lt;br /&gt;
  468. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/20-amazing-facts-about-facebook-infographic/563641/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  469.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2484</link>
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  471.            <pubDate>Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:54:53 -0400</pubDate>
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  474.            <title>Create RSS Feeds to Follow Instagram and Twitter Users Without an Account</title>
  475.            <description>Wish you could follow a couple of Twitter or Instagram users, without setting up an account? Create an RSS feed for them.&lt;br /&gt;
  476. &lt;br /&gt;
  477. RSS Hub is an open source project that creates RSS feeds from a wide variety of websites, including social media pages. You can install this on your own server, but it’s not necessary for most users.&lt;br /&gt;
  478. &lt;br /&gt;
  479. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/create-rss-feeds-to-follow-instagram-and-twitter-users-without-an-account/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  480.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2483</link>
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  482.            <pubDate>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:07:11 -0400</pubDate>
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  485.            <title>FBI Wants Tech to Track Social Media for Criminals and Terrorists Before They Act</title>
  486.            <description>The Federal Bureau of Investigations aims to acquire access to a &lt;i&gt;social media early alerting tool&lt;/i&gt; that will help insiders proactively and reactively monitor how terrorist groups, foreign intelligence services, criminal organizations and other domestic threats use networking platforms to further their illegal efforts, according to a request for proposal amended this week. &lt;br /&gt;
  487. &lt;br /&gt;
  488. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/07/fbi-wants-tech-track-social-media-criminals-and-terrorists-they-act/158843/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  489.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2482</link>
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  491.            <pubDate>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 15:05:01 -0400</pubDate>
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  494.            <title>How to create Instagram RSS feeds</title>
  495.            <description>Did you know that you can subscribe to any Instagram user using RSS directly using any RSS feed reader?&lt;br /&gt;
  496. &lt;br /&gt;
  497. Instagram happens mostly on mobile devices where users subscribe to users, post new media to their own accounts, and use other functionality to interact with other users or content on the site.&lt;br /&gt;
  498. &lt;br /&gt;
  499. While there is an Instagram website as well for browsing user posts and tags, voting and downloading activity, it is fair to say that most user activity happens on mobile devices.&lt;br /&gt;
  500. &lt;br /&gt;
  501. Some users may like the idea of subscribing to Instagram users using RSS. While that is good only for public posts that these users make on Instagram, it is a great way of keeping an eye on new posts of any number of users.&lt;br /&gt;
  502. &lt;br /&gt;
  503. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/01/how-to-create-instagram-rss-feeds/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  504.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2481</link>
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  506.            <pubDate>Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:02:47 -0400</pubDate>
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  509.            <title>Cyber Warfare: Army Deploys Social Media Warfare Division To Fight Russia</title>
  510.            <description>The U.K.s new special cyber operations unit, 6 Division (6 Div), will move beyond the typical cyber capabilities within the military sphere into full-blown social media &quot;information warfare.&quot; And here the primary adversary is Russia, which has turned the dark art of peddling fake news and political propaganda across major social media platforms into a national security strategy.&lt;br /&gt;
  511. &lt;br /&gt;
  512. Much of the work of the new unit will be relatively traditional signals activities—jamming and intercepting enemy comms, supporting the field world of allied intelligence agencies. &lt;br /&gt;
  513. &lt;br /&gt;
  514. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/08/01/social-media-warfare-new-military-cyber-unit-will-fight-russias-dark-arts/#4ab2f4384f6e&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  515.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2480</link>
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  517.            <pubDate>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:34:23 -0400</pubDate>
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  520.            <title>How to Choose the Right Social Media Platform for Your Business</title>
  521.            <description>Once you have decided to invest in social media marketing, your next key challenge is to decide which platforms you should be focused on.&lt;br /&gt;
  522. &lt;br /&gt;
  523. This used to be relatively easy - you started a Facebook Page, set-up a Twitter profile, and then added others over time. But now, things have changed. Instagram is a much bigger consideration, Facebook&apos;s dwindling organic reach means it may be less of a priority, Twitters algorithm changes the equation, and LinkedIn&apos;s seeing more traffic. Pinterest, too, is on the rise, while if you&apos;re going to create video content, then YouTube definitely should be on your radar.&lt;br /&gt;
  524. &lt;br /&gt;
  525. But you can not be active on all of them all the time - so which platforms are right for your business and marketing efforts?&lt;br /&gt;
  526. &lt;br /&gt;
  527. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-choose-the-right-social-media-platform-for-your-business-infographi/559386/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  528.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2479</link>
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  530.            <pubDate>Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:32:04 -0400</pubDate>
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  533.            <title>RSS Feeds for Engineers</title>
  534.            <description>RSS or news feeds are one way to keep up on whats happening in the industry. Here are some tips to get the most out of them.&lt;br /&gt;
  535. &lt;br /&gt;
  536. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.electronicdesign.com/embedded-revolution/rss-feeds-engineers&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;RSS Feeds for Engineers&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  537.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2478</link>
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  539.            <pubDate>Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:29:05 -0400</pubDate>
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  542.            <title>10 Social Media Statistics You Need to Know in 2019</title>
  543.            <description>Social media usage continues to grow, as social platforms reach into new regions and become an even bigger part of day-to-day life. However you may feel about social media, and the way it both unifies and divides in varying measure, the fact of the matter is that it is not going away - in fact, is becoming more embedded into more societal elements, making it an essential connective tool.&lt;br /&gt;
  544. &lt;br /&gt;
  545. So how significant is social media in 2019? &lt;br /&gt;
  546. &lt;br /&gt;
  547. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/10-social-media-statistics-you-need-to-know-in-2019-infographic/559181/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  548.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2477</link>
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  550.            <pubDate>Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:26:50 -0400</pubDate>
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  553.            <title>How Social Media Debases Discourse</title>
  554.            <description>Smith had a Twitter meltdown this morning in response to some relatively gentle and polite criticism from me. Smith is a perfectly respectable journalist in his day job — a purveyor of tediously predictable received opinion, to be sure, but there is room for all kinds. Online, he is transformed through the emotional alchemy of Twitter into a deranged, masturbatory, feces-flinging rage monkey straight from Hell’s own zoo. He is, amusingly enough, so enraged that he cannot even get straight what he himself has written.&lt;br /&gt;
  555. &lt;br /&gt;
  556. I hope readers will forgive the brief point-by-point here. I promise it adds up to something. &lt;br /&gt;
  557. &lt;br /&gt;
  558. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/how-social-media-debases-discourse/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  559.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2476</link>
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  561.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:24:01 -0400</pubDate>
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  564.            <title>Everything You Need to Know About Instagram Business Accounts</title>
  565.            <description>Looking to get maximize your use of Instagram for business?&lt;br /&gt;
  566. &lt;br /&gt;
  567. With a billion users and counting, and with more business options on the way, it makes sense to give Instagram more consideration in your process, and how it can potentially help you connect with your target audience. &lt;br /&gt;
  568. &lt;br /&gt;
  569. To help with this, the team from TechWyse have put together this new infographic overview of Instagram business profiles and ad options, with a range of stats and insights to help you make best use of each.&lt;br /&gt;
  570. &lt;br /&gt;
  571. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-instagram-business-accounts-infographic/559772/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  572.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2475</link>
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  574.            <pubDate>Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:22:06 -0400</pubDate>
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  577.            <title>College Campuses: A Hot Spot For Social Media Influencers</title>
  578.            <description>It is a heady formula. With brands across the globe spending nearly $27 billion on social media marketing, an expenditure estimated to go up 37% by 2020 to reach $37 billion, and 45% of the worlds population actively engaged on social media, one unlikely sector has found a lucrative and free marketing source – college students. &lt;br /&gt;
  579. &lt;br /&gt;
  580. Several universities across the country have begun using so-called student ambassadors or influencers to market their brand on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;According to a 2018 study by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, social media is the most influential marketing source for potential buyers. Over 70% of social media users hit the college sweet spot: individuals between the ages of 18-29.&lt;br /&gt;
  581. &lt;br /&gt;
  582. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/gracekay/2019/07/29/college-campuses-a-hot-spot-for-social-media-influencers/#3bf2e989445a&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  583.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2474</link>
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  585.            <pubDate>Fri, 9 Aug 2019 14:19:32 -0400</pubDate>
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  588.            <title>Stop Doing These 7 Embarrassing Things on Social Media</title>
  589.            <description>When you think about embarrassing social media behavior, you probably think about octogenarians who accidentally post their phone numbers in a Facebook status. But embarrassing social media perils are everywhere for users of all ages, particularly for actors. But it is 2019 and social media is as important to your acting brand as your signature monologue or audition song, so we want to help you avoid these digital landmines and lead with your best online foot forward.&lt;br /&gt;
  590. &lt;br /&gt;
  591. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/social-media-advice-actors-backstage-68666/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  592.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2473</link>
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  594.            <pubDate>Thu, 1 Aug 2019 14:17:08 -0400</pubDate>
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  597.            <title>9 Types of Content to Stop Posting on Social Media</title>
  598.            <description>Here is the thing: when you post bad content to your social media channels, you run the risk of overshadowing all the hard work you have put into building your presence, and establishing connection with your online audience. &lt;br /&gt;
  599. &lt;br /&gt;
  600. And because we do not want to let you do that, in this post, we&apos;re going to outline nine content types which could be wrecking your social media - and losing you followers. &lt;br /&gt;
  601. &lt;br /&gt;
  602. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/9-types-of-content-to-stop-posting-on-social-media/558801/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  603.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2472</link>
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  605.            <pubDate>Mon, 5 Aug 2019 14:12:49 -0400</pubDate>
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  608.            <title>Annual Tech Report Outlines Coming Shifts in Social Media and Digital Marketing</title>
  609.            <description>First off, Meeker looks at the growth of internet adoption, which is slowing as regions work on new infrastructure to facilitate connection. It&apos;s amazing to consider that around 50% of the world is still not connected to the internet, which highlights the opportunities for expansion, but also, the challenges now faced in getting the rest of the world online.&lt;br /&gt;
  610. &lt;br /&gt;
  611. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/mary-meekers-annual-tech-report-outlines-coming-shifts-in-social-media-and/556664/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  612.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2471</link>
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  614.            <pubDate>Fri, 2 Aug 2019 14:11:54 -0400</pubDate>
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  617.            <title>How to Add More Context to Your Social Media Content</title>
  618.            <description>With social media engagement hovering below 0.1%, networks showing more ads than ever, and organic social visibility in a continuous decline, social media does not seem like the lucrative marketing channel it once was.&lt;br /&gt;
  619. &lt;br /&gt;
  620. However, user bases are growing, customers are using social to interact with brands, and most importantly, social is having an impact on purchasing decisions.&lt;br /&gt;
  621. &lt;br /&gt;
  622. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.searchenginejournal.com/social-media-context-content/311043/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  623.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2470</link>
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  625.            <pubDate>Wed, 31 Jul 2019 14:09:48 -0400</pubDate>
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  628.            <title>The 7 Biggest Social Media Sites in 2019</title>
  629.            <description>All social media networks are not created equally.&lt;br /&gt;
  630. &lt;br /&gt;
  631. While Instagram might be a powerhouse for one brand, it will do nothing for another – and while one business might have tons of engagement on Facebook, another business will gain more traction on LinkedIn.&lt;br /&gt;
  632. &lt;br /&gt;
  633. With that in mind, how do you choose where to invest your time (and potentially ad spend)?&lt;br /&gt;
  634. &lt;br /&gt;
  635. The best move is to have at least a presence on each of the major platforms, and from there, strategically choose which ones to double down on.&lt;br /&gt;
  636. &lt;br /&gt;
  637. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.searchenginejournal.com/biggest-social-media-sites/308897/#close&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  638.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2469</link>
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  640.            <pubDate>Mon, 29 Jul 2019 14:00:16 -0400</pubDate>
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  643.            <title>Social media should be a complement to real life. Not a substitute.</title>
  644.            <description>One effective way to correct unhealthy social-media habits is to &lt;i&gt;fast&lt;/i&gt; for a few weeks and then come back with strict limits on use — for example, as in the University of Pennsylvania study, a few minutes per day on any individual platform. That puts social media where it rightfully belongs: under each user’s control, and as a complement to real life.&lt;br /&gt;
  645. &lt;br /&gt;
  646. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/social-media-should-be-a-complement-to-real-life-not-a-substitute/2019/06/14/c07e1cb0-8c86-11e9-adf3-f70f78c156e8_story.html?noredirect=on&amp;utm_term=.342d8d0b0552&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  647.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2468</link>
  648.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2468</guid>
  649.            <pubDate>Thu, 25 Jul 2019 13:55:00 -0400</pubDate>
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  652.            <title>8 Business Titans Reveal the Best Social Media Tactics to Promote Your Company</title>
  653.            <description>If you are not promoting your business on social media, you are asleep at the wheel. Here is what eight social media masters and Advisors in The Oracles told us about the channels and tactics that impact their businesses most.&lt;br /&gt;
  654. &lt;br /&gt;
  655. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/335053&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  656.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2467</link>
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  658.            <pubDate>Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:50:21 -0400</pubDate>
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  661.            <title>Social Media Died When It Stopped Being Social And Became Just About Making Money</title>
  662.            <description>The way young people use social networks is changing rapidly, partly in response to networks that threaten to take over their lives, that they see as fake, the opposite of social. A while back, it looked like they were abandoning Facebook because it had been taken over by the old folks, but it now turns out they’re just leaving anyway, and not just Facebook, but the whole social media concept.&lt;br /&gt;
  663. &lt;br /&gt;
  664. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/enriquedans/2019/05/13/social-media-died-when-it-stopped-being-social-and-became-just-about-making-money/#5dfe16112c94&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  665.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2466</link>
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  667.            <pubDate>Sun, 21 Jul 2019 12:28:55 -0400</pubDate>
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  670.            <title>How Social Media Users Have—and Have Not—Responded to Privacy Concerns</title>
  671.            <description>The Facebook Cambridge Analytica revelations changed the way people in the US think about online privacy. And it should come as no surprise that many have grown wary over the mishandling of personal information.&lt;br /&gt;
  672. &lt;br /&gt;
  673. Nearly a year later, a majority of US internet users said that Facebook sharing data with Cambridge Analytica raised some level of concern over how their information is used online, per survey findings from text message marketing company SlickText.&lt;br /&gt;
  674. &lt;br /&gt;
  675. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.emarketer.com/content/how-social-media-users-have-and-have-not-responded-to-privacy-concerns&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  676.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2465</link>
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  678.            <pubDate>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:25:06 -0400</pubDate>
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  681.            <title>Facebook is doubling down on AI to clean up the social network</title>
  682.            <description>On Monday, Facebook&apos;s chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer, tested my ability to tell the difference between broccoli and marijuana.&lt;br /&gt;
  683. &lt;br /&gt;
  684. He showed me two pictures of green blobs and asked if they depicted the cruciferous vegetable or the mind-altering plant. I guessed both were cannabis; I was wrong. One, apparently, was an image of tempura broccoli.&lt;br /&gt;
  685. &lt;br /&gt;
  686. Unlike me, Facebooks content-filtering artificial intelligence technology can now determine which image is of food, and which is of marijuana, according to Schroepfer.&lt;br /&gt;
  687. &lt;br /&gt;
  688. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/01/tech/facebook-ai-f8/index.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  689.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2464</link>
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  691.            <pubDate>Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:22:58 -0400</pubDate>
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  694.            <title>How social networks are recruiting teenage extremists</title>
  695.            <description>In March, in the aftermath of the Christchurch shooting, I tried to distinguish between internet problems and platform problems. Internet problems arise from the existence of a free and open network that connects most of the world; platform problems arise from features native to the platform. The fact that anti-vaccination zealots can meet online is an internet problem; the fact that Facebook recommended that new mothers join anti-vaccination groups is a platform problem.&lt;br /&gt;
  696. &lt;br /&gt;
  697. The recent rise in white supremacist violence around the world has given us fresh reason to ask which aspects of the problem belong to the entire internet, and which belong to our biggest social networks. It seems apparent that the internet is cultivating loose but potent networks of extremists. But what are the mechanics of this radicalization? And what role could platforms play in discouraging it?&lt;br /&gt;
  698. &lt;br /&gt;
  699. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.theverge.com/interface/2019/5/15/18623952/soph-youtube-ban-buzzfeed-social-networks-extremism&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  700.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2463</link>
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  702.            <pubDate>Sun, 14 Jul 2019 12:07:59 -0400</pubDate>
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  705.            <title>Can Indie Social Media Save Us</title>
  706.            <description>In&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;the summer of 2016, I gave a talk at a small tedx conference in northern Virginia. I began by admitting that I have never had a social-media account; I then outlined arguments for why other people should consider eliminating social media from their lives. The event organizers uploaded the video of my talk to YouTube, where it languished for a few months. Then, for unknowable reasons, it entered the viral slipstream. It was shared repeatedly on Facebook and Instagram and, eventually, viewed more than five million times. I was both pleased and chagrined by the irony of the fact that my anti-social-media talk had found such a large audience on social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  707. &lt;br /&gt;
  708. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/can-indie-social-media-save-us&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;completed article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  709.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2462</link>
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  711.            <pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:57:32 -0400</pubDate>
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  714.            <title>Doctor uses social media to raise mental health awareness</title>
  715.            <description>According to a 2014 survey by the United States Office of Minority Health, only 9.4% of non-Hispanic black adults received mental health treatment or counseling, compared to 18.8% of non-Hispanic white adults.&lt;br /&gt;
  716. &lt;br /&gt;
  717. Clemons explained that one of the many reasons there is a stigma around mental health in the black community is that if someone can not deal with issues in church&lt;i&gt; then the thought is that you don&apos;t have enough faith or you are not giving it over to the church enough.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  718. &lt;br /&gt;
  719. &lt;a href=&quot;https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Wellness/doctor-social-media-raise-mental-health-awareness-beyonce/story?id=63209726&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  720.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2461</link>
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  722.            <pubDate>Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:53:14 -0400</pubDate>
  723.        </item>
  724.        <item>
  725.            <title>Why Social Media Publishing Must Live Within Your Content Marketing Vision</title>
  726.            <description>With an undoubtedly scrappy beginning, content is now a serious player in a variety of brand communications, ranging from demand generation to PR, and on to sales enablement. Especially as search becomes more competitive, it’s important to look beyond a single point of activation in order to make the most of your content. Integrating social media publishing with your larger content marketing vision can help you do that, engaging your audience and maximizing your content marketing ROI.&lt;br /&gt;
  727. &lt;br /&gt;
  728. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.skyword.com/contentstandard/marketing/why-social-media-publishing-must-live-within-your-content-marketing-vision/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  729.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2460</link>
  730.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2460</guid>
  731.            <pubDate>Mon, 8 Jul 2019 11:51:47 -0400</pubDate>
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  734.            <title>We Keep Forgetting That We Did Not Want Democratic Social Media</title>
  735.            <description>Perhaps the most remarkable but little-remembered story of Facebooks rise to social behemoth is that from 2009 to 2012 it was actually a democracy. Facebook’s users could vocalize the issues affecting them the most and issues that attracted sufficient number of users could actually be placed to a formal vote, with the results legally binding on Facebook itself. While the reality was slightly less utopian, with limits on the kinds of issues that could be brought to a vote, the process was overall a genuine form of democratic representation by Facebook’s users in the sites governance. &lt;br /&gt;
  736. &lt;br /&gt;
  737. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2019/05/26/we-keep-forgetting-that-we-didnt-want-democratic-social-media/#454b363b1f1c&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Complete Article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  738.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2459</link>
  739.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2459</guid>
  740.            <pubDate>Fri, 5 Jul 2019 11:48:21 -0400</pubDate>
  741.        </item>
  742.        <item>
  743.            <title>Social Media is not Reality</title>
  744.            <description>Social media is where a lot of us spend a lot time. Sometimes minutes, but more likely hours, a day. Whether your platform of choice is Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, much of our daily life seems to be spent checking out what others are doing.&lt;br /&gt;
  745. &lt;br /&gt;
  746. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.fredericksburg.com/business/richardson-social-media-is-not-reality/article_36339035-3676-5a94-b771-078abd162e2c.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  747.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2458</link>
  748.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2458</guid>
  749.            <pubDate>Wed, 3 Jul 2019 11:47:52 -0400</pubDate>
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  751.        <item>
  752.            <title>9 Key Steps in Implementing an Effective Social Media Strategy</title>
  753.            <description>One of the biggest challenges in implementing an effective social media marketing strategy is time.&lt;br /&gt;
  754. &lt;br /&gt;
  755. When I ask people about their social media strategy for their business, I often get responses like: &lt;br /&gt;
  756. &lt;br /&gt;
  757. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/9-key-steps-in-implementing-an-effective-social-media-strategy/555588/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  758.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2457</link>
  759.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2457</guid>
  760.            <pubDate>Mon, 1 Jul 2019 11:44:42 -0400</pubDate>
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  762.        <item>
  763.            <title>Create RSS Feeds to Follow Instagram and Twitter Users Without an Account</title>
  764.            <description>Wish you could follow a couple of Twitter or Instagram users, without setting up an account? Create an RSS feed for them.&lt;br /&gt;
  765. &lt;br /&gt;
  766. RSS Hub is an open source project that creates RSS feeds from a wide variety of websites, including social media pages. You can install this on your own server, but it is not necessary for most users.&lt;br /&gt;
  767. &lt;br /&gt;
  768. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/create-rss-feeds-to-follow-instagram-and-twitter-users-without-an-account/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  769.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2456</link>
  770.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2456</guid>
  771.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Jun 2019 11:42:38 -0400</pubDate>
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  773.        <item>
  774.            <title>Apple, Luminary, Spotify, and the podcast wars to come</title>
  775.            <description>The podcast wars are coming. &lt;br /&gt;
  776. &lt;br /&gt;
  777. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/30/18524296/podcast-wars-apple-luminary-spotify-nick-quah-hot-pod-interview-vergecast&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  778.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2455</link>
  779.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2455</guid>
  780.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jun 2019 11:40:09 -0400</pubDate>
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  782.        <item>
  783.            <title>The Rise and Demise of RSS</title>
  784.            <description>About a decade ago, the average internet user might well have heard of RSS. Really Simple Syndication, or Rich Site Summary—what the acronym stands for depends on who you ask—is a standard that websites and podcasts can use to offer a feed of content to their users, one easily understood by lots of different computer programs. Today, though RSS continues to power many applications on the web, it has become, for most people, an obscure technology.&lt;br /&gt;
  785. &lt;br /&gt;
  786. The story of how this happened is really two stories. The first is a story about a broad vision for the web’s future that never quite came to fruition. The second is a story about how a collaborative effort to improve a popular standard devolved into one of the most contentious forks in the history of open-source software development.&lt;br /&gt;
  787. &lt;br /&gt;
  788. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a3mm4z/the-rise-and-demise-of-rss&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  789.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2454</link>
  790.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2454</guid>
  791.            <pubDate>Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:39:09 -0400</pubDate>
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  793.        <item>
  794.            <title>RSS Feeds for Engineers</title>
  795.            <description>RSS Feeds for Engineers.&lt;br /&gt;
  796. &lt;br /&gt;
  797. We hope that Electronic Design is a regular stop for keeping track of the electronics industry, but we’re only one of thousands of sources available through the internet. Keeping up to date with all of the latest news and information is impossible these days, even with tools like Twitter, Facebook, or other social-media platforms. Staying abreast of content by visiting websites is next to impossible when done individually. RSS feeds are one way to deal with the massive amount of information created daily.&lt;br /&gt;
  798. &lt;br /&gt;
  799. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.electronicdesign.com/embedded-revolution/rss-feeds-engineers&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  800.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2453</link>
  801.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2453</guid>
  802.            <pubDate>Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:36:11 -0400</pubDate>
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  804.        <item>
  805.            <title>Fiery Feeds Adds iCloud Accounts, Three-Pane iPad View, New Customization Tools, and More</title>
  806.            <description>Fiery Feeds Adds iCloud Accounts, Three-Pane iPad View, New Customization Tools, and More..&lt;br /&gt;
  807. &lt;br /&gt;
  808. Fiery Feeds, the modern, flexible RSS client for iOS, was updated today with a variety of new features that take the app to new heights: enabling iCloud-based accounts for RSS and Read Later so you don’t need third-party services, adding a three-pane layout on iPad, offering new, configurable methods for navigation, and a lot more. There is something for everyone, from users who may be new to RSS to Fiery Feeds veterans who will appreciate the additional power offered here.&lt;br /&gt;
  809. &lt;br /&gt;
  810. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.macstories.net/reviews/fiery-feeds-adds-icloud-accounts-three-pane-ipad-view-new-customization-tools-and-more/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  811.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2452</link>
  812.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2452</guid>
  813.            <pubDate>Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:33:36 -0400</pubDate>
  814.        </item>
  815.        <item>
  816.            <title>RSS Feeds for StreamingMedia.com</title>
  817.            <description>RSS Feeds for StreamingMedia.com&lt;br /&gt;
  818. &lt;br /&gt;
  819. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.streamingmedia.com/About/RSS&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  820.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2451</link>
  821.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2451</guid>
  822.            <pubDate>Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:33:07 -0400</pubDate>
  823.        </item>
  824.        <item>
  825.            <title>Pinterest is distancing itself from social networks as it goes public</title>
  826.            <description>As it prepares to go public under the ticker PINS after filing its S-1 to the Securities Exchange Commission today (March 22), Pinterest said it would rather not be seen as a place like Facebook or Twitter.&lt;br /&gt;
  827. &lt;br /&gt;
  828. The cold shoulder makes sense: Sites that algorithmically serve up content—Facebook, YouTube, Google, Instagram, and Twitter—remain under fire for their inability to moderate the environments on their own platforms.&lt;br /&gt;
  829. &lt;br /&gt;
  830. &lt;a href=&quot;https://qz.com/1579086/pinterest-is-distancing-itself-from-social-networks-as-it-goes-public/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  831.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2450</link>
  832.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2450</guid>
  833.            <pubDate>Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:42:17 -0400</pubDate>
  834.        </item>
  835.        <item>
  836.            <title>Snapchat - a kindler, gentler social network</title>
  837.            <description>After a dark year, Snap is letting in some light.&lt;br /&gt;
  838. &lt;br /&gt;
  839. Evan Spiegel, Snaps famously private 28-year-old co-founder and chief executive, took to the stage this past Thursday to deliver a keynote speech and announce a new suite of products for the company’s disappearing-message app Snapchat.&lt;br /&gt;
  840. &lt;br /&gt;
  841. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/nation-and-world/snapchat-x2014-a-kindler-gentler-social-network-20190407&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  842.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2449</link>
  843.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2449</guid>
  844.            <pubDate>Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:41:21 -0400</pubDate>
  845.        </item>
  846.        <item>
  847.            <title>The Rules Of Social Media Just Changed.</title>
  848.            <description>Businesses have spent years diligently amassing followings and figuring out the best way to connect with users. &lt;br /&gt;
  849. &lt;br /&gt;
  850. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanholmes/2019/04/17/the-rules-of-social-media-just-changed-heres-how-to-keep-up/#78b906c8731d&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  851.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2448</link>
  852.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2448</guid>
  853.            <pubDate>Mon, 10 Jun 2019 16:38:20 -0400</pubDate>
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  855.        <item>
  856.            <title>Social Media Is Reverting Society From Adults Back Into Children</title>
  857.            <description>The great promise of social media was that by giving voice to ordinary people all across the world, their collective experiences and expertise would help society reach a higher consciousness. Much as the web was bringing together the world of knowledge, social media would bring together our diverse perspectives and especially the vast wealth of uncodified human knowledge. The reality, as we all know, has been quite the opposite: a toxic cesspool of hate and stupidity, where the loudest and most obnoxious one wins and enlightened insight is overwhelmed by emotional sarcasm and toxicity. Is there any hope for a social future?&lt;br /&gt;
  858. &lt;br /&gt;
  859. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2019/04/19/social-media-is-reverting-society-from-adults-back-into-children/#7cb724ea3f0a&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  860.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2447</link>
  861.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2447</guid>
  862.            <pubDate>Sat, 8 Jun 2019 16:35:37 -0400</pubDate>
  863.        </item>
  864.        <item>
  865.            <title>Socrates ancient philosophy shows why moral posturing on social media is so annoying</title>
  866.            <description>Social media offers the chance to carefully curate a public image and, while some choose to broadcast their professional success or vacations, others are keen to make a show of their moral worth. &lt;br /&gt;
  867. &lt;br /&gt;
  868. &lt;a href=&quot;https://qz.com/1599699/socrates-shows-why-moral-posturing-on-social-media-is-so-annoying/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  869.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2446</link>
  870.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2446</guid>
  871.            <pubDate>Thu, 6 Jun 2019 16:33:01 -0400</pubDate>
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  873.        <item>
  874.            <title>How to create Instagram RSS feeds</title>
  875.            <description>Did you know that you can subscribe to any Instagram user using RSS directly using any RSS feed reader?&lt;br /&gt;
  876. &lt;br /&gt;
  877. Instagram happens mostly on mobile devices where users subscribe to users, post new media to their own accounts, and use other functionality to interact with other users or content on the site.&lt;br /&gt;
  878. &lt;br /&gt;
  879. While there is an Instagram website as well for browsing user posts and tags, voting and downloading activity, it is fair to say that most user activity happens on mobile devices.&lt;br /&gt;
  880. &lt;br /&gt;
  881. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/01/how-to-create-instagram-rss-feeds/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  882.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2445</link>
  883.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2445</guid>
  884.            <pubDate>Tue, 4 Jun 2019 16:32:14 -0400</pubDate>
  885.        </item>
  886.        <item>
  887.            <title>RSS Is Better Than Twitter</title>
  888.            <description>There is a good reason people call Twitter the hell website.&lt;br /&gt;
  889. &lt;br /&gt;
  890. Cynicism, egos, unprovoked hostility, unchecked propaganda, sexism, bigotry, and outright hate—Twitter is as full of it as virtually anywhere online, and worse, its unbearably nonstop. The design of the place feels uniquely unhealthy due in large part to its speed and unrelenting stream. Opening up TweetDeck, the Twitter-owned client favored by maniacs like me thanks to its real-time updating feature, can seem like stepping into an oncoming tidal wave and getting swept out to sea. Before too long, you feel exhausted and ready to give up.&lt;br /&gt;
  891. &lt;br /&gt;
  892. &lt;a href=&quot;https://gizmodo.com/rss-is-better-than-twitter-1833624929&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  893.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2444</link>
  894.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2444</guid>
  895.            <pubDate>Sun, 2 Jun 2019 16:30:13 -0400</pubDate>
  896.        </item>
  897.        <item>
  898.            <title>RSS Feeds for Engineers</title>
  899.            <description>RSS or news feeds are one way to keep up on what’s happening in the industry. Here are some tips to get the most out of them.&lt;br /&gt;
  900. &lt;br /&gt;
  901. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.machinedesign.com/community/rss-feeds-engineers&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  902.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2443</link>
  903.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2443</guid>
  904.            <pubDate>Fri, 31 May 2019 16:27:13 -0400</pubDate>
  905.        </item>
  906.        <item>
  907.            <title>Google Began its Shutdown of Google+ the Beginning of April</title>
  908.            <description>Google has officially started the process of shutting down and deleting all consumer accounts on its Google+ social network platform, bringing an end to the company’s attempt to directly compete with the likes of Facebook and Twitter. &lt;br /&gt;
  909. &lt;br /&gt;
  910. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/2/18290637/google-plus-shutdown-consumer-personal-account-delete&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  911.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2442</link>
  912.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2442</guid>
  913.            <pubDate>Wed, 29 May 2019 16:25:43 -0400</pubDate>
  914.        </item>
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  916.            <title>Why Your Brand Needs to Invest in Social Media</title>
  917.            <description>There is no questioning the influence of social media in modern society, and our broader interactive process. But still, many businesses remain unsure whether it&apos;s right for them, whether they actually need to have a social media presence.&lt;br /&gt;
  918. &lt;br /&gt;
  919. To be fair, it may not be for everyone - if, for example, you sell products aimed specifically at an older sector of the market, it could be that you would be wasting your time posting to a Facebook Page that no one&apos;s likely to read. &lt;br /&gt;
  920. &lt;br /&gt;
  921. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/why-your-brand-needs-to-invest-in-social-media-infographic/551559/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  922.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2441</link>
  923.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2441</guid>
  924.            <pubDate>Mon, 27 May 2019 11:13:58 -0400</pubDate>
  925.        </item>
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  927.            <title>Facebook Statistics that Every Marketer Should Know in 2019</title>
  928.            <description>With over 2.3 billion active users, Facebook has grown to become the biggest connective platform in history, and an essential part of many people&apos;s on and offline lives. &lt;br /&gt;
  929. &lt;br /&gt;
  930. The influence of Facebook is inarguable - in fact, Facebook is so big that it&apos;s believed by some to have influenced the election of many world leaders through targeted ads and intricate campaigning. Whether you believe that or not will come down to your perspective, but no matter how you look at it, Facebook is a critical media platform, and one of the most significant tools of our time. &lt;br /&gt;
  931. &lt;br /&gt;
  932. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-statistics-that-every-marketer-should-know-in-2019-inforgraphic/551797/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  933.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2440</link>
  934.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2440</guid>
  935.            <pubDate>Fri, 24 May 2019 11:12:08 -0400</pubDate>
  936.        </item>
  937.        <item>
  938.            <title>5 Tips for Managing a Social Media Crisis</title>
  939.            <description>Turn on the news, scroll through Twitter or chat with a friend these days, and you are likely to hear about yet another brand or individual suffering yet another social media-induced crisis of some kind.&lt;br /&gt;
  940. &lt;br /&gt;
  941. It seems that every day, every hour, theres some other social media disaster. Does this mean that brands are suddenly behaving more poorly, or is this the state of how we live now?&lt;br /&gt;
  942. &lt;br /&gt;
  943. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/5-tips-for-managing-a-social-media-crisis/551770/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  944.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2439</link>
  945.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2439</guid>
  946.            <pubDate>Wed, 22 May 2019 11:09:51 -0400</pubDate>
  947.        </item>
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  949.            <title>10 Tips for Keeping Your Personal Data Safe on Social Media</title>
  950.            <description>Social media plays a vital role in our daily life. Websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are the most common social channels used to connect with our loved ones. With over 2.77 billion social media users today, such social media websites make a perfect platform for identity thefts. With huge user database of private information, it is the responsibility of social media platforms to keep personal information safe.&lt;br /&gt;
  951. &lt;br /&gt;
  952. &lt;a href=&quot;https://hootsuite.com/dashboard#/tabs?id=18771511&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  953.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2438</link>
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  955.            <pubDate>Mon, 20 May 2019 11:07:55 -0400</pubDate>
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  958.            <title>Why Social Media Influencers Are Integral To Tech Culture</title>
  959.            <description>In todays climate of hyper-competitive technologies, the ways that technology is sold often has much more to do with how a brand is perceived and the cultural relationships that this brand has to an imaginary field of power much more than how good a brand actually is. Where social influencers have far more sway with younger consumers than celebrity endorsements, how do they fit into the greater social fabric that necessitates that not only items are bought and sold, but which nurtures a cultural connection between the object and a deeper ethos that speaks to us as individuals? In essence, what makes the social influencer integral to new tech culture today and what are the indicators of their value or, according to some critics, that their time is up?&lt;br /&gt;
  960. &lt;br /&gt;
  961. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2019/04/04/why-social-media-influencers-are-integral-to-tech-culture/#70f1ae224c45&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  962.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2437</link>
  963.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2437</guid>
  964.            <pubDate>Fri, 17 May 2019 11:04:16 -0400</pubDate>
  965.        </item>
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  967.            <title>8 Steps to a More Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy</title>
  968.            <description>While the social media landscape is always changing, the fundamental building blocks of an effective strategy remain the same. Without them, you&apos;re likely wasting your time - or at the least, you&apos;re not seeing optimal results from your efforts to connect and engage with your online audience.&lt;br /&gt;
  969. &lt;br /&gt;
  970. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/8-steps-to-a-more-effective-social-media-marketing-strategy-infographic/551981/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  971.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2436</link>
  972.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2436</guid>
  973.            <pubDate>Wed, 15 May 2019 11:03:19 -0400</pubDate>
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  975.        <item>
  976.            <title>RSS is Better than Twitter</title>
  977.            <description>There is a good reason people call Twitter the hell website.&lt;br /&gt;
  978. &lt;br /&gt;
  979. Cynicism, egos, unprovoked hostility, unchecked propaganda, sexism, bigotry, and outright hate—Twitter is as full of it as virtually anywhere online, and worse, it is unbearably nonstop. The design of the place feels uniquely unhealthy due in large part to its speed and unrelenting stream. Opening up TweetDeck, the Twitter-owned client favored by maniacs like me thanks to its real-time updating feature, can seem like stepping into an oncoming tidal wave and getting swept out to sea. Before too long, you feel exhausted and ready to give up.&lt;br /&gt;
  980. &lt;br /&gt;
  981. &lt;a href=&quot;https://gizmodo.com/rss-is-better-than-twitter-1833624929&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;RSS Is Better than Twitter&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  982.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2435</link>
  983.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2435</guid>
  984.            <pubDate>Mon, 13 May 2019 10:59:10 -0400</pubDate>
  985.        </item>
  986.        <item>
  987.            <title>How To Apply Social Selling To A Social Media Marketing Campaign</title>
  988.            <description>Traditional sales tactics have begun to shift thanks to social media networks. Social selling leverages social networks and gives salespeople the ability to connect directly with customers. In 2016, LinkedIn found that 90% of top-performing salespeople use social media as part of their sales strategy.&lt;br /&gt;
  989. &lt;br /&gt;
  990. Social selling relies on having robust, well-built social networks, which is why social media marketing is a crucial aspect of social selling. Since these two concepts are so similar, many people confuse the two.&lt;br /&gt;
  991. &lt;br /&gt;
  992. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2019/03/14/how-to-apply-social-selling-to-a-social-media-marketing-campaign/#41e4af226db1&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  993.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2434</link>
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  995.            <pubDate>Fri, 10 May 2019 15:45:55 -0400</pubDate>
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  997.        <item>
  998.            <title>48 Social Media Goals and Metrics to Measure the Success of Your Strategy</title>
  999.            <description>Are you looking for ways to measure the success of your social media marketing efforts? Want to know if your social media campaigns are worth your time and effort?&lt;br /&gt;
  1000. &lt;br /&gt;
  1001. The team from Social Success Marketing share the metrics you can, and should, track in this infographic.&lt;br /&gt;
  1002. &lt;br /&gt;
  1003. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/48-social-media-goals-and-metrics-to-measure-the-success-of-your-strategy/550378/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1004.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2433</link>
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  1006.            <pubDate>Wed, 8 May 2019 15:36:01 -0400</pubDate>
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  1008.        <item>
  1009.            <title>The Internet Archive is working to preserve public Google+ posts before it shuts down</title>
  1010.            <description>Google is set to begin deleting data from its beleaguered social network, Google+ in April, but before that happens, the Internet Archive and the ArchiveTeam say that they are working to preserve public posts on the platform before they vanish forever.&lt;br /&gt;
  1011. &lt;br /&gt;
  1012. In a post on Reddit, the sites announced that they had begun their efforts to archive the posts using scripts to capture and back up the data in an effort to preserve it. The teams say that their efforts will only encompass posts that are currently available to the public: they won’t be able to back up posts that are marked private or deleted.&lt;br /&gt;
  1013. &lt;br /&gt;
  1014. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/17/18269707/internet-archive-archiveteam-preserving-public-google-plus-posts&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1015.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2432</link>
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  1017.            <pubDate>Mon, 6 May 2019 15:26:36 -0400</pubDate>
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  1019.        <item>
  1020.            <title>6 Facebook Messenger Tools to Help Scale Your Growth</title>
  1021.            <description>Are you looking to maximize your use of Facebook Messenger within your digital marketing plan?&lt;br /&gt;
  1022. &lt;br /&gt;
  1023. Whether you want to get more contacts, increase conversions or use automation to scale your growth, Facebook Messenger marketing tools can help - when used the right way.&lt;br /&gt;
  1024. &lt;br /&gt;
  1025. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/6-facebook-messenger-tools-to-help-scale-your-growth/550375/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1026.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2431</link>
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  1028.            <pubDate>Fri, 3 May 2019 15:25:44 -0400</pubDate>
  1029.        </item>
  1030.        <item>
  1031.            <title>Why You Should Not Put All Your Focus on Only One Social Media Network</title>
  1032.            <description>It happens here and there - Facebook goes down, Instagram goes down, then everyone runs to Twitter to figure out what the heck is going on. Last week, we experienced this again, with both Instagram and Facebook going down for 10+ hours, and sparking panic among many brands and influencers who now rely on these platforms to generate income. &lt;br /&gt;
  1033. &lt;br /&gt;
  1034. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/why-you-shouldnt-put-all-your-focus-on-only-one-social-media-network/550633/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1035.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2430</link>
  1036.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2430</guid>
  1037.            <pubDate>Wed, 1 May 2019 15:19:14 -0400</pubDate>
  1038.        </item>
  1039.        <item>
  1040.            <title>How A Social Networks Failure Made This Community More Social</title>
  1041.            <description>March 13, millions of Facebook and Instagram users turned to Twitter to express their exasperation about the social media networks massive failure.&lt;br /&gt;
  1042. &lt;br /&gt;
  1043. While many users observations were farcical in nature, there are very real economic ramifications for two of the worlds largest social media networks being offline for a significant amount of time.&lt;br /&gt;
  1044. &lt;br /&gt;
  1045. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisstrub/2019/03/13/facebookdown/#25b550de3cd9&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1046.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2429</link>
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  1048.            <pubDate>Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:16:05 -0400</pubDate>
  1049.        </item>
  1050.        <item>
  1051.            <title>How Mobile Phones Represent Your Social Network</title>
  1052.            <description>Earlier, it had been proposed that, due to its social functions, the mobile phone has become associated with the meaning of social relationships. Mobile phones social function is clear. People use them to maintain relationships and to feel connected and closer to friends and family members. We wanted to test if the mental representation of a mobile phone is indeed associated with the mental representation of social relationships. We thus conducted an experiment where we primed the concept of mobile phone and then measured if it activated, that is, made social relationship-related thoughts more accessible.&lt;br /&gt;
  1053. &lt;br /&gt;
  1054. &lt;a href=&quot;https://sciencetrends.com/how-mobile-phones-represent-your-social-network/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1055.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2428</link>
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  1057.            <pubDate>Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:14:14 -0400</pubDate>
  1058.        </item>
  1059.        <item>
  1060.            <title>The Future of Education: How Cities Can Leverage Community Assets, Social Networks, and Personal Passions in Extending Their Learning Systems Beyond the Classroom</title>
  1061.            <description>Schools can not do it all. We have known this for a long time, yet we often seem to deny this reality in policy and action. For decades we have piled expectations onto our schools, asking them to develop scholars, citizens, and workers and to provide for the academic, nutritional, social, and developmental needs of children. Schools, as critics are quick to point out, invariably fall short of these expectations.&lt;br /&gt;
  1062. &lt;br /&gt;
  1063. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.the74million.org/article/the-future-of-education-how-cities-can-leverage-community-assets-social-networks-and-personal-passions-in-extending-their-learning-systems-beyond-the-classroom/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1064.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2427</link>
  1065.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2427</guid>
  1066.            <pubDate>Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:11:11 -0400</pubDate>
  1067.        </item>
  1068.        <item>
  1069.            <title>News about Volcanoes &amp; Earthquakes as RSS feeds</title>
  1070.            <description>Get updates about &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/rss-feeds.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;volcanoes &amp; earthquakes as RSS feeds&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1071.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2426</link>
  1072.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2426</guid>
  1073.            <pubDate>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:09:38 -0400</pubDate>
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  1075.        <item>
  1076.            <title>What Is RSS, and How Can I Benefit From Using It?</title>
  1077.            <description>In many ways, content on the internet is beautifully linked together and accessible, but despite the interconnectivity of it all we still frequently find ourselves visiting this site, then that site, then another site, all in an effort to check for updates and get the content we want. Thats not particular efficient and theres a much better way to go about it.&lt;br /&gt;
  1078. &lt;br /&gt;
  1079. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.howtogeek.com/115317/htg-explains-what-is-rss-and-how-can-i-benefit-from-using-it/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1080.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2425</link>
  1081.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2425</guid>
  1082.            <pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:13:53 -0500</pubDate>
  1083.        </item>
  1084.        <item>
  1085.            <title>Social Networks Unified Messaging</title>
  1086.            <description>Facebook, it seems, has noticed. Last week, The New York Times reported that Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg plans to unify Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram messaging on the backend of the services. This would make it possible for people relying on different flavors of Facebook apps to all gorge at the same messaging table. On the one hand, the move is truly Facebookian—just try to extricate yourself from Facebook, and it will try every which way to pull you back in. On the other hand, it makes sense for Facebook for a few reasons.&lt;br /&gt;
  1087. &lt;br /&gt;
  1088. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.wired.com/story/private-messages-new-social-networks/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1089.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2424</link>
  1090.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2424</guid>
  1091.            <pubDate>Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:12:32 -0500</pubDate>
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  1093.        <item>
  1094.            <title>With Social Media Disinformation, What — and Who — Should We Be Afraid Of?</title>
  1095.            <description>As social medias influence over politics and elections has risen, so too has our collective anxiety about it. Over the last three years in particular, the use of megaplatforms like Facebook and Twitter as vectors for misinformation has been the subject of congressional hearings and not a few columns on the websites of some of our finer magazines. And as we gear up for elections in 2019 — and, assuming we make it through this year, in 2020 — the anxiety is gearing up, too. On Monday, in anticipation of the European Parliamentary elections in May, the Mozilla Foundation, an influential internet-advocacy non-profit, released an open letter to Facebook, co-signed by 32 civil rights and transparency groups, demanding that the social network implement measures designed to increase transparency, facilitate research, and combat misinformation.&lt;br /&gt;
  1096. &lt;br /&gt;
  1097. &lt;a href=&quot;http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/what-and-who-should-we-be-afraid-of-on-social-media.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1098.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2423</link>
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  1100.            <pubDate>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:05:50 -0500</pubDate>
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  1103.            <title>Rise and Fall of RSS</title>
  1104.            <description>About a decade ago, the average internet user might well have heard of RSS. Really Simple Syndication, or Rich Site Summary—what the acronym stands for depends on who you ask—is a standard that websites and podcasts can use to offer a feed of content to their users, one easily understood by lots of different computer programs. Today, though RSS continues to power many applications on the web, it has become, for most people, an obscure technology.&lt;br /&gt;
  1105. &lt;br /&gt;
  1106. The story of how this happened is really two stories. The first is a story about a broad vision for the web’s future that never quite came to fruition. The second is a story about how a collaborative effort to improve a popular standard devolved into one of the most contentious forks in the history of open-source software development.&lt;br /&gt;
  1107. &lt;br /&gt;
  1108. &lt;a href=&quot;https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a3mm4z/the-rise-and-demise-of-rss&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1109.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2422</link>
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  1111.            <pubDate>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:04:10 -0500</pubDate>
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  1114.            <title>Amazon opens up Alexa store for anyone to create and publish custom skills</title>
  1115.            <description>Amazon is now letting anyone create and publish Alexa skills into the Alexa skills store. Amazon first made it easy to create custom skills last year with its Alexa Skill Blueprints program, and it’s taking those custom responses and allowing them to be published in the store for everyone to download and use. There are currently more than 80,000 existing Alexa skills in the store, but todays announcement means the store will be growing significantly with user-generated custom skills.&lt;br /&gt;
  1116. &lt;br /&gt;
  1117. Amazon is primarily aiming this new functionality at content creators, businesses, brands, and other organizations. Publications, local sports teams, YouTubers, and others will all be able to broadcast their latest updates by simply adding a recorded audio feed URL to a blueprint skill directly and then publishing it on the store. &lt;br /&gt;
  1118. &lt;br /&gt;
  1119. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/13/18223074/amazon-alexa-skills-blueprint-store-publish-content-creation&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1120.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2421</link>
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  1122.            <pubDate>Mon, 8 Apr 2019 09:27:16 -0500</pubDate>
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  1124.        <item>
  1125.            <title>Zucked!</title>
  1126.            <description>Throughout the book, McNamee, who was an early investor in Facebook and still holds shares in the company, discusses his early conversations with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg. In one exchange published by Axios, McNamee said that he advised Zuckerberg on not selling Facebook to Yahoo or Microsoft. Zuckerberg reportedly told him that one of those companies had already offered him $1 billion for the social network. Yahoo had indeed made the offer in 2006.&lt;br /&gt;
  1127. &lt;br /&gt;
  1128. &lt;a href=&quot;http://fortune.com/2019/01/18/zucked-book-facebook/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1129.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2420</link>
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  1131.            <pubDate>Fri, 5 Apr 2019 09:26:33 -0500</pubDate>
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  1134.            <title>Think Your Data Is Private Because You Are Not On Social Media? Think Again.</title>
  1135.            <description>Just because you are not on Facebook or Twitter does not mean your data is safe from the social media giants or their prying algorithms. A study from the University of Vermont adds yet more evidence to the argument that your privacy is no longer in your hands, even if you abstain from social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  1136. &lt;br /&gt;
  1137. Researchers from UVM&apos;s Department of Mathematics and Statistics published a paper in this week’s issue of the journal Nature Human Behaviour demonstrating that social media users not only generate &lt;i&gt;substantial behavioral data about themselves&lt;/i&gt; but also about members of their social circle.&lt;br /&gt;
  1138. &lt;br /&gt;
  1139. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/jessicabaron/2019/01/23/think-your-data-is-private-because-youre-not-on-social-media-think-again/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1140.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2419</link>
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  1142.            <pubDate>Wed, 3 Apr 2019 14:32:59 -0500</pubDate>
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  1145.            <title>How To Hustle Your Way To A Six-Figure Income As A Social Media Influencer</title>
  1146.            <description>&lt;i&gt;I am blessed to say that I get to wake up and live out my dreams each day, &lt;/i&gt;says social media influencer, comedian and actress Lala Milan. She creates content for many platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as various apps, doing almost all of the writing, filming, directing, and editing herself. This career has enabled her to generate a six-figure annual income and secured her celebrity bookings at events. Recently, it landed her a role on Boomerang, a TV series coming to BET in February 2019.&lt;br /&gt;
  1147. &lt;br /&gt;
  1148. &lt;a href=&quot;How To Hustle Your Way To A Six-Figure Income As A Social Media Influencer&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1149.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2418</link>
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  1151.            <pubDate>Mon, 1 Apr 2019 14:25:30 -0500</pubDate>
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  1153.        <item>
  1154.            <title>How fake news is changing the internet</title>
  1155.            <description>The tools we all use for knowledge, communication and business are being re-engineered to stop disinformation. Is our loss of control worth it?&lt;br /&gt;
  1156. &lt;br /&gt;
  1157. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.computerworld.com/article/3336206/internet/how-fake-news-is-changing-the-internet.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1158.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2417</link>
  1159.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2417</guid>
  1160.            <pubDate>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 14:24:23 -0500</pubDate>
  1161.        </item>
  1162.        <item>
  1163.            <title>Loneliness Linked To Negative Social Media Experiences, Study Finds</title>
  1164.            <description>We have been hearing more and more about loneliness, and the &lt;i&gt;loneliness epidemic, &lt;/i&gt;in recent years, as research has stared to lay out both its causes and effects. There are likely many reasons for this increasing psychological/societal issue, but one that is almost certainly involved is our dependence on screens, and in particular social media. And a new study from the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University finds that social media use—or at least negative experiences on social—is linked to more feelings of social isolation, a.k.a. loneliness.&lt;br /&gt;
  1165. &lt;br /&gt;
  1166. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2019/01/24/loneliness-linked-to-negative-social-media-experiences-study-finds/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1167.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2416</link>
  1168.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2416</guid>
  1169.            <pubDate>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 14:16:01 -0500</pubDate>
  1170.        </item>
  1171.        <item>
  1172.            <title>12 Social Media Engagement KPIs That Matter</title>
  1173.            <description>
  1174.                <![CDATA[I say <i>social media engagement </i>metrics, what comes to your mind first?<br />
  1175. <br />
  1176. Most likely it will be likes, comments, and shares.<br />
  1177. <br />
  1178. While these certainly are high-level indicators of content engagement, and (presumably) the effectiveness of your social media efforts, they are far from the only metrics you should consider.<br />
  1179. <br />
  1180. This section will help you understand the full spectrum of metrics available to you for evaluating your content and social media marketing, the meaning and importance of each, and how to use and improve them.<br />
  1181. <br />
  1182. Few will need to keep track of all these metrics, so choose the mix that gives you the most valuable information.<br />
  1183. <br />
  1184. <a href="https://www.searchenginejournal.com/content-marketing-kpis/social-media-engagement/" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  1185.            </description>
  1186.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2415</link>
  1187.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2415</guid>
  1188.            <pubDate>Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:14:12 -0500</pubDate>
  1189.        </item>
  1190.        <item>
  1191.            <title>50 percent of Facebook users could be fake, report claims</title>
  1192.            <description>A long-running feud was thrust back into the spotlight today with a contentious report claiming that over half of Facebooks monthly active users are actually fake.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;
  1193. &lt;br /&gt;
  1194. The report, written by Facebook critic Aaron Greenspan, alleges that the social media giant has no way to accurately measure its true user base — or in other words, accounts that are matched up to real people — and that Facebooks reported metrics substantially overestimate the number of real monthly active users. &lt;br /&gt;
  1195. &lt;br /&gt;
  1196. Notably, Greenspan is a former Harvard classmate of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. I&lt;br /&gt;
  1197. &lt;br /&gt;
  1198. &lt;a href=&quot;https://mashable.com/article/report-claims-half-facebook-maus-fake/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1199.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2414</link>
  1200.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2414</guid>
  1201.            <pubDate>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:09:13 -0500</pubDate>
  1202.        </item>
  1203.        <item>
  1204.            <title>You Do Not Even Need to Be on Social Media, The Companies Still Have Data on You</title>
  1205.            <description>We have all thought about it. Maybe it&apos;s time to flick Facebook. Terminate Twitter. Silence social for good, and just be a person again.&lt;br /&gt;
  1206. &lt;br /&gt;
  1207. Sadly, if this dream of going off the grid is about reclaiming your lost privacy, that might not actually be possible, according to new research.&lt;br /&gt;
  1208. &lt;br /&gt;
  1209. A new study by researchers at the University of Vermont shows that social media posts by people you&apos;re connected with can actually be used to predict your own future posts – and even more accurately than if your own previous posts were being mined for insights.&lt;br /&gt;
  1210. &lt;br /&gt;
  1211. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.sciencealert.com/you-finally-quit-facebook-your-shadow-profile-didn-t&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1212.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2413</link>
  1213.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2413</guid>
  1214.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:06:08 -0500</pubDate>
  1215.        </item>
  1216.        <item>
  1217.            <title>Livemarks restores Live Bookmarks support in Firefox</title>
  1218.            <description>Live Bookmarks combines Firefoxs bookmarking functionality with the dynamic nature of RSS feeds to create auto-updating bookmark folders that list all recent entries from RSS feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  1219. &lt;br /&gt;
  1220. The removal causes quite the issues for users who make use of the feature. Mozilla announced that it plans to export the list of feeds to an OPML file which the majority of RSS readers support.&lt;br /&gt;
  1221. &lt;br /&gt;
  1222. While there are some alternatives that might work for some users, there was not a real solution to regain the functionality once it is removed.&lt;br /&gt;
  1223. &lt;br /&gt;
  1224. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/30/livemarks-restores-live-bookmarks-support-in-firefox/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1225.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2412</link>
  1226.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2412</guid>
  1227.            <pubDate>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:58:44 -0500</pubDate>
  1228.        </item>
  1229.        <item>
  1230.            <title>Is RSS Undead?</title>
  1231.            <description>RSS died. Whether you blame Feedburner, or Google Reader, or Digg Reader last month, or any number of other product failures over the years, the humble protocol has managed to keep on trudging along despite all evidence that it is dead, dead, dead.&lt;br /&gt;
  1232. &lt;br /&gt;
  1233. Now, with Facebooks&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;scandal over Cambridge Analytica, there is a whole new wave of commentators calling for RSS to be resuscitated. &lt;br /&gt;
  1234. &lt;br /&gt;
  1235. &lt;a href=&quot;https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/07/rss-is-undead/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1236.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2411</link>
  1237.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2411</guid>
  1238.            <pubDate>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:57:38 -0500</pubDate>
  1239.        </item>
  1240.        <item>
  1241.            <title>Microsoft Edge mobile browser will warn users about fake news</title>
  1242.            <description>How do you spot a fake?&lt;br /&gt;
  1243. &lt;br /&gt;
  1244. When users of Microsofts Edge mobile browser visit a news website with a dubious reputation, they will now get a warning to proceed with caution. &lt;br /&gt;
  1245. &lt;br /&gt;
  1246. As spotted by The Guardian, Microsoft has partnered with the news watchdog organization NewsGuard to provide Edge users with more information about the news veracity of the site they are visiting.&lt;br /&gt;
  1247. &lt;br /&gt;
  1248. &lt;a href=&quot;https://mashable.com/article/newsguard-microsoft-edge-fake-news/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1249.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2410</link>
  1250.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2410</guid>
  1251.            <pubDate>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:53:12 -0500</pubDate>
  1252.        </item>
  1253.        <item>
  1254.            <title>Aggregating Multiple GitHub Account RSS Feeds Into Single JSON API Feed</title>
  1255.            <description>GitHub is the number one signal in my API world. The activity that occurs via GitHub is more important than anything I find across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social channels. Commits to repositories and the other social activity that occurs around coding projects are infinitely more valuable, and telling, regarding what a company is up to than the deliberate social media signals blasted out via other channels. I’m always working to dial in my monitoring of GitHub using the GitHub API, but also via the RSS feeds that are present on the public side of the platform.&lt;br /&gt;
  1256. &lt;br /&gt;
  1257. I feel RSS is often overlooked as an API data source, but I find that RSS is not only alive and well in 2018, it is something that is actively used on many platforms. &lt;br /&gt;
  1258. &lt;br /&gt;
  1259. &lt;a href=&quot;https://dzone.com/articles/aggregating-multiple-github-account-rss-feeds-into&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1260.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2409</link>
  1261.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2409</guid>
  1262.            <pubDate>Mon, 11 Mar 2019 09:03:09 -0500</pubDate>
  1263.        </item>
  1264.        <item>
  1265.            <title>Excessive Social Media use Comparable to Drug Addiction</title>
  1266.            <description>Excessive social media use has negative consequences that include the kind of risky decision-making associated with drug and gambling addicts, new research shows.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;
  1267. &lt;br /&gt;
  1268. Researchers at Michigan State University had 71 study participants take a survey gauging their Facebook dependence; it included questions about users feelings when unable to access the website, the influence Facebook has had on a users job or education, and attempts to quit.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;
  1269. &lt;br /&gt;
  1270. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/01/11/excessive-social-media-use-comparable-to-drug.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1271.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2408</link>
  1272.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2408</guid>
  1273.            <pubDate>Fri, 8 Mar 2019 09:58:41 -0500</pubDate>
  1274.        </item>
  1275.        <item>
  1276.            <title>Facebook, Mozilla, and others take on Indias proposed new social media regulations</title>
  1277.            <description>Global social media and technology giants are gearing up to fight sweeping new rules proposed by the Indian government that would require them to actively regulate content in one of the world’s biggest Internet markets, sources close to the matter told Reuters.&lt;br /&gt;
  1278. &lt;br /&gt;
  1279. The rules, proposed by the Information Technology ministry on Christmas Eve, would compel platforms such as Facebook, its messaging service WhatsApp and Twitter to remove unlawful content, such as anything that affected the &lt;i&gt;sovereignty and integrity of India.&lt;/i&gt; This had to be done within 24 hours, the rules propose.&lt;br /&gt;
  1280. &lt;br /&gt;
  1281. &lt;a href=&quot;https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/11/facebook-mozilla-and-others-take-on-indias-proposed-new-social-media-regulations/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1282.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2407</link>
  1283.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2407</guid>
  1284.            <pubDate>Wed, 6 Mar 2019 09:57:09 -0500</pubDate>
  1285.        </item>
  1286.        <item>
  1287.            <title>Ways to be Smart on Social Media</title>
  1288.            <description>This past year, many people deleted their social media accounts following revelations about privacy violations on social media platforms and other concerns related to hate speech.&lt;br /&gt;
  1289. &lt;br /&gt;
  1290. As people adopt their resolutions for the year, it is likely that many more will reconsider their social media use.&lt;br /&gt;
  1291. However, as a scholar of social media and religion, I&apos;d argue that rather than just stop using social media, people could use it to improve their overall well-being. Here are three ways to do so.&lt;br /&gt;
  1292. &lt;br /&gt;
  1293. 1. Be active&lt;br /&gt;
  1294. Studies have shown that there is a big difference between passive social media use and active use. Scrolling through a newsfeed and merely looking at what others have posted is considered passive social media use.&lt;br /&gt;
  1295. &lt;br /&gt;
  1296. &lt;a href=&quot;https://phys.org/news/2019-01-ways-smart-social-media.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1297.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2406</link>
  1298.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2406</guid>
  1299.            <pubDate>Mon, 4 Mar 2019 09:54:45 -0500</pubDate>
  1300.        </item>
  1301.        <item>
  1302.            <title>Excessive Social Media use Could Lead to Poor Decision-Making</title>
  1303.            <description>For many consumers, spending too much time on social media often happens subconsciously. We pick up our phones, and before long, hours have passed.&lt;br /&gt;
  1304. &lt;br /&gt;
  1305. While many of us think nothing of the extra time spent scrolling on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, a new study conducted by researchers from Michigan State University found that too much time on social media can lead to bad decision-making.&lt;br /&gt;
  1306. &lt;br /&gt;
  1307. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/excessive-social-media-use-could-lead-to-poor-decision-making-011119.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1308.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2405</link>
  1309.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2405</guid>
  1310.            <pubDate>Fri, 1 Mar 2019 09:43:33 -0500</pubDate>
  1311.        </item>
  1312.        <item>
  1313.            <title>The Rise and Demise of RSS</title>
  1314.            <description>About a decade ago, the average internet user might well have heard of RSS. Really Simple Syndication, or Rich Site Summary—what the acronym stands for depends on who you ask—is a standard that websites and podcasts can use to offer a feed of content to their users, one easily understood by lots of different computer programs. Today, though RSS continues to power many applications on the web, it has become, for most people, an obscure technology.&lt;br /&gt;
  1315. &lt;br /&gt;
  1316. &lt;a href=&quot;https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a3mm4z/the-rise-and-demise-of-rss&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1317.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2404</link>
  1318.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2404</guid>
  1319.            <pubDate>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:39:38 -0500</pubDate>
  1320.        </item>
  1321.        <item>
  1322.            <title>Spotify on the Importance of Podcasts, Personalization and Partnerships</title>
  1323.            <description>AI plays a huge role in how Spotify delivers personalized playlists to users, so it&apos;s somewhat fitting that the companys new partnership with Microsoft is focused on messages about how AI can impact all aspects of life -- including education, healthcare and philanthropy. Those messages are going to be showing up in the Discover Weekly playlist for free users, the first time that Spotify has lets brands have full customization and control over advertising in that feed.&lt;br /&gt;
  1324. &lt;br /&gt;
  1325. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/10/spotify-on-the-importance-of-podcasts-personalization-and-partn/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1326.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2403</link>
  1327.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2403</guid>
  1328.            <pubDate>Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:38:48 -0500</pubDate>
  1329.        </item>
  1330.        <item>
  1331.            <title>Firefox 64 to drop built-in support for RSS, Atom feeds, says Mozilla</title>
  1332.            <description>Firefox maker Mozilla will kill off support for RSS and Atom feeds in this December&apos;s release of Firefox 64.&lt;br /&gt;
  1333. &lt;br /&gt;
  1334. Along with dropping RSS and Atom syndicated-feed support, Firefox 64 will no longer contain the Live Bookmarks feature for subscribing to RSS feeds, nor the feed-preview feature.&lt;br /&gt;
  1335. &lt;br /&gt;
  1336. Instead of maintaining built-in RSS support, Mozilla believes users should install RSS-reader Firefox add-ons.&lt;br /&gt;
  1337. &lt;br /&gt;
  1338. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.zdnet.com/article/end-nears-for-rss-firefox-64-to-drop-built-in-support-for-rss-atom-feeds-says-mozilla/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1339.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2402</link>
  1340.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2402</guid>
  1341.            <pubDate>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:35:30 -0500</pubDate>
  1342.        </item>
  1343.        <item>
  1344.            <title>It is Time for a RSS Reader Revival</title>
  1345.            <description>The modern web contains no shortage of horrors, from ubiquitous ad trackers to all-consuming platforms to YouTube comments, generally. Unfortunately, there is no panacea for what ails this internet we have built. But anyone weary of black-box algorithms controlling what you see online at least has a respite, one that&apos;s been there all along but has often gone ignored. Tired of Twitter? Facebook fatigued? It&apos;s time to head back to RSS.&lt;br /&gt;
  1346. &lt;br /&gt;
  1347. For many of you, that means finding a replacement for Digg Reader, which went the way of the ghost this month. &lt;br /&gt;
  1348. &lt;br /&gt;
  1349. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.wired.com/story/rss-readers-feedly-inoreader-old-reader/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1350.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2401</link>
  1351.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2401</guid>
  1352.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:34:08 -0500</pubDate>
  1353.        </item>
  1354.        <item>
  1355.            <title>11 Best Practices to Boost Landing Page Conversions with Video</title>
  1356.            <description>
  1357.                <![CDATA[When it comes to video content on landing pages, marketers tend to either totally crush it, or completely bomb.<br />
  1358. <br />
  1359. Your landing page videos may fail for several reasons.<br />
  1360. <br />
  1361. Typically, this is because the videos on landing pages are:<br />
  1362. <br />
  1363. Too long.<br />
  1364. On the wrong section of the landing page.<br />
  1365. Missing a key component (like a call-to-action).<br />
  1366. Do not make these same mistakes!<br />
  1367. <br />
  1368. This article will explain why landing page videos are so important, and share 11 landing page video best practices that will help increase conversions.<br />
  1369. <br />
  1370. <a href="https://www.searchenginejournal.com/landing-page-video-best-practices/281515/" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  1371.            </description>
  1372.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2400</link>
  1373.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2400</guid>
  1374.            <pubDate>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:31:19 -0500</pubDate>
  1375.        </item>
  1376.        <item>
  1377.            <title>3 Ways to be Smart on Social Media</title>
  1378.            <description>This past year, many people deleted their social media accounts following revelations about privacy violations on social media platforms and other concerns related to hate speech.&lt;br /&gt;
  1379. &lt;br /&gt;
  1380. As people adopt their resolutions for the year, it is likely that many more will reconsider their social media use.&lt;br /&gt;
  1381. &lt;br /&gt;
  1382. However, as a scholar of social media and religion, I would argue that rather than just stop using social media, people could use it to improve their overall well-being. Here are three ways to do so.&lt;br /&gt;
  1383. &lt;br /&gt;
  1384. &lt;a href=&quot;http://theconversation.com/3-ways-to-be-smart-on-social-media-108454&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1385.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2399</link>
  1386.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2399</guid>
  1387.            <pubDate>Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:29:08 -0500</pubDate>
  1388.        </item>
  1389.        <item>
  1390.            <title>5 Predicted Social Media Trends for 2019</title>
  1391.            <description>Hootsuite, the master of everything social, has released a report detailing its predictions for the future of social media trends in 2019, and it is a must-read. After surveying thousands of customers and consulting with several top-notch market research firms, Hootsuite has distilled some crucial information and understanding for every business owner, large and small.&lt;br /&gt;
  1392. &lt;br /&gt;
  1393. The information they reviewed covers just about anything and everything one could think to ask about when it comes to social media, from the best way to channel customer service to big-picture ideas for customer relations overall. The top social media trends for 2019, then, can be understood very specifically, and very broadly.&lt;br /&gt;
  1394. &lt;br /&gt;
  1395. &lt;a href=&quot;https://usa.inquirer.net/18414/5-social-media-trends-that-will-dominate-in-2019?utm_expid=.XqNwTug2W6nwDVUSgFJXed.1&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1396.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2397</link>
  1397.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2398</guid>
  1398.            <pubDate>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:28:21 -0500</pubDate>
  1399.        </item>
  1400.        <item>
  1401.            <title>Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News</title>
  1402.            <description>One of the main reasons RSS is so beloved of news gatherers is that it catches everything a site publishes—not just the articles that have proved popular with other users, not just the articles from today, not just the articles that happened to be tweeted out while you were actually staring at Twitter. Everything.&lt;br /&gt;
  1403. &lt;br /&gt;
  1404. In our age of information overload that might seem like a bad idea, but RSS also cuts out everything you don’t want to hear about. &lt;br /&gt;
  1405. &lt;br /&gt;
  1406. &lt;a href=&quot;https://gizmodo.com/why-rss-feeds-still-beat-facebook-and-twitter-for-track-1800722740&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1407.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2396</link>
  1408.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2396</guid>
  1409.            <pubDate>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 01:31:14 -0500</pubDate>
  1410.        </item>
  1411.        <item>
  1412.            <title>The IRS wants help scouring social media for clues on tax cheats</title>
  1413.            <description>Entrepreneurs who are cheating taxes with online stores, beware: The IRS is looking for new ways to catch suspected tax cheats over social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  1414. &lt;br /&gt;
  1415. Specifically, the IRS wants a new tool to help it check public social media feeds and websites for details on people already suspected of not complying with the tax code, the tax-collecting agency said in a Dec. 18 request for information from vendors.&lt;br /&gt;
  1416. &lt;br /&gt;
  1417. Social media could provide investigators with a treasure trove of data, showing where taxpayers live, what they drive and what they are selling online. That data could be useful to the IRS as it tries to catch people cheating on their taxes — if the agency can figure out how to collect and use it without running afoul of its own internal rules.&lt;br /&gt;
  1418. &lt;br /&gt;
  1419. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article223681430.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;</description>
  1420.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2395</link>
  1421.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2395</guid>
  1422.            <pubDate>Sat, 9 Feb 2019 01:29:18 -0500</pubDate>
  1423.        </item>
  1424.        <item>
  1425.            <title>Pinterests Redesigned Feed May Drive More Referral Traffic</title>
  1426.            <description>Pinterest has updated its chronological feed with a redesign as well as an easier way to visit publishers web pages.&lt;br /&gt;
  1427. &lt;br /&gt;
  1428. These updates can be found in the &lt;i&gt;Following &lt;/i&gt;tab, introduced earlier this year, which only contains pins from accounts that a user has chosen to follow.&lt;br /&gt;
  1429. &lt;br /&gt;
  1430. By comparison, the main Pinterest feed contains a mix of pins from followed accounts as well as algorithmic recommendations.&lt;br /&gt;
  1431. &lt;br /&gt;
  1432. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.searchenginejournal.com/pinterests-redesigned-feed-may-drive-more-referral-traffic/278465/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1433.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2394</link>
  1434.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2394</guid>
  1435.            <pubDate>Thu, 7 Feb 2019 01:25:58 -0500</pubDate>
  1436.        </item>
  1437.        <item>
  1438.            <title>First responders warn to watch what you post on social media</title>
  1439.            <description>Carmel Fire took to their Facebook page to notify people that they should not be putting their own spin online regarding situations like Wednesdays explosion at the high school. CFD went on to add that people were posting pictures of patients and minors from the scene.&lt;br /&gt;
  1440. &lt;br /&gt;
  1441. &lt;a href=&quot;https://fox59.com/2018/12/28/first-responders-warn-to-watch-what-you-post-on-social-media/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1442.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2393</link>
  1443.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2393</guid>
  1444.            <pubDate>Tue, 5 Feb 2019 01:23:24 -0500</pubDate>
  1445.        </item>
  1446.        <item>
  1447.            <title>How to create Instagram RSS feeds</title>
  1448.            <description>Did you know that you can subscribe to any Instagram user using RSS directly using any RSS feed reader?&lt;br /&gt;
  1449. &lt;br /&gt;
  1450. Instagram happens mostly on mobile devices where users subscribe to users, post new media to their own accounts, and use other functionality to interact with other users or content on the site.&lt;br /&gt;
  1451. &lt;br /&gt;
  1452. While there is an Instagram website as well for browsing user posts and tags, voting and downloading activity, it is fair to say that most user activity happens on mobile devices.&lt;br /&gt;
  1453. &lt;br /&gt;
  1454. Some users may like the idea of subscribing to Instagram users using RSS. While that is good only for public posts that these users make on Instagram, it is a great way of keeping an eye on new posts of any number of users.&lt;br /&gt;
  1455. &lt;br /&gt;
  1456. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/01/how-to-create-instagram-rss-feeds/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1457.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2392</link>
  1458.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2392</guid>
  1459.            <pubDate>Sun, 3 Feb 2019 01:21:48 -0500</pubDate>
  1460.        </item>
  1461.        <item>
  1462.            <title>Google is Adding Personalized Audio News Feeds to Assistant</title>
  1463.            <description>
  1464.                <![CDATA[Google Assistant will soon be capable of delivering a personalized audio news feed after users say <i>OK Google, play the news.</i><br />
  1465. <br />
  1466. This new feature is a collaborative effort with publishers around the world, which brings the artificial intelligence of Google News to the voice context of Assistant.<br />
  1467. <br />
  1468. Google Assistant will be able to assemble an audio news playlist on demand when users issue the appropriate voice command.<br />
  1469. <br />
  1470. News feeds will be created based on what the individual user cares about. Similar to what happens when opening the Google News app.<br />
  1471. <br />
  1472. <a href="https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-is-adding-personalized-audio-news-feeds-to-assistant/281811/" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  1473.            </description>
  1474.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2391</link>
  1475.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2391</guid>
  1476.            <pubDate>Fri, 1 Feb 2019 01:20:08 -0500</pubDate>
  1477.        </item>
  1478.        <item>
  1479.            <title>5 Major Social Media Marketing Mistakes And How To Overcome Them</title>
  1480.            <description>Most modern businesses understand the importance of using social media to promote their brand and interact with consumers. Indeed, social media is at the core of many companies’ digital strategy, often delivering measurable results in terms of sales, leads and customer service. That said, there are many social media mistakes that we see time and time again: strategic errors that leave leads on the table and opportunities unexplored.&lt;br /&gt;
  1481. &lt;br /&gt;
  1482. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/lilachbullock/2018/12/27/5-major-social-media-marketing-mistakes-and-how-to-overcome-them/#4ee12cbf157d&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1483.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2390</link>
  1484.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2390</guid>
  1485.            <pubDate>Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:18:52 -0500</pubDate>
  1486.        </item>
  1487.        <item>
  1488.            <title>What Are The Best Times To Post On Social Media?</title>
  1489.            <description>Every company marketer posting on social media is curious about the best times to post their content. While each audience is unique, having a rule of thumb can be extremely helpful when you are first starting out. Sprout Social recently published the results of their Best&lt;i&gt; Times to Post on Social Media: 2018 Industry Research&lt;/i&gt;, a report which includes preferred time slots for the big 4 — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.&lt;br /&gt;
  1490. &lt;br /&gt;
  1491. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateharrison/2018/12/26/what-are-the-best-times-to-post-on-social-media-these-heat-maps-have-the-answers/#2140f6ba1a57&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1492.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2389</link>
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  1494.            <pubDate>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 01:15:45 -0500</pubDate>
  1495.        </item>
  1496.        <item>
  1497.            <title>10 Social Media Tips For Introverted Business Leaders</title>
  1498.            <description>Social media can be intimidating, especially for more private individuals. But if your business does not have a social presence, it can actually hurt your reputation and hinder your growth.&lt;br /&gt;
  1499. &lt;br /&gt;
  1500. While you must manage them carefully, your social media accounts give you the power to engage directly with customers and build your personal brand while promoting your business. Below, 10 members of Young Entrepreneur Council share their social media suggestions for introverted business owners.&lt;br /&gt;
  1501. &lt;br /&gt;
  1502. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2018/12/26/10-social-media-tips-for-introverted-business-leaders/#701072234548&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1503.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2388</link>
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  1505.            <pubDate>Sat, 26 Jan 2019 01:13:52 -0500</pubDate>
  1506.        </item>
  1507.        <item>
  1508.            <title>The IRS Wants to Investigate Tax Dodgers via Social Media</title>
  1509.            <description>The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is looking to get its hands on a product that will help its agents investigate tax dodgers who have set up shop on social media, according to a request posted to the federal government’s procurement website, FedBizOpps.&lt;br /&gt;
  1510. &lt;br /&gt;
  1511. The post indicates that the IRS, whose under-equipped enforcement agents ferret out financial crime related to the tax system, is looking for a new way to investigate potential tax cheats based on their social media usage, citing as one example the ubiquity of online stores. The IRS currently has no &lt;i&gt;formal tool,&lt;/i&gt; it says, to comb through social media feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  1512. &lt;br /&gt;
  1513. &lt;a href=&quot;https://gizmodo.com/the-irs-wants-to-investigate-tax-dodgers-via-social-med-1831325224&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1514.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2387</link>
  1515.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2387</guid>
  1516.            <pubDate>Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:11:01 -0500</pubDate>
  1517.        </item>
  1518.        <item>
  1519.            <title>Does social media make you lonely?</title>
  1520.            <description>Asking if social media makes you lonely and depressed is a little like asking if eating makes you fat. The answer is yes, absolutely, but not always, not in everyone, and not forever.&lt;br /&gt;
  1521. &lt;br /&gt;
  1522. Social media use is fine in moderation. But as with any diet that tilts heavily toward foods that lack nutritional value, an excessive intake of social media may be bad for your health.&lt;br /&gt;
  1523. &lt;br /&gt;
  1524. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/is-a-steady-diet-of-social-media-unhealthy-2018122115600&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1525.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2386</link>
  1526.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2386</guid>
  1527.            <pubDate>Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:08:19 -0500</pubDate>
  1528.        </item>
  1529.        <item>
  1530.            <title>Twitters chronological timeline button is here to stay</title>
  1531.            <description>Nearly two months ago, Twitter began testing a feature that made it easier for users to see the latest tweets on their feed first, rather than the ones pushed by the companys algorithm. It is a toggle dressed as a sparkle icon that lives above the home timeline, which keeps you from having to go deep into your Twitter settings to get that purely chronological view. Certain iOS users have had access to this since October, but today Twitter is making the change permanent and rolling it out to everyone on Apples platform. Twitter&apos;s Android app as well as its website are getting the new magic button, too, but that won&apos;t be coming until after the holidays.&lt;br /&gt;
  1532. &lt;br /&gt;
  1533. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/18/twitter-chronological-timeline-feature-latest-tweets/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1534.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2385</link>
  1535.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2385</guid>
  1536.            <pubDate>Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:07:12 -0500</pubDate>
  1537.        </item>
  1538.        <item>
  1539.            <title>The love-hate relationship with social media</title>
  1540.            <description>Ever since it started existing, governments have had a love-hate relationship with social media. Predictably, the romance starts to sour when social media contains criticism of the government as it often does and the affair blooms when the opposite happens, in particular when sycophancy takes on gargantuan proportions. In our particular case, only days before the elections, we have a peculiar situation where social media is being manipulated with the seeming intention of bringing about a certain outcome in the polls.&lt;br /&gt;
  1541. &lt;br /&gt;
  1542. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/no-strings-attached/news/the-love-hate-relationship-social-media-1679302&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1543.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2384</link>
  1544.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2384</guid>
  1545.            <pubDate>Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:04:44 -0500</pubDate>
  1546.        </item>
  1547.        <item>
  1548.            <title>End nears for RSS? Firefox 64 to drop built-in support for RSS, Atom feeds, says Mozilla</title>
  1549.            <description>Mozilla to kill off RSS features in Firefox because they&apos;re hardly used and would take too much effort to modernize.&lt;br /&gt;
  1550. &lt;br /&gt;
  1551. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.zdnet.com/article/end-nears-for-rss-firefox-64-to-drop-built-in-support-for-rss-atom-feeds-says-mozilla/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  1552. &lt;br /&gt;</description>
  1553.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2383</link>
  1554.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2383</guid>
  1555.            <pubDate>Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:02:56 -0500</pubDate>
  1556.        </item>
  1557.        <item>
  1558.            <title>Instagram accidentally made users feeds scroll horizontally</title>
  1559.            <description>If you opened up Instagram today and found that your timeline orientation was totally switched, you were not alone. It appears that quite a few users had a timeline that moved left to right, where posts could be tapped through as they can be in stories.&lt;br /&gt;
  1560. &lt;br /&gt;
  1561. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/27/instagram-feed-scrolls-sideways-no-good-reason/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1562.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2382</link>
  1563.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2382</guid>
  1564.            <pubDate>Mon, 14 Jan 2019 01:01:45 -0500</pubDate>
  1565.        </item>
  1566.        <item>
  1567.            <title>Social media hacks, bad contractors, smartphone problems are 2018&apos;s top consumer complaints</title>
  1568.            <description>Contractor complaints and safety concerns with smartphone apps were among what the ABC 7 I-Team found to be the top three consumer complaints in 2018.&lt;br /&gt;
  1569. &lt;br /&gt;
  1570. &lt;a href=&quot;https://abc7chicago.com/business/2018s-top-consumer-complaints/4936850/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1571.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2381</link>
  1572.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2381</guid>
  1573.            <pubDate>Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:57:18 -0500</pubDate>
  1574.        </item>
  1575.        <item>
  1576.            <title>A Month-by-Month Look at the Most Engaging Brand Content on Social Media in 2018</title>
  1577.            <description>Brands were more creative than ever in their social media posts this year and connected with audiences by raising awareness of social issues, according to social media analytics company Unmetric.&lt;br /&gt;
  1578. &lt;br /&gt;
  1579. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.adweek.com/creativity/a-month-by-month-look-at-the-most-engaging-brand-content-on-social-media-in-2018/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1580.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2380</link>
  1581.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2380</guid>
  1582.            <pubDate>Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:54:29 -0500</pubDate>
  1583.        </item>
  1584.        <item>
  1585.            <title>The Biggest Changes to Social Media in 2018 and What They Mean For Marketers</title>
  1586.            <description>There are very few industries these days that change as quickly as social media. Every new discovery or algorithm update has the potential to shape the future of how we connect with each other and our clients. This past year has been an exceptionally tumultuous one for social media networks, even for an ever-changing industry. We have seen a huge paradigm shift in social media in 2018 toward consumer awareness and expectation. It’s bound to have a major effect on how brands will connect with their customers through social media in the future.&lt;br /&gt;
  1587. &lt;br /&gt;
  1588. As we wrap up the year, lets take a look back at what has changed in social media in 2018 and how it will impact social media marketing strategy building in 2019.&lt;br /&gt;
  1589. &lt;br /&gt;
  1590. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.skyword.com/contentstandard/marketing/the-biggest-changes-to-social-media-in-2018-and-what-they-mean-for-marketers/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1591.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2379</link>
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  1593.            <pubDate>Sun, 6 Jan 2019 00:51:16 -0500</pubDate>
  1594.        </item>
  1595.        <item>
  1596.            <title>How to use YouTube and social media to get happier</title>
  1597.            <description>Those viral videos really are giving you all the feels.&lt;br /&gt;
  1598. &lt;br /&gt;
  1599. New research from the Netherlands suggests that we mirror the emotions of those we see in videos.&lt;br /&gt;
  1600. &lt;br /&gt;
  1601. Tilburg University researchers studied more than 2,000 video blogs (aka vlogs) on YouTube, focusing on the more popular channels with at least 10,000 subscribers. They analyzed the words and emotions being expressed by the vloggers in their clips, as well as the emotional language of the online comments left by people who viewed the videos. And they found that when a YouTuber posted a positive video, the audience responded with more heightened positive emotions; but if the video broadcast negative emotions, the audience responded in kind.&lt;br /&gt;
  1602. &lt;br /&gt;
  1603. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-to-use-youtube-and-social-media-to-get-happier-2018-12-27&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1604.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2378</link>
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  1606.            <pubDate>Fri, 4 Jan 2019 00:46:12 -0500</pubDate>
  1607.        </item>
  1608.        <item>
  1609.            <title>The best new social media features of 2018</title>
  1610.            <description>Social media sites and apps are constantly changing and evolving to match the needs of their user base — for good, and for ill. Whether its Facebook Watchs new shows actually making it worth using, or Snapchats reviled redesign, social media changes can be a polarizing topic for the millions of people who use the sites every day.&lt;br /&gt;
  1611. &lt;br /&gt;
  1612. But sometimes, the changes just raise the whole site or app a bit, and make the experience of using them better (or mercifully less tedious). These are the best social media changes we saw this year.&lt;br /&gt;
  1613. &lt;br /&gt;
  1614. &lt;a href=&quot;https://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2018/12/21/best-new-social-media-features-2018/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1615.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2377</link>
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  1617.            <pubDate>Wed, 2 Jan 2019 09:43:46 -0500</pubDate>
  1618.        </item>
  1619.        <item>
  1620.            <title>Social media 2018 put the spotlight on data, video, Stories</title>
  1621.            <description>After suspending Cambridge Analytica from its platform in March, Facebooks data management issues remained the lead social media news story throughout 2018. The companys constant stream of user privacy challenges left little space for other social platforms to make waves — but, some still managed. Twitter put its focus on election integrity and performed a massive purge of bad user accounts. While Facebook and Twitter focused on cleaning up timelines, Snapchat, Pinterest and LinkedIn continued to build out their ad offerings.&lt;br /&gt;
  1622. &lt;br /&gt;
  1623. Nearly all platforms released new political advertising policies, and you could not open an app without bumping into a Story. (In fact, now that Snapchats original concept has made its way to Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, the real question is why does not Pinterest have them?) In its spare time, Facebook did its best to recruit more video creators, YouTube gave its creator base more monetization opportunities, and Instagram launched a video platform. Not to be left out of the mix, Reddit wrapped up its first major redesign in over a decade.&lt;br /&gt;
  1624. &lt;br /&gt;
  1625. &lt;a href=&quot;https://marketingland.com/social-media-2018-put-the-spotlight-on-data-video-stories-254213&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1626.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2376</link>
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  1628.            <pubDate>Mon, 31 Dec 2018 09:42:09 -0500</pubDate>
  1629.        </item>
  1630.        <item>
  1631.            <title>7 Hello 2019 Images to Post on Social Media</title>
  1632.            <description>We have brought together some of our favorite hello 2019 images in order to honor the coming year, which will bring with it plenty of joy.&lt;br /&gt;
  1633. &lt;br /&gt;
  1634. The beginning of a new year brings with it plenty of hopes and dreams that could completely change the course of your life for the better if you discipline yourself, put the work in and try your hardest to make those changes happen. In the long run, keeping your New Years resolutions could be the thing that helps put everything into place for you.&lt;br /&gt;
  1635. &lt;br /&gt;
  1636. &lt;a href=&quot;https://investorplace.com/2018/12/hello-2019-images/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1637.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2375</link>
  1638.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2375</guid>
  1639.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Dec 2018 00:39:32 -0500</pubDate>
  1640.        </item>
  1641.        <item>
  1642.            <title>How to create Instagram RSS feeds</title>
  1643.            <description>Did you know that you can subscribe to any Instagram user using RSS directly using any RSS feed reader?&lt;br /&gt;
  1644. &lt;br /&gt;
  1645. Instagram happens mostly on mobile devices where users subscribe to users, post new media to their own accounts, and use other functionality to interact with other users or content on the site.&lt;br /&gt;
  1646. &lt;br /&gt;
  1647. While there is an Instagram website as well for browsing user posts and tags, voting and downloading activity, it is fair to say that most user activity happens on mobile devices.&lt;br /&gt;
  1648. &lt;br /&gt;
  1649. Some users may like the idea of subscribing to Instagram users using RSS. While that is good only for public posts that these users make on Instagram, it is a great way of keeping an eye on new posts of any number of users.&lt;br /&gt;
  1650. &lt;br /&gt;
  1651. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/01/how-to-create-instagram-rss-feeds/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1652.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2374</link>
  1653.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2374</guid>
  1654.            <pubDate>Tue, 4 Dec 2018 09:09:13 -0400</pubDate>
  1655.        </item>
  1656.        <item>
  1657.            <title>RSS Feed Readers: Getting News the Open Source Way</title>
  1658.            <description>It is easy to get news on the Internet these days. In fact, it’s too easy to get news from the Internet to the point that it is also to easy to get the wrong news. Some have considered RSS feeds obsolete and boring but when it comes to getting news straight from the horse’s mouth, nothing still beats this direct and largely open method. Last time we looked at Wallabag for saving your articles. This time we are going to take a look at some open source RSS feed readers that give you those articles in the first place.&lt;br /&gt;
  1659. &lt;br /&gt;
  1660. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.linux.com/news/rss-feed-readers-getting-news-open-source-way&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1661.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2373</link>
  1662.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2373</guid>
  1663.            <pubDate>Fri, 2 Nov 2018 09:17:01 -0400</pubDate>
  1664.        </item>
  1665.        <item>
  1666.            <title>Mozilla removes RSS feed support from Firefox</title>
  1667.            <description>RSS feeds has had another nail in the coffin, as Mozilla has decided to stop supporting the technology in their Firefox browser.&lt;br /&gt;
  1668. &lt;br /&gt;
  1669. According to Mozilla the feature has low usage, and removing it will mean fewer resources spent on securing and maintaining the feature.&lt;br /&gt;
  1670. &lt;br /&gt;
  1671. &lt;a href=&quot;https://mspoweruser.com/mozilla-removed-rss-feed-support-from-firefox/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1672.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2372</link>
  1673.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2372</guid>
  1674.            <pubDate>Fri, 30 Nov 2018 09:30:02 -0400</pubDate>
  1675.        </item>
  1676.        <item>
  1677.            <title>Spotify opens up its podcasts section to all</title>
  1678.            <description>Spotify has opened up more to creators lately, with measures such as allowing independent artists to upload their music directly. The streaming service is extending a similar invitation to podcasters, by letting anyone add their shows to the podcast section.&lt;br /&gt;
  1679. &lt;br /&gt;
  1680. The platform will not host podcasts directly. Spotify can make new episodes of your podcast available as soon as you upload them to your aggregator or host. All you need to do is provide Spotify with your podcast&apos;s RSS feed, much like you would when adding your show to Apple Podcasts or other services.&lt;br /&gt;
  1681. &lt;br /&gt;
  1682. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/04/spotify-podcasts-beta/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1683.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2371</link>
  1684.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2371</guid>
  1685.            <pubDate>Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:28:56 -0400</pubDate>
  1686.        </item>
  1687.        <item>
  1688.            <title>Create RSS Feeds to Follow Instagram and Twitter Users Without an Account</title>
  1689.            <description>Wish you could follow a couple of Twitter or Instagram users, without setting up an account? Create an RSS feed for them.&lt;br /&gt;
  1690. &lt;br /&gt;
  1691. RSS Hub is an open source project that creates RSS feeds from a wide variety of websites, including social media pages. You can install this on your own server, but it’s not necessary for most users.&lt;br /&gt;
  1692. &lt;br /&gt;
  1693. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/create-rss-feeds-to-follow-instagram-and-twitter-users-without-an-account/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1694.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2370</link>
  1695.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2370</guid>
  1696.            <pubDate>Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:24:20 -0400</pubDate>
  1697.        </item>
  1698.        <item>
  1699.            <title>11 Things Health Leaders Need To Know About Social Media &amp; Marketing</title>
  1700.            <description>Of the more than 7 billion people on Earth, the number of mobile phone users is approaching 5 billion devices, while toothbrush ownership is closer to 4 billion. Indicating that both marketing of technology and public health have great disparities, but also that leadership in health care are not executing on their brands, social media or marketing. But in the U.S., hospital identity and health branding are paramount for success in a community. By listening to patients, getting feedback on wants and needs, and creating new incentives to engage individuals, increased revenue, greater trust and improved health might be achieved.&lt;br /&gt;
  1701. &lt;br /&gt;
  1702. Here are 10 surprising things to keep in mind when health care and hospital leadership plan marketing efforts for 2019:&lt;br /&gt;
  1703. &lt;br /&gt;
  1704. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicolefisher/2018/10/30/11-things-health-leaders-need-to-know-about-social-media-marketing/#489f9ddf6af1&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1705.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2369</link>
  1706.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2369</guid>
  1707.            <pubDate>Sat, 24 Nov 2018 09:23:16 -0400</pubDate>
  1708.        </item>
  1709.        <item>
  1710.            <title>Social Media Mistakes All Small Business Owners Should Avoid</title>
  1711.            <description>Social media is a crucial component of any small business marketing efforts. When done well, a strong social strategy helps you connect directly with your customers, and can even create some free publicity along the way.&lt;br /&gt;
  1712. &lt;br /&gt;
  1713. For all of social media&apos;s advantages, there are pitfalls as well. The internet can look like a cavalier place when it comes to copyright rules, but there are plenty of no-nos that you need to follow if you want to stay out of legal trouble.&lt;br /&gt;
  1714. &lt;br /&gt;
  1715. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.inc.com/jared-hecht/6-social-media-mistakes-that-could-land-you-in-legal-trouble.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1716.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2368</link>
  1717.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2368</guid>
  1718.            <pubDate>Thu, 22 Nov 2018 09:20:29 -0400</pubDate>
  1719.        </item>
  1720.        <item>
  1721.            <title>6 Tips for Hiring Your First Social Media Manager</title>
  1722.            <description>Tip: &lt;br /&gt;
  1723. A good social media manager will be able to adapt to your brand’s voice and understand how to connect with your ideal audience on social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  1724. &lt;br /&gt;
  1725. Is this person capable of managing multiple channels?&lt;br /&gt;
  1726. If you want your business to make a big splash on multiple social media channels, you will need a social media manager who can juggle multiple different accounts. An effective social media manager will not rely just on a sharp memory and good multitasking skills; this person should be familiar with the tools that will make his or her social media management more productive.&lt;br /&gt;
  1727. &lt;br /&gt;
  1728. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/322306&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1729.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2367</link>
  1730.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2367</guid>
  1731.            <pubDate>Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:18:48 -0400</pubDate>
  1732.        </item>
  1733.        <item>
  1734.            <title>Social media expert says parents should get on Snapchat, Instagram</title>
  1735.            <description>
  1736.                <![CDATA[<i>Every parent that has a teen or a preteen should have both Snapchat and Instagram on their phones. If their child uses those applications, you should follow your child on those applications and I think having constant conversations with kids about responsible social media use is important, said Haase.</i><br />
  1737. <i></i><br />
  1738. <i>If they want their child to use social media responsibly, Haase said the parent needs to model good social media behavior as well.</i><br />
  1739. <br />
  1740. <a href="https://nebraska.tv/news/local/social-media-expert-says-parents-should-get-on-snapchat-and-instagram" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  1741.            </description>
  1742.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2366</link>
  1743.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2366</guid>
  1744.            <pubDate>Sun, 18 Nov 2018 09:14:34 -0400</pubDate>
  1745.        </item>
  1746.        <item>
  1747.            <title>Planning Your 2019 Social Media Calendar? 13 Tactics To Step Up Your Game</title>
  1748.            <description>In recent years, social media platforms have evolved from simple communication channels to full-blown news and entertainment hubs. From Facebook Watch to this years innovations like IGTV and Snapchat’s Story Ads, social platforms are stepping up the game to keep its users engaged and entertained -- and your company should not be too far behind.&lt;br /&gt;
  1749. &lt;br /&gt;
  1750. If you want to keep up with the latest social media trends, you will have to reevaluate your strategy with an eye toward the future of this ever-evolving industry. Below, Forbes Agency Council members share 13 ways to step up your social game in 2019.&lt;br /&gt;
  1751. &lt;br /&gt;
  1752. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesagencycouncil/2018/10/24/planning-your-2019-social-media-calendar-13-tactics-to-step-up-your-game/#3d81c29d7b00&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1753.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2365</link>
  1754.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2365</guid>
  1755.            <pubDate>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:03:22 -0400</pubDate>
  1756.        </item>
  1757.        <item>
  1758.            <title>Talent Powers TVs Social Media Engagement</title>
  1759.            <description>Talent drives engagement when it comes to posts from social media accounts owned by TV shows and networks.&lt;br /&gt;
  1760. &lt;br /&gt;
  1761. According to Nielsen, which earlier this year started measuring Owned Account Performance as part of its Nielsen Social Content Ratings talent accounts generated almost 20 million engagements for their associated TV programs.&lt;br /&gt;
  1762. &lt;br /&gt;
  1763. That represents about 30% of all owned engagement for series and special programming.&lt;br /&gt;
  1764. &lt;br /&gt;
  1765. For a three-week period during this year’s fall series premieres, Nielsen Social Content Ratings measured over 160,000 pieces of TV content and over 250 million engagements coming from thousands of active owned accounts.&lt;br /&gt;
  1766. &lt;br /&gt;
  1767. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/talent-powers-tvs-social-media-engagement-nielsen&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1768.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2364</link>
  1769.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2364</guid>
  1770.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:47:35 -0400</pubDate>
  1771.        </item>
  1772.        <item>
  1773.            <title>Five Ways To Use Social Networks To Sell Products</title>
  1774.            <description>I have been hearing a lot of marketers talk about &lt;i&gt;social commerce,&lt;/i&gt; which is exactly what it sounds like: using social media networks to help sell products online. This may sound like a relatively new idea, but when you take a deeper look, social commerce was actually introduced by Yahoo in late 2005. At the time, things like product reviews and sharing wish lists were cutting edge, but that was one of the early examples of combining social networking with online commerce. Technology has since evolved, but the idea remains the same. To understand how to succeed in social commerce, here are five tips for using social networks to sell products online.&lt;br /&gt;
  1775. &lt;br /&gt;
  1776. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeslacouncil/2018/10/26/five-ways-to-use-social-networks-to-sell-products/#4e22055d102f&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1777.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2363</link>
  1778.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2363</guid>
  1779.            <pubDate>Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:44:52 -0400</pubDate>
  1780.        </item>
  1781.        <item>
  1782.            <title>Get paid for your social networking data</title>
  1783.            <description>Every time you like, comment, and share anything on Facebook, you&apos;re creating valuable data. So, what if you could get paid for it? &lt;br /&gt;
  1784. &lt;br /&gt;
  1785. Blockchain-based social networks like Steemit and PermissionIO are already doing that. &lt;br /&gt;
  1786. &lt;br /&gt;
  1787. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.wdtn.com/news/u-s-world/get-paid-for-your-social-networking-data/1533086118&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1788.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2362</link>
  1789.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2362</guid>
  1790.            <pubDate>Fri, 9 Nov 2018 09:34:28 -0400</pubDate>
  1791.        </item>
  1792.        <item>
  1793.            <title>Does social networking at work boost your company&apos;s profits?</title>
  1794.            <description>Once upon a time, sitting at your desk liking and swiping was a good way to annoy your boss. Most companies saw social media use as a distraction or a risk to be managed, and many banned Facebook and Twitter from their networks. Yet today, some of the world&apos;s biggest employers are doing the opposite: coaxing and cajoling workers to sign up to a new form of social media designed for the workplace.&lt;br /&gt;
  1795. &lt;br /&gt;
  1796. Among the first was Yammer, a Facebook clone for companies and teams launched in 2008 and bought by Microsoft in 2012. Then there was Slack, the quirky office chat app which spread like wildfire through the tech industry, roughly doubling its revenue each year. Microsoft responded by launching Teams, a collaboration and chat tool tied in to Microsoft Office which now has 200,000 firms on board.&lt;br /&gt;
  1797. &lt;br /&gt;
  1798. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.afr.com/technology/technology-companies/facebook/does-social-networking-at-work-boost-your-companys-profits-20181022-h16yej&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1799.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2361</link>
  1800.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2361</guid>
  1801.            <pubDate>Wed, 7 Nov 2018 09:32:36 -0400</pubDate>
  1802.        </item>
  1803.        <item>
  1804.            <title>Five Common Social Media Marketing Mistakes to Avoid in 2019</title>
  1805.            <description>Every marketer today wants to make their brand presence felt. That is the reason why social media is being leveraged on a big scale.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;Whether one owns an established business or a startup, social media marketing is something that everyone is using to reach and communicate with the customers. Doesn’t it make sense to be in a place where the crowd is? One often comes across some social media marketing activities that fail. While, on the other hand, some Facebook and Twitter pages become popular than the others. Many times, marketers observe that their competitors are doing better than them in social media marketing!&lt;br /&gt;
  1806. &lt;br /&gt;
  1807. Everybody does make mistakes. How can social media marketers be any different? But the fact is, making too many mistakes can see the followers dwindle and their count drop. Indeed, it does affect the revenue of a business. As with all mistakes, the first step is understanding and becoming aware of them. It then becomes easier to avoid them in the future. &lt;br /&gt;
  1808. &lt;br /&gt;
  1809. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.martechadvisor.com/articles/social-media-marketing-2/five-common-social-media-marketing-mistakes-to-avoid-in-2019/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1810.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2360</link>
  1811.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2360</guid>
  1812.            <pubDate>Mon, 5 Nov 2018 09:31:34 -0400</pubDate>
  1813.        </item>
  1814.        <item>
  1815.            <title>Facebook User Growth Stalls</title>
  1816.            <description>The social network ended the third quarter with 2.27 billion monthly active users, up slightly from the 2.23 billion it had last quarter.&lt;br /&gt;
  1817. As problems persist for Facebook over its handling of user data, the social networking giant revealed that user growth continued to slow during its third-quarter earnings report on Monday. &lt;br /&gt;
  1818. &lt;br /&gt;
  1819. Facebook had 2.27 billion monthly active users (MAUs) during the quarter, up 10 percent year-over-year but only up slightly from the 2.23 billion it reported at the end of the second quarter. In the U.S., Facebook added just 1 million MAUs. Meanwhile, it lost 1 million MAUs in the Europe. Most of the company&apos;s growth came from Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world. &lt;br /&gt;
  1820. &lt;br /&gt;
  1821. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/facebook-user-growth-stalls-1156059&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1822.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2359</link>
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  1824.            <pubDate>Fri, 2 Nov 2018 09:29:27 -0400</pubDate>
  1825.        </item>
  1826.        <item>
  1827.            <title>Google Shutters Google+</title>
  1828.            <description>Google shutters the Google+ social network after Wall Street Journal reports that outside developers could access data for hundreds of thousands of users data.&lt;br /&gt;
  1829. &lt;br /&gt;
  1830. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.businessinsider.com/google-shutters-google-social-network-after-wsj-reports-a-huge-security-lapse-2018-10&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1831.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2358</link>
  1832.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2358</guid>
  1833.            <pubDate>Wed, 31 Oct 2018 12:28:05 -0400</pubDate>
  1834.        </item>
  1835.        <item>
  1836.            <title>Software to Develop RSS Feeds</title>
  1837.            <description>Existing RSS feeds can be repaired and enhanced with FeedForAll. &lt;br /&gt;
  1838. &lt;br /&gt;
  1839. RSS feeds generated by other means can be automatically repaired, so that they conform to the RSS 2.0 specification. FeedForAll supports RSS feed creation, podcast and videocast creation, management and publishing.&lt;br /&gt;
  1840. &lt;br /&gt;
  1841. &lt;a href=&quot;https://feedforall.com/feedforall.htm&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;RSS Feed Software&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1842.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2357</link>
  1843.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2357</guid>
  1844.            <pubDate>Mon, 29 Oct 2018 12:01:18 -0400</pubDate>
  1845.        </item>
  1846.        <item>
  1847.            <title>The Three Types of Content You Need for Successful Event Company SEO</title>
  1848.            <description>A lot of business owners think SEO--search engine optimization, or the art of promoting your content on search engines without paying for it--and keywords are something you can sprinkle onto a website like magical fairy dust after it is built. Unfortunately, that is just not the case. To rank on Google, search engine optimization needs to be more than an afterthought—SEO needs to be built right into your website’s structure.&lt;br /&gt;
  1849. &lt;br /&gt;
  1850. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.specialevents.com/weddings/three-types-content-you-need-successful-event-company-seo&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1851.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2356</link>
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  1853.            <pubDate>Fri, 26 Oct 2018 11:56:41 -0400</pubDate>
  1854.        </item>
  1855.        <item>
  1856.            <title>Why podcasting companies are getting more into scripted shows</title>
  1857.            <description>Podcasting is going Hollywood.&lt;br /&gt;
  1858. &lt;br /&gt;
  1859. Over the past year, HowStuffWorks, Gimlet and Wondery have stepped up their search for content that can be adapted into film, television, or even books as production studios snap up podcasts for high-profile films and cable TV series with A-list talent like Julia Roberts, Connie Britton and Eric Bana.&lt;br /&gt;
  1860. &lt;br /&gt;
  1861. Gimlet Media, the startup that began selling film and TV rights to its shows last year, has already exceeded every 2018 goal it had set for Gimlet Pictures, said its head, Chris Giliberti. &lt;br /&gt;
  1862. &lt;br /&gt;
  1863. &lt;a href=&quot;https://digiday.com/media/podcast-companies-scripted-shows/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1864.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2355</link>
  1865.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2355</guid>
  1866.            <pubDate>Wed, 24 Oct 2018 11:55:45 -0400</pubDate>
  1867.        </item>
  1868.        <item>
  1869.            <title>Conductor Introduces New Enterprise SEO for Mobile and Local Search</title>
  1870.            <description>Enterprise marketers face more challenges than ever in executing their customer-driven, high-ROI strategies. When customers search nowadays, they are looking for more complete and more specific answers provided for their queries: whether they are searching on a smartphone, looking for results specific to their city, or keeping up with the news of the minute. And Google is constantly improving how it delivers those results.&lt;br /&gt;
  1871. &lt;br /&gt;
  1872. Conductors goal is to make sure the marketing team has all of the data and insights, features, and reporting capabilities customer need—so marketers can deliver for their customers and achieve above and beyond their goals. &lt;br /&gt;
  1873. &lt;br /&gt;
  1874. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.martechadvisor.com/news/seo/conductor-introduces-new-enterprise-seo-for-mobile-and-local-search/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1875.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2354</link>
  1876.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2354</guid>
  1877.            <pubDate>Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:53:24 -0400</pubDate>
  1878.        </item>
  1879.        <item>
  1880.            <title>Wake up law firms, RSS is important for publishing</title>
  1881.            <description>RSS is the standard for the syndication of published content across the open web. For law firms, RSS is how their content reaches many readers, especially their blog content.&lt;br /&gt;
  1882. &lt;br /&gt;
  1883. But of late, I am finding many law firms not using RSS in publishing, even in their blogs.&lt;br /&gt;
  1884. &lt;br /&gt;
  1885. Other firms have their RSS feeds set up incorrectly. All of their blogs in one RSS feed so users receive content they do not want. RSS feeds kicking out some content, but missing other content – almost like a magazine with blank packages here and there.&lt;br /&gt;
  1886. &lt;br /&gt;
  1887. &lt;a href=&quot;https://kevin.lexblog.com/2018/09/14/wake-law-firms-rss/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1888.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2353</link>
  1889.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2353</guid>
  1890.            <pubDate>Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:51:13 -0400</pubDate>
  1891.        </item>
  1892.        <item>
  1893.            <title>SEO &amp; Marketing Facts</title>
  1894.            <description>One of the most significant and important markets in America right now is marketing. Catering to a generation that is hooked on the internet, their phones, constantly browsing, and enjoying the instant gratification of e-commerce might seem easy, but brands have to have insights into who they cater to and how. They also have to keep up with constant updates in technology and strategy.&lt;br /&gt;
  1895. &lt;br /&gt;
  1896. Marketing relies on creativity to stay ahead of the competition. There are some little-known facts about SEO and marketing strategy that may surprise you.&lt;br /&gt;
  1897. &lt;br /&gt;
  1898. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.finsmes.com/2018/09/seo-marketing-facts-you-should-know.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1899.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2352</link>
  1900.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2352</guid>
  1901.            <pubDate>Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:48:52 -0400</pubDate>
  1902.        </item>
  1903.        <item>
  1904.            <title>The History of RSS</title>
  1905.            <description>RSS was first invented by Netscape. They wanted to use an XML format to distribute news, stories and information. Netscape refined the version of rss and then dropped it. Userland Software to control of the specficiation and continued to develop it releasing a newer version. A non-commercial group picked up RSS at the same time and based on their interpretation of the Netscapes original concept of RSS they too released a new version. UserLand was not happy with the non-commercial version and continued development of their own version of RSS (Really Simple Syndication), eventually UserLand released RSS v2.&lt;br /&gt;
  1906. &lt;br /&gt;
  1907. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.rss-specifications.com/history-rss.htm&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;The History of RSS&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1908.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2351</link>
  1909.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2351</guid>
  1910.            <pubDate>Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:48:14 -0400</pubDate>
  1911.        </item>
  1912.        <item>
  1913.            <title>Valuable SEO Tips to Improve Search Engine Rankings</title>
  1914.            <description>Are you ready to boost your web traffic? If you are relying on people to find you through the internet, then Search Engine Optimisation should be at the top of your priority result. You can’t be able to generate more leads to your business if nobody finds you. &lt;br /&gt;
  1915. &lt;br /&gt;
  1916. Do you know about 93% of experiences on the Internet start with a search engine? So what happens after someone search the internet? The top results on Google have higher chances of getting clicked. If you are not on the top of the list, you have missed potential traffic. What is even more surprising is that about 75% people won’t even move to the second page of the search results. &lt;br /&gt;
  1917. &lt;br /&gt;
  1918. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.promotionworld.com/articles/blog/Online_Marketing/180928-valuable-seo-tips-to-improve-search-engine-rankings&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1919.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2350</link>
  1920.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2350</guid>
  1921.            <pubDate>Sat, 13 Oct 2018 11:45:56 -0400</pubDate>
  1922.        </item>
  1923.        <item>
  1924.            <title>A Guide to SEO For the Impatient</title>
  1925.            <description>Marketing &lt;i&gt;scams &lt;/i&gt;have been around for years. The best ones are those that become accepted as the norm — bottled water anyone? The last 20 years, however, has given rise to a new type of online scam and no acronym in the online business world conjures up images of snake oil salesmen quite like SEO.&lt;br /&gt;
  1926. &lt;br /&gt;
  1927. You’re not alone in being contacted by services claiming they will get your business website to the top of Google within a month. We get them almost daily. It’s frustrating, especially for those of us that are passionate about providing a high-quality SEO service. &lt;br /&gt;
  1928. &lt;br /&gt;
  1929. &lt;a href=&quot;https://medium.com/swlh/a-guide-to-seo-for-the-impatient-2878b5d02967&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1930.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2349</link>
  1931.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2349</guid>
  1932.            <pubDate>Tue, 9 Oct 2018 11:44:02 -0400</pubDate>
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  1934.        <item>
  1935.            <title>4 Reasons Why Podcasting Is a Strong, Authentic Platform for Your Business</title>
  1936.            <description>You have none of the usual constraints of traditional forms of media in terms of length, deadlines, format or language.&lt;br /&gt;
  1937. &lt;br /&gt;
  1938. Plus -- and this is no small plus -- podcast listeners are some of the most loyal consumers of any form of media available today. If they listen once, they&apos;re likely to come back, again and again.&lt;br /&gt;
  1939. &lt;br /&gt;
  1940. There are multiple reasons for that, and multiple ways to do it well, which we&apos;ll explore below. &lt;br /&gt;
  1941. &lt;br /&gt;
  1942. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.inc.com/cathy-huyghe/4-reasons-why-podcasting-is-a-strong-authentic-platform-for-your-business.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1943.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2348</link>
  1944.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2348</guid>
  1945.            <pubDate>Sun, 7 Oct 2018 11:41:45 -0400</pubDate>
  1946.        </item>
  1947.        <item>
  1948.            <title>Gray Hat SEO: How to Improve Your Search Results Without Breaking The Rules</title>
  1949.            <description>Gray Hat SEO is an SEO practice that&apos;s riskier than White Hat SEO, but one that may or may not result in your site being banned from search engines and their affiliate sites. Generally, Gray Hat SEO practices belong in neither the Black Hat nor White Hat category because the terms of service regarding the issue are unclear. In this tutorial, you will get the answers to the following questions:&lt;br /&gt;
  1950. &lt;br /&gt;
  1951. What is Gray Hat SEO?&lt;br /&gt;
  1952. Why does it matter?&lt;br /&gt;
  1953. What Gray Hat SEO should mean to you&lt;br /&gt;
  1954. &lt;br /&gt;
  1955. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.wordstream.com/gray-hat-seo&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1956.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2347</link>
  1957.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2347</guid>
  1958.            <pubDate>Fri, 5 Oct 2018 11:41:03 -0400</pubDate>
  1959.        </item>
  1960.        <item>
  1961.            <title>Is podcasting the future of education?</title>
  1962.            <description>The U.S. is quickly becoming a podcast nation. According to a 2017 survey, nearly 25 percent of Americans — around 68 million — said they listened to podcasts. Forty-two percent were even willing to pay to do so. The largest contingent of podcast listeners (44 percent) are millennials, and that coveted cohort&apos;s tuned-in attention has attracted advertisers, whose podcast-generated revenue rose from $69 million in 2015 to $220 million in 2017. In the last four years alone, the popularity of podcast listening has doubled.&lt;br /&gt;
  1963. &lt;br /&gt;
  1964. &lt;a href=&quot;http://theweek.com/articles/797494/podcasting-future-education&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1965.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2346</link>
  1966.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2346</guid>
  1967.            <pubDate>Wed, 3 Oct 2018 11:35:01 -0400</pubDate>
  1968.        </item>
  1969.        <item>
  1970.            <title>9 Ways to Dominate Marketing in Less Time</title>
  1971.            <description>As an entrepreneur, you are in a Catch-22. If you don’t spend time marketing your business, it can not grow. If you spend too much time focused on marketing, you can not develop or enhance the products or services you are selling.&lt;br /&gt;
  1972. &lt;br /&gt;
  1973. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/news/9-ways-to-dominate-marketing-in-less-time/ar-AAACmK3&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1974.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2345</link>
  1975.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2345</guid>
  1976.            <pubDate>Mon, 1 Oct 2018 11:30:19 -0400</pubDate>
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  1978.        <item>
  1979.            <title>Four Advanced SEO Tactics To Increase Your Traffic Today</title>
  1980.            <description>Today, almost every business has a website -- the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker alike. If you are happy with the number of customers you currently have, then do not read this article. If you would like to bring your products to new markets, read on.&lt;br /&gt;
  1981. &lt;br /&gt;
  1982. There is a catch: Getting more quality traffic means you will have to do some work.&lt;br /&gt;
  1983. &lt;br /&gt;
  1984. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescommunicationscouncil/2018/09/27/four-advanced-seo-tactics-to-increase-your-traffic-today/#6f08159f12ba&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1985.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2344</link>
  1986.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2344</guid>
  1987.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Sep 2018 11:29:05 -0400</pubDate>
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  1990.            <title>Is Facebook Limiting News Feeds To 25 Friends?</title>
  1991.            <description>As Reuben alluded and our sources VERIFY, the claim is false. Facebook did announce, in January, it would be changing its status update philosophy.&lt;br /&gt;
  1992. &lt;br /&gt;
  1993. The social network explained it is going to try to show users more posts from friends that have &quot;meaningful interactions.&quot; It plans to do that by reducing the number of articles and videos that appear on news feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  1994. &lt;br /&gt;
  1995. But, Facebook never said it is limiting news feed updates to 25 friends. Rather, the social network is just prioritizing the statuses users will be more inclined to see.&lt;br /&gt;
  1996. &lt;br /&gt;
  1997. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/good-morning-show/verify-is-facebook-limiting-news-feeds-to-25-friends/83-598556494&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1998.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2343</link>
  1999.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2343</guid>
  2000.            <pubDate>Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:27:27 -0400</pubDate>
  2001.        </item>
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  2003.            <title>An Ode To RSS, Moodles Most Pressing Interface</title>
  2004.            <description>If there are tech ideas that refuse to die, then Moodle is the land of the undead. Moodlers have access to a delightful and eclectic variety of tools whose time in the spotlight happened a while ago. Email, Forums, Wikis, Blogs. SCORM could not go without mention. No matter how hard Moodle tries to add a fresh face to it, most Moodle experiences today are evocatively reminiscent of a simpler past. To nicely tie up the rooms in nostalgia, its core is built in PHP, the language that refuses to die.&lt;br /&gt;
  2005. &lt;br /&gt;
  2006. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.moodlenews.com/2018/an-ode-to-rss-moodles-most-pressing-interface/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2007.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2342</link>
  2008.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2342</guid>
  2009.            <pubDate>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:20:02 -0400</pubDate>
  2010.        </item>
  2011.        <item>
  2012.            <title>Social Media Strategy</title>
  2013.            <description>Content is still king.&lt;br /&gt;
  2014. &lt;br /&gt;
  2015. Today’s best social media strategists focus on aggregating content on their platforms. They elevate their own brands through collaborations with others, leveraging their content, while also minimizing operating and production costs. And the better your reputation for social media excellence becomes, the more users you will find who are willing to work together for little-to-no compensation. &lt;br /&gt;
  2016. &lt;br /&gt;
  2017. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/316290&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2018.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2341</link>
  2019.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2341</guid>
  2020.            <pubDate>Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:34:24 -0400</pubDate>
  2021.        </item>
  2022.        <item>
  2023.            <title>5 Ways to Proactively Engage Prospects and Customers</title>
  2024.            <description>While responding quickly to incoming customer inquiries has almost become table stakes in social media, many sophisticated brands have learned that proactive customer care can provide additional benefits to both the company and the customer.&lt;br /&gt;
  2025. &lt;br /&gt;
  2026. Proactively contacting prospects and customers can create a surprisingly positive customer experience, provide marketing benefits like brand awareness, and even save servicing costs. It can also Proactively listening to prospects and customers on social media can identify key trends, new product opportunities, and customer pain points.&lt;br /&gt;
  2027. &lt;br /&gt;
  2028. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/dangingiss/2018/07/23/5-ways-to-proactively-engage-propects-and-customers-on-social-media/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2029.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2340</link>
  2030.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2340</guid>
  2031.            <pubDate>Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:32:28 -0400</pubDate>
  2032.        </item>
  2033.        <item>
  2034.            <title>Activism in the Social Media Age</title>
  2035.            <description>This month marks the fifth anniversary of the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, which was first coined following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. In the course of those five years, #BlackLivesMatter has become an archetypal example of modern protests and political engagement on social media: A new Pew Research Center analysis of public tweets finds the hashtag has been used nearly 30 million times on Twitter – an average of 17,002 times per day – as of May 1, 2018.&lt;br /&gt;
  2036. &lt;br /&gt;
  2037. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.pewinternet.org/2018/07/11/activism-in-the-social-media-age/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2038.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2339</link>
  2039.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2339</guid>
  2040.            <pubDate>Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:30:48 -0400</pubDate>
  2041.        </item>
  2042.        <item>
  2043.            <title>Winning the Social Media Marketing Game</title>
  2044.            <description>Thousands of years ago, clans gathered around fires to share their days experiences and to tell stories that established group norms and shaped social organization. Today, the fires embers have been replaced by the glow of internet-connected devices, but the communal exchange of stories and perspectives remains a fundamental force in social development.&lt;br /&gt;
  2045. &lt;br /&gt;
  2046. From a business standpoint, a few important differences emerge from this evolution. Social media users can now publicly discuss their experiences with brands or products, forming large coalitions of interest that exert vast social pressure on brands and other organizations. From the presidential election to the newest cereal, everything is now a matter of public interest.&lt;br /&gt;
  2047. &lt;br /&gt;
  2048. &lt;a href=&quot;https://marketingland.com/winning-the-social-media-marketing-game-244004&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2049.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2338</link>
  2050.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2338</guid>
  2051.            <pubDate>Wed, 12 Sep 2018 09:26:46 -0400</pubDate>
  2052.        </item>
  2053.        <item>
  2054.            <title>Here Is what you can do if your social media post gets taken down</title>
  2055.            <description>Some social media-content is easy to evaluate. Cute cat pictures? Great. Helpful how-to videos? Perfect. Unfortunately, parsing posts gets a lot more complicated when the content flowing through the tubes of social media involves news. Earlier this week, the House Judiciary Committee brought in representatives from Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook to discuss the companies policies and practices for evaluating and moderating content (mostly political in nature) and the internet scourge that is fake news.&lt;br /&gt;
  2056. &lt;br /&gt;
  2057. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.popsci.com/appeal-social-media-post-takedowns&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2058.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2337</link>
  2059.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2337</guid>
  2060.            <pubDate>Mon, 10 Sep 2018 09:25:41 -0400</pubDate>
  2061.        </item>
  2062.        <item>
  2063.            <title>2018. Social media is no longer optional</title>
  2064.            <description>Times change. People change. And that means you need to change too — here is how to establish your digital presence quickly and efficiently&lt;br /&gt;
  2065. &lt;br /&gt;
  2066. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20180726/FREE/180729938/its-2018-social-media-is-no-longer-optional&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2067.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2336</link>
  2068.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2336</guid>
  2069.            <pubDate>Fri, 7 Sep 2018 09:20:57 -0400</pubDate>
  2070.        </item>
  2071.        <item>
  2072.            <title>Up Your Social Media Game By Answering These 8 Branding Questions</title>
  2073.            <description>To excel at social media, you must be a social media expert, right? While this is true in some respects, having narrow social media knowledge can also be limiting. A social media-only focus can actually hold back your social media strategy from reaching its full potential. You are building more than a social media presence -- you are building a brand. Social media is not an end unto itself. Vanity metrics -- followers and likes -- may be early indicators of good content, but the true test of social media is business impact. Management will eventually stop paying for social media activity that does not lead to bottom line action.&lt;br /&gt;
  2074. &lt;br /&gt;
  2075. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/315699&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2076.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2335</link>
  2077.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2335</guid>
  2078.            <pubDate>Wed, 5 Sep 2018 09:19:39 -0400</pubDate>
  2079.        </item>
  2080.        <item>
  2081.            <title>How to Schedule Your Social Media Updates More Efficiently</title>
  2082.            <description>Take time to organize your social media updates and create a social media calendar before you schedule them.&lt;br /&gt;
  2083. &lt;br /&gt;
  2084. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.marketingprofs.com/articles/2018/34962/how-to-schedule-your-social-media-updates-more-efficiently&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2085.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2334</link>
  2086.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2334</guid>
  2087.            <pubDate>Mon, 3 Sep 2018 09:18:28 -0400</pubDate>
  2088.        </item>
  2089.        <item>
  2090.            <title>Good and Bad of Social Media</title>
  2091.            <description>Every social media has two sides — bright and dark. It can either be a help or a hindrance depending on the way how students use it. It is a known fact that social media is being used for hiring, as an educational and entertainment tool.&lt;br /&gt;
  2092. &lt;br /&gt;
  2093. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.deccanherald.com/supplements/dh-education/good-and-bad-social-media-683498.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Complete Article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2094.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2333</link>
  2095.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2333</guid>
  2096.            <pubDate>Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:57:23 -0400</pubDate>
  2097.        </item>
  2098.        <item>
  2099.            <title>4 Unexpected Social Media Platforms to Grow Your Brand Awareness</title>
  2100.            <description>However, social media marketing efforts can span far beyond the core four: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. In fact, these popular platforms see such high users yet have such stringent algorithms that it can be hard to ensure your followers see your organic content, much less that your content helps you capture new consumers.&lt;br /&gt;
  2101. &lt;br /&gt;
  2102. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/315956&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2103.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2332</link>
  2104.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2332</guid>
  2105.            <pubDate>Wed, 29 Aug 2018 09:53:59 -0400</pubDate>
  2106.        </item>
  2107.        <item>
  2108.            <title>The ROI of Social Media</title>
  2109.            <description>However, with the help of digital tools such as Hootsuite and Google Analytics, tracking social media is a little easier. These tools make it simple to measure engagement, likes and comments. Where people run into trouble though is measuring the actual sales that come from social media. In fact, a whopping 58 percent of brands say they measure engagement but not actual conversions; only 21 percent say they measure conversions.&lt;br /&gt;
  2110. &lt;br /&gt;
  2111. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/316319&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2112.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2331</link>
  2113.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2331</guid>
  2114.            <pubDate>Mon, 27 Aug 2018 09:52:23 -0400</pubDate>
  2115.        </item>
  2116.        <item>
  2117.            <title>Five tips to help tweens and teens clean up their social media feeds</title>
  2118.            <description>Keeping tabs on the rich, famous, and just-plain-cool is nothing new, of course. But social media can take that fixation to a pretty dark place. The feeling is common enough that some doctors are calling it social media anxiety disorder (SMAD) – although what most kids have is more like FOMO ... on steroids. While it is tough to see your kid in despair, there is a good solution that doesn&apos;t require an all-out social media ban: Just help your kid clean up their feed. &lt;br /&gt;
  2119. &lt;br /&gt;
  2120. Self-comparison is a natural part of the tween and teen years. And for most kids, so is social media. While there are plenty of good things kids get out of their online connections, sometimes the combo can lead to a negative feedback loop that gnaws away at them. &lt;br /&gt;
  2121. &lt;br /&gt;
  2122. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2018/07/29/five-tips-to-help-tweens-and-teens-clean-up-their-social-media-feeds/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2123.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2330</link>
  2124.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2330</guid>
  2125.            <pubDate>Fri, 24 Aug 2018 09:50:25 -0400</pubDate>
  2126.        </item>
  2127.        <item>
  2128.            <title>Do social networks change our attitudes?</title>
  2129.            <description>The network theory of attitudes is a simple idea that has profound implications, if true. This is the theory that when two people hold the same attitude, they are linked together as a result, like two people holding strings to the same balloon. When different people are holding the same bunch of attitudes, they are grouped together and different groups are distinguishable by the different sets of attitudes they are holding. &lt;br /&gt;
  2130. &lt;br /&gt;
  2131. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.rte.ie/eile/brainstorm/2018/0727/981381-do-social-networks-change-our-attitudes/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2132.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2329</link>
  2133.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2329</guid>
  2134.            <pubDate>Wed, 22 Aug 2018 09:48:47 -0400</pubDate>
  2135.        </item>
  2136.        <item>
  2137.            <title>Social media sentiment not predictive of offline brand outcomes</title>
  2138.            <description>The conventional thinking is that social media conversations about brands are representative of broader consumer sentiment in the overall market. However a new study from Engagement Labs, appearing in the Journal of Advertising Research, finds online discussions and sentiment are not necessarily predictive of offline brand outcomes.&lt;br /&gt;
  2139. &lt;br /&gt;
  2140. &lt;a href=&quot;https://marketingland.com/report-social-media-sentiment-not-predictive-of-offline-brand-outcomes-244256&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2141.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2328</link>
  2142.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2328</guid>
  2143.            <pubDate>Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:48:08 -0400</pubDate>
  2144.        </item>
  2145.        <item>
  2146.            <title>What 10 Social Media Professionals Say Should Be Your Top Priority Right Now</title>
  2147.            <description>The one constant about social media is change, so it is a good practice to step back once in a while and ensure that your companys strategy is still current and effective.&lt;br /&gt;
  2148. &lt;br /&gt;
  2149. As we enter the second half of the year, it is time to take stock in the social media strategy that was probably developed in late 2017 or early 2018. Is your company up to date on all of the social media platform changes? Do you know what is working and what is not?&lt;br /&gt;
  2150. &lt;br /&gt;
  2151. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/dangingiss/2018/07/16/what-10-social-media-professionals-say-should-be-your-top-priority-right-now/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2152.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2327</link>
  2153.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2327</guid>
  2154.            <pubDate>Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:44:13 -0400</pubDate>
  2155.        </item>
  2156.        <item>
  2157.            <title>5 Reasons to Stop Posting Hype on Social Media</title>
  2158.            <description>As social media use has risen, I am not surprised that reports show a growing trend among millennials to trust influencers less and less. The hype, bragging and self-aggrandizing make it hard for any of us to believe it is authentic. While there is no harm in a little bragging, Harvard Business Review reports that too much of it or the wrong type of bragging can hurt your chances of getting a job, being trusted or being liked by strangers.&lt;br /&gt;
  2159. &lt;br /&gt;
  2160. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/315554&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2161.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2326</link>
  2162.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2326</guid>
  2163.            <pubDate>Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:43:11 -0400</pubDate>
  2164.        </item>
  2165.        <item>
  2166.            <title>30 Crazy Social Media Facts That Might Change How You Think About Marketing</title>
  2167.            <description>Social media has been a rising player in the digital marketing game for so long now that many are wondering when it’s going to start losing steam.&lt;br /&gt;
  2168. &lt;br /&gt;
  2169. The answer to this question? Not anytime soon.&lt;br /&gt;
  2170. &lt;br /&gt;
  2171. People are in love with social media platforms.&lt;br /&gt;
  2172. &lt;br /&gt;
  2173. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.searchenginejournal.com/social-media-facts/258533/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2174.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2325</link>
  2175.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2325</guid>
  2176.            <pubDate>Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:41:02 -0400</pubDate>
  2177.        </item>
  2178.        <item>
  2179.            <title>Try These New Customer Service Social Media Strategies</title>
  2180.            <description>If you want better customer service -- and who doesn&apos;t? -- there are strategies, and there are social media strategies.&lt;br /&gt;
  2181. &lt;br /&gt;
  2182. Like many consumers, Ryan James, has discovered the latter lately. When he needed to arrange a wheelchair for a recent flight from Budapest to Montreal, he skipped the phone just tweeted to Air Canada.&lt;br /&gt;
  2183. &lt;br /&gt;
  2184. &lt;i&gt;They were so responsive&lt;/i&gt;, says a James, college professor from Budapest. Problem solved.&lt;br /&gt;
  2185. &lt;br /&gt;
  2186. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherelliott/2018/07/28/try-these-new-customer-service-social-media-strategies/#66f070641b46&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2187.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2324</link>
  2188.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2324</guid>
  2189.            <pubDate>Fri, 10 Aug 2018 09:33:35 -0400</pubDate>
  2190.        </item>
  2191.        <item>
  2192.            <title>Social Media and Pandemics</title>
  2193.            <description>The societal and psychological consequences of social media in the information age are emerging slowly. The consequences of the headline-grabbing examples above are fairly obvious, but other implications might not be as immediately apparent.&lt;br /&gt;
  2194. &lt;br /&gt;
  2195. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/thanks-to-social-media-the-pandemics-of-the-future-could-be-psychological-1.755042&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2196.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2323</link>
  2197.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2323</guid>
  2198.            <pubDate>Wed, 8 Aug 2018 09:32:08 -0400</pubDate>
  2199.        </item>
  2200.        <item>
  2201.            <title>Investors Step Back From Social-Media Highfliers</title>
  2202.            <description>Shares of Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. endured a surprise rout this week, as investors were rattled by signs that users are souring on the social-media stalwarts.&lt;br /&gt;
  2203. &lt;br /&gt;
  2204. Twitter said Friday that its number of monthly users dropped in the second quarter and could continue to fall as it purges fake accounts, results that echoed Facebooks bombshell guidance Wednesday that its growth is expected to slow through the end of the year.&lt;br /&gt;
  2205. &lt;br /&gt;
  2206. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.wsj.com/articles/investors-step-back-from-social-media-highfliers-1532733551&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2207.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2322</link>
  2208.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2322</guid>
  2209.            <pubDate>Mon, 6 Aug 2018 09:30:50 -0400</pubDate>
  2210.        </item>
  2211.        <item>
  2212.            <title>6 Best Free RSS Reader Apps For 2018: Get Your Daily Dose Of RSS Feeds</title>
  2213.            <description>The ever-expanding size of the world wide web has caused an explosion of content in different horizons. Be it the case of videos, music, or text-based content, billions of netizens gobble loads of content every day.&lt;br /&gt;
  2214. &lt;br /&gt;
  2215. There is an uncountable number of websites ready to feed you with the daily dose of their interesting articles. You can count us in the list if you want. But how would single human visit tons of websites to slurp all the information? Thankfully, there are ways to so.&lt;br /&gt;
  2216. &lt;br /&gt;
  2217. &lt;a href=&quot;https://fossbytes.com/best-rss-reader-apps/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2218.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2321</link>
  2219.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2321</guid>
  2220.            <pubDate>Fri, 3 Aug 2018 09:27:07 -0400</pubDate>
  2221.        </item>
  2222.        <item>
  2223.            <title>How to Automate Your Twitter Feed for Free</title>
  2224.            <description>A good way to go about automated tweeting is to use Google News. However, that should be used only if you’re in for a niche subject. If you use a keyword like &lt;i&gt;technology,&lt;/i&gt; there will be too much chaos and a too high frequency of content going out.&lt;br /&gt;
  2225. &lt;br /&gt;
  2226. &lt;a href=&quot;https://techacute.com/how-to-automate-twitter-feed-free/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2227.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2320</link>
  2228.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2320</guid>
  2229.            <pubDate>Wed, 1 Aug 2018 09:24:45 -0400</pubDate>
  2230.        </item>
  2231.        <item>
  2232.            <title>Mozilla plans to remove RSS feed reader and Live Bookmarks support from Firefox</title>
  2233.            <description>Mozillas current plan aims for a removal of both features in Firefox 63 or Firefox 64, out October or December 2018. The change won&apos;t affect the current Firefox 60 ESR version but the next Firefox ESR after Firefox 60 ESR won&apos;t support both features anymore as well.&lt;br /&gt;
  2234. &lt;br /&gt;
  2235. We published an overview of Live Bookmarks in 2014, but Firefox supported the feature for much longer. Live Bookmarks allowed Firefox users to subscribe to a site&apos;s RSS feed so that new articles would be displayed in a bookmarks folder in the web browser.&lt;br /&gt;
  2236. &lt;br /&gt;
  2237. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/25/mozilla-plans-to-remove-rss-feed-reader-and-live-bookmarks-support-from-firefox/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2238.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2319</link>
  2239.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2319</guid>
  2240.            <pubDate>Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:22:00 -0400</pubDate>
  2241.        </item>
  2242.        <item>
  2243.            <title>What is the average age when kids get a social media account?</title>
  2244.            <description>A US law gives parents control over what information websites can collect from their kids.&lt;br /&gt;
  2245. &lt;br /&gt;
  2246. The Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, imposes certain requirements on operators of websites and online services -- including social media sites -- so that personal information from children under 13 is not collected, disclosed or used without parental consent.&lt;br /&gt;
  2247. &lt;br /&gt;
  2248. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/22/health/social-media-for-kids-parent-curve/index.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete aritcle&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2249.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2318</link>
  2250.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2318</guid>
  2251.            <pubDate>Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:52:08 -0400</pubDate>
  2252.        </item>
  2253.        <item>
  2254.            <title>Twitter is Cracking Down on Bots</title>
  2255.            <description>Twitter is cracking down on bots after it announced changes to its API that will massively reduce the impact of services that allow links and content to be shared across multiple accounts, i.e. the software that powers Twitter bots.&lt;br /&gt;
  2256. &lt;br /&gt;
  2257. So that means an end to services that let those controlling large numbers of accounts to batch tweet, follow users, retweet or like tweets. Twitter will continue to allow content to be posted to accounts using software, for example, weather alerts, RSS feed updates and more, but they will now be limited to a single account going forward.&lt;br /&gt;
  2258. &lt;br /&gt;
  2259. &lt;a href=&quot;https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/22/twitter-is-finally-cracking-down-on-bots/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2260.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2317</link>
  2261.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2317</guid>
  2262.            <pubDate>Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:51:25 -0400</pubDate>
  2263.        </item>
  2264.        <item>
  2265.            <title>How Social Media Can Benefit From Blockchain Technology</title>
  2266.            <description>Blockchain has gained increasing popularity over the past year. Having begun as the technology behind cryptocurrency exchanges, it has now shown promise in almost every other sector of the economy as it’s a secure, reliable and tamper-proof way of recording transactions and exchanging data.&lt;br /&gt;
  2267. &lt;br /&gt;
  2268. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewarnold/2018/06/22/how-social-media-can-benefit-from-blockchain-technology/#4ef5585e4eb5&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2269.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2316</link>
  2270.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2316</guid>
  2271.            <pubDate>Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:50:25 -0400</pubDate>
  2272.        </item>
  2273.        <item>
  2274.            <title>What is Social Media Intelligence in 2018?</title>
  2275.            <description>Every social media network relies on certain metrics to measure their social media success. Each of these social media metrics plays a critical role in the modern marketing strategy. Global brands utilize social media marketing tools to engage their customers effectively, informing them about the products and services accurately and with better relevance. Companies not using social media analytics for their marketing campaigns find it harder to connect to their online customers, leading to a vortex of unaligned marketing campaigns.&lt;br /&gt;
  2276. &lt;br /&gt;
  2277. &lt;a href=&quot;https://martechseries.com/mts-insights/mts-primer/primer-social-media-intelligence-2018/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2278.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2315</link>
  2279.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2315</guid>
  2280.            <pubDate>Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:47:47 -0400</pubDate>
  2281.        </item>
  2282.        <item>
  2283.            <title>Looking for Ways to Improve Your Customer Engagement on Social Media?</title>
  2284.            <description>The biggest mistake people make when promoting their brand, company or even themselves on social media is thinking that simply posting is enough. However, that’s far from the case. Managing a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account means having to strategize ways to keep your current audience captivated, while simultaneously attracting new users to your page.&lt;br /&gt;
  2285. &lt;br /&gt;
  2286. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/315052&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2287.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2314</link>
  2288.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2314</guid>
  2289.            <pubDate>Wed, 11 Jul 2018 09:44:19 -0400</pubDate>
  2290.        </item>
  2291.        <item>
  2292.            <title>Twitter pushes trending news to the top of your feed</title>
  2293.            <description>As Facebook fights its own fake news problem, Twitter looks like its interested in finding more ways to push news content to its microblogging service. According to a report at BuzzFeed, Twitter has confirmed that it is testing new algorithm-curated timelines when big events happen, then putting tweets from news organizations and other users at the top of your timeline. So far, Twitter says humans are involved in story selection, but a Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed that it could be come only algorithmic in the future.&lt;br /&gt;
  2294. &lt;br /&gt;
  2295. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/14/twitter-pushes-trending-news-top-feed/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2296.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2313</link>
  2297.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2313</guid>
  2298.            <pubDate>Mon, 9 Jul 2018 09:41:23 -0400</pubDate>
  2299.        </item>
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  2301.            <title>On social media, are we worker bees or player bees?</title>
  2302.            <description>Why would these companies pay when so many of us are willing to do it, as you say, for free? When big tech wants the public to generate a new set of data for them, they design a fun new device designed to train us to do it. And we pay them for the privilege! More and more people have either the Apple, Amazon, or Google home assistant, which we know is already recording our passive conversation for use in improving each company’s voice recognition software and AI. &lt;br /&gt;
  2303. &lt;br /&gt;
  2304. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/letters/2018/06/22/social-media-are-worker-bees-player-bees/2nVwh0iPHRllYWa1LOYVGK/story.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2305.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2312</link>
  2306.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2312</guid>
  2307.            <pubDate>Fri, 6 Jul 2018 09:28:03 -0400</pubDate>
  2308.        </item>
  2309.        <item>
  2310.            <title>Your Social Media Profile Can Make the Difference Between Being Accepted or Rejected to Harvard</title>
  2311.            <description>According to the same Kaplan survey mentioned above, the percentage of college admissions officers using social media for admissions criteria went down from 40 percent in 2015, to 35 percent in 2016, to 29 percent in 2017. Students seem to be making it more difficult for college admission personnel to check them out on social media. &lt;br /&gt;
  2312. &lt;br /&gt;
  2313. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/314021&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2314.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2311</link>
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  2316.            <pubDate>Thu, 5 Jul 2018 09:26:35 -0400</pubDate>
  2317.        </item>
  2318.        <item>
  2319.            <title>Social network adoption varies widely by country</title>
  2320.            <description>Across 39 countries, a median of 53% say they use online social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter. However, that figure conceals large differences around the world, and the relationship between social media use and national wealth is not as strong as it is for overall internet use and smartphone ownership.&lt;br /&gt;
  2321. &lt;br /&gt;
  2322. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.pewglobal.org/2018/06/19/3-social-network-adoption-varies-widely-by-country/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2323.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2310</link>
  2324.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2310</guid>
  2325.            <pubDate>Mon, 2 Jul 2018 09:15:16 -0400</pubDate>
  2326.        </item>
  2327.        <item>
  2328.            <title>Feed Hawk hunts down YouTube channel RSS feeds for you</title>
  2329.            <description>Are you still using RSS? If you are (and you should be, as we will see in a moment), then you should use the Feed Hawk app on your iPhone and iPad. Feed Hawk puts itself in your iOS Share Sheet and locates the RSS feed(s) from any website you visit. If you want, it can automatically subscribe you to the RSS feed in your RSS reader of choice.&lt;br /&gt;
  2330. &lt;br /&gt;
  2331. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cultofmac.com/499612/feed-hawk-rss-feed-finder-youtube-channels/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2332.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2309</link>
  2333.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2309</guid>
  2334.            <pubDate>Fri, 29 Jun 2018 09:14:01 -0400</pubDate>
  2335.        </item>
  2336.        <item>
  2337.            <title>New Google News Drops RSS Feed Subscription Buttons</title>
  2338.            <description>With the new Google News, they did not just drop the standout tag and editors pick but it seems like the direct method to subscribe to Google News via RSS and Google News keyword searches is gone. There are still ways to subscribe, but the buttons seem to be gone in the new design.&lt;br /&gt;
  2339. &lt;br /&gt;
  2340. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.seroundtable.com/google-news-rss-feed-gone-25795.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2341.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2308</link>
  2342.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2308</guid>
  2343.            <pubDate>Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:53:42 -0400</pubDate>
  2344.        </item>
  2345.        <item>
  2346.            <title>You Can Not Treat Social Media as an Add-on or Afterthought</title>
  2347.            <description>Today, seven out of 10 Americans use social media. Despite the opportunity (and in spite of the lip-service paid to social), more marketers are skimping on their approach. Reposting 30-second TV spots to YouTube and uploading billboard or print ads to Instagram are commonplace, and a detriment to your brand.&lt;br /&gt;
  2348. &lt;br /&gt;
  2349. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/314957&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete carticle&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2350.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2307</link>
  2351.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2307</guid>
  2352.            <pubDate>Mon, 25 Jun 2018 09:00:57 -0400</pubDate>
  2353.        </item>
  2354.        <item>
  2355.            <title>Social media still growing in emerging markets but stalled elsewhere</title>
  2356.            <description>In 2015-16, roughly four-in-ten adults across the emerging nations surveyed by Pew said they used social networking sites, and as of 2017, a majority (53%) use social media. Whereas, over the same period, social media use has generally been flat in many of the advanced economies surveyed.&lt;br /&gt;
  2357. &lt;br /&gt;
  2358. Internet use and smartphone ownership have also stayed level in developed markets over the same period vs rising in emerging economies.&lt;br /&gt;
  2359. &lt;br /&gt;
  2360. &lt;a href=&quot;https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/19/pew-social-media-still-growing-in-emerging-markets-but-stalled-elsewhere/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2361.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2306</link>
  2362.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2306</guid>
  2363.            <pubDate>Fri, 22 Jun 2018 19:50:49 -0400</pubDate>
  2364.        </item>
  2365.        <item>
  2366.            <title>Social media: should we really be questioning its value for brands?</title>
  2367.            <description>Most organisations believe social media has a role to play in their marketing communications, but, equally, most would struggle to explain exactly what that role is. There’s little doubt that social media takes up a significant amount of consumer time and attention but without understanding the influence and quantifying the commercial benefits for brands and businesses, no marketing activity should be above question.&lt;br /&gt;
  2368. &lt;br /&gt;
  2369. Like every other marketing activity, a social media strategy must be judged on its positive impact on business or brand metrics. &lt;br /&gt;
  2370. &lt;br /&gt;
  2371. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.thedrum.com/opinion/2018/05/21/social-media-should-we-really-be-questioning-its-value-brands&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2372.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2305</link>
  2373.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2305</guid>
  2374.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:51:06 -0400</pubDate>
  2375.        </item>
  2376.        <item>
  2377.            <title>The New Era of Social Networking</title>
  2378.            <description>Cryptocurrencies are digital currency designed to represent the architecture of the internet. Rather than counting on a standard financial institution to guarantee and verify business deals, cryptocurrency transactions are examined or &lt;i&gt;confirmed,&lt;/i&gt; by the computers of the users on the currencys network. The computers used in verifying the deals usually receive little amount of the currency as a reward. &lt;br /&gt;
  2379. &lt;br /&gt;
  2380. &lt;a href=&quot;https://sanvada.com/2018/05/15/uhive%E2%80%8A-%E2%80%8Athe-new-era-social-networking/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2381.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2304</link>
  2382.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2304</guid>
  2383.            <pubDate>Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:49:13 -0400</pubDate>
  2384.        </item>
  2385.        <item>
  2386.            <title>How heavy use of social media is linked to mental illness</title>
  2387.            <description>According to a survey in 2017 by the Royal Society for Public Health, Britons aged 14-24 believe that Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter have detrimental effects on their wellbeing. On average, they reported that these social networks gave them extra scope for self-expression and community-building.&lt;br /&gt;
  2388. &lt;br /&gt;
  2389. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/05/18/how-heavy-use-of-social-media-is-linked-to-mental-illness&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2390.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2303</link>
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  2392.            <pubDate>Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:48:01 -0400</pubDate>
  2393.        </item>
  2394.        <item>
  2395.            <title>Regulators Eyeing Social Media In Europe</title>
  2396.            <description>Against the backdrop of social media controversy — remember Facebook, of course, and 87 million users’ data exposed to Cambridge Analytica — oversight is tightening in Europe.&lt;br /&gt;
  2397. &lt;br /&gt;
  2398. The regulatory gaze become more fully trained on social media as in Germany, intelligence official Hans Georg Maassen said last week that regulation may be needed for social media companies if the European Union finds that more transparency is needed.&lt;br /&gt;
  2399. &lt;br /&gt;
  2400. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.pymnts.com/news/regulation/2018/regulators-social-media-europe/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2401.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2302</link>
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  2403.            <pubDate>Wed, 13 Jun 2018 09:46:35 -0400</pubDate>
  2404.        </item>
  2405.        <item>
  2406.            <title>A leaked look at Facebooks search engine for influencer marketing</title>
  2407.            <description>The next money-maker could be this tool for connecting marketers to social media creators so they can team up on sponsored-content Facebook&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;ad campaigns. The Branded Content Matching search engine lets advertisers select the biographical characteristics of creators fans they want to reach, see stats about these audiences, and contact them to hammer out deals.&lt;br /&gt;
  2408. &lt;br /&gt;
  2409. Leaked screenshots of Facebook’s promotional materials for the tool were first attained and published in German by AllFacebook.de.&lt;br /&gt;
  2410. &lt;br /&gt;
  2411. &lt;a href=&quot;https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/18/facebook-creator-search/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2412.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2301</link>
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  2414.            <pubDate>Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:42:48 -0400</pubDate>
  2415.        </item>
  2416.        <item>
  2417.            <title>The Best Days and Times to Post on Social Media</title>
  2418.            <description>
  2419.                <![CDATA[When is the best time to post on social media? Unmetric, an AI-powered social media analytics platform, reviewed social media posts from 100 brands over a five-week period, then compiled the data into an infographic that explores the answers to that question.<br />
  2420. <br />
  2421. The data shows...<br />
  2422. <br />
  2423. • Surprisingly, Instagram user activity peaks at 3-4 AM on Sundays (because of global interactions, yet Instagram posts on Tuesdays received the best engagement.<br />
  2424. <br />
  2425. • Facebook's sweet spot for engagement is on Thursdays, 9-10 AM; and weekends show lower engagement on Facebook.<br />
  2426. • The most rewarding time for brands to post on Twitter is between 11 AM and noon.<br />
  2427. <br />
  2428. <a href="https://www.marketingprofs.com/chirp/2018/34788/the-best-days-and-times-to-post-on-social-media-infographic" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  2429.            </description>
  2430.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2300</link>
  2431.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2300</guid>
  2432.            <pubDate>Fri, 8 Jun 2018 09:41:33 -0400</pubDate>
  2433.        </item>
  2434.        <item>
  2435.            <title>Social network for medics lets doctors discuss cases</title>
  2436.            <description>Half a million doctors worldwide are sharing their knowledge on a social network for medics to find answers for their patients.&lt;br /&gt;
  2437. &lt;br /&gt;
  2438. On MedShr, set up in 2014 by a London cardiologist, doctors can post details of cases and other medics can give their input.&lt;br /&gt;
  2439. &lt;br /&gt;
  2440. A doctor treating a young Afghan refugee in Serbia, who needed plates and pins in his legs, received advice from other specialists that helped formulate a plan to help the boy walk again. In Kenya, hospitals run by junior doctors are able to get remote support from seniors.&lt;br /&gt;
  2441. &lt;br /&gt;
  2442. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/social-network-for-medics-lets-doctors-discuss-cases-82283jmvv&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2443.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2299</link>
  2444.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2299</guid>
  2445.            <pubDate>Wed, 6 Jun 2018 09:40:21 -0400</pubDate>
  2446.        </item>
  2447.        <item>
  2448.            <title>Pray.com offers social network for prayer, community-building</title>
  2449.            <description>Convinced that faith communities would want to share prayer requests, announcements and service opportunities without going to multiple platforms and without being awash in advertising, a group of friends created an app just for that.&lt;br /&gt;
  2450. &lt;br /&gt;
  2451. With $2 million in seed money, Pray.com was beta tested with 100 churches in 2016. Today, 6,000 faith communities and thousands of other groups use the app to host their members’ need for prayer and offers of support, as well as to recruit volunteers for local service projects and to collect donations, said two of the co-founders.&lt;br /&gt;
  2452. &lt;br /&gt;
  2453. &lt;a href=&quot;http://catholicphilly.com/2018/04/news/national-news/pray-com-offers-social-network-for-prayer-community-building/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2454.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2298</link>
  2455.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2298</guid>
  2456.            <pubDate>Mon, 4 Jun 2018 09:37:19 -0400</pubDate>
  2457.        </item>
  2458.        <item>
  2459.            <title>How Social Networks Contribute to the Spread of Unproven Innovations</title>
  2460.            <description>There are some new products and services that are very obviously good&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;— a cure for a deadly disease, for example, or some other type of medical innovation. But other innovations have value that is more uncertain, such as an unproven technology. In her latest research paper, Wharton management professor Valentina Assenova examines the role of social networks, both online and offline, in the spread of these complex innovations. &lt;br /&gt;
  2461. &lt;br /&gt;
  2462. &lt;a href=&quot;http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/can-innovation-spread-faster-through-social-networks/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2463.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2297</link>
  2464.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2297</guid>
  2465.            <pubDate>Fri, 1 Jun 2018 09:32:00 -0400</pubDate>
  2466.        </item>
  2467.        <item>
  2468.            <title>Facebook Removes Fake Accounts</title>
  2469.            <description>Facebook purged&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018, demonstrating the amount of spam, violent content and hate speech that gets smeared across the social network.&lt;br /&gt;
  2470. &lt;br /&gt;
  2471. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3032403/facebook-flushes-583-million-fake-accounts-from-its-social-network&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2472.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2296</link>
  2473.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2296</guid>
  2474.            <pubDate>Wed, 30 May 2018 09:31:38 -0400</pubDate>
  2475.        </item>
  2476.        <item>
  2477.            <title>The Social Network Predicted Facebooks Demise</title>
  2478.            <description>
  2479.                <![CDATA[What predicted Facebook’s FB, +1.63%&nbsp;&nbsp; scandal involving data firm Cambridge Analytica and the private information of 50 million user profiles without their consent?<br />
  2480. <br />
  2481. How about the 2010 film <i><u>The Social Network</u></i>?<br />
  2482. <br />
  2483. The movie, directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, was a fictionalized account of how Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg messily developed the social-networking site while at Harvard.<br />
  2484. <br />
  2485. <a href="https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-social-network-predicted-facebooks-current-predicament-2018-03-22" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  2486.            </description>
  2487.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2295</link>
  2488.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2295</guid>
  2489.            <pubDate>Mon, 28 May 2018 09:45:37 -0400</pubDate>
  2490.        </item>
  2491.        <item>
  2492.            <title>How to Master Social Media and Build a Real Brand</title>
  2493.            <description>Amy Porterfield is a social media and content creation mastermind and top speaker, trainer and consultant for young entrepreneurs and professionals looking to maximize their social media reach and engagement. &lt;br /&gt;
  2494. &lt;br /&gt;
  2495. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/video/311621&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2496.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2294</link>
  2497.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2294</guid>
  2498.            <pubDate>Fri, 25 May 2018 09:42:50 -0400</pubDate>
  2499.        </item>
  2500.        <item>
  2501.            <title>Who do you trust to censor social media?</title>
  2502.            <description>It appears inevitable that censorship is coming to social media. The political head of steam behind the idea is such that it’s going to happen. Oh, sure, it will be voluntary codes of conduct, fights against fake news, but it will amount to much the same thing – it will be possible to say some things on Facebook, Twitter and the like, and not others.&lt;br /&gt;
  2503. &lt;br /&gt;
  2504. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.computerweekly.com/opinion/Who-do-you-trust-to-censor-social-media&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2505.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2293</link>
  2506.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2293</guid>
  2507.            <pubDate>Wed, 23 May 2018 09:40:55 -0400</pubDate>
  2508.        </item>
  2509.        <item>
  2510.            <title>Facebook to open up its data for research on social media and electionsX</title>
  2511.            <description>Facebook announced a new initiative today aimed at improving its policies and the role its platform plays in elections. The company acknowledged that it was slow to respond to election interference efforts that took place on its site and says it wants to learn more about social medias role in elections around the world. To do that, it&apos;s putting together a group of researchers that will then develop a research plan, get proposals for projects that address issues defined in its plan and manage a peer review process that will determine who will receive funding and access to Facebook data for their research.&lt;br /&gt;
  2512. &lt;br /&gt;
  2513. The commission of experts will initially work for one year and Facebook says membership will be determined soon.&lt;br /&gt;
  2514. &lt;br /&gt;
  2515. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/09/facebook-open-up-data-research-social-media-election/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2516.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2292</link>
  2517.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2292</guid>
  2518.            <pubDate>Mon, 21 May 2018 09:39:09 -0400</pubDate>
  2519.        </item>
  2520.        <item>
  2521.            <title>Can Social Media Be Saved?</title>
  2522.            <description>You&apos;ve probably experienced it yourself. Maybe it is the way you feel while scrolling through your Twitter feed — anxious, twitchy, a little world weary — or your unease when you see a child watching YouTube videos, knowing she&apos;s just a few algorithmic nudges away from a rabbit hole filled with lunatic conspiracies and gore. Or maybe it was this month&apos;s Facebook privacy scandal, which reminded you that you&apos;ve entrusted the most intimate parts of your digital life to a profit-maximizing surveillance machine.&lt;br /&gt;
  2523. &lt;br /&gt;
  2524. Our growing discomfort with our largest social platforms is reflected in polls. One recently conducted by Axios and SurveyMonkey found that all three of the major social media companies — Facebook, Twitter and Google, which shares a parent company with YouTube — are significantly less popular with Americans than they were five months ago. &lt;br /&gt;
  2525. &lt;br /&gt;
  2526. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/30/can-social-media-be-saved.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2527.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2291</link>
  2528.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2291</guid>
  2529.            <pubDate>Fri, 18 May 2018 09:38:12 -0400</pubDate>
  2530.        </item>
  2531.        <item>
  2532.            <title>Why Is Email the Best Social Network?</title>
  2533.            <description>
  2534.                <![CDATA[The perfect social network would have the following characteristics:<br />
  2535. <br />
  2536. It would have a lot of users — at least as many as Facebook.<br />
  2537. It would filter spam and harassment, but otherwise not algorithmically sort or filter.<br />
  2538. It would enable us to interact with people on all the social networks.<br />
  2539. It would have no advertising.<br />
  2540. It would be user-controllable and user-automatable.<br />
  2541. It would be usable on both mobile and desktop.<br />
  2542. It would have great search (unlike Facebook).<br />
  2543. <br />
  2544. <a href="https://www.computerworld.com/article/3267698/email/why-email-is-the-best-social-network.html" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  2545.            </description>
  2546.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2290</link>
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  2548.            <pubDate>Wed, 16 May 2018 09:09:00 -0400</pubDate>
  2549.        </item>
  2550.        <item>
  2551.            <title>Rage against the social media machine: How did it get to this?</title>
  2552.            <description>People are angry at Facebook. People are angry at YouTube. People are angry at Twitter.&lt;br /&gt;
  2553. &lt;br /&gt;
  2554. With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg set to testify before Congress less than a week after an enraged YouTube user wounded three people before killing herself at the companys headquarters, the growing debate over what Silicon Valley’s social media giants do with the content and information we give them has hit a new pitch.&lt;br /&gt;
  2555. &lt;br /&gt;
  2556. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/04/08/rage-against-the-social-media-machine-how-did-it-get-to-this/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2557.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2289</link>
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  2559.            <pubDate>Mon, 14 May 2018 09:33:56 -0400</pubDate>
  2560.        </item>
  2561.        <item>
  2562.            <title>Best free RSS Reader Windows Store apps for Windows 10</title>
  2563.            <description>Reading the RSS Feeds is a way to keep track of all your favorite blogs and websites. No matter how many websites you have subscribed to, the RSS Feeds bring all the updates in one location for you to read. On the other hand, for the bloggers and website owners, RSS Feeds are the great marketing tool to spread their content to the readers and potential customers. It helps them get a loyal readership and grow their website and businesses.&lt;br /&gt;
  2564. &lt;br /&gt;
  2565. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-free-rss-reader-windows-store-apps-windows-10&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2566.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2288</link>
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  2568.            <pubDate>Fri, 11 May 2018 09:00:18 -0400</pubDate>
  2569.        </item>
  2570.        <item>
  2571.            <title>What is Right, and Wrong, With Social Media</title>
  2572.            <description>The appropriate frustration and disappointment resulting from the recent Facebook and Cambridge Analytica disclosures are making it easy to forget the personal and economic benefits of social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  2573. &lt;br /&gt;
  2574. For example, let’s not forget that we choose to integrate these services into our daily lives because they allow us to deepen social connections and enable us to exercise our individual agency in a fashion that was impossible before their emergence. Or that these services have created millions of jobs, new business ecosystems and helped fuel the rise of the digital economy that brings broad societal benefit.&lt;br /&gt;
  2575. &lt;br /&gt;
  2576. But it is important not to forget the learning of lessons and the hoped-for change. We are seeing some of these changes now. There is no playbook for addressing the principles at play here, and so it will not be all smooth sailing. But you can be certain that the effort will be earnest and that these services will be better as a result.&lt;br /&gt;
  2577. &lt;br /&gt;
  2578. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/05/opinion/facebook-social-media.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2579.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2287</link>
  2580.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2287</guid>
  2581.            <pubDate>Wed, 6 Jun 2018 09:00:22 -0400</pubDate>
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  2584.            <title>Homeland Security database would track bloggers, social media</title>
  2585.            <description>Fears about the potential effects of propaganda and fake news remain high, and American officials are determined to keep track of media outlets in a bid to curb these misinformation campaigns. The Department of Homeland Security has put out a call for companies that could create a database tracking over 290,000 &lt;i&gt;media influencers&lt;/i&gt; around the world, including online news outlets, bloggers and prominent social network accounts. The system would identify contributor details (such as contact info and their employers), and would allow searching for individuals and outlets through categories like their locations, the focuses of their coverage and their sentiment.&lt;br /&gt;
  2586. &lt;br /&gt;
  2587. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/07/homeland-security-media-database/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2588.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2286</link>
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  2590.            <pubDate>Fri, 4 May 2018 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  2591.        </item>
  2592.        <item>
  2593.            <title>Why Email is the Best Social Network</title>
  2594.            <description>Everybody uses Facebook because everybody uses Facebook.&lt;br /&gt;
  2595. &lt;br /&gt;
  2596. But lately Facebook — and all the other social networks, for that matter — seems to be turning into a distracting, time-wasting and manipulative &lt;i&gt;surveillance machine&lt;/i&gt; that does more harm than good.&lt;br /&gt;
  2597. &lt;br /&gt;
  2598. This is a huge problem for professionals and businesses of all sizes, including enterprises.&lt;br /&gt;
  2599. &lt;br /&gt;
  2600. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.computerworld.com/article/3267698/email/why-email-is-the-best-social-network.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2601.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2285</link>
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  2603.            <pubDate>Wed, 2 May 2018 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
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  2605.        <item>
  2606.            <title>The Ethical Social Network</title>
  2607.            <description>And yet, unlike other social networks that followed it, HASTAC has managed to remain scandal-free. There have been no mass boycott movements and no accusations that the network ever misused anyone’s data.&lt;br /&gt;
  2608. &lt;br /&gt;
  2609. Cathy Davidson, co-founder and co-director of HASTAC, and a professor of cultural history and technology at the City University of New Yorks Graduate Center, said that the secret to the networks good relationship with its users has been its decision to treat user data with respect from the outset. Privacy and security have been priorities for the network since its inception, and are built into every facet of the network.&lt;br /&gt;
  2610. &lt;br /&gt;
  2611. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/04/03/lessons-facebook-academic-social-network&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2612.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2284</link>
  2613.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2284</guid>
  2614.            <pubDate>Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:00:57 -0400</pubDate>
  2615.        </item>
  2616.        <item>
  2617.            <title>Instagram lets users decide when to refresh their feed</title>
  2618.            <description>Instagram announced some changes to user feeds today, but before you get too excited, no it is not a return to the chronological feed.&lt;br /&gt;
  2619. &lt;i&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  2620. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/22/instagram-lets-users-decide-when-to-refresh-their-feed/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2621.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2283</link>
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  2623.            <pubDate>Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  2624.        </item>
  2625.        <item>
  2626.            <title>Time for an RSS Revival?</title>
  2627.            <description>RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication (or Rich Site Summary) and it was first stitched into the tapestry of the open web around the turn of the millennium. Its aim is straightforward: to make it easy to track updates to the content of a given website in a standardized format.&lt;br /&gt;
  2628. &lt;br /&gt;
  2629. In practice, and for your purposes, that means it can give you a comprehensive, regularly updated look at all of the content your favorite sites publish throughout the day. &lt;br /&gt;
  2630. &lt;br /&gt;
  2631. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.wired.com/story/rss-readers-feedly-inoreader-old-reader/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Time for an RSS Revival&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2632.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2282</link>
  2633.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2282</guid>
  2634.            <pubDate>Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:09:15 -0400</pubDate>
  2635.        </item>
  2636.        <item>
  2637.            <title>RSS Is Undead</title>
  2638.            <description>RSS died. Whether you blame Feedburner, or Google Reader, or Digg Reader last month, or any number of other product failures over the years, the humble protocol has managed to keep on trudging along despite all evidence that it is dead, dead, dead.&lt;br /&gt;
  2639. &lt;br /&gt;
  2640. Now, with Facebook’s&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;scandal over Cambridge Analytica, there is a whole new wave of commentators calling for RSS to be resuscitated. Brian Barrett at Wired said a week ago that &lt;i&gt;… anyone weary of black-box algorithms controlling what you see online at least has a respite, one thats been there all along but has often gone ignored. Tired of Twitter? Facebook fatigued? It is time to head back to RSS&lt;/i&gt;.&lt;br /&gt;
  2641. &lt;br /&gt;
  2642. &lt;a href=&quot;https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/07/rss-is-undead/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;RSS is Undead&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2643.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2281</link>
  2644.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2281</guid>
  2645.            <pubDate>Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:00:15 -0400</pubDate>
  2646.        </item>
  2647.        <item>
  2648.            <title>Techmeme Brings Its Aggregation Formula to a Daily Podcast</title>
  2649.            <description>Techmeme, the online aggregator of record for technology industry news, is adding some audio in the form of a podcast: the Techmeme Ride Home.&lt;br /&gt;
  2650. &lt;br /&gt;
  2651. Beginning today, the site’s new podcast will appear at 5 p.m. every weekday. Over 20 minutes, host Brian McCullough (from The Internet History podcast) will summarize the day’s top tech news and commentary from around the web and social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  2652. &lt;br /&gt;
  2653. Plain-vanilla news aggregation is unusual in podcasts. Even in tech, podcasts tend to be personality-driven, more often involving hosts providing commentary on the big news of the week rather than just the news itself. McCullough thinks Techmeme can offer something different.&lt;br /&gt;
  2654. &lt;br /&gt;
  2655. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.adweek.com/digital/techmeme-brings-its-aggregation-formula-to-a-daily-podcast/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2656.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2280</link>
  2657.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2280</guid>
  2658.            <pubDate>Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:56:02 -0400</pubDate>
  2659.        </item>
  2660.        <item>
  2661.            <title>Chinese News Aggregation App Targets $3 Billion U.S. IPO</title>
  2662.            <description>Qu Toutiao, which means &lt;i&gt;Fun Headlines&lt;/i&gt; in Chinese, is reportedly making its own fun headlines these days, telling sources that it is eyeing an initial public offering that could value it as high as $3 billion.&lt;br /&gt;
  2663. &lt;br /&gt;
  2664. If successful, it would be an extraordinary valuation for a company, a news and video aggregation mobile app popular in mostly rural areas of China, that was launched less than 2 years ago. The company is considering an IPO in New York as soon as early this year, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg News.&lt;br /&gt;
  2665. &lt;br /&gt;
  2666. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.capitalwatch.com/article-1846-1.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2667.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2279</link>
  2668.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2279</guid>
  2669.            <pubDate>Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:51:07 -0400</pubDate>
  2670.        </item>
  2671.        <item>
  2672.            <title>These Personality Traits Could Put You At Risk for Social Media Addiction</title>
  2673.            <description>According to a new study, people with certain personality traits are more likely to develop a social media addiction.&lt;br /&gt;
  2674. &lt;br /&gt;
  2675. The study found that three personality traits in particular — neuroticism, conscientiousness and agreeableness — were related to social media addiction. Two other personality traits, extraversion and openness to experience, were not linked with social media addiction.&lt;br /&gt;
  2676. &lt;br /&gt;
  2677. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.yahoo.com/news/personality-traits-could-put-risk-155300138.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2678.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2278</link>
  2679.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2278</guid>
  2680.            <pubDate>Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:50:11 -0400</pubDate>
  2681.        </item>
  2682.        <item>
  2683.            <title>US spy lab hopes to geotag every outdoor photo on social media</title>
  2684.            <description>Imagine if someone could scan every image on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, then instantly determine where each was taken. The ability to combine this location data with information about who appears in those photos—and any social media contacts tied to them—would make it possible for government agencies to quickly track terrorist groups posting propaganda photos. (And, really, just about anyone else.)&lt;br /&gt;
  2685. &lt;br /&gt;
  2686. That is precisely the goal of Finder, a research program of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence&apos;s dedicated research organization.&lt;br /&gt;
  2687. &lt;br /&gt;
  2688. &lt;a href=&quot;https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/03/us-spy-lab-hopes-to-geotag-every-outdoor-photo-on-social-media/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2689.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2277</link>
  2690.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2277</guid>
  2691.            <pubDate>Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:48:51 -0400</pubDate>
  2692.        </item>
  2693.        <item>
  2694.            <title>The 7 Biggest Secrets Of Social Media Influencers</title>
  2695.            <description>Have you ever seen someone on social media, maybe someone in your profession, with a hundred thousand followers and wondered, how the heck did they get so popular?&lt;br /&gt;
  2696. &lt;br /&gt;
  2697. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2018/03/17/the-7-biggest-secrets-of-social-media-influencers/#1da4b1a826a9&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2698.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2276</link>
  2699.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2276</guid>
  2700.            <pubDate>Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:48:07 -0400</pubDate>
  2701.        </item>
  2702.        <item>
  2703.            <title>How FeedBurner Became a Zombie</title>
  2704.            <description>Google may be the internets greatest killer.&lt;br /&gt;
  2705. &lt;br /&gt;
  2706. Between its numerous acquihires, its aggressive approach to launching (and discarding) moonshots, and its tendency to build impressive products only to kill them months later, Google&apos;s ruthless assessment (and reassessment) of ideas is one of its defining traits.&lt;br /&gt;
  2707. &lt;br /&gt;
  2708. &lt;a href=&quot;https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ywqz4x/googles-forgotten-service-how-feedburner-became-a-zombie&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2709.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2275</link>
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  2711.            <pubDate>Mon, 9 Apr 2018 09:43:49 -0400</pubDate>
  2712.        </item>
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  2714.            <title>Twitter fake news problem is getting worse</title>
  2715.            <description>&lt;br /&gt;
  2716. Earlier this week, we endured another school shooting. This time, in Parkland, Florida, where at least 17 students were killed. During the shooting&apos;s aftermath, hoaxes and disinformation spread on Twitter. It is a phenomenon that happens after every tragedy, and it doesn&apos;t seem to be going away.&lt;br /&gt;
  2717. &lt;br /&gt;
  2718. As is common in these cases, many of the initial fake tweets misidentified the gunman. &lt;br /&gt;
  2719. &lt;br /&gt;
  2720. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/17/twitter-s-fake-news-problem-is-getting-worse/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2721.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2274</link>
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  2723.            <pubDate>Fri, 6 Apr 2018 09:19:23 -0400</pubDate>
  2724.        </item>
  2725.        <item>
  2726.            <title>Facebook expands breaking news label to more publishers</title>
  2727.            <description>Facebook began testing a&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;&lt;u&gt;breaking news &lt;/u&gt;&lt;/i&gt;label for developing stories back in November, and now the social network is expanding the option to more publishers. Starting this week, the company says 50 more outlets in North America, Latin America, Europe and Australia will be privy to the tag. That is in addition to the &lt;i&gt;small group of local and national publishers&lt;/i&gt; that are already using it. If all goes well, Facebook said it may offer the option to even more publishers in the future.&lt;br /&gt;
  2728. &lt;br /&gt;
  2729. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/05/facebook-breaking-news-label-news-feed/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2730.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2273</link>
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  2732.            <pubDate>Wed, 4 Apr 2018 09:18:25 -0400</pubDate>
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  2734.        <item>
  2735.            <title>Unlocking the personality of a social media addict</title>
  2736.            <description>In this hi-tech, pre-armageddon, screen-filled modern world, social media is all pervasive.&lt;br /&gt;
  2737. &lt;br /&gt;
  2738. It has sucked us in. It is the new God. We are now its slave.&lt;br /&gt;
  2739. &lt;br /&gt;
  2740. That might be over-egging things slightly, but for some people, social media has become a true addiction.&lt;br /&gt;
  2741. &lt;br /&gt;
  2742. So, how do you know if your social media habit has descended from a harmless pastime into a full-blown addiction?&lt;br /&gt;
  2743. &lt;br /&gt;
  2744. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321240.php&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2745.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2272</link>
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  2747.            <pubDate>Mon, 2 Apr 2018 09:17:16 -0400</pubDate>
  2748.        </item>
  2749.        <item>
  2750.            <title>Is Social Media Making Us Elitist?</title>
  2751.            <description>For years, we have known that social media platforms inspire jealousy. A 2013 study showed that people fall into a &lt;i&gt;spiral of envy&lt;/i&gt; when Facebook reveals that their friends are excelling or leading glamorous lives. Scientific American reported that many studies indicate that &lt;i&gt;spending a lot of time on Facebook is linked to diminished well-being,&lt;/i&gt; with Facebook-inspired envy increasing feelings of depression. FOMO (fear of missing out) has become a very real thing&lt;br /&gt;
  2752. &lt;br /&gt;
  2753. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.adweek.com/digital/is-social-media-making-us-elitist/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2754.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2271</link>
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  2756.            <pubDate>Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:15:35 -0400</pubDate>
  2757.        </item>
  2758.        <item>
  2759.            <title>Law enforcement on social media: Instant info or controlling the message?</title>
  2760.            <description>Sure, we all get information from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.&lt;br /&gt;
  2761. &lt;br /&gt;
  2762. But a growing trend of law enforcement using social media to communicate with the public has led to growing concerns that they are not responding to questions from journalists or not being fully transparent with the public.&lt;br /&gt;
  2763. &lt;br /&gt;
  2764. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/360/law-enforcement-on-social-media-instant-info-or-controlling-the-message&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2765.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2270</link>
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  2767.            <pubDate>Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:09:37 -0400</pubDate>
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  2769.        <item>
  2770.            <title>Twitter pushes trending news to the top of your feed</title>
  2771.            <description>As Facebook fights its own fake news problem, Twitter looks like it&apos;s interested in finding more ways to push news content to its microblogging service. According to a report at BuzzFeed, Twitter has confirmed that it is testing new algorithm-curated timelines when big events happen, then putting tweets from news organizations and other users at the top of your timeline. So far, Twitter says humans are involved in story selection, but a Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed that it could be come only algorithmic in the future.&lt;br /&gt;
  2772. &lt;br /&gt;
  2773. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/14/twitter-pushes-trending-news-top-feed/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2774.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2269</link>
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  2776.            <pubDate>Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:04:01 -0400</pubDate>
  2777.        </item>
  2778.        <item>
  2779.            <title>5 RSS apps to use now that Digg Reader is dead</title>
  2780.            <description>In another blow to RSS fans everywhere, Digg announced that it would soon be shuttering Digg Reader.&lt;br /&gt;
  2781. &lt;br /&gt;
  2782. As of March 26, the RSS service will no longer work on the web or in Digg&apos;s mobile apps. The company didn&apos;t say why it was closing the service, which it started in response to Google killing off its own RSS service in 2013.&lt;br /&gt;
  2783. &lt;br /&gt;
  2784. Naturally, the news was pretty upsetting to Digg Reader fans who had turned to the service as a replacement for the once beloved Google Reader. &lt;br /&gt;
  2785. &lt;br /&gt;
  2786. But if you are one of the many folks still clinging to RSS feeds in 2018, you are not entirely out of luck. There are a number of capable alternatives out there. Here are five of our favorites.&lt;br /&gt;
  2787. &lt;br /&gt;
  2788. &lt;a href=&quot;https://mashable.com/2018/03/15/digg-reader-rss-alternatives/#4BtvnWoLbsqo&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2789.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2268</link>
  2790.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2268</guid>
  2791.            <pubDate>Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:01:32 -0400</pubDate>
  2792.        </item>
  2793.        <item>
  2794.            <title>Self Hosting Your Podcast Feed is Not Always a Great Idea</title>
  2795.            <description>Generally speaking, there are two main ways that you can store your RSS feed:&lt;br /&gt;
  2796. &lt;br /&gt;
  2797. 1) On Your Own Website (self-hosting your RSS)&lt;br /&gt;
  2798. 2) On Your Media Host’s Website (the place where you store your files)&lt;br /&gt;
  2799. &lt;br /&gt;
  2800. The reason why I have often elected for self hosting (option 1 above) is a simple one: 100% control. &lt;br /&gt;
  2801. &lt;br /&gt;
  2802. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.gonnageek.com/2018/03/opinion-from-a-self-hosting-podcaster-self-hosting-your-rss-feed-is-not-always-the-right-answer/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2803.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2267</link>
  2804.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2267</guid>
  2805.            <pubDate>Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:00:10 -0400</pubDate>
  2806.        </item>
  2807.        <item>
  2808.            <title>Digg Readers Death</title>
  2809.            <description>Nothing lasts forever, I suppose. In what could be construed as a cruel joke, Digg is pulling the plug on Digg Reader, the company’s answer to the demise of popular RSS service Google Reader. Digg Reader will shut down on March 26th, 2018, giving you just enough time to export your data before the service goes dark.&lt;br /&gt;
  2810. &lt;br /&gt;
  2811. &lt;a href=&quot;https://gizmodo.com/digg-s-google-reader-replacement-is-going-the-way-of-go-1823846344&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2812.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2266</link>
  2813.            <pubDate>Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  2814.        </item>
  2815.        <item>
  2816.            <title>How to Improve Social Media Marketing Strategy</title>
  2817.            <description>Social media marketing plans can decide the future of a business and a brand. As the technologies advance, the boundary between social media marketing and mainstream marketing is becoming more blurred than ever. Chalking out a social media plan is no easy task for a first timer, but getting a few tips from the pros certainly helps. Very simply put, every social action must culminate to a larger social media marketing strategy. People, their likes, shares, replies, and posts should all be a part of a larger plan that generates leads, drives sales, or contributes in other ways to a business goal.&lt;br /&gt;
  2818. &lt;br /&gt;
  2819. &lt;a href=&quot;https://irishtechnews.ie/the-perfect-way-to-devise-social-media-marketing-for-high-efficiency-and-excellent-results/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2820.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2265</link>
  2821.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2265</guid>
  2822.            <pubDate>Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:24:41 -0500</pubDate>
  2823.        </item>
  2824.        <item>
  2825.            <title>How to embed content from the web to your Google Site</title>
  2826.            <description>As of December 2017, the new Google Sites lets you embed HTML and JavaScript, as well as other websites. That is a big change from a year ago when the new Google Sites mostly let you share items from Drive, YouTube, and a few other Google sources.&lt;br /&gt;
  2827. &lt;br /&gt;
  2828. The changes make the new Google Sites an even more useful website and intranet site creation tool.&lt;br /&gt;
  2829. &lt;br /&gt;
  2830. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-embed-content-from-the-web-to-your-google-site/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2831.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2264</link>
  2832.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2264</guid>
  2833.            <pubDate>Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:07:40 -0500</pubDate>
  2834.        </item>
  2835.        <item>
  2836.            <title>Create an RSS Feed for any Search Result</title>
  2837.            <description>Of course using something like IFTTT you can convert this RSS feed into a different format if you prefer: send the feeds to a read-it-later service or a Google Sheet, for example. The beauty of the RSS format is you can queue up all of your web search hits in the background and then check in on them when you’ve got the time.&lt;br /&gt;
  2838. &lt;br /&gt;
  2839. &lt;a href=&quot;https://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/create-an-rss-feed-for-any-search-result-1751772270&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2840.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2263</link>
  2841.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2263</guid>
  2842.            <pubDate>Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:06:42 -0500</pubDate>
  2843.        </item>
  2844.        <item>
  2845.            <title>5 open source RSS feed readers</title>
  2846.            <description>RSS is no more gone than email, JavaScript, SQL databases, the command line, or any number of other technologies that various people told me more than a decade ago had numbered days&lt;br /&gt;
  2847. &lt;br /&gt;
  2848. &lt;a href=&quot;https://opensource.com/article/17/3/rss-feed-readers&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2849.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2262</link>
  2850.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2262</guid>
  2851.            <pubDate>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:04:59 -0500</pubDate>
  2852.        </item>
  2853.        <item>
  2854.            <title>Is Social Media Good for Democracy?</title>
  2855.            <description>Facebook is taking a hard look at the impact it has on the democratic process after announcing it could no longer guarantee that social media is beneficial to democracy. One critique of social media is the ability to create echo chambers -- online spaces that only surround users with like-minded people and ideas. &lt;br /&gt;
  2856. &lt;br /&gt;
  2857. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.wcvb.com/article/is-social-media-good-for-democracy/15898177&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2858.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2261</link>
  2859.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2261</guid>
  2860.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:09:15 -0500</pubDate>
  2861.        </item>
  2862.        <item>
  2863.            <title>JSON Feed the New RSS?</title>
  2864.            <description>JSON Feed is a new take on the web syndication format, but unlike RSS and Atom its in JSON, not XML. So what does it try to do better?&lt;br /&gt;
  2865. Mainly overcome the perils of XML; its complex, heavyweight, difficult to parse and not in sync with the current trend wanting web data exchange happening almost exclusively in JSON document representation.&lt;br /&gt;
  2866. &lt;br /&gt;
  2867. In contrast, JSON is easier to both write and parse, manipulate and consume, especially given that its data types are exact reflections of their native Javascript counterparts.&lt;br /&gt;
  2868. &lt;br /&gt;
  2869. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.i-programmer.info/news/87-web-development/10804-json-feed-the-new-rss.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2870.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2260</link>
  2871.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2260</guid>
  2872.            <pubDate>Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  2873.        </item>
  2874.        <item>
  2875.            <title>Deleting Every Social-Media App From My Phone Is the Best Thing I Have Done in 2018</title>
  2876.            <description>As you get older, one of the ways life remunerates your increasing irrelevance is you gain a measure of self-knowledge. And I know my brain is, essentially, like a bird pecking at a mirror.&lt;br /&gt;
  2877. &lt;br /&gt;
  2878. &lt;a href=&quot;http://nymag.com/selectall/2018/01/deleting-every-social-media-app-from-my-phone-has-been-great.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2879.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2259</link>
  2880.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2259</guid>
  2881.            <pubDate>Fri, 9 Feb 2018 08:09:14 -0500</pubDate>
  2882.        </item>
  2883.        <item>
  2884.            <title>How to stand out and make connections</title>
  2885.            <description>Social media is great for keeping tabs on your old college roommate or staying in touch with that aunt who lives in another state. As millennials, we’ve grown up with social media being part of our daily lives. It’s probably rare you go through your day without checking your accounts.&lt;br /&gt;
  2886. &lt;br /&gt;
  2887. In this day and age of having everything a click away, have you considered the opportunities that could be at your fingertips? Outside of keeping in touch with your friends and family, social media can do wonders for your professional network. Social media has been one of my go-to tools to make connections and grow my network.&lt;br /&gt;
  2888. &lt;br /&gt;
  2889. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20180126/blogs05/149941/power-social-media-how-stand-out-and-make-connections&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2890.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2258</link>
  2891.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2258</guid>
  2892.            <pubDate>Wed, 7 Feb 2018 08:09:20 -0500</pubDate>
  2893.        </item>
  2894.        <item>
  2895.            <title>Teach Students To Use Social Media (The Right Way) And The Possibilities Are Endless</title>
  2896.            <description>CJ Marple wanted to teach his young students how quickly information can spread on the Internet.&lt;br /&gt;
  2897. &lt;br /&gt;
  2898. So earlier this year, the third-grade science teacher wrote up a tweet with the help of his students, asking for other users to retweet the message, or even reply to the message with their location.&lt;br /&gt;
  2899. &lt;br /&gt;
  2900. The Kansas teacher says he expected 1,000 or so retweets, but within days the tweet went viral and gained more than 227,000 retweets and 75,000 replies from users all over the world. His students, who are probably a little too young for their own social media accounts, learned a lot that week about the power of social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  2901. &lt;br /&gt;
  2902. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/01/26/579955559/teach-students-to-use-social-media-the-right-way-and-the-possibilities-are-endle&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2903.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2257</link>
  2904.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2257</guid>
  2905.            <pubDate>Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:08:56 -0500</pubDate>
  2906.        </item>
  2907.        <item>
  2908.            <title>Social media mistakes you can avoid for businesses</title>
  2909.            <description>Ten years ago if we told people that social media management will be a full-time job, they might have laughed at us. As simple as they are to use, managing a number of platforms for businesses can be quite challenging. With so many platforms and changing algorithms, and hashtags to choose and use, you can easily feel that things are getting out of control.&lt;br /&gt;
  2910. &lt;br /&gt;
  2911. I spoke to my colleague Sarah who manages different social media accounts for our clients and asked her about the common mistakes that people make when managing their brand accounts, and what should business owners avoid doing on social media:&lt;br /&gt;
  2912. &lt;br /&gt;
  2913. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/social-media-mistakes-you-can-avoid-for-businesses-1.699170&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2914.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2256</link>
  2915.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2256</guid>
  2916.            <pubDate>Fri, 2 Feb 2018 09:08:48 -0500</pubDate>
  2917.        </item>
  2918.        <item>
  2919.            <title>Are You Still Using an RSS Reader</title>
  2920.            <description>RSS is now competing for my time with Twitter, Reddit, internal Verge chats, and other news sources&lt;br /&gt;
  2921. &lt;br /&gt;
  2922. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/16/16780356/rss-reader-feedly-news-sources-poll&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2923.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2255</link>
  2924.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2255</guid>
  2925.            <pubDate>Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:00:43 -0500</pubDate>
  2926.        </item>
  2927.        <item>
  2928.            <title>Google News Said to have deprecated old RSS feed URLs on December 1, 2017</title>
  2929.            <description>Google News will be deprecating their old RSS feed subscription URLs by December 1, 2017. That means if you have Google News RSS feed subscriptions from a year or so ago, you will need to go through all those subscriptions and update them.&lt;br /&gt;
  2930. &lt;br /&gt;
  2931. To update your RSS feeds, you need to go to https://news.google.com and select the section you want or create a custom section. At the bottom of the section’s page, click RSS. This will make the feed appear. Copy the URL from the address bar to get the new URL for the RSS feed.&lt;br /&gt;
  2932. &lt;br /&gt;
  2933. Google told us the old RSS URLs will no longer work effective December 1, 2017.&lt;br /&gt;
  2934. &lt;br /&gt;
  2935. &lt;a href=&quot;https://searchengineland.com/google-news-deprecate-old-rss-feed-urls-december-1-2017-286149&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2936.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2254</link>
  2937.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2254</guid>
  2938.            <pubDate>Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:50:49 -0500</pubDate>
  2939.        </item>
  2940.        <item>
  2941.            <title>2018 Biggest Social Media Trends For Business</title>
  2942.            <description>Just how dominant a business tool was social media in 2017? Despite being involved in an investigation by Congress, Facebook reported its highest earnings ever in Q3, up nearly 50% from a year ago.&lt;br /&gt;
  2943. &lt;br /&gt;
  2944. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanholmes/2018/01/02/2018s-biggest-social-media-trends-for-business/#b0081ae56237&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2945.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2253</link>
  2946.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2253</guid>
  2947.            <pubDate>Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:22:14 -0500</pubDate>
  2948.        </item>
  2949.        <item>
  2950.            <title>The power of data-driven content marketing</title>
  2951.            <description>Did you know that the average CTR for any form of online advertising went from 0.09% to 0.05%? For this trend we are to blame the rise of social networks and ad blockers which helped consumers successfully fight the unwanted ads.&lt;br /&gt;
  2952. &lt;br /&gt;
  2953. Where does this leave marketers? &lt;br /&gt;
  2954. &lt;br /&gt;
  2955. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.smeweb.com/2018/01/02/power-data-driven-content-marketing/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2956.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2252</link>
  2957.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2252</guid>
  2958.            <pubDate>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:20:57 -0500</pubDate>
  2959.        </item>
  2960.        <item>
  2961.            <title>9 steps to better, more effective content writing</title>
  2962.            <description>
  2963.                <![CDATA[Writing sells.<br />
  2964. <br />
  2965. You don’t have to be the worlds foremost wordsmith to produce effective content, but improving your writing will make you more successful at work.<br />
  2966. <br />
  2967. Here are some tips:<br />
  2968. <br />
  2969. 1. Know your audience.<br />
  2970. <br />
  2971. You are not just writing for yourself, are you? You should be creating content for others, and it’s imperative to understand the people you are writing for. Whats useful for them? What might help them in their jobs?<br />
  2972. <br />
  2973. <a href="https://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/23773.aspx" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  2974.            </description>
  2975.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2251</link>
  2976.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2251</guid>
  2977.            <pubDate>Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:19:45 -0500</pubDate>
  2978.        </item>
  2979.        <item>
  2980.            <title>What Happens When Content Marketing Meets Your Customer?</title>
  2981.            <description>When effective content marketing meets your customers, the magic happens. Before we dive in to the secret sauce behind the magic, what comes first, content or the customer? That is not a trick question. It’s a real test to see which direction your content marketing is headed. If you’re not sure about how this should play out for the benefit of your marketing and your customer…read on.&lt;br /&gt;
  2982. &lt;br /&gt;
  2983. As a marketer and a consumer, I always think about the value content plays in a marketing strategy and campaigns.&lt;br /&gt;
  2984. &lt;br /&gt;
  2985. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-happens-when-content-marketing-meets-your-customer_us_5a4a502fe4b0df0de8b06bed&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2986.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2250</link>
  2987.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2250</guid>
  2988.            <pubDate>Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:18:35 -0500</pubDate>
  2989.        </item>
  2990.        <item>
  2991.            <title>Content Marketing: How to Use It for Success</title>
  2992.            <description>Happy New Year! Are you looking to reach and engage with customers in a new and exciting way? This is going to be the year your business embraces content marketing in a real and serious way. Why is this going to be the year of content marketing?&lt;br /&gt;
  2993. &lt;br /&gt;
  2994. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.business2community.com/content-marketing/content-marketing-use-success-01983094&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2995.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2249</link>
  2996.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2249</guid>
  2997.            <pubDate>Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:17:25 -0500</pubDate>
  2998.        </item>
  2999.        <item>
  3000.            <title>Hateful content surfaces on Facebook despite moderation efforts</title>
  3001.            <description>Decisions made by Facebooks human content moderators to weed out hate speech posts are often inconsistent, causing some offensive content to wrongly remain on the platform, according to investigative journalism group ProPublica.&lt;br /&gt;
  3002. &lt;br /&gt;
  3003. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.businessinsider.com/hateful-content-surfaces-on-facebook-despite-moderators-efforts-2018-1&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3004.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2248</link>
  3005.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2248</guid>
  3006.            <pubDate>Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:16:21 -0500</pubDate>
  3007.        </item>
  3008.        <item>
  3009.            <title>Blog Marketing Tips</title>
  3010.            <description>Blogs are the lifeline of companies across the world, and marketers are hungry for B2B blog marketing tips. According to a study conducted by Content Marketing Institute (CMI), blogs are the 3rd-most popular content marketing strategy, just behind social media marketing and articles.&lt;br /&gt;
  3011. &lt;br /&gt;
  3012. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.rocksdigital.com/b2b-blog-marketing-tips/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3013.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2247</link>
  3014.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2247</guid>
  3015.            <pubDate>Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:15:30 -0500</pubDate>
  3016.        </item>
  3017.        <item>
  3018.            <title>Instagram is integrating recommendations into user feeds</title>
  3019.            <description>Instagram is starting to roll out recommended posts directly into users’ home feeds, according to TechCrunch.&lt;br /&gt;
  3020. &lt;br /&gt;
  3021. Previously, the home feed was dedicated to posts from accounts that users follow as well as ads, whereas recommended posts were located solely in the &lt;i&gt;Explore&lt;/i&gt; tab. &lt;br /&gt;
  3022. &lt;br /&gt;
  3023. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.businessinsider.com/instagram-integrates-recommendations-into-user-feeds-2017-12&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3024.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2246</link>
  3025.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2246</guid>
  3026.            <pubDate>Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:17 -0500</pubDate>
  3027.        </item>
  3028.        <item>
  3029.            <title>How to save everything you post to social media</title>
  3030.            <description>If you get the urge to revisit that cute photo you posted some time last year, you&apos;ll have to scroll through your timeline for what feels like hours to track it back down. Instead, when you share a post on social media, also save it to your phone for safe-keeping. This will not only save your social media hits for posterity, but also make them easier to find if you ever need to rediscover them.&lt;br /&gt;
  3031. &lt;br /&gt;
  3032. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.popsci.com/save-social-media-posts&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3033.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2245</link>
  3034.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2245</guid>
  3035.            <pubDate>Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:12:55 -0500</pubDate>
  3036.        </item>
  3037.        <item>
  3038.            <title>15 Ways To Bridge The Gap Between Social Media And In-Store Experiences</title>
  3039.            <description>For retailers, the line between online and offline shopping experiences no longer exists. Todays consumers expect consistent branding and service across all platforms, whether they are physically in a store, browsing products on a website or reaching out on social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  3040. &lt;br /&gt;
  3041. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesagencycouncil/2018/01/02/15-ways-to-bridge-the-gap-between-social-media-and-in-store-experiences/#760f68de3033&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3042.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2244</link>
  3043.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2244</guid>
  3044.            <pubDate>Fri, 5 Jan 2018 16:07:44 -0500</pubDate>
  3045.        </item>
  3046.        <item>
  3047.            <title>The Basic Social Media Mistakes Companies Still Make</title>
  3048.            <description>Over 90% of medium and large businesses have used social media in their marketing for five years or longer. Yet the CMO Survey reveals that nearly half of marketers are unable to show the impact of their social media investments. That’s why, no matter what your social media strategy is, it is always a good idea to go back and make sure you have the basics covered. Your company may discover that it needs a strategic do-over.&lt;br /&gt;
  3049. &lt;br /&gt;
  3050. &lt;a href=&quot;https://hbr.org/2018/01/the-basic-social-media-mistakes-companies-still-make&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3051.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2243</link>
  3052.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2243</guid>
  3053.            <pubDate>Wed, 3 Jan 2018 16:06:25 -0500</pubDate>
  3054.        </item>
  3055.        <item>
  3056.            <title>Complete Guide to RSS and How to Use It with WordPress</title>
  3057.            <description>What if users did not have to come to your WordPress site in order to read your articles? That would certainly make it easier for users since they would not have to navigate to ten of their favorite blogs and news sources to get their daily information. It would also be nice for the website owners, since it would allow you to distribute your content in a more efficient manner, delivering the content to where the customers want it to be.&lt;br /&gt;
  3058. &lt;br /&gt;
  3059. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.wpexplorer.com/complete-guide-rss-use-wordpress/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3060.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2242</link>
  3061.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2242</guid>
  3062.            <pubDate>Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3063.        </item>
  3064.        <item>
  3065.            <title>Twitter will identify political ads and disclose who paid for them</title>
  3066.            <description>Twitter has been in hot water as more evidence emerges showing how Russia used the social network to influence public opinion. Ahead of a November 1st Congressional hearing on Russian manipulation, Twitter has introduced sweeping new rules for how it shares data on political posts. The network will launch a &lt;i&gt;Transparency Center&lt;/i&gt; that lists all ads appearing on Twitter, including promoted ones that previously only appeared to targeted demographics, and will clearly label them when they appear in user feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  3067. &lt;br /&gt;
  3068. &lt;br /&gt;
  3069. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/24/twitter-will-identify-political-ads-and-disclose-who-paid-for-th/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3070.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2241</link>
  3071.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2241</guid>
  3072.            <pubDate>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:00:11 -0400</pubDate>
  3073.        </item>
  3074.        <item>
  3075.            <title>Social networks can learn about you through your friends</title>
  3076.            <description>Some people might think that online privacy is, well, a private matter. If you don’t want personal information getting out online, then you can just not put it out there. Right? Wrong. Keeping your information private isn’t solely your choice anymore. Friends can play a big role in your privacy, new data show. And the more they share on a social network, the more that social network can figure out about you.&lt;br /&gt;
  3077. &lt;br /&gt;
  3078. Someone who joins a social network — such as Snapchat, Instagram or Facebook —wants to find their friends. Often, the social network can help. Many apps offer to import contact lists from your phone or e-mail. These apps then use that information to find matches with people already in the network, and suggest them to you.&lt;br /&gt;
  3079. &lt;br /&gt;
  3080. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/social-networks-can-learn-about-you-through-your-friends&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3081.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2240</link>
  3082.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2240</guid>
  3083.            <pubDate>Wed, 8 Nov 2017 21:09:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3084.        </item>
  3085.        <item>
  3086.            <title>Facebook acquiring tbh, a social network popular with teens</title>
  3087.            <description>Facebook is adding to its collection of apps. This time, a social network called tbh, popular with teens.&lt;br /&gt;
  3088. &lt;br /&gt;
  3089. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-acquiring-tbh-a-social-network-popular-with-teens/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3090.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2239</link>
  3091.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2239</guid>
  3092.            <pubDate>Mon, 6 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3093.        </item>
  3094.        <item>
  3095.            <title>The Struggles of a Journalist in a Social Networking World</title>
  3096.            <description>Social networking sites have moved to the foreground of news consumption for the masses. Politicians now take to Twitter to reach citizens directly: Facebook has algorithms to decide what news will encounter the highest &lt;i&gt;click baits&lt;/i&gt; and Snapchat offers ‘snap’ news stories at the bottom of your friends update&lt;br /&gt;
  3097. &lt;br /&gt;
  3098. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.redbrick.me/comment/slider-comment/struggles-journalist-social-networking-world/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3099.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2238</link>
  3100.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2238</guid>
  3101.            <pubDate>Sat, 4 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3102.        </item>
  3103.        <item>
  3104.            <title>Social media stars reveal how they really get rich</title>
  3105.            <description>For a growing number of people, their activities online have become their real jobs. Achieving &lt;i&gt;influencer&lt;/i&gt; status on Instagram or YouTube can help a onetime enthusiast who filmed videos from his childhood bedroom earn a legitimate six-figure salary. Today, social-media stardom is no longer a springboard to a mainstream career but a career in and of itself. For these tech-savvy self-promoters, there’s a lucrative world of freebies, sponsorships and other moneymaking opportunities at their fingertips.&lt;br /&gt;
  3106. &lt;br /&gt;
  3107. &lt;a href=&quot;http://nypost.com/2017/10/28/online-influencers-reveal-how-they-really-get-free-clothes-and-six-figure-salaries/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3108.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2237</link>
  3109.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2237</guid>
  3110.            <pubDate>Thu, 2 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3111.        </item>
  3112.        <item>
  3113.            <title>5 Ways To Put the Social Back In Social Media</title>
  3114.            <description>Remember the good old days (a la 2009) when social media was fun?&lt;br /&gt;
  3115. &lt;br /&gt;
  3116. Think back to a time before all talk turned to fake news, algorithm hacks and carefully curated influencer feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  3117. &lt;br /&gt;
  3118. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/amyschoenberger/2017/10/28/5-ways-to-put-the-social-back-in-social-media/#79c546196bff&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3119.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2236</link>
  3120.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2236</guid>
  3121.            <pubDate>Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3122.        </item>
  3123.        <item>
  3124.            <title>Twitter is the latest to fill your feed with auto-playing video ads</title>
  3125.            <description>Your Twitter feed is going to get even busier thanks to the microblogging service unlocking auto-playing video ads for advertisers. Starting today Video Website Cards are available to every ad-buyer. In limited beta tests (like the one embedded below; videos do not seem to work with embeds), Twitter has found them pretty successful, with a 200 percent higher clickthrough rate compared to the leading standard. So yeah, expect to see an awful lot more of these coming soon.&lt;br /&gt;
  3126. &lt;br /&gt;
  3127. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/17/twitter-auto-playing-video-ads/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3128.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2235</link>
  3129.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2235</guid>
  3130.            <pubDate>Sat, 28 Oct 2017 14:00:10 -0400</pubDate>
  3131.        </item>
  3132.        <item>
  3133.            <title>How to Add a Twitter Feed to Your RSS Reader</title>
  3134.            <description>Those of you who are in a habit of maintaining an RSS reader to consume information from worldwide publications, authors and people you’re interested in hearing from, here is a tool to help you do so on Twitter.&lt;br /&gt;
  3135. &lt;br /&gt;
  3136. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.guidingtech.com/67841/twitter-rss-feed/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3137.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2234</link>
  3138.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2234</guid>
  3139.            <pubDate>Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3140.        </item>
  3141.        <item>
  3142.            <title>Googling Indexing Your Podcast Feed</title>
  3143.            <description>While there may be businesses that specify in SEO, to many, Google Search Engine Optimization remains a mystery. In fact, Google is constantly making changes, refining how they want results to be displayed to its users.&lt;br /&gt;
  3144. &lt;br /&gt;
  3145. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.gonnageek.com/2017/05/google-is-indexing-your-podcasts-rss-feed/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3146.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2233</link>
  3147.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2233</guid>
  3148.            <pubDate>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3149.        </item>
  3150.        <item>
  3151.            <title>Five Android apps to feed your RSS needs</title>
  3152.            <description>RSS offers an efficient way to stay in the know, but the right newsreader can make a big difference. Here are five outstanding Android apps that should do the trick.&lt;br /&gt;
  3153. &lt;br /&gt;
  3154. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-android-apps-to-feed-your-rss-needs/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3155.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2232</link>
  3156.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2232</guid>
  3157.            <pubDate>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3158.        </item>
  3159.        <item>
  3160.            <title>5 Social Media Trends That Will Have Maximum Impact in 2018</title>
  3161.            <description>With more and more brands trying to connect with audiences across an array of social channels, the attention span of people is on a decline.&lt;br /&gt;
  3162. &lt;br /&gt;
  3163. Businesses need to quickly figure out what’s best for their audiences in order to generate better engagement and increased brand loyalty.&lt;br /&gt;
  3164. &lt;br /&gt;
  3165. Here are five crucial social media trends that will have the maximum impact on your social media strategy in 2018 and ahead.&lt;br /&gt;
  3166. &lt;br /&gt;
  3167. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.adweek.com/digital/guy-sheetrit-over-the-top-seo-guest-post-5-social-media-trends-that-will-have-maximum-impact-in-2018/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3168.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2231</link>
  3169.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2231</guid>
  3170.            <pubDate>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3171.        </item>
  3172.        <item>
  3173.            <title>Researchers are studying your social media. What do you think of that?</title>
  3174.            <description>Have you tweeted, posted an Instagram photo or just generally engaged in social media before? Then it’s possible you have been part of a research experiment of sorts. Think that raises some ethical questions? You are not the only one.&lt;br /&gt;
  3175. &lt;br /&gt;
  3176. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.denverpost.com/2017/09/18/cu-boulder-social-media-ethics-research/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3177.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2230</link>
  3178.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2230</guid>
  3179.            <pubDate>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3180.        </item>
  3181.        <item>
  3182.            <title>Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News</title>
  3183.            <description>You would be forgiven for thinking RSS died off with the passing of Google Reader, but our old friend Really Simple Syndication (or Rich Site Summary) still has a role to play on the web of 2017. It is faster, more efficient, and you will not have to worry as much about accidentally leaking your news reading habit to all your Facebook friends. &lt;br /&gt;
  3184. &lt;br /&gt;
  3185. &lt;a href=&quot;http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/why-rss-feeds-still-beat-facebook-and-twitter-for-track-1800722740&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3186.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2229</link>
  3187.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2229</guid>
  3188.            <pubDate>Mon, 9 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3189.        </item>
  3190.        <item>
  3191.            <title>Where Is Social Media Headed in 2018 and Beyond?</title>
  3192.            <description>It is important for entrepreneurs to understand how social media is evolving and changing -- 2.8 billion people use social media. In terms of advertising new products and services, there are few things more potent and ubiquitous than social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  3193. &lt;br /&gt;
  3194. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/300127&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3195.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2228</link>
  3196.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2228</guid>
  3197.            <pubDate>Fri, 6 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3198.        </item>
  3199.        <item>
  3200.            <title>6 Social Media Trends to Prepare for in 2018</title>
  3201.            <description>2018 is only four months away, and brands have to prepare to take advantage of the opportunities social media presents -- or their competitors will.&lt;br /&gt;
  3202. &lt;br /&gt;
  3203. When it comes to reaching audiences, effectively distributing your content, and building a following around your brand, social media offers a wealth of possibilities. It&apos;s where your audiences already live and engage with content, which makes it a convenient platform for brands. Its built-in analytics allow you to track and improve your efforts over time. Plus, all the free social-media tools make it easy to use and maintain an active presence.&lt;br /&gt;
  3204. &lt;br /&gt;
  3205. As you look ahead to 2018 and begin planning for ways to strengthen your social strategy, it is important to keep a pulse on trends. &lt;br /&gt;
  3206. &lt;br /&gt;
  3207. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.inc.com/john-hall/6-social-media-trends-to-prepare-for-in-2018.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3208.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2227</link>
  3209.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2227</guid>
  3210.            <pubDate>Wed, 4 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3211.        </item>
  3212.        <item>
  3213.            <title>How to Create Powerful Social Network Platform in 8 Steps</title>
  3214.            <description>How did Mark Zuckerberg change the world? He built a global community that brings people closer together. The origins of Facebook are available to the general public. Everyone is familiar with the story of building social network platform that will greatly impact human relations and economy. Mark&apos;s vision of community opened a door to many variations of social media network platforms that today exist. Jack Dorsey created Twitter in March 2006. Rome may not have been built in a day, but Twitter was built in just two weeks, says Jack.&lt;br /&gt;
  3215. &lt;br /&gt;
  3216. A few years later Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger built a pared - down photo app today known as Instagram.&lt;br /&gt;
  3217. &lt;br /&gt;
  3218. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.inc.com/john-rampton/how-to-create-powerful-social-network-platform-in-.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3219.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2226</link>
  3220.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2226</guid>
  3221.            <pubDate>Mon, 2 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3222.        </item>
  3223.        <item>
  3224.            <title>The Impact of Social Media on Todays Teenagers</title>
  3225.            <description>Currently, the world’s population is 7.5 billion, 3.8 billion are internet users and 2.8 billion of them are social media users. 1.8 billion of the entire world population is made up by teenagers from the ages of 13-19 years old. Instagram alone has 500 million active monthly users. Instagram users have shared over 40 billion photos to date and share an average of 95 million photos and videos per day. Snapchat has 166 million daily users. Although adults do also use some social media, teenagers are the majority of users.&lt;br /&gt;
  3226. &lt;br /&gt;
  3227. &lt;a href=&quot;http://parsippanyfocus.com/2017/09/02/the-impact-of-social-media-on-todays-teenagers/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3228.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2225</link>
  3229.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2225</guid>
  3230.            <pubDate>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3231.        </item>
  3232.        <item>
  3233.            <title>Feed Hawk hunts down YouTube channel RSS feeds for you</title>
  3234.            <description>Are you still using RSS? If you are (and you should be, as we’ll see in a moment), then you should use the Feed Hawk app on your iPhone and iPad. Feed Hawk puts itself in your iOS Share Sheet and locates the RSS feed(s) from any website you visit. If you want, it can automatically subscribe you to the RSS feed in your RSS reader of choice.&lt;br /&gt;
  3235. &lt;br /&gt;
  3236. The latest version of Feed Hawk can even find feeds for YouTube channels. That, in case you are wondering, is huge.&lt;br /&gt;
  3237. &lt;br /&gt;
  3238. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.cultofmac.com/499612/feed-hawk-rss-feed-finder-youtube-channels/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3239.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2224</link>
  3240.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2224</guid>
  3241.            <pubDate>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3242.        </item>
  3243.        <item>
  3244.            <title>Time Saving Tool</title>
  3245.            <description>I am going to mostly skip talking about what RSS is beyonds a lightweight summary of web site news stories, blog posts. An RSS reader allows you, in one interface, to quickly skim the recent publications for mayne 100s of web sites.. without having to visit them.&lt;br /&gt;
  3246. &lt;br /&gt;
  3247. &lt;a href=&quot;http://cogdogblog.com/2017/09/indispensable-tool/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3248.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2223</link>
  3249.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2223</guid>
  3250.            <pubDate>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:49 -0400</pubDate>
  3251.        </item>
  3252.        <item>
  3253.            <title>A Different Take on a RSS Feed Reader</title>
  3254.            <description>Unlike traditional news feeds that invade user privacy, show ads, and track users across the web, Top Bottom Center is a new content feed that bursts filter bubbles by providing the smartest, funniest, and most flexible news feed ever. Private content feeds give the best information and entertainment, all in one feed.&lt;br /&gt;
  3255. &lt;br /&gt;
  3256. Content is pulled from a variety of diverse, top-tier sources to give broader perspectives directly from the world&apos;s leading thinkers, entertainers, and content producers. Stories feature information from politically and socially diverse sources right next to each other to remove the echo chamber and ideological bubbles of social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  3257. &lt;br /&gt;
  3258. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Take+Control+of+Your+Content+Feed+with+Top+Bottom+Center/13251825.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3259.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2222</link>
  3260.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2222</guid>
  3261.            <pubDate>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3262.        </item>
  3263.        <item>
  3264.            <title>9 Inspired Productivity Tools For Entrepreneurs</title>
  3265.            <description>Time is an entrepreneurs most valuable and elusive resource. Seizing the day seems like an impossible task, and staying organized is a constant battle. Many software solutions have tried to solve the eternal entrepreneurial bottleneck, and some of them have succeeded in creating effective solutions&lt;br /&gt;
  3266. &lt;br /&gt;
  3267. &lt;a href=&quot;https://socialmediaweek.org/blog/2017/09/9-inspired-productivity-tools-entrepreneurs/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3268.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2221</link>
  3269.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2221</guid>
  3270.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3271.        </item>
  3272.        <item>
  3273.            <title>JSON Feed - The New RSS?</title>
  3274.            <description>JSON Feed is a new take on the web syndication format, but unlike RSS and Atom it&apos;s in JSON, not XML. So what does it try to do better?&lt;br /&gt;
  3275. &lt;br /&gt;
  3276. Mainly overcome the perils of XML; it&apos;s complex, heavyweight, difficult to parse and not in sync with the current trend wanting web data exchange happening almost exclusively in JSON document representation.&lt;br /&gt;
  3277. &lt;br /&gt;
  3278. In contrast, JSON is easier to both write and parse, manipulate and consume, especially given that its data types are exact reflections of their native Javascript counterparts.&lt;br /&gt;
  3279. &lt;br /&gt;
  3280. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.i-programmer.info/news/87-web-development/10804-json-feed-the-new-rss.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3281.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2220</link>
  3282.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2220</guid>
  3283.            <pubDate>Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3284.        </item>
  3285.        <item>
  3286.            <title>The Truth About Content Syndication and Duplicate Content</title>
  3287.            <description>It takes time to build an audience: you need to attract them to your site, which they’ve likely never heard of, and convert them into loyal readers, so they come back and tell their friends – and eventually turn into customers, which is the whole goal of content marketing. &lt;br /&gt;
  3288. &lt;br /&gt;
  3289. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.business2community.com/content-marketing/truth-content-syndication-duplicate-content-01887581#wBiuu0iO0DQy4BDm.97&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;The Truth About Content Syndication and Duplicate Content&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3290.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2219</link>
  3291.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2219</guid>
  3292.            <pubDate>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:37:09 -0400</pubDate>
  3293.        </item>
  3294.        <item>
  3295.            <title>Content Marketing is the next wave in the communication space</title>
  3296.            <description>Content marketing paved its way into the global village a decade back and has immediately shone up to fame with the coming of new media. Business houses across the globe are increasingly developing solutions for content marketing. &lt;br /&gt;
  3297. &lt;br /&gt;
  3298. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.exchange4media.com/marketing/guest-columncontent-marketing-is-the-next-wave-in-the-communication-spaceritesh-singh-arm-worldwide_69822.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3299.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2218</link>
  3300.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2218</guid>
  3301.            <pubDate>Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:01:56 -0400</pubDate>
  3302.        </item>
  3303.        <item>
  3304.            <title>Will Blockchain Reinvent Social Media?</title>
  3305.            <description>Social media is everywhere. The big players in the industry carry billions of users and boast massive layers of data and content. These days, though, social media may be in for a major change, possibly due to the rise of blockchain.&lt;br /&gt;
  3306. &lt;br /&gt;
  3307. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.forbes.com/sites/steveolenski/2017/08/09/will-blockchain-reinvent-social-media/#16e2f7643ec1&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Will Blockchain Reinvent Social Media?&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3308.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2217</link>
  3309.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2217</guid>
  3310.            <pubDate>Sun, 10 Sep 2017 12:00:23 -0400</pubDate>
  3311.        </item>
  3312.        <item>
  3313.            <title>Structure Your XML Sitemap As You Like</title>
  3314.            <description>Google loves XML Sitemaps, it gives their bots an easy way to discover all your content. Even better, it gives webmasters a way to see how many of their URLs in their sitemap file were indexed and which URLs were not. But when it comes to how you should structure your XML sitemap file, that is totally up to you.&lt;br /&gt;
  3315. &lt;br /&gt;
  3316. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.seroundtable.com/google-structure-xml-sitemap-24231.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Structure Your XML Sitemap As You Like&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3317.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2216</link>
  3318.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2216</guid>
  3319.            <pubDate>Fri, 8 Sep 2017 11:58:57 -0400</pubDate>
  3320.        </item>
  3321.        <item>
  3322.            <title>Facebook Anonymously Launched Social Media App In China</title>
  3323.            <description>Facebook anonymously launched a photo-sharing app in China in a new effort to make inroads in the worlds most populous country.&lt;br /&gt;
  3324. &lt;br /&gt;
  3325. &lt;a href=&quot;http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/08/12/facebook-anonymously-launched-social-media-app-china/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Facebook Anonymously Launched Social Media App In China&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3326.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2215</link>
  3327.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2215</guid>
  3328.            <pubDate>Wed, 6 Sep 2017 11:57:39 -0400</pubDate>
  3329.        </item>
  3330.        <item>
  3331.            <title>10 things you need to do to create an engaging social media presence</title>
  3332.            <description>As of this year, about 81% of the United States population uses at least one social media platform. That number is growing by roughly 5% per year. At this rate, 100% of the United States will have a social media profile on at least one platform by 2021.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;
  3333. &lt;br /&gt;
  3334. Businesspeople searching for the ideal marketing channel to engage prospects should look no further than social networks. Social media provides companies with ample information to create messages targeted to valuable niche audiences, and given the statistics, it is inevitable that the audience you are trying to reach is on at least one social network.&lt;br /&gt;
  3335. &lt;br /&gt;
  3336. &lt;a href=&quot;http://mashable.com/2017/08/10/how-to-build-an-engaging-social-presence/#xN4pO1bCZPql&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3337.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2214</link>
  3338.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2214</guid>
  3339.            <pubDate>Mon, 4 Sep 2017 11:55:53 -0400</pubDate>
  3340.        </item>
  3341.        <item>
  3342.            <title>JSON vs. XML: The battle for format supremacy may be wasted energy</title>
  3343.            <description>Back in the late 90s, when standards were proprietary and communication protocols complicated, two data formats appeared on the horizon. The first was the extensible markup language, born as an extension of an existing markup language standard (XML), and designed (by an open committee) with the purpose of storing and defining documents and data through the optional use of a schema.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;The other, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), born out of a programming language, was almost the exact opposite – a serialization format with requirements so simple they fit on the back of a business card. XML exploded in application development and communication platforms in the 2000s due in large part to the sheer demand for a human readable, vendor-neutral data format that was easy to read, write and share. As applications and platforms evolved and efficiency grew in priority, APIs evolved to become leaner, and JSON overtook XML as the preferred data interchange format among developers across many technology stacks.&lt;br /&gt;
  3344. &lt;br /&gt;
  3345. &lt;a href=&quot;http://sdtimes.com/json-vs-xml-battle-format-supremacy-may-wasted-energy/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;JSON vs. XML: The battle for format supremacy may be wasted energy&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3346.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2213</link>
  3347.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2213</guid>
  3348.            <pubDate>Fri, 1 Sep 2017 11:54:05 -0400</pubDate>
  3349.        </item>
  3350.        <item>
  3351.            <title>Feed Hawk Is Useful But Not Essential for RSS Junkies</title>
  3352.            <description>Many information junkies keep up with their favorite Web sites by subscribing to their RSS feeds, pulling the latest updates from those sites into a central location for efficient perusal.&lt;br /&gt;
  3353. &lt;br /&gt;
  3354. I rely heavily on RSS to keep me abreast of the latest tech news. I am also addicted to political sites during this years bizarre presidential election, and I have tapped into a host of feeds to keep me up to date on the latest antics from the candidates.&lt;br /&gt;
  3355. &lt;br /&gt;
  3356. &lt;a href=&quot;http://tidbits.com/article/16865&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Feed Hawk Is Useful But Not Essential for RSS Junk&lt;/a&gt;ies</description>
  3357.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2212</link>
  3358.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2212</guid>
  3359.            <pubDate>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:52:41 -0400</pubDate>
  3360.        </item>
  3361.        <item>
  3362.            <title>What is social media and how did it grow so quickly?</title>
  3363.            <description>The popular social media platforms are obvious to most people – Facebook has a UK audience of some 40 million, LinkedIn and Twitter both exceed 20 million, and Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat have close to 10 million each. The reach of these platforms makes it clear that social media is now ubiquitous. But for all the big name players, what is the definition of social media? Where did it come from? And how did it gain such an important role in our lives so quickly?&lt;br /&gt;
  3364. &lt;br /&gt;
  3365. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/0/social-media-did-grow-quickly/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;What is social media and how did it grow so quickly?&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3366.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2211</link>
  3367.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2211</guid>
  3368.            <pubDate>Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:51:43 -0400</pubDate>
  3369.        </item>
  3370.        <item>
  3371.            <title>Is Social Media Making Me Miserable?</title>
  3372.            <description>Back in 1970, the technology writer Alvin Toffler published a book called Future Shock, which became an international bestseller. The book is about how humans struggle with too much technological change in too short a time—and it is all-too relevant today. Social media now dictates how people interact with friends, read the news and navigate their day-to-day existence.&lt;br /&gt;
  3373. &lt;br /&gt;
  3374. What is all that doing to the human psyche?&lt;br /&gt;
  3375. &lt;br /&gt;
  3376. &lt;a href=&quot;http://time.com/4882372/social-media-facebook-instagram-unhappy/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Is Social Media Making Me Miserable?&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3377.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2210</link>
  3378.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2210</guid>
  3379.            <pubDate>Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:50:15 -0400</pubDate>
  3380.        </item>
  3381.        <item>
  3382.            <title>5 open source RSS feed readers</title>
  3383.            <description>When Google Reader was discontinued four years ago, many &lt;i&gt;technology experts&lt;/i&gt; called it the end of RSS feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  3384. &lt;br /&gt;
  3385. And it is true that for some people, social media and other aggregation tools are filling a need that feed readers for RSS, Atom, and other syndication formats once served. But old technologies never really die just because new technologies come along, particularly if the new technology does not perfectly replicate all of the use cases of the old one. The target audience for a technology might change a bit, and the tools people use to consume the technology might change, too.&lt;br /&gt;
  3386. &lt;br /&gt;
  3387. &lt;a href=&quot;https://opensource.com/article/17/3/rss-feed-readers&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;5 open source RSS feed readers&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3388.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2209</link>
  3389.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2209</guid>
  3390.            <pubDate>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:48:33 -0400</pubDate>
  3391.        </item>
  3392.        <item>
  3393.            <title>Why Social Media Users Should Never Lower Their Guard</title>
  3394.            <description>When it comes to social media, especially Facebook and Twitter, I am guarded when it comes to whom I friend or follow. I use Facebook almost exclusively to connect with friends, family or business acquaintances. I use Twitter mostly for news and commentary that&apos;s of interest to me personally.&lt;br /&gt;
  3395. &lt;br /&gt;
  3396. But there is another social media site I use a lot, and that is LinkedIn. LinkedIn differs from Facebook and Twitters generalized social interactions by focusing on helping people make and maintain professional connections. LinkedIn was purchased last year by Microsoft for $26.2 billion, and has become Redmonds foray into social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  3397. &lt;br /&gt;
  3398. &lt;a href=&quot;http://time.com/4888350/linkedin-social-media-security/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Social Media Security&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3399.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2208</link>
  3400.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2208</guid>
  3401.            <pubDate>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:46:03 -0400</pubDate>
  3402.        </item>
  3403.        <item>
  3404.            <title>Social Media Demographics</title>
  3405.            <description>Social networks are here to stay, and they are constantly evolving. Globally, more than 2.8 billion people — or 37% of the world&apos;s population — use social media, but the way those users interact with each other, and the platforms they adopt, vary widely.&lt;br /&gt;
  3406. &lt;br /&gt;
  3407. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.businessinsider.com/the-social-media-demographics-report-2017-8&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Social Media Demographics&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3408.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2207</link>
  3409.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2207</guid>
  3410.            <pubDate>Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:44:47 -0400</pubDate>
  3411.        </item>
  3412.        <item>
  3413.            <title>How to Add a Twitter Feed to Your RSS Reader</title>
  3414.            <description>Twitter is one of the foremost platforms for gaining information quickly as all the major news publications and companies are breaking news about new happening around the world on Twitter.&lt;br /&gt;
  3415. &lt;br /&gt;
  3416. Scratch that, even influencers, athletes and other celebrities are constantly divulging information on Twitter and many of you might be interested in not missing out on their tweets.&lt;br /&gt;
  3417. &lt;br /&gt;
  3418. And for those of you who are in a habit of maintaining an RSS reader to consume information from worldwide publications, authors and people you’re interested in hearing from, here is a tool to help you do so on Twitter.&lt;br /&gt;
  3419. &lt;br /&gt;
  3420. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.guidingtech.com/67841/twitter-rss-feed/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;How to Add a Twitter Feed to Your RSS Reader&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3421.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2206</link>
  3422.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2206</guid>
  3423.            <pubDate>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:43:05 -0400</pubDate>
  3424.        </item>
  3425.        <item>
  3426.            <title>Looking for Tech Advice</title>
  3427.            <description>I need to create a new RSS feed from an existing feed, with just a simple change: I want to add the authors name into each title so that a post from (say) me with the title &lt;i&gt;Looking for tech advice&lt;/i&gt; would be changed to have the title&lt;br /&gt;
  3428. &lt;br /&gt;
  3429. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/02/07/looking-for-tech-advice-editing-an-rss-feed/?utm_term=.fa0714b0067e&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Tech Advice&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3430.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2205</link>
  3431.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2205</guid>
  3432.            <pubDate>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:40:57 -0400</pubDate>
  3433.        </item>
  3434.        <item>
  3435.            <title>The Top 6 RSS Reader Apps for iOS</title>
  3436.            <description>RSS really does not get as much love as it used to, and that is actually a shame. Being able to pull stories from multiple sources into one good app is great, especially when you can customize these to show what’s important to you. &lt;br /&gt;
  3437. &lt;br /&gt;
  3438. &lt;a href=&quot;https://gazettereview.com/2017/08/top-6-rss-reader-apps-ios/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;The Top 6 RSS Reader Apps for iOS&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3439.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2204</link>
  3440.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2204</guid>
  3441.            <pubDate>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:59:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3442.        </item>
  3443.        <item>
  3444.            <title>AI Identifies Coded Hate Speech on Social Media</title>
  3445.            <description>
  3446.                <![CDATA[<i>Now, analysts at New Yorks University of Rochester are fighting back with an AI of their own.</i><br />
  3447. <i></i><br />
  3448. <i>The team collected about a quarter of a million unique English tweets from between Sept. 23—the first reported incident of hate-code words—and Oct. 18—a week after the second US presidential election debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.</i><br />
  3449. <i></i><br />
  3450. <i>There were some interesting observations that we noted.</i><br />
  3451. <br />
  3452. <a href="https://www.geek.com/tech/ai-identifies-coded-hate-speech-on-social-media-1693681/" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  3453.            </description>
  3454.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2203</link>
  3455.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2203</guid>
  3456.            <pubDate>Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3457.        </item>
  3458.        <item>
  3459.            <title>Can social media be regulated?</title>
  3460.            <description>If millennials are the yardstick by which we measure what drives communication on social media, then it would seem that all eyes should be on social messaging platforms such as WhatsApp this year. This is the view of Dominique Pienaar, CEO of DUO Marketing &amp; Communications, who says these platforms are becoming increasingly popular due largely to the immediacy of contact and response and are certainly preferred platforms among the millennial market when it comes to one on one, broadcast and group communication.&lt;br /&gt;
  3461. &lt;br /&gt;
  3462. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.businesslive.co.za/redzone/news-insights/2017-03-24-can-social-media-be-regulated/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3463.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2202</link>
  3464.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2202</guid>
  3465.            <pubDate>Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:00:22 -0400</pubDate>
  3466.        </item>
  3467.        <item>
  3468.            <title>Social media: Marketing in a digital age</title>
  3469.            <description>What was once a world of snail mail, magazines, and newspapers is now a world of cell phones, email and social media. There is no mistaking the up rise and importance of new technology in what is now a digital age. In the past, advertising was a more simplified process. You could advertise in a newspaper or magazine, or leave flyers on someone’s doorstep or mailbox. You could buy air time for a commercial or buy space on a billboard. However, as technology grew and evolved, so did our methods of advertising. &lt;br /&gt;
  3470. &lt;br /&gt;
  3471. What should I do to advertise my business? &lt;br /&gt;
  3472. &lt;br /&gt;
  3473. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.palmbeachpost.com/marketing/social-media-marketing-digital-age/X0MdWSusiByR1zwuttjnPK/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3474.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2201</link>
  3475.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2201</guid>
  3476.            <pubDate>Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3477.        </item>
  3478.        <item>
  3479.            <title>Five Android apps to feed your RSS needs</title>
  3480.            <description>If you are a news junkie, you probably depend on various and sundry RSS feeds—so you most likely need a handy app to curate them into a single, easy-to-use location. Fortunately, plenty of Android apps are available to handle all your RSS needs.&lt;br /&gt;
  3481. &lt;br /&gt;
  3482. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-android-apps-to-feed-your-rss-needs/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3483.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2200</link>
  3484.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2200</guid>
  3485.            <pubDate>Fri, 7 Apr 2017 09:17:25 -0400</pubDate>
  3486.        </item>
  3487.        <item>
  3488.            <title>How to Be More Productive on Social Media</title>
  3489.            <description>Anyone who has invested time managing and growing a social media following knows that it can turn into a time vacuum. Open up Instagram and suddenly you find yourself scrolling through beautiful photos from your friends excursion to Iceland. Those ponies are so photogenic with their manes blowing in the icy wind! Logging in, posting and getting out without being distracted is a challenge even the most self-disciplined struggle with.&lt;br /&gt;
  3490. &lt;br /&gt;
  3491. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/video/290604&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3492.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2199</link>
  3493.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2199</guid>
  3494.            <pubDate>Wed, 5 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3495.        </item>
  3496.        <item>
  3497.            <title>The Most Popular Social Networks With Millennials, Gen X, and Baby Boomers</title>
  3498.            <description>Although Facebook is the most popular social network across generations, it is not as dominant with younger people as it is with older ones, according to recent research from Sprout Social.&lt;br /&gt;
  3499. &lt;br /&gt;
  3500. The report was based on data from a survey conducted in January 2017 of 1,000 Millennials (age 18-34), Gen Xers (age 34-54), and Baby Boomers (age 55+) in the United States.&lt;br /&gt;
  3501. &lt;br /&gt;
  3502. Some of 65% of Gen Xers as well as Baby Boomers say Facebook is their favorite social network.&lt;br /&gt;
  3503. &lt;br /&gt;
  3504. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.marketingprofs.com/charts/2017/31792/the-most-popular-social-networks-with-millennials-gen-x-and-baby-boomers&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3505.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2198</link>
  3506.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2198</guid>
  3507.            <pubDate>Mon, 3 Apr 2017 09:00:40 -0400</pubDate>
  3508.        </item>
  3509.        <item>
  3510.            <title>Predicting the Impact of Social Networks</title>
  3511.            <description>If you have ever bought an item that a celebrity recommended on Twitter or been persuaded by a discussion with a Facebook friend, you know that social media can impact your behavior and opinions. But you might be surprised to know that there is a science behind social media interactions.&lt;br /&gt;
  3512. &lt;br /&gt;
  3513. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2017/march/impact-of-social-networks/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3514.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2197</link>
  3515.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2197</guid>
  3516.            <pubDate>Sat, 1 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3517.        </item>
  3518.        <item>
  3519.            <title>Why the Rise of Bots is a Concern for Social Networks</title>
  3520.            <description>Social media is quickly becoming the most important tool used for businesses. If you think social media is not worth your time then surely you are missing out on one of the most powerful social media marketing tools available to you. A number of brands have experimented with social bots that can help them improve their customer process. A growing amount of social media content is generated by autonomous entities known as social bots.&lt;br /&gt;
  3521. &lt;br /&gt;
  3522. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/290645&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3523.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2196</link>
  3524.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2196</guid>
  3525.            <pubDate>Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3526.        </item>
  3527.        <item>
  3528.            <title>Looking for tech advice: Editing an RSS feed</title>
  3529.            <description>Struggling to edit an RSS Feed? Our advice use &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.feedforall.com&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;FeedForAll&lt;/a&gt; for creating and editing existing RSS feeds.</description>
  3530.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2195</link>
  3531.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2195</guid>
  3532.            <pubDate>Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3533.        </item>
  3534.        <item>
  3535.            <title>How To Syndicate Your Blog</title>
  3536.            <description>If you have ever tried your hand at blogging then you are already aware it can be more challenging than others may assume. Between all of the brainstorming, research, writing, and editing, you are devoting a lot of time to just one piece of content. While that content is extremely useful, there just may be times when you can’t find the time to create amazing blog posts on a daily basis. This is where content syndication comes into play.&lt;br /&gt;
  3537. &lt;br /&gt;
  3538. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.searchenginejournal.com/syndicate-blog/106379/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3539.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2194</link>
  3540.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2194</guid>
  3541.            <pubDate>Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3542.        </item>
  3543.        <item>
  3544.            <title>Branding Risks to Syndication Networks</title>
  3545.            <description>Syndication represents a very useful way to expand your reach, build your audience, and contribute to your industrys thought leadership. The quality of your message influences the quality of your customer development and engagement results, but this is often not enough.&lt;br /&gt;
  3546. &lt;br /&gt;
  3547. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.business2community.com/branding/branding-risks-syndication-networks-01777920#IeCIHIfRiHjZdLlg.97&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3548.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2193</link>
  3549.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2193</guid>
  3550.            <pubDate>Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:25 -0500</pubDate>
  3551.        </item>
  3552.        <item>
  3553.            <title>Social Media Are Driving Americans Insane</title>
  3554.            <description>Last week, the APA released a study finding that Americans were experiencing the first statistically significant stress increase in the surveys 10-year history. In January, 57 percent of respondents of all political stripes said the U.S. political climate was a very or somewhat significant source of stress, up from 52 percent who said the same thing in August. &lt;br /&gt;
  3555. &lt;br /&gt;
  3556. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-23/social-media-is-driving-americans-insane&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3557.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2192</link>
  3558.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2192</guid>
  3559.            <pubDate>Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3560.        </item>
  3561.        <item>
  3562.            <title>The pros and cons of regulating social media</title>
  3563.            <description>In Manilla a&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;technology law expert casts doubt on the effectiveness of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez&apos;s proposed bill seeking to regulate social media use in the Philippines.&lt;br /&gt;
  3564. &lt;br /&gt;
  3565. Under House Bill 5012, a person can be penalized for creating a social media account using someone elses identity. Alvarezs proposed measure also mandates social media networks to verify the identity of their users.&lt;br /&gt;
  3566. &lt;br /&gt;
  3567. &lt;a href=&quot;http://news.abs-cbn.com/focus/02/26/17/the-pros-and-cons-of-regulating-social-media&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3568.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2191</link>
  3569.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2191</guid>
  3570.            <pubDate>Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3571.        </item>
  3572.        <item>
  3573.            <title>Lego Life Social Networking for Kids</title>
  3574.            <description>There are Lego bricks and Lego movies, Lego videogames and Lego books. The stackable, sortable plastic molds permeate all corners of society. Today, it carves out a new space online: Lego Life, a social network built specifically for kids. The entire experience is contained within an app that is available in the App Store and in Google Play.&lt;br /&gt;
  3575. &lt;br /&gt;
  3576. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.wired.com/2017/01/lego-life-social-network-kids/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3577.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2190</link>
  3578.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2190</guid>
  3579.            <pubDate>Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3580.        </item>
  3581.        <item>
  3582.            <title>How to Use RSS Feeds</title>
  3583.            <description>The internet is a big place, to say the least. With more than a billion existing pages and thousands more being created each day, there is a wealth of great sites offering fantastic content free of charge. But with such a massive torrent of media being produced each and every day, it can often be tough to keep up with all your favorite websites. So, how do we alleviate this problem?&lt;br /&gt;
  3584. &lt;br /&gt;
  3585. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-use-rss/#ixzz4YaTpmpx1&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;</description>
  3586.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2189</link>
  3587.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2189</guid>
  3588.            <pubDate>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:28:39 -0500</pubDate>
  3589.        </item>
  3590.        <item>
  3591.            <title>Connect WordPress RSS Feeds to Social Networks</title>
  3592.            <description>Displaying your social media network activity on your website can have tremendous advantages. It shows your readers that you are an active participant in your niche and helps you establish yourself as a thought leader. The best part is that displaying your activity is fast and easy in WordPress.&lt;br /&gt;
  3593. &lt;br /&gt;
  3594. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.sitepoint.com/connect-wordpress-rss-to-social-networks/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3595.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2188</link>
  3596.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2188</guid>
  3597.            <pubDate>Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3598.        </item>
  3599.        <item>
  3600.            <title>Fishbrain is a social network for fisherman</title>
  3601.            <description>In an age of pervasive digital entrepreneurism, there is a social network for practically every subculture under the sun. Take Codias, for example — it is a network for political conservatives. There’s Sermo, a forum for doctors. And HoffSpace is an internet fan club dedicated to television star David HasselHoff. But one of the fastest-growing niche networks has nothing to do with politics, profession, or celebrity obsession. It is called Fishbrain, and it is a social network for fishermen.&lt;br /&gt;
  3602. &lt;br /&gt;
  3603. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/fishbrain-social-network/#ixzz4YaSviEzh&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3604.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2187</link>
  3605.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2187</guid>
  3606.            <pubDate>Thu, 9 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3607.        </item>
  3608.        <item>
  3609.            <title>A World Map Of The Most Popular Social Networks</title>
  3610.            <description>We think the world is dominated by Facebook, but is it really the world’s favourite social network? And what about the second most popular social networks? Lets check the world map!&lt;br /&gt;
  3611. &lt;br /&gt;
  3612. I won’t keep you hanging. Yes, Facebook is still the worlds most popular social network, and by far. But the following maps, designed by Vincenzo Cosenza, are still full of interesting – and sometimes surprising – insights on how the world uses social media platforms.&lt;br /&gt;
  3613. &lt;br /&gt;
  3614. &lt;a href=&quot;https://wersm.com/a-world-map-of-the-most-popular-social-networks/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3615.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2186</link>
  3616.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2186</guid>
  3617.            <pubDate>Tue, 7 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3618.        </item>
  3619.        <item>
  3620.            <title>Facebook shows no sign of stopping, now has 1.86 billion users</title>
  3621.            <description>Facebook is under quite a bit of pressure of late. It&apos;s trying to fix the rise of fake news and clickbait on its News Feed and, more recently, it&apos;s had to deal with the Zenimax lawsuit against Oculus. But all of that hasn&apos;t eaten into Facebook&apos;s bottom line. As its Q4 2016 earnings report shows, the company once again raked in cash hand over fist, with $8.8 billion in revenue and $3.56 billion in profit. &lt;br /&gt;
  3622. &lt;br /&gt;
  3623. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/01/facebook-q4-2016/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3624.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2185</link>
  3625.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2185</guid>
  3626.            <pubDate>Sun, 5 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3627.        </item>
  3628.        <item>
  3629.            <title>Best RSS feed readers</title>
  3630.            <description>Not familiar with RSS feeds? It is where you compile all of your favorite internet content into one feed, so you do not have to individually be keeping up with health-exercise websites, food blogs, travel diaries, and so on. When you sign up for an RSS feed reader, all those things are in one place.&lt;br /&gt;
  3631. &lt;br /&gt;
  3632. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.talkandroid.com/guides/best-apps/best-rss-feed-readers/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3633.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2184</link>
  3634.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2184</guid>
  3635.            <pubDate>Fri, 3 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3636.        </item>
  3637.        <item>
  3638.            <title>Dlvr.it Social Media Automation</title>
  3639.            <description>Dlvr.it is Here to Stay. Now that I got that out, lets talk about social media automation and RSS feeds. Keeping social media accounts active is one of the most important components of having success with social media. With that in mind, I am going to introduce you to a great RSS feeding tool called dlvr.it. Dlvr.it is used to RSS feed posts to your social media accounts. &lt;br /&gt;
  3640. &lt;br /&gt;
  3641. &lt;a href=&quot;http://rocksdigital.com/rss-feeds-dlvrit-social-media/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3642.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2183</link>
  3643.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2183</guid>
  3644.            <pubDate>Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3645.        </item>
  3646.        <item>
  3647.            <title>How To Build Your Podcast Audience By Guesting</title>
  3648.            <description>Podcasting is hard, time-consuming work, and it can be incredibly frustrating when your shiny new episode only gets a handful of downloads.&lt;br /&gt;
  3649. &lt;br /&gt;
  3650. There are many different strategies you can use to build your audience, but today we&apos;re going to focus on guest podcasting, which I will lovingly refer to as &lt;i&gt;guesting.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  3651. &lt;br /&gt;
  3652. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahrheawerner/2017/01/18/how-to-build-your-podcast-audience-by-guesting/#2549d2c2e968&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3653.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2182</link>
  3654.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2182</guid>
  3655.            <pubDate>Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3656.        </item>
  3657.        <item>
  3658.            <title>4 Ways to Master Social Media Etiquette in Sales</title>
  3659.            <description>Chances are if you are in sales, social media is already a prominent part of your personal life. And now, thanks to social selling, it is hopefully a big part of your professional life as well. Incorporating social media into the workplace has brought many opportunities, but also many questions. You may be wondering how to best navigate social networks with your sales prospecting goals in mind. &lt;br /&gt;
  3660. &lt;br /&gt;
  3661. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.business2community.com/social-media/4-ways-master-social-media-etiquette-sales-01761948#EsJXO687dt8tw9SW.97&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3662.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2181</link>
  3663.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2181</guid>
  3664.            <pubDate>Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3665.        </item>
  3666.        <item>
  3667.            <title>How Social Media Went From Exciting To Ingrained In Our Lives</title>
  3668.            <description>Chances are if you are in sales, social media is already a prominent part of your personal life. And now, thanks to social selling, it is hopefully a big part of your professional life as well. Incorporating social media into the workplace has brought many opportunities, but also many questions. You may be wondering how to best navigate social networks with your sales prospecting goals in mind. &lt;br /&gt;
  3669. &lt;br /&gt;
  3670. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.business2community.com/social-media/4-ways-master-social-media-etiquette-sales-01761948#EsJXO687dt8tw9SW.97&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3671.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2180</link>
  3672.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2180</guid>
  3673.            <pubDate>Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3674.        </item>
  3675.        <item>
  3676.            <title>The wrath of social media! Face-to-face conversation becoming a passé</title>
  3677.            <description>With social media substituting real-life communication, one-third of people communicate less face-to-face with their loved ones, a key factor for damaging relationships, a study has found.&lt;br /&gt;
  3678. &lt;br /&gt;
  3679. The findings showed that a significant third of people communicate less with their parents (31 per cent), children (33 per cent), partners (23 per cent) and friends (35 per cent) because they can see and communicate with them via social media. &lt;br /&gt;
  3680. &lt;br /&gt;
  3681. &lt;a href=&quot;http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/the-wrath-of-social-media-face-to-face-conversation-becoming-a-pass/articleshow/56734223.cms&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3682.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2179</link>
  3683.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2179</guid>
  3684.            <pubDate>Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3685.        </item>
  3686.        <item>
  3687.            <title>Making the most of social media</title>
  3688.            <description>Social media can be a great way to promote your MIT department, lab, center (DLC), or group and to engage with your audience. For those who are new to it, though, running multiple sites for outreach can be daunting. Jenny Fowler, the manager of social media strategy in MITs Communications Initiatives, shares some tips for those starting to build a social media presence.&lt;br /&gt;
  3689. &lt;br /&gt;
  3690. Which platform?&lt;br /&gt;
  3691. The most popular platforms are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, with Snapchat on the rise. Fowler recommends Facebook for those new to social media. &lt;br /&gt;
  3692. &lt;br /&gt;
  3693. &lt;a href=&quot;http://news.mit.edu/2017/making-the-most-of-social-media-0120&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3694.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2178</link>
  3695.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2178</guid>
  3696.            <pubDate>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3697.        </item>
  3698.        <item>
  3699.            <title>11 Content Marketing Hacks to Speed up Blogging Growth</title>
  3700.            <description>Writing a blog can be a rewarding way to reach out to your audience, and share your thoughts and knowledge on issues that are relevant to them. When used correctly, your blog posts can increase traffic to your website, and ultimately result in customer conversions.&lt;br /&gt;
  3701. &lt;br /&gt;
  3702. Of course, this all depends on your ability to get new people interested in your blog each day. If you can do this, your success is all but guaranteed.&lt;br /&gt;
  3703. &lt;br /&gt;
  3704. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.business2community.com/content-marketing/11-content-marketing-hacks-speed-blogging-growth-01748974#0RDYP7jim70mQ3Q7.97&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3705.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2177</link>
  3706.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2177</guid>
  3707.            <pubDate>Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3708.        </item>
  3709.        <item>
  3710.            <title>4 Simple Blogging Platforms You Should Know About</title>
  3711.            <description>Nowadays, creating a blog is a really easy thing to do, as there are services for all tastes and objectives. In addition, today’s major platforms offer numerous features, giving users the options to provide any kind of service.&lt;br /&gt;
  3712. &lt;br /&gt;
  3713. Among the many tips necessary to launch a successful blog, choosing the right platform is important. WordPress, Medium and other platforms are quite well-known, but there are several other free options you should know about. &lt;br /&gt;
  3714. &lt;br /&gt;
  3715. &lt;a href=&quot;http://tech.co/simple-blogging-platforms-know-2017-01&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3716.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2176</link>
  3717.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2176</guid>
  3718.            <pubDate>Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3719.        </item>
  3720.        <item>
  3721.            <title>Guest Blogging: The Winning SEO Strategy Most Bloggers Miss</title>
  3722.            <description>Most of us think of Search Engine Optimization as a feat of technical wizardry, and it can be. From using proper keywords to using tools to automate publishing to social media, being tech savvy plays a big role in getting traffic. The mistake is forgetting that readers do not just have favorite blogs; they have their specific interests. Taking your content and commentary beyond your blog can help build authority and drive a lot of traffic your way. Thats where guest blog posts can be an effective tool. In 2014, Googles Matt Cutts declared guest blogging dead because it had become &lt;i&gt;too spammy.&lt;/i&gt; So why do it? Because Google rewards quality, and a comprehensive, high-quality guest post that links back to your site is at least equally good for SEO as a great post on your own site.&lt;br /&gt;
  3723. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.business2community.com/blogging/guest-blogging-winning-seo-strategy-bloggers-miss-01759843#gbHMuMEqfmRVThtQ.97&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  3724. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.business2community.com/blogging/guest-blogging-winning-seo-strategy-bloggers-miss-01759843#gbHMuMEqfmRVThtQ.97&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3725.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2175</link>
  3726.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2175</guid>
  3727.            <pubDate>Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3728.        </item>
  3729.        <item>
  3730.            <title>Online Tips from the Experts: To Blog or Not to Blog</title>
  3731.            <description>The key to your websites success is content, content, content. CONTENT IS KING, and you should always be adding and improving content on your site. Blogging is a simple way to strategically add practical content in your own voice strategically to resonate with your target clients/prospects. It is as easy as adding a section on your site called Blog, then just starting!&lt;br /&gt;
  3732. &lt;br /&gt;
  3733. &lt;a href=&quot;http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/online-tips-experts-blog-or-not-blog&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3734.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2174</link>
  3735.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2174</guid>
  3736.            <pubDate>Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3737.        </item>
  3738.        <item>
  3739.            <title>How To Make Money With Your Business Blog</title>
  3740.            <description>No matter how popular your blog is, it won&apos;t make money if you do not monetize it. And even a well-designed and monetized blog can not make money if you do not know how to promote it. Too many recent posts on this topic have failed to point out that what works for the rich and famous is unlikely to work for your small business.&lt;br /&gt;
  3741. &lt;br /&gt;
  3742. When Neil Patel writes about how to create a blog and mentions that his site earns over $1 million dollars a year, I hope people realize that even when he did this with a brand-new blog, he is still the well-respected, world-famous Neil Patel. &lt;br /&gt;
  3743. &lt;br /&gt;
  3744. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.forbes.com/sites/allbusiness/2016/12/29/how-to-make-money-with-your-business-blog/#55f6f95f75f9&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3745.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2173</link>
  3746.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2173</guid>
  3747.            <pubDate>Tue, 7 Feb 2017 09:00:43 -0500</pubDate>
  3748.        </item>
  3749.        <item>
  3750.            <title>I Used Social Media and Blogging to Become Famous for Nothing</title>
  3751.            <description>In 2006, I set out to brand myself. I had an idea that I shared with the owner of the small company at which I was employed. I called it &lt;i&gt;Publish or Perish, &lt;/i&gt;and despite the lack of originality, the idea was simple, but purposeful: We needed to elevate the name recognition of our company -- quickly.&lt;br /&gt;
  3752. &lt;br /&gt;
  3753. The company had made a fortune working with a niche client, but unwisely, it chose to fly under the competitions radar. In other words, it did the opposite of marketing for fear that if competitors knew how much money it was making from this niche client, it would face stiffer competition. &lt;br /&gt;
  3754. &lt;br /&gt;
  3755. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/287462&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3756.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2172</link>
  3757.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2172</guid>
  3758.            <pubDate>Sun, 5 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3759.        </item>
  3760.        <item>
  3761.            <title>Is Social Media Leading to Tired Students?</title>
  3762.            <description>Teens spend more time in front of screens than they do sleeping.&lt;br /&gt;
  3763. &lt;br /&gt;
  3764. According to a 2015 report by Common Sense Media, teens spend upwards of 9 hours a day consuming media on screens. And while the National Sleep Foundation recommends that teenagers get a 9 and 1/2 hours of sleep each night, the average American teenager sleeps around 7 hours each day.&lt;br /&gt;
  3765. &lt;br /&gt;
  3766. A lack of proper sleep has been connected with reduced cognitive functions and lower academic performance. Teens may be tired because instead of sleeping soundly they are sleeping with their smartphones. &lt;br /&gt;
  3767. &lt;br /&gt;
  3768. &lt;a href=&quot;http://bigthink.com/david-ryan-polgar/are-tech-saturated-bedrooms-leading-to-poor-performing-sleepy-students&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3769.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2171</link>
  3770.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2171</guid>
  3771.            <pubDate>Fri, 3 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3772.        </item>
  3773.        <item>
  3774.            <title>20 New Year’s Resolutions for News, Journalism and Social Media</title>
  3775.            <description>
  3776.                <![CDATA[1. Avoid use of headlines and writing of tweets that misrepresent and/or oversimplify the content of linked-to articles. Headlines matter as they frame the stories for users.<br />
  3777. <br />
  3778. 2. Call racism <i>racism.</i><br />
  3779. <br />
  3780. 3. Call sexism <i>sexism.</i><br />
  3781. <br />
  3782. 4. Call terrorism <i>terrorism,</i> and be consistent in the use of the term regardless of the ethnicity, religion, national origin and ideological motivation(s) of the perpetrator(s).<br />
  3783. <br />
  3784. <a href="http://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/01/02/20-new-years-resolutions-news-journalism-and-social-media" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  3785.            </description>
  3786.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2170</link>
  3787.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2170</guid>
  3788.            <pubDate>Wed, 1 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3789.        </item>
  3790.        <item>
  3791.            <title>Analytics and Data Will Change Social Media in 2017</title>
  3792.            <description>As we wind down the year and look back on 2016, we find that social media is on everyones lips–but perhaps for different reasons than we social media marketers would imagine or prefer. The discussion happening around social media at the end of the year is about responsibility and control.&lt;br /&gt;
  3793. &lt;br /&gt;
  3794. The outcomes of the EU Referendum in Great Britain and the American presidential election were no doubt influenced to a greater or lesser degree by social media, from President-elect Donald Trump’s insistence on using Twitter as an unfiltered direct communication channel with his followers and critics, to the soul-searching happening in some quarters about the role social media played in serving up news stories to the American electorate.&lt;br /&gt;
  3795. &lt;br /&gt;
  3796. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/robert-lang-socialbakers-guest-post-analytics-data-2017/648856&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3797.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2169</link>
  3798.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2169</guid>
  3799.            <pubDate>Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3800.        </item>
  3801.        <item>
  3802.            <title>18 Tech Predictions for 2017</title>
  3803.            <description>Predicting the future is hardly a precise science, but identifying macro trends and developments can be done by paying close attention to what is happening in an industry. Here is what a handful of small businesses, startups and analysts are seeing in their crystal balls.&lt;br /&gt;
  3804. &lt;br /&gt;
  3805. 1. We will hear more about how autonomous cars connect to the network.&lt;br /&gt;
  3806. 2. Funding will skew toward artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and natural language processing (NLP). And most of it will be a bust.&lt;br /&gt;
  3807. 3. Mobile will continue to rise as the primary shopping platform.&lt;br /&gt;
  3808. &lt;br /&gt;
  3809. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/18-tech-predictions-for-2017.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete articles&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3810.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2168</link>
  3811.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2168</guid>
  3812.            <pubDate>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3813.        </item>
  3814.        <item>
  3815.            <title>US Government Collecting Social Media Accounts of Visitors to Country</title>
  3816.            <description>The US government has begun requesting foreign travelers to submit their social media information to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) before traveling into the country. The practice is claimed to be part of broader efforts to identify potential &lt;i&gt;terrorist threats&lt;/i&gt;.&lt;br /&gt;
  3817. &lt;br /&gt;
  3818. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-government-collecting-social-media-accounts-of-visitors-to-country/5566062&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3819.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2167</link>
  3820.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2167</guid>
  3821.            <pubDate>Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3822.        </item>
  3823.        <item>
  3824.            <title>How Companies Will Use Social Media In 2017</title>
  3825.            <description>Lets travel back to a simpler time, shall we? It’s November 6, 2007, and Facebook has just launched something called Pages. Now, companies can have an official presence on the network, just like real people! The first day, 100,000 Pages launch, with brands from Coca-Cola to Verizon and Blockbuster getting onboard. In the years afterward, millions of companies raced to build up audiences they can reach directly and on-demand, through the sheer magic of social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  3826. &lt;br /&gt;
  3827. Fast-forward to the waning months of 2016, and the magic is a little harder to feel. Certain corners of the social world have become uglier places, with some in the business world calling for a draw-down.&lt;br /&gt;
  3828. &lt;br /&gt;
  3829. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.fastcompany.com/3066100/the-future-of-work/how-companies-will-use-social-media-in-2017&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3830.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2166</link>
  3831.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2166</guid>
  3832.            <pubDate>Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3833.        </item>
  3834.        <item>
  3835.            <title>Social Media Is Finally Growing Up</title>
  3836.            <description>Until recently, social media platforms have needed to build and remain inside their walled gardens to avoid sharing their competitive intelligence.&lt;br /&gt;
  3837. &lt;br /&gt;
  3838. However, Facebooks recent announcement that it would collaborate with third parties to verify its viewing metrics signifies the inevitable and long-awaited validation phase of social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  3839. &lt;br /&gt;
  3840. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/kyle-nelson-mvpindex-guest-post-social-media-is-finally-growing-up/648866&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3841.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2165</link>
  3842.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2165</guid>
  3843.            <pubDate>Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3844.        </item>
  3845.        <item>
  3846.            <title>Social Networking Site Facebook to Fight Hoaxes And Fake News</title>
  3847.            <description>Facebook, the worlds largest social networking site, has decided to crack down on fake news items after users complained a surge in the number of ill-verified news articles and hoaxes on its network.&lt;br /&gt;
  3848. &lt;br /&gt;
  3849. Adam Mosseri, VP, News Feed, in a new post, said: We believe in giving people a voice and that we cannot become arbiters of truth ourselves, so we are approaching this problem carefully. &lt;br /&gt;
  3850. &lt;br /&gt;
  3851. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.timesnow.tv/technology-science/article/social-networking-site-facebook-to-fight-%E2%80%98hoaxes-and-fake-news/53075&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3852.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2164</link>
  3853.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2164</guid>
  3854.            <pubDate>Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3855.        </item>
  3856.        <item>
  3857.            <title>Social networking apps in India got over $10 million funding in just 2 years</title>
  3858.            <description>In the past two years, investors have spent more than $10 million on social networking apps in India. And a growing number of them are focussing on niche segments — from students to Hindi speakers and parents to high networth individuals. &lt;br /&gt;
  3859. &lt;br /&gt;
  3860. &lt;a href=&quot;http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/startups/social-networking-apps-in-india-got-over-10-million-funding-in-just-2-years/articleshow/55866287.cms&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3861.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2163</link>
  3862.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2163</guid>
  3863.            <pubDate>Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3864.        </item>
  3865.        <item>
  3866.            <title>6 Social Media Facts for CEOs to Keep in Mind...</title>
  3867.            <description>The risks are significant for listed companies, in particular, and blowback can be hard when you get it wrong.&lt;br /&gt;
  3868. &lt;br /&gt;
  3869. At a minimum, CEOs should be having an ongoing dialogue with their Chief Communications Officers and marketing leaders about social media and how it’s being leveraged by their firms.&lt;br /&gt;
  3870. &lt;br /&gt;
  3871. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.equities.com/news/6-social-media-facts-for-ceos-to-keep-in-mind&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3872.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2162</link>
  3873.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2162</guid>
  3874.            <pubDate>Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:00:27 -0500</pubDate>
  3875.        </item>
  3876.        <item>
  3877.            <title>Reality vs the social networking sites</title>
  3878.            <description>Is Facebook our ultimate utopia, where failures find no room?&lt;br /&gt;
  3879. &lt;br /&gt;
  3880. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/open-page/Reality-vs-the-social-networking-sites/article16798664.ece&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3881.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2161</link>
  3882.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2161</guid>
  3883.            <pubDate>Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3884.        </item>
  3885.        <item>
  3886.            <title>Faster RSS Subscribing with Feed Hawk</title>
  3887.            <description>&lt;i&gt;To get started with Feed Hawk, you need to subscribe to one of the RSS feed services listed above. Next, sign into your feed service in Feed Hawk &lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  3888. &lt;br /&gt;
  3889. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.macstories.net/reviews/faster-rss-subscribing-with-feed-hawk/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3890.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2160</link>
  3891.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2160</guid>
  3892.            <pubDate>Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:00:33 -0500</pubDate>
  3893.        </item>
  3894.        <item>
  3895.            <title>Kill the Newsletter Converts Newsletter Subscriptions Into RSS Feeds</title>
  3896.            <description>Newsletters are not all bad, but getting them in your email can be a bit disruptive. RSS is a good place for them because you are used to a seeing lot of content in that kind of feed and you can look back on it whenever you want. Kill the Newsletter creates a fake email address for you, then creates a RSS feed for any newsletter you send to that email address. It is a super easy to use system that works really well for anyone still holding onto RSS.&lt;br /&gt;
  3897. &lt;br /&gt;
  3898. &lt;a href=&quot;http://lifehacker.com/kill-the-newsletter-converts-newsletter-subscriptions-i-1788953342&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3899.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2159</link>
  3900.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2159</guid>
  3901.            <pubDate>Fri, 6 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  3902.        </item>
  3903.        <item>
  3904.            <title>Uber creates an AI lab to help fuel its self-driving dreams</title>
  3905.            <description>If Uber is going to make its dreams of self-driving ridesharing cars a reality, it is going to need a lot of expertise in artificial intelligence... and it is taking big steps to make that happen. The company has created Uber AI Labs to fuel its research, and it is getting the team started by acquiring AI startup Geometric Intelligence. &lt;br /&gt;
  3906. &lt;br /&gt;
  3907. This is also a preemptive strike against the competition. The company tells the NYT that there is a fierce battle for AI talent -- acquiring Geometric Intelligence prevents Uber from losing out to Lyft, Google and others hoping to put machine learning to work on the road. &lt;br /&gt;
  3908. &lt;br /&gt;
  3909. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/05/uber-creates-ai-lab/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3910.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2158</link>
  3911.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2158</guid>
  3912.            <pubDate>Wed, 4 Jan 2017 13:05:19 -0500</pubDate>
  3913.        </item>
  3914.        <item>
  3915.            <title>Podcasts and Copyrights</title>
  3916.            <description>Podcasting has a very low barrier to entry; all you need is audio recording software and a means of creating an RSS feed, be it through software or manual work. As a result, just about anyone can podcast, and the quality of podcasts is therefore highly variable; there are professional podcasts that rival professional broadcasts in quality, and there are amateur podcasts that can&apos;t even be heard clearly. For this reason, copyright infringement leeches, often unwittingly, into a number of podcasts. To produce a successful podcast, it is important to understand and respect Western copyright laws. To help ensure that these things are done, we have compiled some information about podcasts, music, and copyright law. &lt;br /&gt;
  3917. &lt;br /&gt;
  3918. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.feedforall.com/podcasts-and-copyrights.htm&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Podcasts and Copyrights&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3919.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2157</link>
  3920.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2157</guid>
  3921.            <pubDate>Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:00:20 -0400</pubDate>
  3922.        </item>
  3923.        <item>
  3924.            <title>How Social Media Nurturing Gets You More Results</title>
  3925.            <description>Social media nurturing has to be a requirement for all businesses. Businesses have turned social media automation into something that seems to resemble broadcast radio by posting large volumes of tweets and updates occurs fast with automation tools. Now imagine every business, regardless of their industry, doing the exact same thing.&lt;br /&gt;
  3926. &lt;br /&gt;
  3927. Automated postings have inundated social communities to a point that no one is listening anymore.&lt;br /&gt;
  3928. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.searchenginejournal.com/social-media-nurturing-gets-results/175712/&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  3929. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.searchenginejournal.com/social-media-nurturing-gets-results/175712/&quot;&gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3930.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2156</link>
  3931.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2156</guid>
  3932.            <pubDate>Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:00:02 -0400</pubDate>
  3933.        </item>
  3934.        <item>
  3935.            <title>How to safely introduce children to the social media world</title>
  3936.            <description>Parents have plenty of reasons to worry about what their kids do online.&lt;br /&gt;
  3937. &lt;br /&gt;
  3938. Dangers seem to lurk in every corner of connected life, especially for children. Remember that federal regulation prohibits children under the age of 13 from joining most social networking sites. Even so, more than 20,000 kids try to sneak their way onto Facebook — with or without their parents help — every single day.&lt;br /&gt;
  3939. &lt;br /&gt;
  3940. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.gbtribune.com/section/212/article/100645/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3941.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2155</link>
  3942.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2155</guid>
  3943.            <pubDate>Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3944.        </item>
  3945.        <item>
  3946.            <title>ACLU: Police use Twitter, Facebook data to track protesters</title>
  3947.            <description>Specifically, all three companies granted access to a developer tool called Geofeedia which allows users to see the geographic origin of social media posts and has been employed by more than 500 law enforcement organizations to track protesters in real time.&lt;br /&gt;
  3948. &lt;br /&gt;
  3949. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/11/aclu-police-use-twitter-facebook-data-to-track-protesters/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3950.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2154</link>
  3951.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2154</guid>
  3952.            <pubDate>Sun, 4 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3953.        </item>
  3954.        <item>
  3955.            <title>Use DLVR.IT to Social Media for RSS Feeds</title>
  3956.            <description>Twitterfeed is Going Away – Dlvr.it is Here to Stay. Now that I got that out, lets talk about social media automation and RSS feeds. Keeping social media accounts active is one of the most important components of having success with social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  3957. &lt;br /&gt;
  3958. &lt;a href=&quot;http://rocksdigital.com/rss-feeds-dlvrit-social-media/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;</description>
  3959.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2153</link>
  3960.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2153</guid>
  3961.            <pubDate>Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3962.        </item>
  3963.        <item>
  3964.            <title>Feed Hawk Is Useful But Not Essential for RSS Junkies</title>
  3965.            <description>Many information junkies keep up with their favorite Web sites by subscribing to their RSS feeds, pulling the latest updates from those sites into a central location for efficient perusal.&lt;br /&gt;
  3966. &lt;br /&gt;
  3967. &lt;a href=&quot;http://tidbits.com/article/16865&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3968.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2152</link>
  3969.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2152</guid>
  3970.            <pubDate>Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3971.        </item>
  3972.        <item>
  3973.            <title>A really simple guide to really simple syndication (RSS)XXRead more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-use-rss/#ixzz4ObPKdolR XFollow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook</title>
  3974.            <description>The Internet is a big place. Really big. With more than a billion existing pages and thousands more being created each day, there is a wealth of great sites offering fantastic content free of charge. But with such a massive torrent of media being produced each and every day, it can often be tough to keep up with all your favorite websites. So, how do we alleviate this problem? Easy. Here’s a really simple explanation of Really Simple Syndication (RSS).&lt;br /&gt;
  3975. &lt;br /&gt;
  3976. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-use-rss/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3977.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2151</link>
  3978.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2151</guid>
  3979.            <pubDate>Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3980.        </item>
  3981.        <item>
  3982.            <title>What the Heck is RSS?</title>
  3983.            <description>Good questions. First, here is why you should care.&lt;br /&gt;
  3984. &lt;br /&gt;
  3985. Unlike getting website updates or ezines by email, RSS feeds give you absolute, 100% complete control over the situation.&lt;br /&gt;
  3986. &lt;br /&gt;
  3987. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.copyblogger.com/what-the-heck-is-rss/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3988.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2150</link>
  3989.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2150</guid>
  3990.            <pubDate>Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:00:15 -0400</pubDate>
  3991.        </item>
  3992.        <item>
  3993.            <title>Police Use Surveillance Tool to Scan Social Media</title>
  3994.            <description>A Chicago company has marketed a tool using text, photos and videos gleaned from major social media companies to aid law enforcement surveillance of protesters, civil liberties activists say.&lt;br /&gt;
  3995. &lt;br /&gt;
  3996. The company, called Geofeedia, used data from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as nine other social media networks, to let users search for social media content in a specific location, as opposed to searching by words or hashtags that would be less likely to reveal an exact location.&lt;br /&gt;
  3997. &lt;br /&gt;
  3998. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/12/technology/aclu-facebook-twitter-instagram-geofeedia.html?_r=0&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3999.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2149</link>
  4000.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2149</guid>
  4001.            <pubDate>Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:28:59 -0400</pubDate>
  4002.        </item>
  4003.        <item>
  4004.            <title>How Sexual Partner Abuse Has Changed With Social Media</title>
  4005.            <description>Threats to humiliate an intimate partner by sharing explicit photos or video is an old problem with a new digital twist, a new study finds.&lt;br /&gt;
  4006. &lt;br /&gt;
  4007. &lt;a href=&quot;http://thewire.in/75275/sexual-partner-abuse-changed-social-media/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4008.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2148</link>
  4009.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2148</guid>
  4010.            <pubDate>Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:27:48 -0400</pubDate>
  4011.        </item>
  4012.        <item>
  4013.            <title>Celebrities endorsement earnings on social media</title>
  4014.            <description>Since January, more than 200,000 posts per month on Instagram, a picture-sharing app owned by Facebook, have been tagged with #ad,&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;#sp or &lt;i&gt;#sponsored&lt;/i&gt;, according to Captiv8, an analytics platform that connects brands to social media &lt;i&gt;influencers&lt;/i&gt;. Hiring such influencers allows companies to reach a vast network of potential customers: Mr Ronaldo has a combined following of 240m people across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. &lt;br /&gt;
  4015. &lt;br /&gt;
  4016. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/10/daily-chart-9&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4017.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2147</link>
  4018.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2147</guid>
  4019.            <pubDate>Sat, 19 Nov 2016 13:25:50 -0400</pubDate>
  4020.        </item>
  4021.        <item>
  4022.            <title>Police Searches Of Social Media Face Privacy Pushback</title>
  4023.            <description>Social media monitoring services such as Geofeedia rely on bulk data access to be able to search far larger volumes of social media posts, and more efficiently, than the average user.&lt;br /&gt;
  4024. &lt;br /&gt;
  4025. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/10/15/498005101/police-searches-of-social-media-face-privacy-pushback&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4026.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2146</link>
  4027.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2146</guid>
  4028.            <pubDate>Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:24:32 -0400</pubDate>
  4029.        </item>
  4030.        <item>
  4031.            <title>5 Social Media Steps You Should Take After A Great First Date</title>
  4032.            <description>Ladies, gentlemen and all overly anxious Jewish mothers, I recently had a date that was NOT set up via a dating app. Hey, you have to start somewhere, right? Even better, it was a great date.&lt;br /&gt;
  4033. &lt;br /&gt;
  4034. &lt;a href=&quot;http://elitedaily.com/dating/five-social-media-steps-after-great-date/1663692/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4035.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2145</link>
  4036.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2145</guid>
  4037.            <pubDate>Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:22:57 -0400</pubDate>
  4038.        </item>
  4039.        <item>
  4040.            <title>A Social Media Starters Guide For Job Seekers</title>
  4041.            <description>Looking for a job for the first time in over a decade can be a lot like trying to date again after getting divorced from a long marriage. You can try to do it the same way you did when you were much younger, but you would have much more success using social media to find the right match. If you are not sure where to start, this list will introduce you to how each major social media channel can help build your personal brand online and network like an all-star.&lt;br /&gt;
  4042. &lt;br /&gt;
  4043. According to a 2016 survey by CareerBuilder, 59 percent of hiring managers use search engines to research job candidates. If you have no presence online, you will be perceived as being out of touch.&lt;br /&gt;
  4044. &lt;br /&gt;
  4045. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tracy-darchini/social-media-guide-for-job-seekers_b_11204094.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4046.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2144</link>
  4047.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2144</guid>
  4048.            <pubDate>Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:21:09 -0400</pubDate>
  4049.        </item>
  4050.        <item>
  4051.            <title>What And When Will Be The Next Social Media Disruption?</title>
  4052.            <description>Most people in the tech industry, as well as avid consumers, marketers, and business owners, are always on the lookout for the next big thing.&lt;br /&gt;
  4053. &lt;br /&gt;
  4054. In the social media world, we have seen a ton of developments over the past decade or so. Apps have become more friendly to mobile devices than desktops, content has become more visual and more immediate, and borderline gimmicky apps have risen to almost inexplicable heights of popularity. &lt;br /&gt;
  4055. &lt;br /&gt;
  4056. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2016/10/23/what-and-when-will-be-the-next-social-media-disruption/#5aadb3436f32&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4057.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2143</link>
  4058.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2143</guid>
  4059.            <pubDate>Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:19:02 -0400</pubDate>
  4060.        </item>
  4061.        <item>
  4062.            <title>Five Android apps to feed your RSS needs</title>
  4063.            <description>RSS offers an efficient way to stay in the know, but the right newsreader can make a big difference. Here are five outstanding Android apps that should do the trick.&lt;br /&gt;
  4064. &lt;br /&gt;
  4065. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-android-apps-to-feed-your-rss-needs/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4066.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2142</link>
  4067.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2142</guid>
  4068.            <pubDate>Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:18:26 -0400</pubDate>
  4069.        </item>
  4070.        <item>
  4071.            <title>Blog Promotion Tips</title>
  4072.            <description>
  4073.                <![CDATA[There are a wide variety of things you can do in regard to blog promotion. Here are just a few...<br />
  4074. <br />
  4075. <b>1. Optimize</b><br />
  4076. Optimize the blog using standard search engine optimization techniques, so that it performs well in the organic rankings of the various search engines.<br />
  4077. <b></b><br />
  4078. <b>2. Submit</b><br />
  4079. Submit the blog to the available online blog directories. There are a number of blog search engines and RSS directories which you can submit your blog to in order to gain additional exposure.<br />
  4080. <br />
  4081. <a href="http://www.feedforall.com/blog-promotion-tips.htm" target="_blank">Blog Promotion Tips</a>]]>
  4082.            </description>
  4083.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2141</link>
  4084.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2141</guid>
  4085.            <pubDate>Wed, 9 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4086.        </item>
  4087.        <item>
  4088.            <title>Police are increasingly using social media surveillance tools</title>
  4089.            <description>This summer, the American Civil Liberties Union of California requested records from 63 police departments, sheriffs and district attorneys across California. Of the records they received, 40 percent of the agencies (20) used social media surveillance tools, and most of them started using them within the last year.&lt;br /&gt;
  4090. &lt;br /&gt;
  4091. &lt;a href=&quot;https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/23/police-are-increasingly-using-social-media-surveillance-tools/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4092.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2140</link>
  4093.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2140</guid>
  4094.            <pubDate>Mon, 7 Nov 2016 09:00:58 -0400</pubDate>
  4095.        </item>
  4096.        <item>
  4097.            <title>Social Media Addiction</title>
  4098.            <description>Is social media addiction a real thing? Experts say yes, and they are seeing more and more people suffering from it.&lt;br /&gt;
  4099. &lt;br /&gt;
  4100. The number of likes on Instagram. The comments you get on your Facebook post. If it seems, you can&apos;t get away from social media. You could have a problem.&lt;br /&gt;
  4101. &lt;br /&gt;
  4102. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.wkyc.com/news/health/social-media-addiction-is-a-real-thing-and-its-on-the-rise/325085400&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4103.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2139</link>
  4104.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2139</guid>
  4105.            <pubDate>Fri, 4 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4106.        </item>
  4107.        <item>
  4108.            <title>Social Media Networks Launch Voter Registration Drives</title>
  4109.            <description>Registering to vote just got a whole lot easier for tens of million social media users in the U.S. At least six major social media apps are launching voter registration drives to meet young voters exactly where they spend much of their time: on their phones.&lt;br /&gt;
  4110. &lt;br /&gt;
  4111. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/social-media-networks-launch-voter-registration-drives-n653636&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4112.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2138</link>
  4113.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2138</guid>
  4114.            <pubDate>Wed, 2 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4115.        </item>
  4116.        <item>
  4117.            <title>Teens Use YouTube, Gmail More than Social Networks</title>
  4118.            <description>Despite the huge popularity of social networking among teens, more respondents reported using Gmail than Snapchat or Facebook, June 2016 research uncovered. The only site used more than Gmail was YouTube, which is not surprising given the plethora of content and influencers available on the video-sharing site. &lt;br /&gt;
  4119. &lt;br /&gt;
  4120. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.emarketer.com/Article/Teens-Use-YouTube-Gmail-More-than-Social-Networks/1014510&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4121.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2137</link>
  4122.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2137</guid>
  4123.            <pubDate>Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4124.        </item>
  4125.        <item>
  4126.            <title>Facebook will show bigger vertical videos in your News Feed</title>
  4127.            <description>Facebooks News Feed for mobile will become much friendlier to vertical videos in the near future, according to Marketing Land. It will not exactly be optimized for the orientation the way Snapchat is, but it will apparently stop cropping and showing them as tiny squares. The publication says when the update rolls out for Android and iOS, you&apos;ll start seeing vertical videos with a 2:3 aspect ratio (as opposed to 1:1) on your News Feed without having to expand them.&lt;br /&gt;
  4128. &lt;br /&gt;
  4129. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/27/facebook-news-feed-bigger-vertical-videos/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4130.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2136</link>
  4131.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2136</guid>
  4132.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4133.        </item>
  4134.        <item>
  4135.            <title>How to Conduct a Podcast Interview</title>
  4136.            <description>Conducting a successful podcast interview can be a tricky proposition for a podcaster starting out. Once you have determined individuals that will appeal to your target audience contact potential interviewees and arrange a time to conduct the interview. Following this guide will insure that the interview goes off without a hitch.&lt;br /&gt;
  4137. &lt;br /&gt;
  4138. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.feedforall.com/how-to-conduct-podcast-interview.htm&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;How to Conduct a Podcast Interview&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4139.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2135</link>
  4140.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2135</guid>
  4141.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4142.        </item>
  4143.        <item>
  4144.            <title>Facebook tests auto-playing News Feed videos with sound</title>
  4145.            <description>According to Mashable, some affected users see an icon on videos that you can tap to toggle sounds or or off. That sounds manageable, and we can imagine people liking the feature. However, other testers are reporting that sounds automatically start up when videos play on their News Feed, so long as their devices aren&apos;t on silent mode. &lt;br /&gt;
  4146. &lt;br /&gt;
  4147. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/23/facebook-tests-auto-playing-news-feed-videos-with-sound/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4148.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2134</link>
  4149.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2134</guid>
  4150.            <pubDate>Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:43:35 -0400</pubDate>
  4151.        </item>
  4152.        <item>
  4153.            <title>How to Subscribe to RSS Feeds in Safari</title>
  4154.            <description>RSS, also known as Really Simple Syndication, provides a great way to keep up with your favorite websites and skim through the headlines to find the articles. Safari makes it really simple to subscribe to a website&apos;s RSS feed in just a few clicks.&lt;br /&gt;
  4155. &lt;br /&gt;
  4156. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/subscribe-rss-feeds-safari&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4157.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2133</link>
  4158.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2133</guid>
  4159.            <pubDate>Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:42:13 -0400</pubDate>
  4160.        </item>
  4161.        <item>
  4162.            <title>5 Ways to Make Social Media Work for the B2B Sales Industry</title>
  4163.            <description>If you want to generate more B2B leads you need to look into how you’re going to make social media work for you. This guide is going to introduce you to how your B2B firm can use social media to its advantage.&lt;br /&gt;
  4164. &lt;br /&gt;
  4165. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.forbes.com/sites/ajagrawal/2016/09/11/5-ways-to-make-social-media-work-for-the-b2b-sales-industry/#480e4d051d88&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4166.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2132</link>
  4167.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2132</guid>
  4168.            <pubDate>Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:40:38 -0400</pubDate>
  4169.        </item>
  4170.        <item>
  4171.            <title>Is Twitter Toxic? Can Social Media Be Tamed?</title>
  4172.            <description>Reddit, YouTube, and Twitter have all been the target of passionate groups of users claiming that the sites have embraced censorship.&lt;br /&gt;
  4173. &lt;br /&gt;
  4174. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenrosenbaum/2016/09/09/is-twitter-toxic-can-social-media-be-tamed/#2d5a6452702d&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4175.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2131</link>
  4176.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2131</guid>
  4177.            <pubDate>Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:34:54 -0400</pubDate>
  4178.        </item>
  4179.        <item>
  4180.            <title>How To Use Social Media To Improve Crisis Communications</title>
  4181.            <description>It is absolutely crucial for brands to keep a crisis management plan handy. Ideally, this plan gives an idea of who internally should lead the response and what stance they should take. An effective crisis management plan (or lack thereof) can have a substantial impact on your business.&lt;br /&gt;
  4182. &lt;br /&gt;
  4183. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesagencycouncil/2016/09/09/how-to-use-social-media-to-improve-crisis-communications/#4e5e40df1628&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4184.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2130</link>
  4185.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2130</guid>
  4186.            <pubDate>Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:32:25 -0400</pubDate>
  4187.        </item>
  4188.        <item>
  4189.            <title>Legal Marketing: Get Thee on Social Media Now!</title>
  4190.            <description>The results of an interesting survey by FindLaw came out recently that should have all lawyers paying attention. According to the survey, the majority of consumers, at least 54 percent, say they are more likely to hire an attorney who has an active presence on social media than a lawyer who isn’t. This is especially true for consumers between the ages of 18 and 44 – at least 69 percent said they would hire a lawyer who is active on social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  4191. &lt;br /&gt;
  4192. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.business2community.com/social-media/legal-marketing-get-thee-social-media-now-01649509#RO0gJ02hmJvd7QUX.97&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4193.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2129</link>
  4194.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2129</guid>
  4195.            <pubDate>Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:31:01 -0400</pubDate>
  4196.        </item>
  4197.        <item>
  4198.            <title>When Social Networking Is Not Enough</title>
  4199.            <description>Social networking is pretty marvelous, but it isn’t the end-all-be-all for making business connections. There are actually times when you’d do better to look elsewhere.&lt;br /&gt;
  4200. &lt;br /&gt;
  4201. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/when-social-networking-isnt-enough/644200&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4202.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2128</link>
  4203.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2128</guid>
  4204.            <pubDate>Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:29:21 -0400</pubDate>
  4205.        </item>
  4206.        <item>
  4207.            <title>Science Email Alerts and RSS Feeds</title>
  4208.            <description>You can keep up-to-date with the content posted on Science Journals by subscribing to their E-mail alerts and RSS feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  4209. &lt;br /&gt;
  4210. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.sciencemag.org/about/email-alerts-and-rss-feeds&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4211.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2127</link>
  4212.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2127</guid>
  4213.            <pubDate>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:27:46 -0400</pubDate>
  4214.        </item>
  4215.        <item>
  4216.            <title>Amazons Alexa can tell you what&apos;s trending on Twitter</title>
  4217.            <description>A report yesterday revealed that Amazon might open up its Alexa ecosystem to allow push notifications, so that it could interrupt to warn you about a traffic jam, for instance.&lt;br /&gt;
  4218. &lt;br /&gt;
  4219. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/09/amazons-alexa-can-tell-you-whats-trending-on-twitter/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4220.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2126</link>
  4221.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2126</guid>
  4222.            <pubDate>Sun, 9 Oct 2016 12:26:04 -0400</pubDate>
  4223.        </item>
  4224.        <item>
  4225.            <title>The Smallest Unit of Code</title>
  4226.            <description>This question was put to me by Motherboard Editor-in-Chief Derek Mead and I can not stop thinking about it: What is the smallest code?&lt;br /&gt;
  4227. &lt;br /&gt;
  4228. &lt;a href=&quot;http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-smallest-possible-unit-of-code&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4229.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2125</link>
  4230.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2125</guid>
  4231.            <pubDate>Fri, 7 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4232.        </item>
  4233.        <item>
  4234.            <title>How to Get Ideas for RSS Feeds</title>
  4235.            <description>The best blogs and feeds are those that contain unique, fresh, compelling, content. So where do these prolific posters get their ideas? I talked to a handful of bloggers to determine where their inspiration originated for their content. &lt;br /&gt;
  4236. &lt;br /&gt;
  4237. Not surprisingly, ideas for blog posts or RSS feed items originate or are influenced by other web content. The following are venues for finding your online muse: &lt;br /&gt;
  4238. &lt;br /&gt;
  4239. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.feedforall.com/ideas-for-rss-feeds.htm&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;How to Get Ideas for RSS Feeds&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4240.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2124</link>
  4241.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2124</guid>
  4242.            <pubDate>Wed, 5 Oct 2016 09:40:23 -0400</pubDate>
  4243.        </item>
  4244.        <item>
  4245.            <title>The History of RSS Feeds</title>
  4246.            <description>RSS was first invented by Netscape. They wanted to use an XML format to distribute news, stories and information. Netscape refined the version of rss and then dropped it. Userland Software to control of the specficiation and continued to develop it releasing a newer version. A non-commercial group picked up RSS at the same time and based on their interpretation of the Netscapes original concept of RSS they too released a new version. UserLand was not happy with the non-commercial version and continued development of their own version of RSS (Really Simple Syndication), eventually UserLand released RSS v2.&lt;br /&gt;
  4247. &lt;br /&gt;
  4248. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.rss-specifications.com/history-rss.htm&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;The History of RSS&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4249.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2123</link>
  4250.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2123</guid>
  4251.            <pubDate>Mon, 3 Oct 2016 09:38:42 -0400</pubDate>
  4252.        </item>
  4253.        <item>
  4254.            <title>Reabble Is a Web-Based RSS Reader Made for the Kindle</title>
  4255.            <description>The Amazon Kindle is a great ereader, but it is not particularly feature-rich. Reabble is a simple little RSS reader optimized to work inside the Kindles experimental browser to make reading articles less of a chore.&lt;br /&gt;
  4256. &lt;br /&gt;
  4257. &lt;a href=&quot;http://lifehacker.com/reabble-is-a-web-based-rss-reader-made-for-the-kindle-1785944443&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4258.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2122</link>
  4259.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2122</guid>
  4260.            <pubDate>Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:37:07 -0400</pubDate>
  4261.        </item>
  4262.        <item>
  4263.            <title>Create an RSS Feed for any Search Result</title>
  4264.            <description>Whether you are constantly searching your own name online (you know who you are) or there is a topic you want to follow closely, Google Alerts lets you know when new pages hit the web that match your query—and you can convert these results into an RSS feed (or something else) to make them easier to manage.&lt;br /&gt;
  4265. &lt;br /&gt;
  4266. &lt;a href=&quot;http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/create-an-rss-feed-for-any-search-result-1751772270&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4267.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2121</link>
  4268.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2121</guid>
  4269.            <pubDate>Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:33:23 -0400</pubDate>
  4270.        </item>
  4271.        <item>
  4272.            <title>Best RSS feed readers</title>
  4273.            <description>Keeping all of your favorite sites organized is not always easy, especially when you want to stay updated with all of them. That is where RSS feed readers come in. Not familiar with RSS feeds? It is where you compile all of your favorite internet content into one feed, so you do not have to individually be keeping up with health/exercise websites, food blogs, travel diaries, and so on. When you sign up for an RSS feed reader, all those things are in one place.&lt;br /&gt;
  4274. &lt;br /&gt;
  4275. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.talkandroid.com/guides/best-apps/best-rss-feed-readers/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4276.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2120</link>
  4277.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2120</guid>
  4278.            <pubDate>Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:31:55 -0400</pubDate>
  4279.        </item>
  4280.        <item>
  4281.            <title>Three Social Media Strategies Your Top Competitors Do Not Want You To Know About</title>
  4282.            <description>You read all the social media guru blogs, post religiously across your social media channels, and even publish your content at peak times of the day to capture more views. Despite all of this, you still see competitors gaining ground while your social media influence remains stagnant.&lt;br /&gt;
  4283. &lt;br /&gt;
  4284. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesagencycouncil/2016/09/02/three-social-media-strategies-your-top-competitors-dont-want-you-to-know-about/#339f1df96105&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4285.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2119</link>
  4286.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2119</guid>
  4287.            <pubDate>Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:30:42 -0400</pubDate>
  4288.        </item>
  4289.        <item>
  4290.            <title>7 Video Marketing Hacks for Social Media</title>
  4291.            <description>This might be the last article I ever write. I’ve built up a substantial portfolio over the past few years, championing the use of video marketing via carefully considered words of wisdom, offering my two cents on subjects such as why emotive storytelling works in content marketing and how to sell yourself in six seconds.&lt;br /&gt;
  4292. &lt;br /&gt;
  4293. And now it seems that companies all over world are actually paying attention, practicing what I preach and putting video at the heart of their marketing mantra. Pretty soon, nobody will bother reading or writing anything online as the internet becomes totally submerged by the medium of moving pictures.&lt;br /&gt;
  4294. &lt;br /&gt;
  4295. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/jon-mowat-hurricane-media-guest-post-7-video-marketing-hacks-for-social-media/644396&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4296.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2118</link>
  4297.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2118</guid>
  4298.            <pubDate>Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:28:12 -0400</pubDate>
  4299.        </item>
  4300.        <item>
  4301.            <title>ROGERS - A beginners guide to RSS</title>
  4302.            <description>Almost all news sites have RSS feeds, but many make it difficult to find them. Twitter and Facebook icons are everywhere, but it&apos;s rare to see the RSS icon prominently displayed. It&apos;s a dot with two quarter-circles fanning out to the top right, usually on an orange background.&lt;br /&gt;
  4303. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.newskamloops.com/news/post/rogers-a-beginners-guide-to-rss&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4304.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2117</link>
  4305.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2117</guid>
  4306.            <pubDate>Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:20:13 -0400</pubDate>
  4307.        </item>
  4308.        <item>
  4309.            <title>How to Use Social Media for Marketing</title>
  4310.            <description>Imagine if you were an entrepreneur in the late 1980s, or even 10 years ago. It may be hard to believe, but at that time — and in all other eras of business history except now — social media did not exist. You relied on word of mouth, paid advertising, and old-fashioned grunt work to get the message out about your business.&lt;br /&gt;
  4311. &lt;br /&gt;
  4312. All of that is still necessary — any savvy entrepreneur knows you should not rely on social media alone to promote your business. Despite its pervasive reach, social media still only reaches a limited and largely distracted audience. For that reason, you have to take care with your social media promotion. Unfortunately, you can’t flood your account with random tweets and sell huge volumes of product.&lt;br /&gt;
  4313. &lt;br /&gt;
  4314. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.inquisitr.com/3483483/entrepreneur-tips-social-media-to-market-your-business/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4315.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2116</link>
  4316.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2116</guid>
  4317.            <pubDate>Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:18:41 -0400</pubDate>
  4318.        </item>
  4319.        <item>
  4320.            <title>5 Tips to Optimise your Social Media Reach</title>
  4321.            <description>
  4322.                <![CDATA[<b>Use a Conversational tone On Facebook</b><br />
  4323. Facebook is probably the only site that still holds that perfect mix of business and pleasure. In order to not upset that balance and lose followers, your posts and updates should blend in perfectly with your fans and encourage more click-through. While repurposing Facebook for marketing, make sure to use a conversational tone to sound less spammy.<br />
  4324. <br />
  4325. <b>Follow the 80/20 Rule</b><br />
  4326. Just making your presence felt over social media is not enough, it has to be worth following in the first place. Make sure to post valuable, productive and useful content instead of just promoting your company. The most useful tip to keep in mind is the 80/20 rule, where 80 percent of all your posts should be of value to your audience and 20 percent will be self-promotional.<br />
  4327. <br />
  4328. <a href="https://yourstory.com/2016/09/tips-optimise-social-media-reach/" target="_blank">complete article</a><br />
  4329. <br />]]>
  4330.            </description>
  4331.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2115</link>
  4332.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2115</guid>
  4333.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:09:28 -0400</pubDate>
  4334.        </item>
  4335.        <item>
  4336.            <title>10 Social Media Posts That Deserve a Place in Your Content Calendar</title>
  4337.            <description>From solo entrepreneurs to Main Street businesses and multinational brands, marketers at all levels struggle with finding new ways to keep their followers’ attention. I often see brands fall into the habit of posting repetitive types of content. This usually leads to a sharp drop in engagement.&lt;br /&gt;
  4338. &lt;br /&gt;
  4339. Your followers need variety. If you don’t mix it up a little bit, you’ll risk losing their attention permanently. To inject some diversity, start working these 10 social post structures into your daily content calendar. &lt;br /&gt;
  4340. &lt;br /&gt;
  4341. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/280481&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4342.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2114</link>
  4343.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2114</guid>
  4344.            <pubDate>Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:06:57 -0400</pubDate>
  4345.        </item>
  4346.        <item>
  4347.            <title>5 Social Media Stars Who Earn Way More than You Do</title>
  4348.            <description>Did you know that there are thousands of people out there earning incredible amounts of money through social media? That s right, social media stars can make thousands, even millions of dollars per year through sponsored posts, original content, and consistent engagement with their followers. Here are five social media celebs who might make you want to quit your job to go full-time on Instagram!&lt;br /&gt;
  4349. &lt;br /&gt;
  4350. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.wisebread.com/5-social-media-stars-who-earn-way-more-than-you&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4351.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2113</link>
  4352.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2113</guid>
  4353.            <pubDate>Fri, 9 Sep 2016 09:04:53 -0400</pubDate>
  4354.        </item>
  4355.        <item>
  4356.            <title>Tools for RSS Feed Creation</title>
  4357.            <description>If you want to increase the readership on your website, or you want to make it big with a podcast, you need an RSS feed. The RSS feed keeps your users up to date on all of your latest articles or episodes and can result in a massive increase in traffic. Creating an RSS feed is quick and easy, whether you’re using an RSS creation program or writing one yourself. Follow this guide to find out how.&lt;br /&gt;
  4358. &lt;br /&gt;
  4359. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.universityofhermes.com/create-rss-feed/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4360.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2112</link>
  4361.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2112</guid>
  4362.            <pubDate>Wed, 7 Sep 2016 09:00:23 -0400</pubDate>
  4363.        </item>
  4364.        <item>
  4365.            <title>Best RSS Apps For Android Phones</title>
  4366.            <description>Despite the death of Google Reader and the subsequent flurry of naysayers, RSS has lived on as a way to stay informed in an every changing, always updating world. While originally designed for PC, plenty of people have been clamoring for Android apps to take full advantage of RSS and all it has to offer. Here we will take a look at the five best free apps for RSS reading.&lt;br /&gt;
  4367. &lt;br /&gt;
  4368. &lt;a href=&quot;http://gazettereview.com/2016/08/best-rss-apps-android-phones/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4369.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2111</link>
  4370.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2111</guid>
  4371.            <pubDate>Mon, 5 Sep 2016 09:00:25 -0400</pubDate>
  4372.        </item>
  4373.        <item>
  4374.            <title>Social Media is Transforming Marketing</title>
  4375.            <description>Everyone realizes the importance of social media marketing. Businesses are tapping benefits of using networks created on social sites to sell products.&lt;br /&gt;
  4376. &lt;br /&gt;
  4377. What is social media marketing?&lt;br /&gt;
  4378. &lt;br /&gt;
  4379. Social media marketing is using social sites such as Facebook, Twitter and many of the social media tools to create awareness about products. It is an approach where business can reach their customers. Many customers interact with brands through social media. A company that has a high social media-marketing plan can thus tap into the opportunity and increase their customer base. &lt;br /&gt;
  4380. &lt;br /&gt;
  4381. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.dzinemag.com/social-media-is-transforming-marketing/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4382.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2110</link>
  4383.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2110</guid>
  4384.            <pubDate>Fri, 2 Sep 2016 09:00:13 -0400</pubDate>
  4385.        </item>
  4386.        <item>
  4387.            <title>Filtering RSS Feeds With Inoreader</title>
  4388.            <description>When Google killed Reader back in 2013, many people worried that it was the end of RSS feeds—an open source format that websites used to syndicate their posts automatically. Instead, it actually led to a huge degree of innovation. Now, three years later, things have never been better.&lt;br /&gt;
  4389. &lt;br /&gt;
  4390. &lt;a href=&quot;http://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/filtering-rss-feeds-with-inoreader--cms-26899&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4391.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2109</link>
  4392.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2109</guid>
  4393.            <pubDate>Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:25:37 -0400</pubDate>
  4394.        </item>
  4395.        <item>
  4396.            <title>Connect WordPress RSS Feeds to Social Networks</title>
  4397.            <description>Displaying your social media network activity on your website can have tremendous advantages. It shows your readers that you’re an active participant in your niche and helps you establish yourself as a thought leader. The best part is that displaying your activity is fast and easy in WordPress.&lt;br /&gt;
  4398. &lt;br /&gt;
  4399. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.sitepoint.com/connect-wordpress-rss-to-social-networks/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4400.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2108</link>
  4401.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2108</guid>
  4402.            <pubDate>Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:16:56 -0400</pubDate>
  4403.        </item>
  4404.        <item>
  4405.            <title>Implementing A Social Media Advocacy Program – How to Guide</title>
  4406.            <description>There was once a time when companies could only see the negative side of social media and as a result many banned the use of it within company hours. However, in more recent years I have witnessed companies becoming increasingly savvy about how to leverage the potential benefits of their employees’ extensive social networks. I have worked with several clients (ranging from blue chip multinationals to smaller more boutique affairs) on how to do just that. Today I want to share with you the ins and outs of implementing your own company-wide social media advocacy program.&lt;br /&gt;
  4407. &lt;br /&gt;
  4408. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.business2community.com/social-media/implementing-social-media-advocacy-program-guide-01636866#SWeflcPHGh4Jo3tD.97&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4409.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2107</link>
  4410.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2107</guid>
  4411.            <pubDate>Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:14:06 -0400</pubDate>
  4412.        </item>
  4413.        <item>
  4414.            <title>Marine Corps Times RSS Feeds</title>
  4415.            <description>&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/rss&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;RSS Feeds&lt;/a&gt; for the Marine Corps Times.</description>
  4416.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2106</link>
  4417.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2106</guid>
  4418.            <pubDate>Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4419.        </item>
  4420.        <item>
  4421.            <title>The Pros and Cons of Social Media Background Checks</title>
  4422.            <description>While you may be tempted to check out a job candidate&apos;s social media presence before hiring, doing so might not be worth the risk.&lt;br /&gt;
  4423. &lt;br /&gt;
  4424. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/9289-social-media-background-checks.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4425.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2105</link>
  4426.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2105</guid>
  4427.            <pubDate>Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4428.        </item>
  4429.        <item>
  4430.            <title>How to Crack Down on Social Media Threats</title>
  4431.            <description>Last week, a prominent feminist writer left Twitter after a rape and death threat was directed at her 5-year-old daughter. Online violent threats are not uncommon, especially for women and minorities, but when they are reported, police are often not responsive.&lt;br /&gt;
  4432. &lt;br /&gt;
  4433. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2016/08/03/how-to-crack-down-on-social-media-threats&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4434.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2104</link>
  4435.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2104</guid>
  4436.            <pubDate>Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4437.        </item>
  4438.        <item>
  4439.            <title>Manually Add RSS Feeds to Apple News</title>
  4440.            <description>It does not really seem like Apple News has taken off nearly as much as Apple likely hoped it would, but if you only visit a handful of web sites, it is actually a pretty solid RSS reader if you know how to use it right.&lt;br /&gt;
  4441. &lt;br /&gt;
  4442. When you first launch News, it seems like you can only go through and pick Apple-approved sites and topics. But you can actually customize it however you want in one of two ways:&lt;br /&gt;
  4443. &lt;br /&gt;
  4444. &lt;a href=&quot;http://lifehacker.com/manually-add-rss-feeds-to-apple-news-1758075707&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4445.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2103</link>
  4446.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2103</guid>
  4447.            <pubDate>Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4448.        </item>
  4449.        <item>
  4450.            <title>Crisis RSS Feeds</title>
  4451.            <description>RSS Feeds for humanitarian emergencies, crises and disasters&lt;br /&gt;
  4452. &lt;br /&gt;
  4453. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.worldandmedia.com/crises-rss/crises-rss-feeds&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4454.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2102</link>
  4455.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2102</guid>
  4456.            <pubDate>Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4457.        </item>
  4458.        <item>
  4459.            <title>Opera 40 adds RSS Feed functionality</title>
  4460.            <description>Opera published a new version of Opera Developer today that introduces basic RSS Feed functionality in the web browser.&lt;br /&gt;
  4461. &lt;br /&gt;
  4462. The big new feature in the release is support for RSS Feeds. This is not an entirely new feature though, as other browsers support RSS feeds natively as well. Firefox for instance supports live bookmarks which basically list the latest articles posted by a site using RSS.&lt;br /&gt;
  4463. &lt;br /&gt;
  4464. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.ghacks.net/2016/07/21/opera-40-adds-rss-feed-functionality/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4465.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2101</link>
  4466.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2101</guid>
  4467.            <pubDate>Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4468.        </item>
  4469.        <item>
  4470.            <title>Social media helps charity to monitor the flow of blood cancer conversations</title>
  4471.            <description>For more than 56 years the charity I work for, Bloodwise, has been working to beat blood cancer, the third most fatal form of cancer. In our work, we have had to constantly evolve and adapt to meet the ever-changing needs of our supporters and patients.&lt;br /&gt;
  4472. &lt;br /&gt;
  4473. Unsurprisingly, the rise of digital channels has been transformational for us, from the delivery of patient information online to communicating with supporters via social media. However, as the importance of digital grew, we knew we needed to use data and insight to understand our online audiences better and measure our performance.&lt;br /&gt;
  4474. &lt;br /&gt;
  4475. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2016/aug/02/social-media-insight-blood-cancer-charity&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4476.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2100</link>
  4477.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2100</guid>
  4478.            <pubDate>Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4479.        </item>
  4480.        <item>
  4481.            <title>Is your neighborhood the next great social media app?</title>
  4482.            <description>I had never heard of Nextdoor when I lived in New York City. Social media services catering to individual neighborhoods weren’t useful in an apartment building where most tenants lasted a year, and longtime residents kept to themselves. &lt;br /&gt;
  4483. &lt;br /&gt;
  4484. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/2/12352530/nextdoor-facebook-groups-bulletin-boards&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4485.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2099</link>
  4486.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2099</guid>
  4487.            <pubDate>Mon, 8 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4488.        </item>
  4489.        <item>
  4490.            <title>RSS2SQL</title>
  4491.            <description>Easily and efficiently convert rss feeds to databases using RSS2SQL database.&lt;br /&gt;
  4492. &lt;br /&gt;
  4493. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.feedforall.com/rss2sql.htm&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;RSS2SQL&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4494.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2098</link>
  4495.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2098</guid>
  4496.            <pubDate>Fri, 5 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4497.        </item>
  4498.        <item>
  4499.            <title>RSS Feed Submission</title>
  4500.            <description>Places you can submit your RSS feed to.&lt;br /&gt;
  4501. &lt;br /&gt;
  4502. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.rss-specifications.com/rss-submission.htm&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;RSS Feed Submission&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4503.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2097</link>
  4504.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2097</guid>
  4505.            <pubDate>Wed, 3 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4506.        </item>
  4507.        <item>
  4508.            <title>Oh No! Did Facebook Just Kill Unpaid Marketing Content?</title>
  4509.            <description>On June 29, Facebooks algorithm change rocked the content world. The social media giant announced it would start prioritizing posts shared by friends and family over content from publishers and brands. That’s bad news for brands that have come to rely on social media sites like Facebook as a major web traffic driver.&lt;br /&gt;
  4510. &lt;br /&gt;
  4511. Facebook accounts for 41.4 percent of referral traffic to news sites, according to Parse.lys April 2016 Authority Report. But not all is lost. While brands may be in trouble, content published and shared by individuals could gain even greater traction. That’s good news for industry influencers and budding thought leaders.&lt;br /&gt;
  4512. &lt;br /&gt;
  4513. &lt;a href=&quot;http://smallbiztrends.com/2016/07/facebook-news-feed-change.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4514.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2096</link>
  4515.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2096</guid>
  4516.            <pubDate>Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4517.        </item>
  4518.        <item>
  4519.            <title>How to Exclude Specific Categories from WordPress RSS Feed</title>
  4520.            <description>Do you want to exclude specific categories from RSS feed on your WordPress site? Many site owners use some categories for content that they don’t want to appear in the RSS feed of their site. In this article, we will show you how to exclude specific categories from WordPress RSS feed.&lt;br /&gt;
  4521. &lt;br /&gt;
  4522. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-exclude-specific-categories-from-wordpress-rss-feed/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4523.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2095</link>
  4524.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2095</guid>
  4525.            <pubDate>Sun, 31 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4526.        </item>
  4527.        <item>
  4528.            <title>Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script</title>
  4529.            <description>I am involved in several free software projects, including one or two where I maintain the website. For one of those projects, we currently are updating the website. Ours is probably similar to other free software projects. We use a hosting service for several key services, including news, but we run our website on a web server that we own. In our case, we run most of our project on SourceForge and run the website on a third-party service, so the news and website are on different systems.&lt;br /&gt;
  4530. &lt;br /&gt;
  4531. Not surprisingly, our project uses an RSS feed to pull news items from SourceForge to display on the project website. &lt;br /&gt;
  4532. &lt;br /&gt;
  4533. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/parsing-rss-news-feed-bash-script&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4534.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2094</link>
  4535.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2094</guid>
  4536.            <pubDate>Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4537.        </item>
  4538.        <item>
  4539.            <title>Nextdoor — a private, localized social network — is now used in over 100,000 US neighborhoods</title>
  4540.            <description>&lt;i&gt;Two years ago, I wrote a story about Nextdoor, a private social network that requires users to register with proof of both their identity and address. Once accepted, you belong to a neighborhood and can see and speak with any nearby users who have signed up. It&apos;s trying to build a local graph to complement the social graph, and it has quietly grown into one of the largest social networks in the US, with over ten million registered users spread across more than 100,000 neighborhoods.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  4541. &lt;i&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  4542. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/23/12005456/nextdoor-100000-neighborhood-social-network-app-changes-business-plan-expansion&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4543.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2093</link>
  4544.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2093</guid>
  4545.            <pubDate>Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4546.        </item>
  4547.        <item>
  4548.            <title>Former  Top Gear Crew to launch DriveTribe Social Network</title>
  4549.            <description>The former Top Gear crew seem to be embracing the internet in a whole new way. Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond have announced that their new social network, DriveTribe, will be launching this autumn.&lt;br /&gt;
  4550. &lt;br /&gt;
  4551. Details are scarce, but each of the founders shared a quote of what they would like to see from this new venture.&lt;br /&gt;
  4552. &lt;br /&gt;
  4553. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/drivetribe-launch-social-network/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4554.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2092</link>
  4555.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2092</guid>
  4556.            <pubDate>Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4557.        </item>
  4558.        <item>
  4559.            <title>The Social Network of Things</title>
  4560.            <description>
  4561.                <![CDATA[Maintaining assets used to be considered a <i>necessary evil</i>, but manufacturers now see strategic asset management as an important way of delivering value and achieving competitive advantage.<br />
  4562. <br />
  4563. With the emergence of sensors and novel data collection technologies, we can connect and monitor assets in a way that is light years from the old method of maintenance, which was essentially ‘wait until a machine fails and then fix it’.<br />
  4564. <br />
  4565. The Internet of Things (IoT) has enabled a new paradigm called <i>e-maintenance </i> where assets can be monitored remotely. This enables OEMs to provide innovative maintenance service solutions to their asset users.<br />
  4566. <br />
  4567. <a href="http://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/the-social-network-of-things/" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  4568.            </description>
  4569.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2091</link>
  4570.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2091</guid>
  4571.            <pubDate>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4572.        </item>
  4573.        <item>
  4574.            <title>If My Mom Invented a Social Network</title>
  4575.            <description>If my mother invented a social network it would be a lot like Pinterest. Thousands of pictures, tons of content, and everyone talking with everyone about everyone else’s favorite things. This social network would consist of people just like my mother, caring, hip, and quickest to the draw when the silence calls for a witty comment.&lt;br /&gt;
  4576. &lt;br /&gt;
  4577. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-a-pride/my-mothers-social-network_b_9912594.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4578.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2090</link>
  4579.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2090</guid>
  4580.            <pubDate>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:00:33 -0400</pubDate>
  4581.        </item>
  4582.        <item>
  4583.            <title>Line Vs. Facebook And The Future Of Social Networking</title>
  4584.            <description>With Lines IPO, I thought this would be a good time to ask about the role that new social networks will play in the larger social network ecosystem. Will they cannibalize Facebook’s usage? Or can we expect to see the biggest players continue to be dominant in social networking?&lt;br /&gt;
  4585. &lt;br /&gt;
  4586. For those of you who don’t know, social networking has a special place in my heart. In 1997, I launched the world’s first online social network called sixdegrees. And as part of that, we wrote a patent that defined a social network as the ability to index multiple relationships in a single database. It gives you the ability to see the people you don’t know through the people you do know.&lt;br /&gt;
  4587. &lt;br /&gt;
  4588. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewweinreich/2016/07/15/line-vs-facebook-and-the-future-of-social-networking/#5254f3f83e3f&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4589.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2089</link>
  4590.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2089</guid>
  4591.            <pubDate>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4592.        </item>
  4593.        <item>
  4594.            <title>This is what happens to your social network accounts after you die</title>
  4595.            <description>Facebook has 1.6 billion users. Inevitably, a sizable portion of those people pass away, leaving behind a number of inactive social media accounts.&lt;br /&gt;
  4596. &lt;br /&gt;
  4597. Last year Facebook took a major step forward in how to deal with the 8000 plus deceased accounts that appear on the social network each day.&lt;br /&gt;
  4598. &lt;br /&gt;
  4599. Its Legacy contact scheme helped make dealing with the death of a loved one easier on the world&apos;s largest social network.&lt;br /&gt;
  4600. &lt;br /&gt;
  4601. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.techradar.com/us/news/internet/this-is-what-happens-to-your-social-network-accounts-after-you-die-1324948&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4602.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2088</link>
  4603.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2088</guid>
  4604.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4605.        </item>
  4606.        <item>
  4607.            <title>The Social Media Response to Nice Was Heartbreakingly Familiar</title>
  4608.            <description>In what has become a heartbreaking routine—employed during the Paris attacks of 2015, as well as after recent terrorist attacks in such places as Belgium and Istanbul — people shared emotional memes in solidarity with the city of Nice, where 84 people were killed by a truck driver barrelling into the crowd on the Promenade des Anglais.&lt;br /&gt;
  4609. &lt;br /&gt;
  4610. Using the hashtags #PrayForNice or #JeSuisNice, people expressed solidarity over the deaths of at least 84 people, which French President Francois Hollande says was caused by an act of terrorism. &lt;br /&gt;
  4611. &lt;br /&gt;
  4612. &lt;a href=&quot;http://time.com/4407653/social-media-nice-attacks-france/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4613.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2087</link>
  4614.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2087</guid>
  4615.            <pubDate>Sun, 17 Jul 2016 14:49:39 -0400</pubDate>
  4616.        </item>
  4617.        <item>
  4618.            <title>Best RSS Feed Apps for Android</title>
  4619.            <description>Trying to keep track of all your favorite RSS feeds can be a pain. Luckily there are a ton of options on the Google Play Store and we take a look at a few of the best.&lt;br /&gt;
  4620. &lt;br /&gt;
  4621. &lt;a href=&quot;http://phandroid.com/2016/05/02/best-rss-apps-for-android-2016/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4622.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2086</link>
  4623.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2086</guid>
  4624.            <pubDate>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4625.        </item>
  4626.        <item>
  4627.            <title>Startup Life in Hi-Fi launches mobile news feed of publisher content, selectable by hashtags</title>
  4628.            <description>Mobile users spend little time viewing web content on their mobile browsers, preferring to read most of it through their social networks. As a result, publishers are losing control of their content, and users are overloaded with content sources.&lt;br /&gt;
  4629. &lt;br /&gt;
  4630. &lt;a href=&quot;http://marketingland.com/startup-hi-fi-launches-mobile-news-feed-publisher-content-selectable-hashtags-181641&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4631.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2085</link>
  4632.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2085</guid>
  4633.            <pubDate>Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:00:50 -0400</pubDate>
  4634.        </item>
  4635.        <item>
  4636.            <title>A Look at How Social Media is Impacting Divorce Cases</title>
  4637.            <description>Most people with a smartphone are constantly tapped into some form of social media. Sharing cute pictures of kids and pets is simply a routine part of life these days. Some people even use social media to vent frustrations or look for advice.&lt;br /&gt;
  4638. &lt;br /&gt;
  4639. In a divorce case, however, shares on social media can create ample evidence that can be used against one or both parties to affect alimony, child support, child custody, and more.&lt;br /&gt;
  4640. &lt;br /&gt;
  4641. Email and Text Messages&lt;br /&gt;
  4642. Email and text messages are admissible in court and can even be subpoenaed. If one party in the marriage reveals something about a new job or an upcoming bonus that has not been revealed in court, this can be used as evidence that the person is not being honest in his or her financial declarations.&lt;br /&gt;
  4643. &lt;br /&gt;
  4644. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-morrow/a-look-at-how-social-medi_b_10633940.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4645.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2084</link>
  4646.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2084</guid>
  4647.            <pubDate>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4648.        </item>
  4649.        <item>
  4650.            <title>Subscribe to Reddit Domain Feeds</title>
  4651.            <description>One lesser known feature of Reddit is the ability to display all submissions that a domain or site received on Reddit.&lt;br /&gt;
  4652. &lt;br /&gt;
  4653. I mentioned this option two years ago for the first time and don&apos;t want to rehash everything I said in the previous article.&lt;br /&gt;
  4654. &lt;br /&gt;
  4655. You may have stumbled upon it accidentally by clicking on the domain link next to submissions that lead to external sites as it will display the feed of that domain directly.&lt;br /&gt;
  4656. &lt;br /&gt;
  4657. The feature is quite useful for a number of reasons. As a webmaster for instance, it is easy enough to check all the direct mentions of your site on Reddit.&lt;br /&gt;
  4658. &lt;br /&gt;
  4659. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.ghacks.net/2016/06/01/subscribe-to-reddit-domain-feeds/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4660.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2083</link>
  4661.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2083</guid>
  4662.            <pubDate>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4663.        </item>
  4664.        <item>
  4665.            <title>Five Android apps to feed your RSS needs</title>
  4666.            <description>If you are a news junkie, you probably depend on various and sundry RSS feeds—so you most likely need a handy app to curate them into a single, easy-to-use location. Fortunately, plenty of Android apps are available to handle all your RSS needs.&lt;br /&gt;
  4667. &lt;br /&gt;
  4668. What is RSS?&lt;br /&gt;
  4669. For those who are new to RSS, here&apos;s a quick overview. RSS stands for rich site summary (or really simple syndication). It enables sites to publish frequently updated information in a format that is easy to consume (by both apps and humans). The format of RSS tends to be a title and a one-sentence or one-paragraph blurb. Readers can click on the title, which will take them to the original piece.&lt;br /&gt;
  4670. &lt;br /&gt;
  4671. Different apps offer different features for RSS feeds. I have found five apps in the Google Play Store that I believe represent the best features and the most user-friendly interfaces.&lt;br /&gt;
  4672. &lt;br /&gt;
  4673. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-android-apps-to-feed-your-rss-needs/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4674.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2082</link>
  4675.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2082</guid>
  4676.            <pubDate>Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4677.        </item>
  4678.        <item>
  4679.            <title>Social Media Trends to Watch</title>
  4680.            <description>Influencer Marketing&lt;br /&gt;
  4681. &lt;br /&gt;
  4682. According to the latest Nielson study, over 90% of consumers trust recommendations from friends and family. We have slapped a fancy name on it, but at the end of the day, this is what influencer marketing really is: getting products into the hands of people whom others trust. Peer recommendations have the power to sway buyers and inspire purchase decisions, not because they have a zillion followers or have perfect lips, but because they are reliable, personable sources we believe.</description>
  4683.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2081</link>
  4684.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2081</guid>
  4685.            <pubDate>Sat, 18 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4686.        </item>
  4687.        <item>
  4688.            <title>How to get your Twitter RSS feed using this simple hack</title>
  4689.            <description>Twitter has eradicated RSS feeds from its web interface once and for all, following an update to the sites search page today.&lt;br /&gt;
  4690. &lt;br /&gt;
  4691. When Twitter launched its redesign late last year it subtly removed RSS feeds for users tweets. And while RSS feeds are still available, you have to be willing to jump through some extra hoops to access them.&lt;br /&gt;
  4692. &lt;br /&gt;
  4693. Of course, there was some suggestion that their removal was accidental, but some 10 months&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;later this seems not to be the case.&lt;br /&gt;
  4694. &lt;br /&gt;
  4695. &lt;a href=&quot;http://sociable.co/2011/07/26/twitter-removes-all-search-rss-links-from-its-site-now-users-must-resort-to-hacks-to-get-feeds/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4696.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2080</link>
  4697.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2080</guid>
  4698.            <pubDate>Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4699.        </item>
  4700.        <item>
  4701.            <title>How to Make Your Own RSS Feed</title>
  4702.            <description>For news, sports, entertainment, online publications and blogs, the benefits of implementing an RSS feed is obvious: Deliver information to your visitors even when they are not actively surfing your site, and they will be sure to come back when an item piques their interest. For other types of businesses, an RSS feed can keep you top-of-mind with your past customers.&lt;br /&gt;
  4703. &lt;br /&gt;
  4704. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/biztools/article.php/3672896/How-to-Make-Your-Own-RSS-Feeds.htm&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4705.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2079</link>
  4706.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2079</guid>
  4707.            <pubDate>Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4708.        </item>
  4709.        <item>
  4710.            <title>Top 10 RSS Feeds For Medical News &amp; Alerts</title>
  4711.            <description>Health is definitely one of those things we do not notice till it starts to ebb away. Isn’t it also true that medical news is the last thing you like to read or see in newspapers and television? That is, if you do not have any illness in the family. I pray you do not, but if you do then the web has always been a secondary source of some great information. The first source should always be your general practitioner and physician.&lt;br /&gt;
  4712. &lt;br /&gt;
  4713. There is no harm in arming yourself with information when you need to talk to a doctor. A better informed patient (or a patients guardian) makes for a wiser decision maker. We are living on the cutting edge of great medical leaps. Medical news and alerts help us to keep pace with these leaps. Let’s look at some top websites for RSS medical news feeds and stay alert with the help of their feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  4714. &lt;br /&gt;
  4715. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-10-rss-feeds-medical-news-alerts/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4716.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2078</link>
  4717.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2078</guid>
  4718.            <pubDate>Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4719.        </item>
  4720.        <item>
  4721.            <title>Have Great Content Make the Most of It</title>
  4722.            <description>New-age publishers are toying with innovative content models that offer more value to end users and set their cash registers ringing. It does not come as a surprise, when content is evolving as a major source of income for them. By offering high-value content and a trove of inbound links, digital publishers can maximise the profitability of their websites. &lt;br /&gt;
  4723. &lt;br /&gt;
  4724. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.digitalmarket.asia/2016/05/have-great-content-make-the-most-of-it/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4725.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2077</link>
  4726.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2077</guid>
  4727.            <pubDate>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4728.        </item>
  4729.        <item>
  4730.            <title>Social Media Addiction</title>
  4731.            <description>I remember a time before Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, emojis, instant messaging and memes. I remember when my friends used to ride their bikes passed my home to see if I was there -- now, we always know where everyone is. Sometimes because it is self-reported (on a social media platform) but also because we can send them a quick text.&lt;br /&gt;
  4732. &lt;br /&gt;
  4733. So the term digital native is a little too loose for me, the date range is too baggy around the sides. &lt;br /&gt;
  4734. &lt;br /&gt;
  4735. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/lisa-portolan/social-media-addiction-is-not-the-end-of-the-story/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4736.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2076</link>
  4737.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2076</guid>
  4738.            <pubDate>Wed, 8 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4739.        </item>
  4740.        <item>
  4741.            <title>Why Marketing Leaders Should Personally Engage More In Social Media</title>
  4742.            <description>&lt;i&gt;I was interviewing Antonio Lucio, the CMO for HP, for my CMO Insight series (see article here), when we started talking about social media. For perspective, Lucio has over 33,000 Twitter followers, has a 62 Klout score, and is the 4th most influential CMO on Twitter (see list here). I asked him why he is so personally involved in Twitter. Very few CMOs tweet and of those who have a lot of followers, few tweet themselves, instead delegating the task to somebody on their marketing team. His response to my question was fascinating, and an important one for any CMO or aspiring CMO to hear.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  4743. &lt;i&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  4744. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.forbes.com/sites/kimberlywhitler/2016/05/29/why-marketing-leaders-should-personally-engage-more-in-social-media/#9286fb655a4e&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4745.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2075</link>
  4746.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2075</guid>
  4747.            <pubDate>Mon, 6 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4748.        </item>
  4749.        <item>
  4750.            <title>RSS Feed Authorship</title>
  4751.            <description>
  4752.                <![CDATA[BlogTalk Radio Says - <br />
  4753. <br />
  4754. <i>We have good news about your RSS feed! Now, ownership in your RSS feed, iTunes, Stitcher, and anywhere else we distribute your content, lists you as the copyright holder.</i><br />
  4755. <i></i><br />
  4756. <i>Hosts reported they wanted to see their names as the author of their content and also want the copyright notice to include their names in their RSS feeds. This was not possible owing to a database restriction that we took a long time to remove. </i><br />
  4757. <i></i><br />
  4758. <a href="http://blog.blogtalkradio.com/podcasting/update-rss-feed-authorship/" target="_blank">complete article</a><br />
  4759. <i></i>]]>
  4760.            </description>
  4761.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2074</link>
  4762.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2074</guid>
  4763.            <pubDate>Sat, 4 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4764.        </item>
  4765.        <item>
  4766.            <title>Feds will now check your social media history before granting security clearance</title>
  4767.            <description>The federal government has confirmed that it will start targeting social media posts by prospective employees as part of its review process for security clearance.&lt;br /&gt;
  4768. &lt;br /&gt;
  4769. The new policy, which will allow investigators to scan an applicant’s history on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other similar sites, will be adopted soon, according to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).&lt;br /&gt;
  4770. &lt;br /&gt;
  4771. The guidelines make clear that agencies can target publicly available social media posts, if they deem it necessary, but cannot force individuals to hand over their passwords for private accounts, or provide pseudonyms for any profiles.&lt;br /&gt;
  4772. &lt;br /&gt;
  4773. &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.yahoo.com/tech/feds-now-review-social-media-120713477.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4774.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2073</link>
  4775.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2073</guid>
  4776.            <pubDate>Thu, 2 Jun 2016 09:00:03 -0400</pubDate>
  4777.        </item>
  4778.        <item>
  4779.            <title>Social Media gives Customers Power over Brands</title>
  4780.            <description>Not so long ago, customers were isolated. Their ability to voice their dissatisfaction with the service they received from business was severely limited.&lt;br /&gt;
  4781. &lt;br /&gt;
  4782. The once feared television show Fair Go was just about their only option.&lt;br /&gt;
  4783. &lt;br /&gt;
  4784. Today they can air their gripes instantly on Facebook, Twitter or other social platforms and build alliances with similarly disgruntled customers. They can take pictures wherever they go and record or even film their interactions.&lt;br /&gt;
  4785. &lt;br /&gt;
  4786. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/transforming-business/79871302/social-media-gives-customers-power-over-brands&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4787.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2072</link>
  4788.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2072</guid>
  4789.            <pubDate>Tue, 31 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4790.        </item>
  4791.        <item>
  4792.            <title>Are You Paying Enough Attention to Customers on Social Media?</title>
  4793.            <description>Although consumers want brands to use social media as a two-way communication channel, the vast majority of businesses are not adhering to those desires, according to a study from social media management software provider Sprout Social. On average, businesses send out 23 promotional messages for every one consumer response.&lt;br /&gt;
  4794. &lt;br /&gt;
  4795. Social media is now the No. 1 way consumers interact with businesses. The research revealed that 34.5 percent of consumers turn to social media first when they have a problem, compared with just 16 percent who call and 5 percent who visit a store in person.&lt;br /&gt;
  4796. &lt;br /&gt;
  4797. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/9075-social-media-response.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4798.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2071</link>
  4799.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2071</guid>
  4800.            <pubDate>Sun, 29 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4801.        </item>
  4802.        <item>
  4803.            <title>Keys to Social Media Success: Curiosity, Conversation, and Patience</title>
  4804.            <description>Many investment professionals are naturally competitive people, myself included. Accustomed to being benchmarked and trained to quantify impact, we run an unusual risk of thinking that social media is a contest.&lt;br /&gt;
  4805. &lt;br /&gt;
  4806. But applying that perspective is counterproductive. It is a bit like going to a dinner party and trying to keep score. People might be into it if you have strange friends, but there’s a better chance that you will alienate everyone there.&lt;br /&gt;
  4807. &lt;br /&gt;
  4808. &lt;a href=&quot;https://blogs.cfainstitute.org/investor/2016/05/15/keys-to-social-media-success-curiosity-conversation-and-patience/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  4809. &lt;br /&gt;</description>
  4810.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2070</link>
  4811.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2070</guid>
  4812.            <pubDate>Fri, 27 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4813.        </item>
  4814.        <item>
  4815.            <title>Add a custom RSS feed to your Android home screen</title>
  4816.            <description>You turn to RSS. That is right, we are going old school. For those who don&apos;t know, RSS stands for Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication. It&apos;s a very easy protocol that allows feeds to be pulled from websites to serve up a collection of story summations that the reader can then click on and enjoy the full read.&lt;br /&gt;
  4817. &lt;br /&gt;
  4818. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.techrepublic.com/article/add-a-custom-rss-feed-to-your-android-home-screen/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4819.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2069</link>
  4820.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2069</guid>
  4821.            <pubDate>Wed, 25 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4822.        </item>
  4823.        <item>
  4824.            <title>This Chrome extension replaces Facebooks trending topics with any RSS feed</title>
  4825.            <description>Are you tired of Facebooks trending section in your News Feed? Celebrity news getting annoying? Would you rather have legitimate news? Introducing Fluffblocker.&lt;br /&gt;
  4826. &lt;br /&gt;
  4827. &lt;a href=&quot;http://venturebeat.com/2015/11/27/this-chrome-extension-replaces-facebooks-trending-topics-with-any-rss-feed/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4828.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2068</link>
  4829.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2068</guid>
  4830.            <pubDate>Mon, 23 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4831.        </item>
  4832.        <item>
  4833.            <title>Get the Most Out of Fans</title>
  4834.            <description>Get the most out of Facebooks Fan Pages despite Facebook doing its best to limit what posts you see on your timeline&lt;br /&gt;
  4835. &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;
  4836. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.itworld.com/article/2831864/it-management/how-to-make-a-facebook-page-rss-list-in-6-easy-steps.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4837.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2067</link>
  4838.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2067</guid>
  4839.            <pubDate>Sat, 21 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4840.        </item>
  4841.        <item>
  4842.            <title>How to use PressForward for content creation</title>
  4843.            <description>We live in an age of information overload. With all the stories from news, blogs, social media, and other sources, the amount of information about any given subject can be overwhelming. It is hard enough to keep up when you are just a consumer of information, but what about when you need to curate content for a target audience?&lt;br /&gt;
  4844. &lt;br /&gt;
  4845. Thankfully, there are tools that can collect and organize information from a large number of sources, making that task easier. One such tool is the PressForward plugin for WordPress.&lt;br /&gt;
  4846. &lt;br /&gt;
  4847. PressForward is a multi-user, collaborative RSS feed reader that integrates with WordPress&apos; publication work-flow and provides users with the ability to curate content for a target audience. &lt;br /&gt;
  4848. &lt;br /&gt;
  4849. &lt;a href=&quot;https://opensource.com/life/15/4/how-to-use-pressforward&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4850.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2066</link>
  4851.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2066</guid>
  4852.            <pubDate>Thu, 19 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4853.        </item>
  4854.        <item>
  4855.            <title>IFTTT breaking news alerts: Get personalized news sent to your phone with this Feed Rinse super-recipe</title>
  4856.            <description>It is difficult to get real-time alerts about articles with specific headlines on specific subjects from specific websites. &lt;br /&gt;
  4857. &lt;br /&gt;
  4858. News reader applications like Feedly or Flipboard are great for browsing and even searching through news items, but they lack the ability to send notifications proactively.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;Emails from Google Alerts can be tardy, and at other times, articles can slip by completely.&lt;br /&gt;
  4859. &lt;br /&gt;
  4860. Never fear!&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;Used together, two web applications, IFTTT and Feed Rinse,&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;solve this problem easily.&lt;br /&gt;
  4861. &lt;br /&gt;
  4862. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.pcworld.com/article/2359360/ifttt-master-chef-secrets-get-important-news-fast-with-this-feed-rinse-super-recipe.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4863.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2065</link>
  4864.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2065</guid>
  4865.            <pubDate>Tue, 17 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4866.        </item>
  4867.        <item>
  4868.            <title>Are There Any SEO Benefits With Having an RSS Feed?</title>
  4869.            <description>John Mueller was asked about RSS feeds in the latest Google Webmaster Hangout, specifically whether there are any SEO benefits to having an RSS feed on the site.&lt;br /&gt;
  4870. &lt;br /&gt;
  4871. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.thesempost.com/are-there-any-seo-benefits-with-having-an-rss-feed/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4872.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2064</link>
  4873.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2064</guid>
  4874.            <pubDate>Sun, 15 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4875.        </item>
  4876.        <item>
  4877.            <title>The Insanity of Dumping RSS Feeds</title>
  4878.            <description>We are a great believer in achieving the widest possible distribution as possible. RSS feeds allow that because they can be easily consumed in many places. RSS was one of the principle ways in which the early bloggers were able to syndicate their content and achieve large scale distribution. To this day, RSS remains one of the best ways to get content onto many people’s screens in as friction free a way as possible.&lt;br /&gt;
  4879. &lt;br /&gt;
  4880. &lt;a href=&quot;http://diginomica.com/2016/02/15/the-insanity-of-dumping-rss-feeds/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4881.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2063</link>
  4882.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2063</guid>
  4883.            <pubDate>Fri, 13 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4884.        </item>
  4885.        <item>
  4886.            <title>Create an RSS Feed for any Search Result</title>
  4887.            <description>Whether you are constantly searching your own name online (you know who you are) or theres a topic you want to follow closely, Google Alerts lets you know when new pages hit the web that match your query—and you can convert these results into an RSS feed (or something else) to make them easier to manage.&lt;br /&gt;
  4888. &lt;br /&gt;
  4889. &lt;a href=&quot;http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/create-an-rss-feed-for-any-search-result-1751772270&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4890.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2062</link>
  4891.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2062</guid>
  4892.            <pubDate>Wed, 11 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4893.        </item>
  4894.        <item>
  4895.            <title>How Social Media Inflates Our Perception Of Our Choice Presidential Candidate</title>
  4896.            <description>The most fervent political supporters think only their candidate can possibly win. Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle blames these beliefs on the echo chambers found on our social media feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  4897. &lt;br /&gt;
  4898. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.npr.org/2016/04/16/474485591/how-social-media-inflates-our-perception-of-our-choice-presidential-candidate&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4899.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2061</link>
  4900.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2061</guid>
  4901.            <pubDate>Mon, 9 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4902.        </item>
  4903.        <item>
  4904.            <title>Teens Addicted to Social Media</title>
  4905.            <description>~ Over 70% of teens have smart phones which means they have access to the internet which in turn means they have easy access to pornography.&lt;br /&gt;
  4906. ~ Most teens are on their phones all the time - in school, in bed at night, when they go to the bathroom, while you are trying to talk to them, and while they are trying to do their homework.&lt;br /&gt;
  4907. ~ They are in instant access with each other all the time - living in a perpetual state of staccato interruptions.&lt;br /&gt;
  4908. &lt;br /&gt;
  4909. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.huffingtonpost.com/judith-johnson/teens-addicted-to-social-_b_9696378.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4910.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2060</link>
  4911.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2060</guid>
  4912.            <pubDate>Fri, 6 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4913.        </item>
  4914.        <item>
  4915.            <title>10 best RSS reader apps for Android</title>
  4916.            <description>Do keep in mind, though, that not every website keeps an updated RSS feed anymore. Here are the best RSS reader apps for Android!&lt;br /&gt;
  4917. &lt;br /&gt;
  4918. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.androidauthority.com/best-rss-reader-apps-for-android-2-174770/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4919.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2059</link>
  4920.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2059</guid>
  4921.            <pubDate>Wed, 4 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4922.        </item>
  4923.        <item>
  4924.            <title>In Defense of the RSS Feed for Comics</title>
  4925.            <description>Since starting the Johnny Bullet comic strip, I’ve begun reading many more web comics than before to the extent that I read more of them than print or digital comics. It has been an interesting transition from one of those comic book store devotee to getting most of my comics from individual creators online. One technology has helped make this transition possible. It is the RSS feed.&lt;br /&gt;
  4926. &lt;br /&gt;
  4927. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.comicbookbin.com/rss_Feed_Comics001.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;</description>
  4928.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2058</link>
  4929.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2058</guid>
  4930.            <pubDate>Mon, 2 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4931.        </item>
  4932.        <item>
  4933.            <title>Connect WordPress RSS Feeds to Social Networks</title>
  4934.            <description>Displaying your social media network activity on your website can have tremendous advantages. It shows your readers that you’re an active participant in your niche and helps you establish yourself as a thought leader. The best part is that displaying your activity is fast and easy in WordPress.&lt;br /&gt;
  4935. &lt;br /&gt;
  4936. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.sitepoint.com/connect-wordpress-rss-to-social-networks/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4937.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2057</link>
  4938.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2057</guid>
  4939.            <pubDate>Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4940.        </item>
  4941.        <item>
  4942.            <title>Promote a Blog</title>
  4943.            <description>Syndication is conceptually simple. It allows publishers to distribute content that can be displayed in another location or context. Using RSS, publishers are able to easily create and disseminate content feeds that include news headlines, blog summaries and related links. RSS is the defined syndication standard that has become mainstream. All types of information are now available in a syndicated format.&lt;br /&gt;
  4944. &lt;br /&gt;
  4945. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.feedforall.com/promote-a-blog.htm&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Promote a Blog&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4946.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2056</link>
  4947.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2056</guid>
  4948.            <pubDate>Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4949.        </item>
  4950.        <item>
  4951.            <title>Addicted to Social Media</title>
  4952.            <description>Social media is a double-edged sword, providing both benefits and drawbacks.&lt;br /&gt;
  4953. &lt;br /&gt;
  4954. In order to stay connected, many of us are becoming captivated by these pervasive tools. A social media report by Sensis in 2015 reported that nearly half of all Australians access one or more social networking sites every day.&lt;br /&gt;
  4955. &lt;br /&gt;
  4956. The report also found that Australians now spend an average of 8.5 hours a week on Facebook alone, with 24% checking social media more than five times a day. Seven in ten people used a smartphone to access their accounts.&lt;br /&gt;
  4957. &lt;br /&gt;
  4958. &lt;a href=&quot;http://theconversation.com/addicted-to-social-media-try-an-e-fasting-plan-56804&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4959.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2055</link>
  4960.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2055</guid>
  4961.            <pubDate>Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4962.        </item>
  4963.        <item>
  4964.            <title>How Social Media Can Get You Fired</title>
  4965.            <description>One click on social media can reach hundreds of people. But the wrong post could reach your boss and cost you your job.&lt;br /&gt;
  4966. &lt;br /&gt;
  4967. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.firstcoastnews.com/syndication/facebook-instant/how-social-media-can-get-you-fired/116612038&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4968.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2054</link>
  4969.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2054</guid>
  4970.            <pubDate>Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4971.        </item>
  4972.        <item>
  4973.            <title>7 Insider Tips to Rock Your Social Media Presence</title>
  4974.            <description>Social media is a blessing for small business entrepreneurs to spread the word about their business without spending a huge amount of advertising dollars. Nevertheless, a majority of small businesses are not able to capitalize on this opportunity.&lt;br /&gt;
  4975. &lt;br /&gt;
  4976. A recent ProOpinion poll found that many small business professionals don’t use social media or a social media calendar on a regular basis. Only 31 percent post frequently on social media, and whats even worse, just 15 percent interact with their audience.&lt;br /&gt;
  4977. &lt;br /&gt;
  4978. &lt;a href=&quot;http://smallbiztrends.com/2016/04/rock-your-social-media-presence.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4979.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2053</link>
  4980.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2053</guid>
  4981.            <pubDate>Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4982.        </item>
  4983.        <item>
  4984.            <title>What is New in Social Media Customer Service</title>
  4985.            <description>I previously analyzed their 2013 report and their 2014 report and came to the same conclusion each year. Most companies still do not get social media as a customer service channel.&lt;br /&gt;
  4986. &lt;br /&gt;
  4987. Six years ago, I did my own tiny social media study. That is back when the Starbucks Twitter profile said that some guy named Brad did the tweeting. Things are pretty much the same as even back then. (Except for Brad. I am not sure what happened to him.)&lt;br /&gt;
  4988. &lt;br /&gt;
  4989. &lt;a href=&quot;http://customerthink.com/heres-whats-new-in-social-media-customer-service/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4990.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2052</link>
  4991.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2052</guid>
  4992.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4993.        </item>
  4994.        <item>
  4995.            <title>Why 2016 is the first made-for-social media campaign</title>
  4996.            <description>Social media is the primary battleground for the most controversial presidential campaign in modern history. Here is what real-time data says about each campaign.&lt;br /&gt;
  4997. &lt;br /&gt;
  4998. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.techrepublic.com/article/election-tech-why-2016-is-the-first-made-for-social-media-campaign/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4999.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2051</link>
  5000.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2051</guid>
  5001.            <pubDate>Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5002.        </item>
  5003.        <item>
  5004.            <title>The Complex Link Between Social Media and Depression</title>
  5005.            <description>The more time young adults spend using popular social media, the greater the link to depression, new research suggests.&lt;br /&gt;
  5006. &lt;br /&gt;
  5007. The finding stems from research—which involved nearly 1,800 men and women between the ages of 19 and 32—that tried to get a handle on how depression and social media habits may interact.&lt;br /&gt;
  5008. &lt;br /&gt;
  5009. But does greater involvement with social media actually promote depression? Or, are people who are already depressed simply more likely to gravitate to social media? The jury, according to the study authors, is still out.&lt;br /&gt;
  5010. &lt;br /&gt;
  5011. &lt;a href=&quot;http://news.health.com/2016/03/25/could-lots-of-time-spent-on-social-media-be-tied-to-depression/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5012.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2050</link>
  5013.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2050</guid>
  5014.            <pubDate>Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5015.        </item>
  5016.        <item>
  5017.            <title>Why Everyone Should Have an RSS Feed</title>
  5018.            <description>&lt;i&gt;The background: chatting to colleagues at Oxfam, I am always surprised how few of them use RSS software to keep abreast of their fields.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  5019. &lt;br /&gt;
  5020. &lt;a href=&quot;http://oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/why-everyone-should-have-an-rss-feed-for-daily-news-and-should-help-me-replace-the-one-i-just-deleted-by-accident/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5021.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2049</link>
  5022.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2049</guid>
  5023.            <pubDate>Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5024.        </item>
  5025.        <item>
  5026.            <title>Maintaining Your Social Media Profiles</title>
  5027.            <description>After you have you social media profiles up and running, you may forget to pay attention to your profiles. It is easy to do as you are focused on posting, tweeting, and uploading videos. However, in order to maintain a positive image on social media networks a bit of maintenance is required. You need to make sure that you keep your social media profiles up to date at all times.&lt;br /&gt;
  5028. &lt;br /&gt;
  5029. The social media profile is extremely important, so here are some things that you can do to make sure that you are getting the most out of your profile.&lt;br /&gt;
  5030. &lt;br /&gt;
  5031. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.business2community.com/social-media/maintaining-social-media-profiles-01482013#6X6xOhWejuS4IhlP.97&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5032.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2048</link>
  5033.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2048</guid>
  5034.            <pubDate>Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5035.        </item>
  5036.        <item>
  5037.            <title>Social Good of Social Media</title>
  5038.            <description>Social media is not always an online distraction or procrastination platform. While some may be addicted to their social media networks, it is one of the best ways to stay informed. Major news outlets, corporations and persons of interest use social media to deliver messages to the masses. With items posting immediately, the public stays informed. Some issues cause controversy, but social media does more good than harm in retrospect.&lt;br /&gt;
  5039. &lt;br /&gt;
  5040. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.forbes.com/sites/ajagrawal/2016/03/18/its-not-all-bad-the-social-good-of-social-media/#2079f2ae523c&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5041.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2047</link>
  5042.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2047</guid>
  5043.            <pubDate>Fri, 8 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5044.        </item>
  5045.        <item>
  5046.            <title>8 Ways to Get (and Keep) Blog Readers</title>
  5047.            <description>
  5048.                <![CDATA[If a blogger falls in a forest, and there’s no one around to see it…will Google still pick up the feed?<br />
  5049. <br />
  5050. Ha! I crack myself up. <br />
  5051. <br />
  5052. For those of us who spend time blogging, one of the more critical questions is: “How do I get people to read my blog?” After all, if we’re out there hustling to write content for the blogosphere, how valuable is it if no one reads it? <br />
  5053. <br />
  5054. <b>Have no fear. Here are eight great ways to get (and keep) blog readers:</b><br />
  5055. <br />
  5056. 1. Identify your audience. What are you blogging about, and what kinds of people would benefit from reading it? <br />
  5057. <br />
  5058. <a href="http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/8-ways-get-and-keep-blog-readers/" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  5059.            </description>
  5060.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2046</link>
  5061.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2046</guid>
  5062.            <pubDate>Wed, 6 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5063.        </item>
  5064.        <item>
  5065.            <title>How to Subscribe to RSS Feeds in Safari</title>
  5066.            <description>RSS, also known as Really Simple Syndication, provides a great way to keep up with your favorite websites and skim through the headlines to find the articles. Safari makes it really simple to subscribe to a websites RSS feed in just a few clicks.&lt;br /&gt;
  5067. &lt;br /&gt;
  5068. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/subscribe-rss-feeds-safari&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5069.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2045</link>
  5070.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2045</guid>
  5071.            <pubDate>Mon, 4 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5072.        </item>
  5073.        <item>
  5074.            <title>Create An RSS Feed For Any Google Search Result</title>
  5075.            <description>Whether you are constantly searching your own name online (you know who you are) or there is a topic you want to follow closely, Google Alerts lets you know when new pages hit the web that match your query — and you can convert these results into an RSS feed (or something else) to make them easier to manage.&lt;br /&gt;
  5076. &lt;br /&gt;
  5077. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/02/create-an-rss-feed-for-any-search-result/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5078.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2044</link>
  5079.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2044</guid>
  5080.            <pubDate>Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5081.        </item>
  5082.        <item>
  5083.            <title>Manually Add RSS Feeds to Apple News</title>
  5084.            <description>When you first launch News, it seems like you can only go through and pick Apple-approved sites and topics. But you can actually customize it however you want in one of two ways:&lt;br /&gt;
  5085. &lt;br /&gt;
  5086. &lt;a href=&quot;http://lifehacker.com/manually-add-rss-feeds-to-apple-news-1758075707&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5087.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2043</link>
  5088.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2043</guid>
  5089.            <pubDate>Mon, 28 Mar 2016 09:00:07 -0500</pubDate>
  5090.        </item>
  5091.        <item>
  5092.            <title>Social Media Matters</title>
  5093.            <description>When it comes to online reviews, business owners take the good with the bad. Reviews can be highly influential. On the upside, positive reviews highlight things such as terrific customer service, stellar products, delicious food and the like. There is a local Facebook group for Kansas City foodies, and a positive review of a new restaurant can be a major boon to a new local eatery.&lt;br /&gt;
  5094. &lt;br /&gt;
  5095. On the flip side, even the most customer-focused and conscientious of businesses will eventually get a less than favorable review. It’s simply the law of averages. Reviewers definitely do not lack places to post their comments: Traditional review sites like Yelp are always in play, but people also take to Twitter and Facebook to air grievances.&lt;br /&gt;
  5096. &lt;br /&gt;
  5097. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2016/03/11/social-media-matters-5-reclaim-rep-negative-review.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5098.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2042</link>
  5099.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2042</guid>
  5100.            <pubDate>Sat, 26 Mar 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5101.        </item>
  5102.        <item>
  5103.            <title>7 ‘90s Social Media Sites From Before Social Media Was A Thing</title>
  5104.            <description>I know we think of social media as being a new millennium thing — but the truth of the matter is that the seeds of what would become the social networks we know, love, and sometimes hate today have been around for a heck of a lot longer than the mid-2000s. And these 90s social media sites from before social media was a thing? They are proof.&lt;br /&gt;
  5105. &lt;br /&gt;
  5106. Most of the sites on this list were originally founded in the late 90s, so I suppose we might also be able to consider them social networks from the early 2000s; after all, that’s probably when a lot of us actually started using them. &lt;br /&gt;
  5107. &lt;br /&gt;
  5108. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.bustle.com/articles/147351-7-90s-social-media-sites-from-before-social-media-was-a-thing&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5109.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2041</link>
  5110.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2041</guid>
  5111.            <pubDate>Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5112.        </item>
  5113.        <item>
  5114.            <title>Are You A Social Media Narcissist?</title>
  5115.            <description>Social media narcissism is on the rise. The team behind Psychology Today compiled research to show that millennials could be the most narcissistic generation in history. Social media is one of the exemplifications of the problem. That is not to say that everyone on social media is a narcissist, but it is where these people tend to hang out.&lt;br /&gt;
  5116. &lt;br /&gt;
  5117. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.forbes.com/sites/ajagrawal/2016/03/10/are-you-a-social-media-narcissist/#7ecd71873cbf&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5118.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2040</link>
  5119.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2040</guid>
  5120.            <pubDate>Tue, 22 Mar 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5121.        </item>
  5122.        <item>
  5123.            <title>The Insanity of Dumping RSS</title>
  5124.            <description>We keep hearing that RSS is dead but is it? No, RSS feed usage is up and those who switch off their feeds are harming their business.&lt;br /&gt;
  5125. &lt;br /&gt;
  5126. &lt;a href=&quot;http://diginomica.com/2016/02/15/the-insanity-of-dumping-rss-feeds/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5127.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2039</link>
  5128.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2039</guid>
  5129.            <pubDate>Sun, 20 Mar 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5130.        </item>
  5131.        <item>
  5132.            <title>Understanding RSS Feeds</title>
  5133.            <description>What Are RSS Feeds?&lt;br /&gt;
  5134. &lt;br /&gt;
  5135. RSS Feeds&lt;br /&gt;
  5136. RSS also known as rich site summary or real simply syndication, arrived on the scene a number of years ago, but was only recently embraced by webmasters as a means to effectively syndicate content. RSS Feeds provide webmasters and content providers an avenue to provide concise summaries to prospective readers. Thousands of commercial web sites and blogs now publish content summaries in an RSS feed. Each item in the feed typically contains a headline; article summary and link back to the online article.&lt;br /&gt;
  5137. &lt;br /&gt;
  5138. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.feedforall.com/understanding-rss.htm&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Understanding RSS Feeds&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5139.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2038</link>
  5140.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2038</guid>
  5141.            <pubDate>Fri, 18 Mar 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5142.        </item>
  5143.        <item>
  5144.            <title>Create an RSS Feed</title>
  5145.            <description>
  5146.                <![CDATA[Software to Create Feeds<br />
  5147. If you are not as confident and would like software to create the feed we strongly recommend <a href="http://www.feedforall.com">FeedForAll</a> an extremely easy to use feed creation tool that allows webmasters to create, edit and publish rss feeds.<br />
  5148. <br />
  5149. If you want to create an RSS feed using a text editor a step by step walk-through at <a href="http://www.make-rss-feeds.com" target="_blank">Make RSS Feeds</a> will help.<br />
  5150. <br />
  5151. <a href="http://www.rss-specifications.com/create-rss-feed.htm" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  5152.            </description>
  5153.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2037</link>
  5154.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2037</guid>
  5155.            <pubDate>Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5156.        </item>
  5157.        <item>
  5158.            <title>Social Media in a recession, does it make financial sense?</title>
  5159.            <description>How do companies stay afloat in recessionary times with so many calls for financial prudence and as far as the additional cost of marketing goes, is a recession a good time to lay back on your Social Media efforts or should you be stepping it up?&lt;br /&gt;
  5160. &lt;br /&gt;
  5161. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katyan-roach/social-media-in-a-recessi_b_9162228.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5162.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2036</link>
  5163.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2036</guid>
  5164.            <pubDate>Mon, 14 Mar 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5165.        </item>
  5166.        <item>
  5167.            <title>Feds Launch Social Media Verification Registry</title>
  5168.            <description>The U.S. Digital Registry was announced Jan. 29 as a one-stop shop for the social networking needs of government departments who are actively engaged on such platforms as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.&lt;br /&gt;
  5169. &lt;br /&gt;
  5170. Unlike official government websites that end with .gov or .mil, profiles created through third-party platforms can often look deceptively authentic, but are used to mislead the public and steal personal information.&lt;br /&gt;
  5171. &lt;br /&gt;
  5172. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.govtech.com/social/Feds-Launch-Social-Media-Verification-Registry.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5173.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2035</link>
  5174.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2035</guid>
  5175.            <pubDate>Fri, 11 Mar 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5176.        </item>
  5177.        <item>
  5178.            <title>Kids, Safety and Social Media</title>
  5179.            <description>For better or worse, we are all on high alert about the whereabouts of children, even those who are not our own. Adults who saw a creepy looking 18-year-old at a coffee shop sweet-talking an underage girl would become suspicious and some might even contact the authorities.&lt;br /&gt;
  5180. &lt;br /&gt;
  5181. And certainly parents today — who sometimes go to the lengths of attaching GPS devices to their kids backpacks and tracking them using cellphone apps — would never allow an adult male to have regular unsupervised contact with their young daughters. But it happens regularly through social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  5182. &lt;br /&gt;
  5183. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.huffingtonpost.com/denise-lisi-derosa/kids-safety-and-social-me_b_9176810.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5184.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2034</link>
  5185.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2034</guid>
  5186.            <pubDate>Wed, 9 Mar 2016 09:00:46 -0500</pubDate>
  5187.        </item>
  5188.        <item>
  5189.            <title>Probation Department Says Social Media Outreach Works</title>
  5190.            <description>Lately, Facebook newsfeeds have been seeing a new page pop up asking for assistance from the community, and the response has been abundant.&lt;br /&gt;
  5191. &lt;br /&gt;
  5192. Jessica Williams, chief probation officer and program director of the Ross County Probation Department, created a Facebook page for the agency a few weeks ago. She started posting names of people wanted on warrants after violating the terms of their probation, along with their pictures.&lt;br /&gt;
  5193. &lt;br /&gt;
  5194. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.chillicothegazette.com/story/news/local/2016/02/06/probation-department-says-social-media-outreach-works/79877026/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5195.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2033</link>
  5196.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2033</guid>
  5197.            <pubDate>Mon, 7 Mar 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5198.        </item>
  5199.        <item>
  5200.            <title>Jump Start your Company’s Social Media Strategy</title>
  5201.            <description>
  5202.                <![CDATA[Whether you’re new to social media or a pro, an effective social media program can broadcast&nbsp;&nbsp; both your company and employment brand. It may also help stock your sales funnel. <br />
  5203. <br />
  5204. Tackle these four fundamentals and you’ll be off and running.<br />
  5205. <br />
  5206. #1: Start with a clear-cut strategy.<br />
  5207. <br />
  5208. A clear social media strategy can help maximize your efforts from the outset. Start with your goals: <br />
  5209. <br />
  5210. Identify your top priority and focus on it. <br />
  5211. Who do you want to reach? How do they use social media?<br />
  5212. Do you want to drive traffic to your website or store -- or both? <br />
  5213. How can community engagement help support these goals? <br />
  5214. <br />
  5215. <a href="http://host.madison.com/jobs/employers/jump-start-your-company-s-social-media-strategy/article_6adb7988-cd17-11e5-8a93-634e11aff17e.html" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  5216.            </description>
  5217.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2032</link>
  5218.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2032</guid>
  5219.            <pubDate>Fri, 4 Mar 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5220.        </item>
  5221.        <item>
  5222.            <title>Social Media and the Internet will Help your Business Grow</title>
  5223.            <description>
  5224.                <![CDATA[The greatest change over the last few years in promotion and advertising is the use of the Internet.<br />
  5225. <br />
  5226. Our websites are a platform to blog and promote our business. In addition links to social media are vitally important.<br />
  5227. <br />
  5228. The use of Twitter and Facebook has grown considerably – every business, no matter what size, can enjoy the benefits of social media.<br />
  5229. <br />
  5230. We have focussed on Twitter and Facebook a lot over the last 12 months. Gradually we have increased our activity and developed what we think works best for us.<br />
  5231. <br />
  5232. On Facebook we have a business page. We regularly post technical articles about current accounts and taxation topics. These prove popular and often result in questions and contact from current clients.<br />
  5233. <br />
  5234. <a href="http://www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/news/latest-news/social-media-and-the-internet-will-help-your-business-grow-1-7193692" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  5235.            </description>
  5236.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2031</link>
  5237.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2031</guid>
  5238.            <pubDate>Wed, 2 Mar 2016 09:00:16 -0500</pubDate>
  5239.        </item>
  5240.        <item>
  5241.            <title>Announcing Feed Monsters…</title>
  5242.            <description>Feed Monsters is a web based service that lets you change values within RSS feeds, resort the values within the RSS feeds and filter the RSS feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  5243. &lt;br /&gt;
  5244. After you get signed up you create your monster and give it an RSS feed to chew on. &lt;br /&gt;
  5245. &lt;br /&gt;
  5246. &lt;a href=&quot;http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/sql-server/announcing-feed-monsters/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5247.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2030</link>
  5248.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2030</guid>
  5249.            <pubDate>Mon, 29 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5250.        </item>
  5251.        <item>
  5252.            <title>Create an RSS Feed for any Search Result</title>
  5253.            <description>Whether you are constantly searching your own name online (you know who you are) or there is a topic you want to follow closely, Google Alerts lets you know when new pages hit the web that match your query—and you can convert these results into an RSS feed (or something else) to make them easier to manage.&lt;br /&gt;
  5254. &lt;br /&gt;
  5255. &lt;a href=&quot;http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/create-an-rss-feed-for-any-search-result-1751772270&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5256.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2029</link>
  5257.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2029</guid>
  5258.            <pubDate>Fri, 26 Feb 2016 09:00:39 -0500</pubDate>
  5259.        </item>
  5260.        <item>
  5261.            <title>Twitter needs searchable GIFs for fun and profit</title>
  5262.            <description>This week, a group of Android users noticed a new feature in the Twitter app: a GIF button that can be used to search through trending GIFs to drop into status updates.&lt;br /&gt;
  5263. &lt;br /&gt;
  5264. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/06/twitter-needs-searchable-gifs-for-fun-and-profit/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5265.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2028</link>
  5266.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2028</guid>
  5267.            <pubDate>Wed, 24 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5268.        </item>
  5269.        <item>
  5270.            <title>Is Social Media Changing The Way We Think About Lawsuits?</title>
  5271.            <description>One of the first things some people do after a major life incident is to post on social media, and sometimes those life incidents are rather personal for such a public venue. This has repercussions in two different ways.&lt;br /&gt;
  5272. &lt;br /&gt;
  5273. First, people create their own liability by posting online. &lt;br /&gt;
  5274. &lt;br /&gt;
  5275. &lt;a href=&quot;http://socialnewsdaily.com/60448/is-social-media-changing-the-way-we-think-about-lawsuits/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5276.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2027</link>
  5277.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2027</guid>
  5278.            <pubDate>Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5279.        </item>
  5280.        <item>
  5281.            <title>Slow Feeds Organizes Your RSS Feeds, Highlights Stories You Might Miss</title>
  5282.            <description>Slow Feeds organizes your subscriptions into different lists. Theres a stream for low-volume sites that do not update terribly often (sites that update, weekly, for example, but when they do, you want to read them), a stream for the remaining high-volume sites that you can check more regularly, a stream specifically of the most-linked webpages in your feeds, and even a special feed just for articles you have starred to save for later, or review in order which is great if you are starring a bunch of articles on a specific topic, for example..&lt;br /&gt;
  5283. &lt;br /&gt;
  5284. &lt;a href=&quot;http://lifehacker.com/slow-feeds-organizes-your-rss-feeds-highlights-stories-1563287001&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5285.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2026</link>
  5286.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2026</guid>
  5287.            <pubDate>Fri, 19 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5288.        </item>
  5289.        <item>
  5290.            <title>Twitter opens topical Moments feed to UK advertisers</title>
  5291.            <description>Twitters Moments feature lets users step back from their rapid-fire feeds and see what hot topics are dominating internet chatter. From news to funnies to trending subjects, Moments blend media and commentary into curated, bitesize overviews.&lt;br /&gt;
  5292. &lt;br /&gt;
  5293. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.engadget.com/2016/01/28/twitter-promoted-moments-uk/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5294.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2025</link>
  5295.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2025</guid>
  5296.            <pubDate>Wed, 17 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5297.        </item>
  5298.        <item>
  5299.            <title>Ignorance is Bliss for Legal Bloggers and Publishers</title>
  5300.            <description>Even though legal publishers, both law firms and traditional media, put a lot of time and effort into publishing, their publishing platforms are often outdated, deficient or broken. Worst of all, the publishers have no idea.&lt;br /&gt;
  5301. &lt;br /&gt;
  5302. Like many people I use Feedly, a news aggregator, to stay abreast of news, information, developments and commentary. Others use Manzama, Zama, Flipboard or corporate-installed news aggregators. I liberally share what I read directly from Feedly to Twitter, and to a lesser extent Facebook and LinkedIn.&lt;br /&gt;
  5303. &lt;br /&gt;
  5304. Social sharing like this is how news moves today, lots of people read and share. We call it social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  5305. &lt;br /&gt;
  5306. Most of the items shared are shared by a select group within particular industries. They are called the influencers.&lt;br /&gt;
  5307. &lt;br /&gt;
  5308. &lt;a href=&quot;http://kevin.lexblog.com/2016/01/07/ignorance-is-bliss-for-legal-bloggers-and-publishers/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5309.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2024</link>
  5310.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2024</guid>
  5311.            <pubDate>Mon, 15 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5312.        </item>
  5313.        <item>
  5314.            <title>Really simple suggestions for RSS</title>
  5315.            <description>The raw simplicity of RSS is its beauty, so any upgrades need to maintain that simplicity. But we can create additional function without sacrificing RSS’s usefulness.&lt;br /&gt;
  5316. &lt;br /&gt;
  5317. Can an old dog learn new tricks?&lt;br /&gt;
  5318. &lt;br /&gt;
  5319. &lt;a href=&quot;http://flipthemedia.com/2015/07/really-simple-suggestions-rss/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5320.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2023</link>
  5321.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2023</guid>
  5322.            <pubDate>Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5323.        </item>
  5324.        <item>
  5325.            <title>Has Social Media Ruined Our Perception of Newsworthy Stories?</title>
  5326.            <description>According to a study by Pew Research, the number of people who get their news from Facebook and Twitter has increased significantly over the past few years. As of 2015, 63 percent of Facebook users turn to the social platform for their daily news, and the same percent of Twitter users browse news stories via the site.&lt;br /&gt;
  5327. &lt;br /&gt;
  5328. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.skyword.com/contentstandard/art-of-storytelling/has-social-media-ruined-our-perception-of-newsworthy-stories/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5329.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2022</link>
  5330.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2022</guid>
  5331.            <pubDate>Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5332.        </item>
  5333.        <item>
  5334.            <title>Too Much Social Media Can Cause Phantom Phone Vibrations</title>
  5335.            <description>On average people check social media every 6 and a half minutes,thats about 150 times a day.&lt;br /&gt;
  5336. &lt;br /&gt;
  5337. And that habit is creating phantom phone vibrations in some people.&lt;br /&gt;
  5338. &lt;br /&gt;
  5339. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.wcbi.com/local-news/too-much-social-media-can-cause-phantom-phone-vibrations/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5340.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2021</link>
  5341.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2021</guid>
  5342.            <pubDate>Mon, 8 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5343.        </item>
  5344.        <item>
  5345.            <title>Munch is a fast efficient RSS Reader for Android</title>
  5346.            <description>Feeds are added one after the other to Munch which is the program&apos;s greatest shortcoming, especially if you have an opml file full of feeds already that you would like to import.&lt;br /&gt;
  5347. &lt;br /&gt;
  5348. This means that you need to add feed after feed manually in the application which is a problem considering that you need to get hold of feed urls first somehow to do so.&lt;br /&gt;
  5349. &lt;br /&gt;
  5350. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.ghacks.net/2016/01/25/munch-is-a-fast-efficient-rss-reader-for-android/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5351.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2020</link>
  5352.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2020</guid>
  5353.            <pubDate>Fri, 5 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5354.        </item>
  5355.        <item>
  5356.            <title>Science Related RSS Feeds</title>
  5357.            <description>You can keep up-to-date with the content posted on Science Journals by subscribing to our E-mail alerts and our RSS feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  5358. &lt;br /&gt;
  5359. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.sciencemag.org/about/email-alerts-and-rss-feeds&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5360.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2019</link>
  5361.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2019</guid>
  5362.            <pubDate>Wed, 3 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5363.        </item>
  5364.        <item>
  5365.            <title>Keep your Business Relevant on Social Media</title>
  5366.            <description>Social media is driving our lives right now. You may say that is untrue, but I say you are in denial unless you are one of those emasculated men who share a Facebook account with your wife or you are part of the 1 percent who spends little to no time online. This is 2016 and Facebook has more than one billion daily active users. One billion. Daily. Active. Users. Amazing.&lt;br /&gt;
  5367. &lt;br /&gt;
  5368. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.cio.com/article/3023303/social-networking/keep-your-business-relevant-on-social-media.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5369.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2018</link>
  5370.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2018</guid>
  5371.            <pubDate>Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5372.        </item>
  5373.        <item>
  5374.            <title>LinkedIn for Lawyers: Newly Issued Ethical Guidance Makes Social Media Use Less Risky</title>
  5375.            <description>The ethics guidance interpreting &lt;i&gt;Attorney Advertising&lt;/i&gt; rules in the social media context continues to evolve, but this time the evolution appears to be for the better, taking into account the realities of the growing use of social media. As you may recall, early last year, the New York County Lawyers Association weighed in on the ethical implications for lawyers using LinkedIn and suggested that attorneys using the self-proclaimed &lt;i&gt;Worlds Largest Professional Network&lt;/i&gt; needed to beware that their posts on that site, even the most casual, did not run afoul of the attorney advertising rules. &lt;br /&gt;
  5376. &lt;br /&gt;
  5377. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.forbes.com/sites/insider/2016/01/15/linkedin-for-lawyers-newly-issued-ethical-guidance-makes-social-media-use-less-risky/#2715e4857a0b1daa583a17b6&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5378.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2017</link>
  5379.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2017</guid>
  5380.            <pubDate>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:00:29 -0500</pubDate>
  5381.        </item>
  5382.        <item>
  5383.            <title>How to Curate Content</title>
  5384.            <description>What is the single most important element of good social media engagement? Your content.&lt;br /&gt;
  5385. &lt;br /&gt;
  5386. With good content you can attract an audience with so much more ease. And at the end of the day, you end up with an excellent brand image.&lt;br /&gt;
  5387. &lt;br /&gt;
  5388. The only way to consistently share content is through content curation.&lt;br /&gt;
  5389. &lt;br /&gt;
  5390. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/15124-social-content-curation.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5391.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2016</link>
  5392.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2016</guid>
  5393.            <pubDate>Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5394.        </item>
  5395.        <item>
  5396.            <title>JustCast Turns A Dropbox Folder Into A Podcast RSS Feed</title>
  5397.            <description>JustCast is built as a simple way to create a feed for your own podcasts without dealing with hosts, but it is just as good for making your own private feeds of various audio files you need to listen to.&lt;br /&gt;
  5398. &lt;br /&gt;
  5399. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/10/justcast-turns-a-dropbox-folder-into-a-podcast-rss-feed/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5400.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2015</link>
  5401.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2015</guid>
  5402.            <pubDate>Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5403.        </item>
  5404.        <item>
  5405.            <title>Facebook Tests Multiple News Feeds Based on your Interests</title>
  5406.            <description>The social network is testing multiple News Feeds inside its mobile app, as the feature is live for select users. In addition to the main feed, tabs for specific topics like Style, Travel and Headlines line the top of the interface. When you select one, the feed is distilled down to relevant posts from your friends and Pages you follow. Facebook says the feature is in the testing phase, so it could be a bit before it is open to all users.&lt;br /&gt;
  5407. &lt;br /&gt;
  5408. &lt;a href=&quot;www.engadget.com/2015/12/29/facebook-tests-multiple-news-feeds-shopping/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5409.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2014</link>
  5410.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2014</guid>
  5411.            <pubDate>Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5412.        </item>
  5413.        <item>
  5414.            <title>SEO Benefits to RSS Feeds</title>
  5415.            <description>&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;The RSS feed is really something we see as more of a technical help to crawl and index the content a bit better.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;So if you have a website that is changing content fairly quickly, a news website, a blog with a&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;lot of new content, maybe even a shop that has lots of new content, then the RSS feed really helps us stay on top of things so we can pick up on all of those new URLs and crawl them as soon as we can.&lt;br /&gt;
  5416. &lt;br /&gt;
  5417. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.thesempost.com/are-there-any-seo-benefits-with-having-an-rss-feed/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5418.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2013</link>
  5419.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2013</guid>
  5420.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:00:03 -0500</pubDate>
  5421.        </item>
  5422.        <item>
  5423.            <title>5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Not Forget About Social Media</title>
  5424.            <description>Social media has become a popular (and profitable) marketing tool for new and experienced entrepreneurs. Establishing an account and building an audience organically costs only time, and most platforms offer reasonably priced advertising options for those who want a little extra push.&lt;br /&gt;
  5425. &lt;br /&gt;
  5426. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/254309&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5427.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2012</link>
  5428.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2012</guid>
  5429.            <pubDate>Mon, 18 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5430.        </item>
  5431.        <item>
  5432.            <title>6 Ways to Enhance Social Media</title>
  5433.            <description>Luckily, there are ways that you can improve your blog posts and other content to make them more shareable on social media. If you implement these tips when creating content and posting on your blog, you might be surprised by the number of shares that you get. In no time, you’re sure to be pulling more traffic from social media than ever before!&lt;br /&gt;
  5434. &lt;br /&gt;
  5435. 1. Optimize Your Images for Social Media&lt;br /&gt;
  5436. &lt;br /&gt;
  5437. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.forbes.com/sites/miketempleman/2015/12/28/6-ways-social-media-will-enhance-your-content-marketing/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5438.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2011</link>
  5439.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2011</guid>
  5440.            <pubDate>Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5441.        </item>
  5442.        <item>
  5443.            <title>Charities Use Social Media</title>
  5444.            <description>Charities are turning to online stars with large YouTube audiences, following an approach increasingly used by big brands to reach new donors and volunteers.&lt;br /&gt;
  5445. &lt;br /&gt;
  5446. The Make-a-Wish Foundation, for children with life-threatening illnesses, DigDeep, the non-profit organisation focused on water, and Los Angeles-based anti-poverty group United Way are among the charities using a new technology platform designed to let this new kind of minor social media celebrity do their marketing for them.&lt;br /&gt;
  5447. &lt;br /&gt;
  5448. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/64a606e4-9c2c-11e5-b45d-4812f209f861.html#axzz3vk1jD0GH&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5449.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2010</link>
  5450.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2010</guid>
  5451.            <pubDate>Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5452.        </item>
  5453.        <item>
  5454.            <title>The Ultimate RSS Toolbox - 120+ RSS Resources</title>
  5455.            <description>Never again will mankind have to look for RSS info in more than one place...ok, we&apos;re kidding, but we&apos;ve aimed to create a near comprehensive list of all the RSS readers, tools, browser plugins, tips, hacks and directories available on the web. &lt;br /&gt;
  5456. &lt;br /&gt;
  5457. &lt;a href=&quot;http://mashable.com/2007/06/11/rss-toolbox/#rgD27cEARSq9&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5458.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2009</link>
  5459.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2009</guid>
  5460.            <pubDate>Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5461.        </item>
  5462.        <item>
  5463.            <title>35 Ways Social Media Marketing Improved in 2015  and How to Make the Most of it in 2016</title>
  5464.            <description>In 2015, we have seen several major changes and improvements to the way we conduct business on social media. We have seen brand new networks rise, while others have fallen. We have watched popular networks pivot, and promising networks not take off as expected.&lt;br /&gt;
  5465. &lt;br /&gt;
  5466. This years social media ad revenue is estimated to total $23 billion.&lt;br /&gt;
  5467. &lt;br /&gt;
  5468. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.brafton.com/blog/social-media/35-ways-social-media-marketing-improved-in-2015-how-to-make-the-most-of-it-in-2016/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5469.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2008</link>
  5470.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2008</guid>
  5471.            <pubDate>Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5472.        </item>
  5473.        <item>
  5474.            <title>Get Organized: Clean Up Your RSS Feed Reader</title>
  5475.            <description>Nothing motivates me to clean up like having to move. When I move house, which I do more often than I like, I see it as a time to purge junk and scrub the new place from corner to corner before moving in any of my stuff. &lt;br /&gt;
  5476. &lt;br /&gt;
  5477. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2421170,00.asp&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5478.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2007</link>
  5479.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2007</guid>
  5480.            <pubDate>Fri, 8 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5481.        </item>
  5482.        <item>
  5483.            <title>Ping.it</title>
  5484.            <description>Ping.it, a Web-based RSS reader that lets you create tailored feeds by keywords and popularity.&lt;br /&gt;
  5485. &lt;br /&gt;
  5486. &lt;a href=&quot;http://thenextweb.com/apps/2014/05/07/ping/#gref&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5487.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2006</link>
  5488.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2006</guid>
  5489.            <pubDate>Thu, 7 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5490.        </item>
  5491.        <item>
  5492.            <title>This Chrome Extension Replaces Facebooks Trending Topics with any RSS feed</title>
  5493.            <description>Are you tired of Facebooks trending section in your News Feed? Celebrity news getting annoying? Would you rather have legitimate news? Introducing Fluffblocker.&lt;br /&gt;
  5494. &lt;br /&gt;
  5495. &lt;a href=&quot;http://venturebeat.com/2015/11/27/this-chrome-extension-replaces-facebooks-trending-topics-with-any-rss-feed/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5496.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2005</link>
  5497.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2005</guid>
  5498.            <pubDate>Tue, 5 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5499.        </item>
  5500.        <item>
  5501.            <title>Revamping Your Social Media Sites for the New Year</title>
  5502.            <description>The end of the year is drawing near, which means its time for fresh starts and new beginnings. While that does apply to whichever New Year’s resolution you plan to make in 2016 (and, in all likelihood, abandon by February), it applies to social media sites as well. &lt;br /&gt;
  5503. &lt;br /&gt;
  5504. &lt;b&gt;Unfriend and Unfollow&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  5505. The new year is the perfect time to go through your friends list with a fine-toothed comb. Here is a quick guide for whether you should be friends with someone online: Do you know who this person is? Have you seen him or her in the last year? Do you honestly think you’ll need to talk to him or her in the future?&lt;br /&gt;
  5506. &lt;br /&gt;
  5507. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.forbes.com/sites/rent/2015/12/28/revamping-your-social-media-sites-for-the-new-year/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5508.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2004</link>
  5509.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2004</guid>
  5510.            <pubDate>Mon, 4 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5511.        </item>
  5512.        <item>
  5513.            <title>Time to Prune</title>
  5514.            <description>New Years is a great time to prune your RSS feeds so that they continue to load quickly.</description>
  5515.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2003</link>
  5516.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2003</guid>
  5517.            <pubDate>Fri, 1 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5518.        </item>
  5519.        <item>
  5520.            <title>How to Know What You Need to Know - All the Time</title>
  5521.            <description>If you want to have mastery of all the news, information and updates about yourself, your business, your industry and your areas of specialty, then this may be the most important column you will read all year.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;I&apos;m going to show you how to build the ultimate information dashboard that will sit on your desktop or live in your mobile app and will update you in real time whenever anything of interest happens anywhere on the Internet.&lt;br /&gt;
  5522. &lt;br /&gt;
  5523. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.baselinemag.com/social-media/how-to-know-whatever-you-need-to-know-all-the-time.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5524.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2002</link>
  5525.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2002</guid>
  5526.            <pubDate>Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5527.        </item>
  5528.        <item>
  5529.            <title>How Can I Organize My RSS Feeds So They Are More Manageable?</title>
  5530.            <description>You are definitely not alone in feeling the RSS information overload. As wonderful as it is to be able to tap into all the information in the world, there are only so many hours in the day to spend consuming it all. Not to worry: With a little pruning, filtering and prioritizing, we can turn the deluge of data into a nice, manageable stream of content. &lt;br /&gt;
  5531. &lt;br /&gt;
  5532. &lt;a href=&quot;http://lifehacker.com/5873338/how-can-i-organize-my-rss-feeds-so-theyre-more-manageable&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5533.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2001</link>
  5534.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2001</guid>
  5535.            <pubDate>Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:38:04 -0500</pubDate>
  5536.        </item>
  5537.        <item>
  5538.            <title>4 Key Social Media Marketing Trends To Lead The Game in 2016</title>
  5539.            <description>The same laws of attraction have never governed the social media marketing scene for too long.&lt;br /&gt;
  5540. &lt;br /&gt;
  5541. Just as one Tweet changes another, so does user preferences when it comes to consuming online content. New social media rise and fall quickly and this year SnapChat and Periscope already shown a great influence on the marketing landscape. With new players entering the field and old companies rushing to introduce new features and innovations, the rules of social media play hardly ever stay the same.&lt;br /&gt;
  5542. &lt;br /&gt;
  5543. In 2016 we should expect to see new exciting trends and changes in the social scene and here are the top 4.&lt;br /&gt;
  5544. &lt;br /&gt;
  5545. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elena-prokopets/4-key-social-media-market_b_8589968.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5546.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#2000</link>
  5547.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2000</guid>
  5548.            <pubDate>Sun, 13 Dec 2015 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5549.        </item>
  5550.        <item>
  5551.            <title>How to Use RSS</title>
  5552.            <description>The Internet is a big place. Really big. With more than a billion existing pages and thousands more being created each day, there is a wealth of great sites offering fantastic content free of charge. But with such a massive torrent of media being produced each and every day, it can often be tough to keep up with all your favorite websites. So, how do we alleviate this problem? Easy. &lt;br /&gt;
  5553. &lt;br /&gt;
  5554. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-use-rss/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5555.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#1999</link>
  5556.            <guid isPermaLink="false">1999</guid>
  5557.            <pubDate>Fri, 11 Dec 2015 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5558.        </item>
  5559.        <item>
  5560.            <title>The 4 Steps of a Social Media Audit</title>
  5561.            <description>The 4 well established steps of a social media audit include the following;&lt;br /&gt;
  5562. &lt;br /&gt;
  5563. Step 1: Review your Social Media profiles&lt;br /&gt;
  5564. &lt;br /&gt;
  5565. Where are you present?&lt;br /&gt;
  5566. The first thing to start from is mapping your social media presence. Locate all the social media accounts for your brand and write down the current status and audience size. This is a a great base to evaluate your presence on each platform at a later stage. Here’s an example from a recent social media audit for Twitter Counter.&lt;br /&gt;
  5567. &lt;br /&gt;
  5568. &lt;a href=&quot;http://pctechmag.com/2015/11/the-4-steps-of-a-social-media-audit/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5569.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#1998</link>
  5570.            <guid isPermaLink="false">1998</guid>
  5571.            <pubDate>Wed, 9 Dec 2015 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5572.        </item>
  5573.        <item>
  5574.            <title>Social Media Inspired Gifts</title>
  5575.            <description>The holidays are right around the corner, but regardless of whether it is Christmas, Valentines Day, someones birthday or any other holiday, you can always surprise that special social media lover in your life -- or yourself -- with any of these awesome gifts.&lt;br /&gt;
  5576. &lt;br /&gt;
  5577. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/11/18/25-best-social-media-inspired-gifts/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5578.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#1997</link>
  5579.            <guid isPermaLink="false">1997</guid>
  5580.            <pubDate>Mon, 7 Dec 2015 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5581.        </item>
  5582.        <item>
  5583.            <title>Add a custom RSS feed to your Android home screen</title>
  5584.            <description>Android does not have a built-in RSS widget for your home screen. For that, we have to turn to the Google Play Store. The widget I happen to prefer for this is called RSS Widget. This app is free, does not have any ads, and does a great job of presenting your RSS feeds cleanly.&lt;br /&gt;
  5585. &lt;br /&gt;
  5586. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.techrepublic.com/article/add-a-custom-rss-feed-to-your-android-home-screen/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;</description>
  5587.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#1996</link>
  5588.            <guid isPermaLink="false">1996</guid>
  5589.            <pubDate>Sat, 5 Dec 2015 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5590.        </item>
  5591.        <item>
  5592.            <title>5  Ways Your Social Media Accounts Hurt Your Career</title>
  5593.            <description>Social media is a big part of many peoples lives, and it can be a great tool to help build and maintain relationships, and for general self-expression. LinkedIn has 396 million users, Twitter has 307 million active users and Facebook almost 1.5 billion active users, according to Statista.com.&lt;br /&gt;
  5594. &lt;br /&gt;
  5595. However, social media can easily lend itself to blurring the line between users’ personal and professional lives. And any information — good or bad — posted to social media can be difficult to delete once it’s out there. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to become a more responsible social media user. Read on to find out how social media can hurt your career, and how to avoid social media mistakes.&lt;br /&gt;
  5596. &lt;br /&gt;
  5597. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.gobankingrates.com/personal-finance/5-ways-social-media-accounts-hurt-career/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5598.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#1995</link>
  5599.            <guid isPermaLink="false">1995</guid>
  5600.            <pubDate>Thu, 3 Dec 2015 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5601.        </item>
  5602.        <item>
  5603.            <title>RSS is Not Dead Look at the Numbers</title>
  5604.            <description>RSS has taken some big hits recently. Of course, people have been announcing the death of RSS pretty much since it came into existence, but when Google Reader bit the dust on July 1st, 2013, many were ready to place a wreath at the headstone and walk away. &lt;br /&gt;
  5605. &lt;br /&gt;
  5606. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/rss-dead-look-numbers/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5607.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.com/blog.htm#1994</link>
  5608.            <guid isPermaLink="false">1994</guid>
  5609.            <pubDate>Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:00:36 -0500</pubDate>
  5610.        </item>
  5611.        <item>
  5612.            <title>Facebook Merges RSS and Push Notific