I just wanted to post up something we have been doing on Plings
, that might be of interest
For some reason we spent the good part of a week (or two!) trailing through every single local newspaper websites
, in order to gather RSS feeds. This was a very interesting process - I can now spot a Johnson Press
or a Newsquest
site within the first few seconds of loading - mastermind (for people who have spent too long on local news sites) beckons...
But anyway - our motivation in doing this was as follows:
- to try and tag and track positive news stories about young people
- to try and find information on Places to Go & Things to Do (Plings!) via these stories
- to look at models to then provide groups with an RSS feed of stories local, or of interest, to them
So - with a combination of google reader
accounts and yahoo pipes
- we managed to get the first two going - but we need help
! Our routines are now set to starring the news items that come in (I'm allocated to the North West, and do admit to being behind) - but it strikes me that this could be something others might be interested in - it may even be a youth project...
Secondly - who wants positive youth news stories for their site
/reader? Over the next weeks, we should be able to offer feeds to people beyond that of the regional ones we already have
Finally - if anyone has an RSS feed of their news, we can also feed that in, and back out again...
Would be great to see if anyone is interested in this