Added Flare for FeedBurner Subscribers

Published 13 December 2005 14:40 by Derek Lakin
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FeedBurner recently announced FeedFlare, a new service for FeedBurner users:

FeedFlare is initially launching today with seven simple options, including:

  • most popular tags for this item via
  • tag this item at
  • Technorati cosmos: number of links to this post
  • Creative Commons license for this specific item. This works even if you are splicing, say, a Flickr photo feed into a blog feed and the two parent feeds have different licenses associated with them.
  • number of comments on this post (currently only for feeds created by Wordpress)
  • email this item
  • email the author of this item (particularly helpful if the item ends up spliced into another feed or repurposed on a site).

Shortly after this launch, we'll also integrate a "more like this" option from Sphere which will link to a list of related posts at Sphere.

So, for those of you who are using the FeedBurner feed you'll now found a few extra links at the bottom of each post. I haven't worked out what I need to do to get the "email the author" bit to work yet, but the rest seems to be OK. If you're not using the FeedBurner feed then shame on you! Now you have an even more compelling reason to switch.


# re: Added Flare for FeedBurner Subscribers @ 13 December 2005 16:26

Hey Derek,

Thanks for giving FeedFlare a try! To get the "Email the author" service working, you need to have an "author" email address in your feed.

Here's the RSS spec that explains how and where the email address should be included in your feed:

Since you are running on your own server, you should be able to add this to your feed template within Community Server.

Let us know ( if you have any questions. Thanks again!

- John Zeratsky, FeedBurner

John Zeratsky

# re: Added Flare for FeedBurner Subscribers @ 13 December 2005 17:10

Thanks very much for the tip on getting "email author" to work. Unfortunately CommunityServer isn't quite so template driven when it comes to RSS 'templates', in fact there are no templates at all, so I'm going to need to hack a code change to get this to work. Shouldn't be too difficult by the looks of things, though.

Derek Lakin