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New Influxinsights Features!

November 16, 2007

We are pleased to announce 2 exciting new features —
microformats and tag-based RSS

states that “microformats are a set of simple, open data formats built upon
existing and widely adopted standards.” In more basic terms, they’re an emerging
standard for embedding semantic, meaningful data into webpages.

While most current browsers don’t yet natively handle microformatted content, there are
some add-ons that can interact with the microformatted contact info, addresses, locations, tagspaces and more we’ve added.

  • Visitors using PC IE6 or IE7, PC or Mac Firefox or Mac Safari browsers can install the Microformats Bookmarklet“. Please refer to that webpage to read the microformats it currently supports.

  • Visitors using the Mac or PC Firefox browser users can install Operator, an excellent and easy-to-use add-on for exposing and using microformatted content. The screenshot below shows Operator in toolbar mode (it can also be configured as a button or sidebar).

Operator in action on microformats

Tag-based RSS Feeds

We’ve expanded our RSS offering by adding dynamic single-tag-based RSS
feeds. This will allow you to drill down to a finer level of RSS feed
than was previously possible.

To get the feed for a single tag you can
do one of the following (using ‘facebook’ as the example):

  1. Click on the ‘facebook’ tag at the bottom of an article.

  2. Click on the “RSS for tag ‘facebook'” in the upper right
    of the results bar (see screenshot below).

Or, if you are looking for a tag you don’t see (again using ‘facebook’ as the example):

  1. Click on ‘Advanced Search’ in the left nav (it’s directly under the
    search field)

  2. Enter ‘facebook’ in the search field.
  3. Check the ‘Only search tags’ check box and submit the search. 
  4. Click on the “RSS for tag ‘facebook'” in the upper right
    of the results bar (see screenshot below).

Tag Based RSS

Posted by Josh Brewer

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