How To Create an RSS Feed from Any Webpage


NOTE: I did NOT write this post. I found it on Robin Good's post: How To Create A RSS Feed From Any Web Page (you can scroll to the bottom of this post for the link if you like.

Firefox 2.0 Add-ons


Firefox is currently the most popular ( tool in SSC, so it's pretty big news that Firefox 2.0 was released yesterday. I updated my version yesterday afternoon and so far it's been working great for me. More importantly, I haven't noticed any problems with SSC since I've been using it, although I will still be doing more testing.

Along with the launch of Firefox 2.0, there has been an increase in activity among blogs and bookmarking sites listing add-ons for Firefox, most of which I've encorporated in Firefox's Useful Links field (

Comment from cheryl jerozal on October 26, 2006 - 4:08pm

hmm, i wonder if my extension-thing (made from a greasemonkey script) still works. this is a good illustration of how people release open source software because they wanted something cool and so they made it but then they lose interest or get too busy to keep updating it. i wonder how many developers feel guilty about not keeping up with their software. i guess it is better to have had good software and have lost it than to never have had it at all. :p

Comment from Tony ORourke on October 26, 2006 - 9:46pm

I am really really sad that I can not use Firefox at work.  Our filters will not work on it...and I want to keep my job here.  I love the add-ons.  Particularly the weather one.  I always like peaking at the weather back home and seeing how much warmer it is out here. :)

Comment from danielle martin on October 27, 2006 - 4:20pm

I hate that our Drupal blog do tagging different than other sites, but you got to add commas between you tags or it ends up being one big ol tag. I fixed it for ya but for next time!


PS Thanks for sharing these great links! If your using Delicious, remember to tag your links with "ctcvista".


Comment from Mike Moore on April 6, 2007 - 2:24pm


"ScrapBook is a Firefox extension, which helps you to save Web pages and easily manage collections. Key features are lightness, speed, accuracy and multi-language support. Major features are:

* Save Web page
* Save snippet of Web page
* Save Web site
* Organize the collection in the same way as Bookmarks
* Full text search and quick filtering search of the collection
* Editing of the collected Web page
* Text/HTML edit feature resembling Opera's Notes

Works with:

* Firefox Firefox: 1.5 – 2.0.0.*"


I find I use it quite a bit to save how to, link and
tutorial pages. Especially useful when, so often, pages are
here today, gone tomorrow.

Towards that end, I would also direct you to the Wayback Machine (Internet Archive):

"Browse through 85 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago. To start surfing the Wayback, type in the web address of a site or page where you would like to start, and press enter. Then select from the archived dates available. The resulting pages point to other archived pages at as close a date as possible. Keyword searching is not currently supported."

Wayback Machine

RSSin' across the Universe...


"There's newsfeeds on the starboard bow! Starboard bow! Starboard bow!" <ahem>


(If you don't get the joke, click here).


Anyway, I've been spending much of my time recently having fun with RSS. Much of what I'm doing is searching for information around the web that I can aggregate onto Social Source Commons, and naturally blogs are very helpful to this task, as are the official websites for the tools. I've also been signing up for Google Alerts, and getting e-mail whenever a new hit on Google results for my search terms.