Friday, November 11, 2011

Facebook to kill RSS support for Notes | ZDNet

Facebook officially kills a syndication feature that, at least in my limited experience, didn’t work well anyway.  If this is representative of Facebook’s strategy, and if Google does a reasonable job of integrating Blogger and Google+, my blog will eventually migrate to Google+

Until the upcoming kill date, Facebook users have been able to automatically import content from their website or blog. This was achieved by going to the Notes app, clicking on the Notes Settings option, choosing Import a Blog, entering the appropriate URL, and clicking on Start Importing.

So, what’s the alternative? There really isn’t one, according to the following Facebook Help Center entry: “My blog isn’t importing to Facebook.” Here is the answer:

Importing a blog or RSS feed to your personal Facebook account is no longer available. If you want to share your blog posts on Facebook, you can:

  • Use Facebook Notes to customize your blog posts in a rich format that’s compatible for readers on Facebook
  • Link directly to your blog posts from your status

Facebook to kill RSS support for Notes | ZDNet

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