What is this blogpost about?
This blogpost demonstrates some interesting usage scenarios for the SPRSS codeplex project I just put up.
Read more about SPRSS.
Example #1: Show me all recent news about Paris Hilton:
- Go to news.google.com, and search for Paris Hilton
- Click on the RSS link at the left.
- Use that link in the SPRSS webpart.
Results: Sticking with the industry standard, the default look is ugly. But, using XSLT, the look & feel is 100% customizable, see this blogpost for an overview of customizing the look :
Example #2: Show all Family Guy videos on YouTube:
- Go to live.com, and search for "Family Guy site:youtube.com".
- In the search results, add the following query string: format=rss, thus your final URL looks like this -
- Throw that in the RSS WebPart, and here is what you get -
BTW, also read the big disclaimer down there. So unless you want Microsoft Lawyers to come and remove your kneecaps, ask for permission first.
Example #3: Show all blogosphere buzz about SharePoint:
Use this URL - http://feeds.technorati.com/search/SharePoint?authority=a4&language=en
Example #4: Cross site/web farm content maintainance and aggregation:
Use CleanRSS.aspx as shown here.
Example #5: Allow inplace editing of content by end users (i.e. easy to learn user experience):
.. so on so forth!
Example #6: .. use MS PopFly .. (I think you just raised an eyebrow here).
.. you do it :-)