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RSS updates, What We're Reading enhancements, Flickr stream

Posted 09 Mar 2010 by 

Jason Hibbets (Red Hat)
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Starting today, you'll see a few changes around opensource.com. We've made some updates based on community input. Thanks to those who have already taken our quick, six-question survey. Your feedback is very useful--keep it coming.

The most important change to the site was to our main RSS feed, http://opensource.com/feed. Starting today, this feed will be updated with each new article posted to the site, not just the posts appearing on the home page. It's a great way for you to keep up with the latest information from opensource.com.

In addition to the main RSS feed, we've also added a feed for the “What we're reading” list associated with each channel. If you haven't seen the reading  lists, look for them in the right column of each channel homepage. For each topic—business, education, government, law, and life--the channel moderators pick relevant items from their daily wander around the web.

One idea is to let our readers suggest items for the reading lists in the future. For now, users are able to comment on reading items already posted. Look for the comment icon in the right column reading list.

You might notice a few smaller changes, including:

  • We added a link to our Flickr photo stream in the footer: http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway
  • You'll now see your picture alongside any comments you make. If you haven't,  update your photo from the “My Account” link in the upper-right corner of each page.
  • The tag cloud underwent some style sheet changes.

 

We hope these improvements enhance your experience at opensource.com. We are always open to feedback.  Special thanks to the folks at Acquia for making these changes happen.

Read more about our open and collaborative plan for opensource.com:

 

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I've only been seeing a couple of updates a week, and today my RSS feed has been loaded with yummy opensource.com goodness.

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@Tarus, awesome. Thanks for the feedback. We had a small hiccup when we first updated the feed, but it's fixed now and as you've noted, the yummy goodness from opensource.com is flowing.

Jason

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Jason Hibbets is a project manager in Corporate Marketing at Red Hat where he is the lead administrator, content curator, and community manager for Opensource.com. He has been with Red Hat since 2003 and is the author of, The foundation for an open source city. Prior roles include senior marketing specialist, Red Hat Knowledgebase maintainer, and support engineer. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets

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