5 ways to keep a tab on your town with RSS feeds.
Posted by TJ on Monday July 27, 2009 @ 01:27 PM
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If you want to be the gossip king/queen in your town their is several ways you can make sure you have the latest on what's happening around your town by using rss feeds:

If you don't currently use an rss reader checkout http://google.com/reader
  1. Twitter: Find out about what people are tweeting about around your town. With this feed you may get periodic traffic reports, restaurant reviews, odd events, and more. http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=%22Your%20Town.

  2. Trulia: Find out what houses are listed or selling around you:

    http://www.google.com/reader/view/#stream/feed%2Fhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.trulia.com%2Frss2%2Ffor_sale%2FYOUR ZIP CODE_zip%2FYOUR_STREET NAME_keyword%2F

    (Replace Zip code and keywords (replace spaces with "_")

  3. Craigslist: Find out what others are selling in your town:
    1. Go to your local craigslist site.
    2. Enter your town in search bar ( Under the heading "Search Craigslist").
    3. Click the "RSS" logo in the bottom right of the search results for your local rss feed.

  4. Local News:
    Your local newspaper have a better feed available but otherwise use a topix.com feed to get your local news
    http://www.topix.com/rss/city/[your-city]-[state abbreviation]

    Replace [your-city] with name of your city (replacing spaces with "-") and [state abbreviation] with your two letter state code (IE: NY).

  5. Weather

    Weatherbug.com offers free weather forecast subscriptions so you can get your daily forecast for your town sent to your reader.

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