Cronycle feeds aggregate content from several sources, combining RSS (a standard for sharing web links), Twitter handles (web links shared on Twitter by these handles) and Cronycle Topics (our own automated curated feeds). This article is about our new tutorial for advanced mode for this aggregation: how to curate from your source library.
In Cronycle, there are indeed several ways to create a feed aggregating sources:
- From the Create Feed option in Feeds: easy mode recommended if you are relatively new to Cronycle and to curation.
- From the library of sources: our advanced mode, described here.
- For Cronycle Topics only: search any Topic in the top search bar or on the Discovery page.
When should I curate from the source library?
There are different cases when you may want to use the source library:
- You imported or want to import a large amount of sources, either via an OPML (if you came from another aggregator) or a connected Twitter account. The library is where the results of the import will appear and where you’ll be able to build feeds.
- Your team shares sources: read more on how to manage sources collaboratively.
- Over time, you have manually added a large amount of sources, and reached a point where a spring clean is welcome
What does the source library do?
Cronycle’s source library lists all the sources you have added in feeds and imports. It also lists the Cronycle Topics you are currently using. You can add and remove sources, search and filter the listed sources, create feeds to read, and folders to further organize your sources.
How to use the source library?
Our tutorial here explains how to:
- Find the sources I am looking for in the library?
- Add more sources to my library?
- Remove sources?
- Create feeds from sources in the library?
- Use folders? (and what they are)
We’ll keep you posted!
We are currently working on a new view for folders, to let you view and modify them. Stay tuned: