Almost three years ago, I have sit with Pete Shelton, colleague from IFPRI, to set up RSS news feeds filtered for specific topics. We have used Google News and Google Reader. Unfortunately since then Google little bit complicated the process of making RSS feeds based on tags, but it still possible, which I have recently verified. Somebody may find it useful so here is how I did it:
5. Now the fun part starts: you have now your RSS feed in the Google RSS reader. But you want to select just some news for the filtered RSS feed (e.g. to insert to your website). Here Google messed up because it disabled the straightforward filtering process by public tags. but it is still possible
6. Your tag will be private, and Google won’t allow you to make it public directly. Even the feed is private. However, there is a way to make the tag and its feed public.
Install this script – Make a tag public – it can be in Chrome or Firefox – follow the instructions on the site. In case of Chrome you may need to install first Tampermonkey as Chrome doesn’t allow scripts other than Google’s own.
10. Click on ‘view public page’ and you get the view of the feed in Google style.
Indeed much more can be done with RSS feeds in Yahoo pipes – (re)ordering; further filtering; merging or splitting of feeds, but that’s for another post 😉