When we released the Social Bookmarks Preview I did a blog post titled "MSDN Social Platform Feed Service". I am writing a two part update to that post to go over the changes in the feed service.
Part 1 - Why feeds matter, what's new, and how to use the Social application to build feeds.
Part 2 - More details on the parameters to build your feeds from scratch or change the feeds that we deliver in the Social app. -
Feeds allow you to track one or more tags to stay on top of those topics for what the community finds important. Feeds are also a great way syndicate your bookmarks within your network. The v1 release of MSDN Social, TechNet Social and Expression Social allows for some very customizable feeds.
With the release of MSDN Social, TechNet Social and Expression Social we have updated the feeds service to support which supports the following:
There are two large differences between the preview and the v1 of the feed service for Social are:
In the Social Bookmarks preview, the feed link was static. With the MSDN Social, TechNet Social and Expression Social v1 release the link to the feed updates as you change your feed.
For example, in this screen shot below I am used the tag filter in the Social application, I am filtered by the tag "social bookmaking" and changed the filter to "Most Recent".
Clicking the RSS icon link changes as you adjust the filter. http://services.social.microsoft.com/feeds/feed/? query=brand/Microsoft/eq/nsrecursion/True/eq/ns/SocialBookmarking/eq/ns/ForumThreads/eq/tag/social+bookmarking/eq/locale/1033/eq/and/and/and/and/and&count=100
Here is another example using my feed. I signed-in and change the navigation from "Community Bookmarks" to "My Home", and clicked called "socialbookmarks". Now the feed icon points to my bookmarks with the selected tag of "socialbookmarks" http://services.social.microsoft.com/feeds/feed/?query=nsrecursion/True/eq/ns/SocialBookmarking/eq/ns/ForumThreads/eq/tag/socialbookmarks/eq/and/and/and&user=taylorparsons&count=100&sort=Recency
Part 2 - More details on the parameters to build your feeds from scratch or change the feeds that we deliver in the Social app.