Social Media Super Tool Combo: Kippt + Feedly
I started a recurring column on my blog this year focusing on social combos, those times when two tools come together to do something special.
Let’s talk about that.
Ever since Google Reader announced its farewell, I’ve switched to Feedly. It’s been an amazing RSS tool, living up to how I used Reader. And one thing that has enhanced its features is Kippt, the social curation site.
On Kippt, you can create a list and curate things you find from around the web to that list.
And one of the features that is great is that you can take each list as an RSS feed and import it into Feedly.
There are a few lists that I use to fill up Feedly. The first is a read later Kippt list, on which I save any story, link or item from around the web that I just wasn’t able to finish consuming. It’s a great way to ensure I always get to see the content that I want.
The second is a Twitter favorites list. Basically, you use Kippt the same way, saving content from around the web. This used to work much more fluidly by aggregating everything you favstar on Twitter. And then the RSS would pick it up on Kippt and send it straight to my Feedly. But that functionality went away when Twitter closed off its API.
Still, you can use it the same way, but opening links from Twitter and then using the Kippt bookmark.
This is one way to ensure that all of your Twitter favorites will make it to a place where you can read later.
(It’s especially helpful if you’re like me and don’t use Instapaper or any sort of tool like that, and prefer to have all of your content flow in through one source. That’s RSS for me.)
And it’s just another example of how you can crush your everyday behaviors by combining social tools into a social media super tool combo.
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