How to use Feedwax.comPosted: October 23, 2012
Firstly you will need a n0tice.com user account and a noticeboard to post the feeds to. These could be set up for the specific story you want to create and make it clear they are automated or simply be part of your standard user profile.
Armed with these, start the process by signing into the service at http://feedton0tice.com before proceeding to the URL www.feedwax.com in a seprate browser.
The first screen shows a series of grey buttons for existing social media platforms – take your pick by clicking on the one you want to work with. If you want to geotag an RSS feed from some other source, click on the words ‘FeedWax geocoder’ in the text underneath.
On the second screen. Replace the word ‘noticed’ with whatever search term you want to build into a feed. With twitter these will often be hashtags but could also be a certain user name eg.@whoever. Or a mixture of two or more terms to refine and limit the search further.
Once complete, click the red button to ‘feed this into n0tice’
If you want to restrict the location of your search to a particular place, you’ll need to find it’s latitutde and longitutde. The map on the right of the screen can help you do this, or use a 3rd party service such as http://www.latlong.net.
The first time you click the ‘feed to notice’ button will show you a list of the content which will go into your feed and then you will be taken off to the http://freedton0tice.com part of the journey where you signed in earlier and ne asked to authorise the app. Once you have clicked the button ‘authorise access’ you will see a blue button to ‘add new feed’.
Clicking this will open up a form which has your feed from feedwax.com pre-filled in the URL.
Choose the noticeboard (project space) that you want the feed to post into from the dropdown list. If you’d like all the information located to one geography, enter its lat and long reading in the boxes and choose whether you’d like it all automated or to go to a staging post for you to approve. If you tick, scheduled, it is automated. (You can always come back and check this later if you’d rather try it manually first.)
Once you click ‘add new feed, all the content you are being offered to import for the first time will be presented to you on the next screen.
When you’re happy that the feed is containing items that you were expecting, import to your noticeboard and it will publish immediately.
If you choose the automatic option, that’s it, the site will update everytime there’s new content to post. If you chose to do it manually, you’ll need to go back into the ‘your feeds’ menu and click to import at whichever period of time suits your project.
When you click scheduled and it displays all the items that are available, on the first occasion you’ll need to scroll down the page and
there’s a button to ‘add geotagged items’
The imported feeds still attribute the original source and any other meta data associated with it such as time and date so, if ther content was some days, months or even years earlier, it will show at that point on the noticeboard’s history.