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.
This post explain the re-post function.
When you open any report, offer or event, you’ll see that each one has a ‘repost’ button near the headline or title.
In this series of ‘how to’ tutorials we run through how to get started with n0tice.com but first, we’ll show you around a little.
When you first look at n0tice.com, you’ll see a page which has three main elements on the white part of the screen.
In the centre are reports – these are news items of things happening that other notice users have posted for people to see.
On the right hand side there are offers - these are things for sale, or services on offer which people have posted.
Below the offers, are listings of the events which people using notice wanted to share – gigs, charity auctions, meetings, parties or whatever.
If we just stick with the right-hand page for a moment longer, you’ll see that in the bar at the top of the page is the place to log-in.
And at the left of the page is a button to ‘focus on location’.
To explain that a little further, all the items you are seeing in front of you if you just visit n0tice.com are postings from around the country, or even the world, but you’ll probably want to focus a little closer to home to find out what’s happening near you.
We’ll look at how to do that and zoom in on specific locations in the next tutorial.
When is a report a ‘quick report’? It’s a question some n0tice.com users ask because there’s two options offered for posting reports – the quickie, or a full report.
If you’re on a mobile device, the quick report option is ideal – no-one wants to fiddle around on the mobile when there’s something happening right there where you are and it’s all about timing.
It allows you to react quickly but don’t worry about missing out detail, you then have the option to update as often as you need – perhaps you want to add a link, find some more information or have grabbed a tweet that says it all.
These elements can all be updated later so simply post the initial headline of what’s happening where you are so everyone else can see it.
If time is less of an issue – perhaps you’re back at the office or updating at home on the PC – then the full report gives you more scope to add tags to help other people identify your content, browse to a photograph, insert a link and provide far more detail in one go.
Again you can continue to update as necessary with updates of text or links to tweets. pictures and multimedia.
The button to add a full report can be accessed via the quick links menu on the top left of the site by clicking on reports. Take a look on the right-hand side of the page for the big green ‘create a new report’ button.
Happy n0ticing. Please do let me know if you’d like any help on any other aspect of the site via the comments below.