The News Feed
How to create feeds
To create a new feed you will need to click on the feeds tab at the left-hand menu. At the top left of the feeds menu click on ‘create a new feed’. Name your feed. You will have the option to include all your RSS feeds and Twitter – we recommend you initially pick this option.
Later in this section we will explain how you can use different sources for feeds. Once you’ve named your feed click on save. Congratulations! You have created your first feed.
Using sources to create feeds
With Cronycle you can create customisable feeds with either all your sources, Only RSS sources or only Twitter sources. Your choice will dictate what content appears on your newly created feed.
RSS feeds are good for monitoring content from specific websites and website sections. Twitter only feeds are good for for monitoring what stories are being shared by the people you are following on Twitter.
We recommend that you create an article with all your sources, you can edit what specific sources you would like to include in your feed settings.
Editing sources in feeds
When you create a feed you can choose to edit individual sources in your settings. To edit them click on the cog icon at the top-right of your feed, a drop-down menu will appear.
In the right-hand side and you can tick and untick boxes to include and exclude sources to your feed. By clicking the arrow button next to a source group you will be presented with a drop-down list of individual sources. Tick boxes to include or exclude individual sources.
How to filter feeds
Now that you have come to grips with how to edit sources in your feeds let’s see how you can filter feeds with our search filters.
When you click on create new feed you will be give the option to filter your feed with ‘Set Filters’. The filters are a way of searching your feed like a search engine.
In Cronycle you will be given two filtering options. The first is your basic filter. The basic filter lets you search your feed through keywords. Cronycle will search your sources for articles that contain the keywords you included in your search query, or search for article that have keywords excluded from them.
In this example I will be looking for articles that either have algorithms or fake news included in it’s body, title or headers and excludes Facebook as keyword.
The second filter is the advanced filter. The advanced filter carries out a semantic search. With this filter you can search your feed with complex queries. You can combine different keywords, group them, exclude them and search exact terms.
In this example I will be looking for articles that include both fake news and algorithms and include either twitter, LinkedIn, Google or internet and excludes Facebook.
Sharing articles to boards
In Cronycle you can share articles you find in your feeds directly to boards. When you’ve found the article you would like to save to your board, simply click on the the pin icon on the top right on the article summary and pin to your board, or if you have expanded the article click the ellipsis (…) on the the top-right of the article and then click add-to-board.
Sharing articles to social
You can share articles you find on your feed directly to you social media feeds or to your Buffer account. To share on social click on the social network you would like to share in and pop-up window will appear that will allow you to post to your desired social network or post to your buffer account where you can schedule the article to be shared.
Share you feed externally
You can share your newsfeed as an external URL with your colleagues, clients or audience. To be able to share your feed externally click on the cog icon at the top-right of the feed. The drop-down settings menu will appear and on the left-hand side of the menu, you will be able to change your feed visibility from private to public. You will know be give the option to share your feed on social or copy and paste your feed URL outside of Cronycle.