Viewing whereyougonnabe data with an RSS feed

An RSS feed is a very convenient way of viewing interesting data from whereyougonnabe about what your friends are doing. You can view RSS feeds in most web browsers, home pages like My Yahoo! or iGoogle, or specific RSS reader software. The following is an example of an RSS feed displayed in iGoogle:

whereyougonnabe RSS feed

If you hover your mouse over any of the items on the list, you will see how far away you will be from your friend at the time of that activity. If you click on the link, you will be taken to the whereyougonnabe application to see full details:

whereyougonnabe RSS feed clickthrough to map
Our whereyougonnabe RSS feed also included location information, in a format called GeoRSS - so applications which recognize GeoRSS can display the data on a map. An example is Google Maps - if you copy the feed URL into the search window, you will see a map like this:

whereyougonnabe GeoRSS feed

Setting up an RSS feed

To set up your RSS feed, click on Settings at the top right of the screen in whereyougonnabe, scroll down and click on this link:

You will see a popup window with a link. You can either right click and copy the link, and paste it into your RSS reader software, or in many browsers if you just click on the link you will be prompted about where you would like to add the link.

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