FeedZcollector: Database Feed Contents

Anyone who wants to do an analysis of the biblioblogosphere (Hi Walt!) will want to try this out:

FeedZcollector is an application that captures the content of web feeds (RSS, ATOM and RDF) at regular intervals. The content is stored in a Microsoft Access or MySQL database, ready for you to analyze, process or present.

So it looks like you just plug in the feed URLs and it’ll check the feeds and store all contents in an MS Access or MySQL database.

I’m going to be keeping an eye on on the FeedZcollector blog– this could be really, really cool.

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2 thoughts on “FeedZcollector: Database Feed Contents

  1. Hello David,

    Thanks for your post about FeedZcollector.

    You wrote: “So it looks like you just plug in the feed URLs and it’ll check the feeds and store all contents in an MS Access or MySQL database.”
    That’s correct. FeedZcollector runs on a windows machine, and the database can be hosted anywhere as long as FeedZcollector is able to connect to it.
    We just finished information about the database in the support section of the blog (http://www.feeds4all.com/feedzcollector/support/support/databasesystemconfig.html).

    And finally, yesterday version 0.4 was released.
    (http://www.feeds4all.com/feedzcollector/downloads/feedzcollectordemo_files/FeedZcollectorSetup%20v0.4%20demo.msi)

    Fred

  2. David, I’m more than excited about this new tool but not for analysing or monitoring. I was looking for some time now for a tool to seletively remix feeds. With feedzcollector you can easily collect various feeds in a mysql database, select the most important or most appropriate postings and redistribute it as a filtered congestion of RSS feed. (Example: You’re working in the library of an cancer institute and your customers want only the oncology part of Reuters health news, etc pp)