When you click "Add Column" add an option to enter the URL of an RSS/Atom feed (such as a blog you follow). hootsuite then displays the recent items from that feed in the column.
Instead of forcing me to migrate my whole reader (huge) to Twitter and then including that as a stream, why not offer a feedly-type migration from Google Reader to a dedicated Reader stream within my Hootsuite account.
Hootsuite currently doesn't have support for a community like Dribbble. But if HS supported RSS streams, I could simply grab the RSS of my Dribbble notifications and see them in HS alongside my Twitter/FB/etc. HS would seriously be my one stop shop Platform Manager
I want a column for an RSS feed but I don't want to post a tweet each time there's something new in the feed.
The RSS Reader app provides a quick and easy way to view RSS feeds in the HootSuite dash. Simply add your feeds individually, or upload OPML files to import multiple feeds, and get a stream of organized stories and articles that you can not only preview, but share to your social networks.
More info: http://hootsuite.com/app-directory
Kemp Edmonds commented
Appy to let everyone know that this is now available in dash!
Charley Whitmore commented
Amazing, I have also submitted this as an essential tool for this program!
CJ Cornell commented
I vote for this, too. It's not that I want another RSS reader (I already use one).... but, for instance - LinkedIN (and Quora) both have questions and answers that I follow - and often either forward/post or answer. To me,m this is much different that reading RSS feeds (though the same technology)... When I check/engage with my social networks via Hootstuite, 'mentally' in the same category, I am needing to check the LinkedIn Answers feed and Quora feed. These are as social as twitter and facebook (ie people posting and discussing) ...
I think this would be a great change for HootSuite, and we could also get Facebook notifications via RSS :) :)
Brian G commented
This lets us get at any content including the power of yahoo pipes. Really opens up what we can monitor in HootSuite including content from internal systems that would let us build a more powerful mashup/dashboard.
This would be great - please do this. Has this been under review for almost 2 years now? I think it's probably time to make a decision. Please.
Kemp Edmonds commented
Here is a short guide to add RSS feeds into HootSuite: http://ow.ly/8YxBE
Bill Hardison commented
I have been searching and searching for for a one stop location for wading through Twitter and RSS feeds to pass along information to our agency's members. HootSuite is the closest only missing the RSS feed access. So I use Google Reader and Hootlet to inform my membership via tweets. Most days I don't get to my actual HootSuite "page" at all.
I would be willing to pay to unify my "social" and "informational" environments.
Carlos San Martin commented
please i need this !!!!!!!!!
How is that feature coming along?? I agree totally. This will make or break the decision for me to buy hootsuite!
+1 for adding this. It would improve workflow tremendously.
RSS -> Google Reader -> Send to Hootsuite (configged in Reader settings) -> Save as draft (I have set aside time to do reformats/sends in batches) -> Reformat when I have time -> Send or schedule
RSS -> Hootsuite stream -> Click to reformat and send/schedule
Scott Peters commented
I would love to be able to add a RSS feed as a stream. Not everyone I follow as a social network or they don't post everything. I subscribe to some sites with 100+ updates a day and using RSS filtering services get it down to the ones I want.
Support for linking with Google Reader may be one of the easier ways to implement this.
"This would in essence mean becoming an RSS reader"
Yes it would and yes, that would be beautiful!
Magnus Attefall commented
Need this ASAP!
Have multiple RSS feeds showing and choose wich post to send out.
Magnus Attefall, Stockholm, Sweden
David Grimm commented
I've figured out a way to do this--i.e. to turn Hootsuite or TweetDeck into an RSS reader. Lots of steps, but it works beutifully:
@Kirk Munro makes a good point. I follow a LOT of tech forums and having the ability to pour the RSS feeds for these in to HootSuite would make my working day much easier to manage,
Come on guys. Pick this one up. It's an easy win.
You know you want to. Actually, even if you don't, you can see from this thread WE want you to.
Daniel Rae commented
Agree with this suggestion. Being able to pull in, for example, Google Alerts RSS feeds, to help us monitor forums and blogs, along with Hootsuite's native Twitter monitoring, would be perfect. If not, I have to switch between multiple apps/websites.
Justin Geeslin commented
I would like this because then I could post things to my RSS and use HootSuite to schedule tweets and statuses! That is a killer feature! It seems only a few hops away.
5 months ago, @Ian suggested just having to options to switch off reposts from an existing RSS/Atom feed. Now surely /that/ would be a no-brainer. You're already doing what we want and then some. Just give us the option to switch off the 'and then some'.
I think that just allowing access to an RSS feed is actually a good fit for this kind of product. I'd love to be able to see a column for an RSS feed in here with the option of streaming individual posts to another account.