In a previous post I answered a question about how to have your blog posts automatically imported into Facebook. This led to a follow-up question on whether it’s possible to import other RSS feeds. “Can I bring the RSS feed for my company’s news release into my Facebook profile?”
Thanks to an application called Simply RSS, you can.
Not only can you add up to three RSS feeds to your profile, but you can also add feeds to a Page you’ve developed. This is particularly helpful for businesses and organizations, in enabling them to have their Facebook Pages regularly updated whenever they do a news release.
You can drag the Simply RSS box to either the wide or the narrow column of your profile or page. I decided it looked better in the narrow column, so here’s how it appears on my personal profile:
And here’s the one on our Mayo Clinic page, including one of our audio podcast feeds:
Overall, I would say this is a quite elegant way to add RSS feeds to pages or profiles within Facebook, and I look forward to seeing what other applications developed for profiles can also be used on pages.
What applications have you seen that would be good for an organization’s Facebook page?