Some of my favorite websites for some inexplicable reasons, do not provide feeds – bad bad idea!! Surfing the net the other day [= just now], I came across Page Tiki. It lets you create a RSS feed, just like that, from any websites you want.
Creating a account was a breeze. Once created, you sign in to add sites whose updates you wish to receive. For some strange reason, by default Apple is already added as a site to be monitored for updates – remove it. You can set the frequency at which you want the service to check the target websites for updates. Once done you will be provide with a feed link which you may add to your feed reader to receive notifications. Alternately you may also burn the feed through Feedburner – [feeds.feedburner.com/pagetiki]. They would be providing the update all in a single feed. It would have bee better if they had given a separate update for each site monitored.
Important lesson learnt – be very careful with your username and password. There is no provision for resetting or retrieving your forgotten password/username [what were they thinking?!].
Beware! though it is a free service, you will still have to pay Tikibucks to use their service. When you sign up you are given 10000 tikibucks to start with. Depending on the frequency you have set, it will deduct 33 tikibucks each time it looks for updates in the target sites you have chosen.
How can you add extra bucks? I shall leave it up to you to find out ;) [Me just found out and now have 33,402 tikibucks in my account].
Since I have just found out about this site, I have not yet got any updates [the sites I have chosen are kinda slow in updating their content].
This cool service is currently in Beta testing.