RSS (No it’s not a new Chevy Monte Carlo)(sorry Lou)

As the new year brings new innovation, anticipation, etc.; one of my “resolutions” is to work often on this blog. But more importantly read other people’s blogs. One tool that I wanted to let everyone out there know about is RSS. It’s not really important what it stands for so much as what it does. When someone writes in a blog or news websites, or any website that has constantly updating information; they attach their site to an RSS feed. Which basically says, “Hey, you! I just wrote something new. You might want to make a note of it.”

Now that feed is only good if someone is subscribing to that feed. (best described as, reading a feed)

Here’s the point of this blog entry today. I just downloaded a program for the Mac which is a feed reader. It works just like Outlook, or Mail programs. It tells you when you have a new feed to read.

When you are on a website with an RSS feed…

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that might look like this.

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You can double click on that feed, and use a host of programs that will add it to your “reader” (Anonymously)

There are LOTS of readers out there. Here’s the reader I use. Newsfire
There are TONS of free ones, and Google is probably the best out there. Click Here to See it.

If you are on a Mac and you use the default browser Safari, it’s got a build in RSS reader in it. You can subscribe as if it’s a bookmark.

Do a little research on it.

My reader has everything from photographers to news and tech stuff. It’s great because I only get what i want when I want it. no wasting time. no remembering who’s site I want to look at.

The future is RSS, so now’s the time to learn it.

My Blog’s RSS feed is here. http://feeds.feedburner.com/blog1923

Subscribe to your favorite sites now, and stop wasting search time. It probably cut my wasted time searching, typing, reading, by about 700%. (I’m not kidding)

Email me if you are boggled about this, or do some research.

Bloglines is another awesome reader.  (thanks for reminding me J)  (http://www.jbrides.com/)

J Sandfier - January 10, 2008 - 4:52 pm

Great post! You are officially Bloglined 🙂 Bloglines is another feed offering that does an excellent job. Your x-mas card was great! Fun to meet you and the rest of the CT PUG last night!