The Curious Autodidact

December 22, 2009

Tech Talk for Non-Geeks: What is RSS?

Filed under: cool internet stuff,helpful hints,media related — Honilima @ 1:45 am

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If there are sites you visit daily on the internet setting up a Really Simple Syndication will help you manage and organized your incoming information and to make your browsing easier. For instance if you have a friend with a blog that you like to keep up with, you can subscribe to get the feeds delivered to you in an orderly fashion. You can do the same with your local newspaper, a national newspaper, or an international publication. You can even choose perhaps to keep up with the news from a place you used to live or that you visit often.

As someone who came late to the game, I whole heartedly recommend that you take a moment to get in step with RSS feeds— it is an amazing tool. There are many RSS readers, the one I am most familiar with is Google Reader. It is simple to set up and you can set it up to see your information in a various pleasing formats.

Essentially it’s like subscribing to various magazines, the provider sets up feeds and they just arrive in your reader. You can quickly browse the various postings and efficiently click on the ones that you want to digest and pass over the ones that are of no interest. Voila!

Symbol for RSS feed

Symbol for RSS feed


1 Comment »

  1. Sorry I don’t follow you comment I meant it to go to Lifehacker, if you click on RSS feed it pops into a previous article. I’d like to fiz something it if it incorrect. Thanks for caring.

    Comment by Honilima — February 16, 2015 @ 6:03 pm | Reply

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