Sunday, July 5, 2009

RSS Feeds and YOU

Have you ever had a newspaper subscription? How about a subscription to an embarrassing magazine, like Nintendo Power? If so, you enjoyed content being delivered right to your door, on a regular basis.

The internet, with it’s many media outlets, provides many sources of information, but for a long time it operated much like a newspaper stand, requiring you to go to the site you wanted to view on a regular basis in order to get your news. Not so anymore.

What I’m talking about is RSS. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. What this means is that you can have a program (or in some cases, a technological gizmo) that will act as a sort of mailbox that the latest updates to your websites will appear in.


It’s outrageously convenient for people who love to get the latest news. I use it to follow all my favorite blogs, but many other sites have feeds that you can follow, like news sites, or sites that post deals on goods/services.

There are several programs that you can use to do this. My favorite is Microsoft Outlook, but many people use Google Reader, because it’s convenient and available online.

Do you already use RSS? If not, consider giving it a try, and you might find you are more up to date on your favorite subjects.

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