Have you heard of RSS and seen those small funny orange tags on web sites? You might have heard co-workers and acquaintances swear by it, but do you have any idea what RSS is?
In the information world, RSS is not only revolutionalizing the way news, media and content creators share information, but it also is swiftly changing the way everyday users are consuming information.
RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication” and is a file format for delivering regular Internet feeds
- CNET Video: RSS – Feel the Need for Feeds (3:32) – a good overview of what RSS is and the benefits to users.
- Feed Me: A gentle introduction to Internet feeds - a good tutorial from Palinet, a library cooperative.
- What is RSS?
- Youtube Video - Creating an RSS feed in Firefox
Follow these discovery exercises to set up your own personalized RSS feed reader.
- Check out this tutorial for steps on creating a Blogline account and how to add feeds to your blogline account. Additionally, you can check out this YouTube video on adding feeds to your Blogline account.
- Create a free "RSS aggregator" account at Bloglines and subscribe to at least 5 newsfeeds.
- Finally, create a post in your blog telling the world about the 5 newsfeeds you subscribed to. You could even post the public Blogline URL into your post (see below for details on how to do this).
RSS Feeds you could add
Library Related RSS Feeds
How to find your public Bloglines URL:
- Click on the Share tab within your Bloglines account.
- Scroll down the right screen pane and locate the public URL.
Why have a public account? To share blog rolls with others, of course.