RSSfeeds

Everyone has seen this little symbol. You may not have noticed it, or known what is was, but if you have spent more than 5 minutes on the internet you have seen it.

It is located in the web browser of different sites you can subscribe to: including blogs, news headlines, audio/podcasts and videos (YouTube). By subscribing to a site, it is included in your personal RSS reader and every time the site updates you get notified. RSS feed readers are convenient because instead of having to go to each website you only have to go to one to get updated and from there you can decide on where you want to go specifically.

RSS feeds are a great way to funnel all your sites into one, constantly updated page. Around 2005, RSS feeds gained widespread use- today, you can access your RSS feeds on your mobile device. I didn’t ever know what the little icon in the browser was but since I found out its meaning I have been noticing it a lot more; almost every website is compatible with RSS readers and can be included on your subscription list.

RSS feeds are great for people who have a lot to look at and not very much time. I have never been the type of person to go to a news page to keep myself updated, but by subscribing to a news page I can keep up with what’s going on without having to put effort into looking for it myself.

I use Google Reader as my RSS feed because it is easy to figure out and efficient in what it’s made to do. I recommend RSS feeds for everyone- they save you time and effort by allowing you to check all your sites without having to switch from page to page.

So go get one & subscribe to my blog!

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