I knew of RSS about five years ago, but only in the context of news sites. I started seeing the little icon popping up on more and more sites, but I thought very little of it. It wasn’t until around a year ago that I was introduced to Google Reader. It revolutionized the way I get information online. If you have never really dug into RSS feeds much and you like to get information online, then it will do the same for you too.
I didn’t want to spend the time figuring out why I should be interested in this stuff. Then I found out that it’s incredibly simple! Getting started in the world of RSS can all be explained in less than 4 minutes.
Here’s basically how it works.
It’s a wonderful time-saving tool! If there is a blog that has some interesting content on it from time to time, then it’s really worth the minimal time it takes to set up the RSS reader, click on the feed, and stay updated. I usually skim through the articles, but if I am in a hurry, I’ll go to list view and just click on the headlines that look intriguing to me.Of course, if you’re not into all this crazy new technology stuff, then you can still sign up the old fashioned way with email updates and receive those. Good stuff.Some really good links that explain RSS are: