Let me begin by talking about another RSS… My Relatively Sad Start.
There was a significant amount of confusion surround the use of RSS for me. I don’t understand many things but this, this was a particularly difficult one for me. It didn’t help that Wikipedia was taunting me with it’s declaration of supposed simplicity.
I guess it could have been because I didn’t know who to subscribe to or how RSS could help me do research. Whatever it was, I am so glad that somebody in my course was nice enough to create a page where we could post our blog URL’s.
Enough of my ranting. Let’s get into the good points about RSS.
1. It’s the Hootsuite of the syndication world!
It compiles all the feeds/blogs/whatever else you wanna see and chucks it all in one place for easy access.
2. You don’t need cookies!
Rather than relying on the cookies on your browser to remember the websites you visit, all the URL’s of the feeds of your favourite websites are all in the Google Reader. So, you can switch straight over once you’ve checked your e-mails. Assuming that that’s the feed reader you choose.
Just so you know, when I use exclamation marks, it means you’re supposed to read it in an excited voice because I’m excited and you should be too.
-insert clever signoff- Christine