Students: Save Time by Consuming Content Through RSS Feed
When I was a student, one of the hardest things for me to do was to keep up with the latest news and trends in technology. I was constantly busy with projects, work, and studying and found little time to roam the web for news. That’s when I learned how setting up a simple RSS (Rich Site Summary) Feed could give me all my news in one place saving me a lot of time.
What’s is RSS?
According to www.whatisrrss.com, an RSS is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. News-related sites and popular blogs use a RSS Feed for readers to stay updated and current. Basically, an RSS Feed works as a subscription. You can subscribe to many different web resources that use a RSS Feed and have their most current updates all in one place rather than having to search for them one by one.
Finding an RSS Feed Reader
Choosing a RSS Feed Reader relies on your personal preferences since there are many to choose from. I use GoogleReader since I use my gmail account on a daily basis and I prefer the format. There are many others you can choose from including MyYahoo, Bloglines, FeedReader, and NewsGator.
Making your RSS Personal
Once you have chosen a RSS Feeder, now you can choose different web sources to subscribe to in your reader. Most popular news websites and blogs have RSS subscriptions for free. Now instead of spending an hour or so surfing each website for the latest news, you can have all of the websites you visit the most in one spot.
Having an RSS Feed Reader can save a lot of time for the busiest of people and keep you current about the issues you care about. Be sure to spend some time setting up your RSS Feed Reader to personalize the settings. Also, don’t forget to share the great stories and information you find with others who are busy bodies.