Tuesday, September 22, 2009

WEEK 4 - THING #8

I created an RSS account in Google Reader. I didn't even try Bloglines because once I was in Google Reader, I saw that it had imported all of my classmates blogs that I follow. That was a big time saver and I was sold! I love having a RSS reader. I can keep track of everyone's blog here and it is so much easier then clicking on each individual blog (especially when I would forget whose blog I looked at already!). I read all the "helps" and "abouts" and I really liked these two RSS analogies:

RSS reader is like TiVo for your computer.
An aggregator collects all of your subscriptions in one place like a magazine rack in your home.

I will definitely use my RSS Reader (even after this course is finished). There are many websites that I frequent and subscribing to them will make my life easier and more efficient.

3 comments:

  1. Cathie,

    I have yet to experiment with RSS feeds and have been meaning to do it for some time. Your post here has sold me on getting this done this week! I am having a hard time keeping up with everyone's blogs (including my own) and hadn't thought of using the RSS for that purpose. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. It is nice to know that I inspired someone :-) The RSS really has made keeping track of everyones blog a lot easier!

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  3. centralization is a great draw for librarians...

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