RSS, delivering web site updates to your PC

Do you find yourself visiting alot of web sites to catch up on latest news… RSS or Real Simple Syndication (see the orange symbol to the right of this page … RSS Feed) is a simple mechanism to help you get this information without going to a web site.

Apparently Outlook has this built in, I find Google Reader to be intuitive, and structured like gmail, it also has a video explanation on the site. Very simple to use, you simply have to copy the URL for the web page (address typically http://www.name.org) into the tool you are using, it finds the RSS feeds on that specific page and lets you choose the ones you wish to see.

For advanced users humanitarian.info has looked at geoRSS feeds, and of course there are always audioRSS feeds (or to laymen like me – podcasts).

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