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I ♥ RSS (Thing 2)

Well ♥ may bit a little much, but I do like RSS feeds.

RSS feeds have always been on my radar, but I’ve never really looked at how to use them. Now that I’ve learnt a bit more about them, I’m kicking myself for not using them previously!

I follow a fair amount of blogs (both work related and non work related) and RSS feeds are the perfect way of keeping up to date with all of them in one place. Originally I just added feeds to a tab on my iGoogle, but it became harder to keep track of as I added more feeds. So I started to add feeds to Google Reader instead. For me, Google Reader took a bit of getting used to, but it’s quickly becoming a firm favourite. It’s easy to add and organise your feeds, and the format doesn’t distract you from reading the entries. I like that entry updates appear next to the blog titles making it easy to know which blog has updated, and that you can ‘star’ entries that you want to return to at a later time.

Now that I’ve started using them, I can see how they would be useful to library readers for updates on library news and stock. I’m going to start looking for more RSS feeds to add to my iGoogle!

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