Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tools of the Web - RSS Feeds

I have some time while the Survival Kit finishes, so I thought I could write a quick blog post... I was thinking to review the tools I am using in my everyday "Web life" or the ones that I use only occasionally, but find useful. So I guess this is a good day to start. I am intentionally not calling this a series, as it might look silly in a retrospective (e.g. in a year time) to have a "series" with only 2 parts...

The first tool I find pretty useful are the so called "feeds". I like to think that they bring the Web to you, instead of the necessity for you to visit all your favorite sites "personally". Not to mention the fact that I tend to forget the names of the sites (given that there are approx. quadrillion of them). So keeping everything in the feed reader is a good idea. It is there all the time, it is up to date all the time.

My reader of choice is the Google Reader, don't know really why. I think it is as good as the rest and comes with the Google account. So this way I keep everything at one place...

Note: If you are wondering what the RSS feed is, just watch this short video

After I wrote this post, I was starting to think if I dealt with the "feed" topic in this blog... I have found out that nearly a year ago I was writing the Next blog, next feed post dealing with a similar thing, but at that time finding similar blogs to the ones of your interest.

Question to YOU: Do you have any suggestion for some other nice Web tool?


  1. nice post! you could use feedburner ( and you could make email subscribers where people can get your regular post through their own email! I think, you know better than me.

  2. I didn't know about this one :) Just signed up to get some more stats for the blog...

  3. thats the most common method of subscription using in different blog I have ever seen. Just sign up with your Google account>then burn your blog>go to the publicize>email subscription>copy the html code>paste on your new editing blog side bar....its could find more details here to add "Email Subscription Form" to your blog to your blog