Monday, March 14, 2011

Things 5 & 6: Exploring RSS Feeds

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) are web feed formats used to send updates on frequently updated web sources.

Thing 5: Subscribe to an RSS reader, such as Google Reader.

The Google Reader was one of the items that I added to my iGoogle account following a course that I took on RSS readers through the WISER sessions at Oxford University. It has proven to be very useful. I use the Google Reader to track various scientific news sources, in addition to the Oxford Graduate Trainees Blog, the Oxford 23 Things blog, etc.

Thing 6: Add some RSS feeds to the feed reader.

Recently added: English National Opera news and the Oxford 23 Things blog!