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    Making the most of Really Simple Syndication




    TOP STORY

    Making the most of Really Simple Syndication


    By Woody Leonhard

    Almost all sufficiently advanced websites these days use RSS Really Simple Syndication to keep you notified about the latest information posted on the site.

    If you've never used an RSS feed or if you use RSS but don't know how it works you're in for a pleasant surprise.

    The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/top-story/making-the-most-of-really-simple-syndication/ (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    My RSS feeds go into my Firefox sidebar via All-In-One Sidebar and LiveClick extensions

    Consequently there's no 3rd party intermediary between me and the the originating site, eg Google or Facebook; what they don't know wont hurt them.

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    I would quite like to set up my RSS feeds as explained. However the Google " 30 second signup" drop-down list of countries does not include mine, and I certainly don't want irrelevant stuff! Great shame !--Ian from Island of Malta.

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    Yahoo Reader

    I have been happy using Yahoo Reader for my RSS data. It is possible to add feeds directly to a "My Yahoo" (trivial to set up) page by clicking the orange doo-dad at the right hand end of the URL; this opens a window that asks for a reader, since I use Yahoo, it is the default.

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    For Users of OUTLOOK, internet explorer!

    Instead of letting Goggle or MSN or whatever else website push overwhelming trash at you, users of MS Outlook and/or Internet Explorer, have the option to subscribe to selected RSS content which gets delivered and updated in a frequency of your choosing.

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    It would have been nice to at least mention some of the other popular RSS reader sites by name. Otherwise this article reads like an advertisement for iGoogle.

    Nothing wrong with endorsing a personal favorite, but it's better journalism to include alternative points of view.

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    I have a Yahoo account and a regular GMail account. I use Chrome, which has a plug-in for the Google Reader or iGoogle content and also can be customized. To each his own, but I prefer to get my updates inside my browser, without having to log into a Google account and probably get my surfing tracked until I log out.
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    RSSOwl is Free...much better than Google

    Go download RSSowl 2; it's free, and I use it as my "morning newspaper," filled with just exactly the information I want to know. I set it to "refresh" every 30 minutes, and I just don't ever have to browse to ANY website to get my news.

    I'll second the sentiment above: This seemed like a Google-paid-for ad for their particular RSS solution.

    --cao

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    Like all thinks Google, it doesn't function well using multiple ID's I use Reader in FF but can't use Gmail at the same time because when I log out of Gmail, I get logged out of Reader also. This is because Google refuses to use different logon cookies for each ID or application.

    So my solution is to run Reader in FF under one ID and Gmail in IE using other ID's.

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    What is involved in creating a simple RSS feed page for my web site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinze View Post
    What is involved in creating a simple RSS feed page for my web site?
    Add an XML file and icon: Create Your Own Simple RSS Feed

    (Many other tutorials out there, but that one looks quite easy.)

    Bruce

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