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RSS




  • San Jose IBM PC Club
  • February 14, 2012




Overview




RSS







  • What is RSS?
  • RSS Readers
  • What else can you do with RSS?






What is RSS?



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  • Your custom newspaper
  • A way for news sources to push news out to subscribers
  • The acronym stands for Really Simple Syndication





RSS Readers





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  • Also know as feed readers and news aggregators
  • Get an RSS feed by clicking the symbol.  RSS symbol
  • There are dozens of different RSS readers available.  We'll look at four.



Netvibes


Netvibes





  • Look and feel: magazine-like
  • Headlines by news source
  • Hourly/daily news podcasts
  • News links via Twitter
  • To add a feed:  Click Add Content



Thunderbird





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  • An RSS reader built into Thunderbird
  • Look and feel of email
  • Shows number of unread articles
  • To add a feed:  Manage subscriptions, add URL



Google Reader



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  • Organize via star, tag, and sort
  • Look and feel: Titles plus some opening words




Firefox


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  • Look and feel:  "Live Bookmarks"
  • Integrates with Bookmarks Toolbar
  • Nested folders, mix with normal bookmarks
  • To add a feed: Click RSS logo and subscribe



What else?


Netvibes







  • Non-public RSS feeds
  • Push notification is coming:
http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/02/mozilla-developing-web-push-notification-system-for-firefox.ars








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