By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
As this semester nears the end, our student groups have some accomplishments to report. Several successful events were held and foundations for the future have been established. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the newsletter and blog and we seek your continued interest and support. In order to make it even easier for you to keep up to date with the blog, here is a beginner’s guide to using a feed reader to keep track of all the really cool blogs that are out there…
First off, a feed reader is a tool that collects any new postings from sites that you are subscribed to and displays them all on one site, saving you from having to visit multiple sites every day to see who has posted a new entry. Most sites have some type of feed, meaning that you can get news, book reviews, and even photos every day, without navigating all those pages. There are a few different feed readers, each of which has slightly different features. Two of the most popular are www.bloglines.com and google.reader.com. Both are fairly simple to set up and use. To check if your favorite sites have feeds, just look for an orange icon such as this or this.
For more information, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aggregator.
Updated: In honor of RSS Day (May 1), here is a link to a site that explains it much better than I did. Check it out!