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==Description==
 
==Description==
Blogs are Web-based pages for delivering news, opinions, and information. Blogs are written on an ever increasing number of subjects.  
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RSS feeds are a great way to subscribe to news and blog feeds. Instead of going to countless Web sites to see information important to you, the information comes to you. Through the use of an RSS reader, you can collect, organize, and view feeds.
  
Entry to blogs are called posts and are similar to a syndicated news column. A blog typically focuses on one subject and is updated on a regular basis with the most recent post appearing at the top of the page. Depending on how the blog owner sets up the page, posts may appear in isolation or with other posts.  
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There are many different blogging programs available each with their own features. You can maintain a blog on a public site or host it on your own server. If you host your own blog, you will have more control of features and functionality.  
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RSS feeds are typically associated with an icon similar to the one above.
  
 
==Essential Requirements==
 
==Essential Requirements==
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* [https://www.google.com/reader/ Google Reader]
 
* [https://www.google.com/reader/ Google Reader]
 
* [http://www.netvibes.com/en Netvibes]
 
* [http://www.netvibes.com/en Netvibes]
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* [http://lifehacker.com/5856652 Five Best RSS Newsreaders]
  
 
You can also view your RSS feeds on the iPad with a number of different applications. Here is a list of tools: [http://appadvice.com/appguides/show/rss-readers-for-the-ipad RSS Readers For The iPad].
 
You can also view your RSS feeds on the iPad with a number of different applications. Here is a list of tools: [http://appadvice.com/appguides/show/rss-readers-for-the-ipad RSS Readers For The iPad].
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===Reading List===
 
===Reading List===
 
Here are a number of articles and books worth reading on the use of RSS feeds.
 
Here are a number of articles and books worth reading on the use of RSS feeds.
* [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470288930?ie=UTF8&tag=teachwithclas-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0470288930 Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments]
 
  
 
===Key Web links===
 
===Key Web links===
 
====Guides and Beginner Instructions====
 
====Guides and Beginner Instructions====
 
Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand RSS feeds and their capabilities.
 
Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand RSS feeds and their capabilities.
* [http://theedublogger.com/2010/12/14/the-edubloggers-introduction-to-blogging/ The Edublogger’s Introduction to Blogging]
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* [http://weblogg-ed.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/RSSFAQ4.pdf RSS: A Quick Start Guide for Educators (PDF)]
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* [http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/help/about-education-counts/rss-feed RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feed]
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* [http://www.betterbusinessblogging.com/rss-information/so-what-is-rss-all-about-then/ So, what is RSS all about then?]
  
 
====Business====
 
====Business====
 
Here are RSS feed ideas for the business environment.
 
Here are RSS feed ideas for the business environment.
* [http://www.chrisbrogan.com/100-blog-topics-i-hope-you-write/ Here’s 100 Blog/Podcast Topics I Hope YOU Write]
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* [http://blog.kissmetrics.com/blogs-rss-feed/ 12 Great Ways to Use Your Business Blog’s RSS Feed]
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* [http://increaserss.com/using-rss-subscription-to-grow-your-online-business/ Using RSS Subscription to Grow Your Online Business]
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* [http://www.webpronews.com/practical-uses-for-rss-in-business-2006-07 11 Practical Uses for RSS in Business]
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* [http://www.rss-specifications.com/rss-for-business.htm RSS For Business]
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* [http://www.betterbusinessblogging.com/rss-information/rss-benefits-for-businesses-bloggers-and-publishers/ RSS Benefits for Businesses, Bloggers and Publishers]
  
 
====Education====
 
====Education====
 
Here are a number of great ideas for using RSS feeds in a education environment.
 
Here are a number of great ideas for using RSS feeds in a education environment.
* [http://www.edutechintegration.com/2010/12/10-tips-for-starting-education-blog.html 10 Tips for Starting an Education Blog]
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* [http://www.slideshare.net/leonardstern/rss-in-education RSS for Education]
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* [http://www.rss-specifications.com/rss-and-education.htm RSS and Education]
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* [http://www.teachinghacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/01/RSS%20Ideas%20for%20Educators111.pdf RSS Ideas for Educators]
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* [http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/delicious-completely-organize-student-life/ How To Use Delicious To Organize Your Student Life]
  
 
====Miscellaneous RSS Tips====
 
====Miscellaneous RSS Tips====
 
These are tips that did not neatly fit in other places.
 
These are tips that did not neatly fit in other places.
 
* [http://blogmines.com/blog/2010/06/14/how-to-use-outlook-2010-as-a-rss-reader/ How to use Outlook 2010 as a RSS reader]
 
* [http://blogmines.com/blog/2010/06/14/how-to-use-outlook-2010-as-a-rss-reader/ How to use Outlook 2010 as a RSS reader]
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* [http://feed43.com/ Feed43 - Create a RSS feed from any site]
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* [http://profy.com/2007/09/30/7-tools-to-make-an-rss-feed-of-any-website/ 7 Tools To Make An RSS Feed Of Any Website]
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* [http://www.jakeludington.com/youtube/20071212_how_to_get_your_own_youtube_rss_feed.html How to Get Your Own YouTube RSS Feed]
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* [http://www.degraeve.com/flickr-rss/ Flickr RSS Feed Generator]
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* [http://www.labnol.org/internet/tools/embed-rss-feeds-add-html-websites-javascript/2515/ How to Embed RSS Feeds into HTML Web Pages – The Easy Way]
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* [http://blog.tweetsmarter.com/twitter-tools/create-a-twitter-rss-feed-for-anyones-tweets-or-favorites Create a Twitter RSS feed for Tweets, Searches, Hashtags, Lists or Favorites]
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====Non-Profit Organizations====
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Here are some articles to leverage RSS feeds for non-profit organizations.
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* [http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/internet/page7325.cfm Why Nonprofit Managers Must Use RSS — And How to Start]
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* [http://www.socialsignal.com/nonprofit-RSS Make your nonprofit more effective with RSS aggregation]
  
 
====Professional Development====
 
====Professional Development====
 
Here are some articles to put purpose behind your RSS feeds.
 
Here are some articles to put purpose behind your RSS feeds.
 
* [http://www.thechangeblog.com/personal-development-tool/ 7 Reasons a Blog Is a Phenomenal Personal Development Tool]
 
* [http://www.thechangeblog.com/personal-development-tool/ 7 Reasons a Blog Is a Phenomenal Personal Development Tool]
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====Useful RSS Feeds====
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* [http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference-Shelf/Libraries/RSS-Library.shtml U.S. Government RSS Directory]
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* [http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/newsroom.html United States Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture Newsroom]
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* [http://www.epa.gov/newsroom/rssfeeds.htm United States Environmental Protection Agency News Feeds]
  
 
====WordPress Tips====
 
====WordPress Tips====
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===Video Tutorials===
 
===Video Tutorials===
 
Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use RSS feeds.
 
Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use RSS feeds.
 
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* [http://thewebtrainer.com/video-marketing/youtube/how-to-create-an-rss-feed-from-your-youtube-channel.html How to create an RSS Feed from your Youtube Channel]
* [http://trainingportal.turningtechnologies.com/ TurningPoint Tutorials]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpb7h5W9Qjs RSS Feeds and Social Bookmarking in Education]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 17:47, 27 June 2012

RSS - Really Simple Syndication

Release status: new

Description RSS feeds are a means where you can subscribe to information and have it delivered to you.
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Updated 6 January, 2012


Contents

[edit] Description

RSS feeds are a great way to subscribe to news and blog feeds. Instead of going to countless Web sites to see information important to you, the information comes to you. Through the use of an RSS reader, you can collect, organize, and view feeds.

Rss.png

RSS feeds are typically associated with an icon similar to the one above.

[edit] Essential Requirements

RSS will operate on both a Mac or PC, as well as an iPad or mobile phone.

[edit] Equipment

The only equipment needed is a computer, smart phone, or iPod with a Web browser.

[edit] Software

Access to RSS feeds is accomplished through a Web-browser. These are the most common browsers:

[edit] Common RSS Reader Applications

Here are common RSS Readers:

You can also view your RSS feeds on the iPad with a number of different applications. Here is a list of tools: RSS Readers For The iPad.

[edit] Learning resources information

[edit] Reading List

Here are a number of articles and books worth reading on the use of RSS feeds.

[edit] Key Web links

[edit] Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand RSS feeds and their capabilities.

[edit] Business

Here are RSS feed ideas for the business environment.

[edit] Education

Here are a number of great ideas for using RSS feeds in a education environment.

[edit] Miscellaneous RSS Tips

These are tips that did not neatly fit in other places.

[edit] Non-Profit Organizations

Here are some articles to leverage RSS feeds for non-profit organizations.

[edit] Professional Development

Here are some articles to put purpose behind your RSS feeds.

[edit] Useful RSS Feeds

[edit] WordPress Tips

Here are tips specific to WordPress.

[edit] Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use RSS feeds.

[edit] References