Tips and Tricks: A Primer on the Use of RSS


I am often surprised to find a coworker or family member who doesn't use the Internet Explorer RSS or really simple syndication tools. Using RSS I am able to click on my favorites (see one below), select feeds, and see which of the many blogs I follow have new content. The old way of doing this was to visit each blog and visually inspect the site for new material.

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To add a feed to your list of favorites just select the RSS button (see two above) and follow the prompts. Remember, you can rename the favorite. For example the Fluffy Goodness and other Random Niceties can become a more descriptive 'Bob Frank' link.

It's just that simple and the correct use of the RSS feature could save you a lot of time.

Peter Hecke

Comments (1)

  1. e.yurevich@gmail.com says:

    >It’s just that simple and the correct use of the RSS feature could save you a lot of time.

    That’s absolutely true! I am using RSS with Google Reader for half-year and I am saving ~ hour per day. Besides, your RSS reader always will remind you when new content appears, and by yourself you could simply forget and dismiss important information.

    Btw, I have implement RSS connector for CRM3 in our company and set up Outlook clients to notify primary users on some vital for them updates in CRM-data. They fond of RSS in CRM too 🙂

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