Tips for dummies : Using RSS feed with Google Reader —- TFD#4

Posted on February 4, 2007. Filed under: dummies, google, Rss |

hi friends , today i want to tell something about RSS feeds to dummies . And by dummies i dont mean fools , dummies are those who just don’t know know about this topic . First , what is this RSS , many of you must have seen icons like above .

RSS is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated digital content, such as blogs, news feeds or podcasts.

Users of RSS content use programs called feed ‘readers’ or ‘aggregators’: the user ‘subscribes’ to a feed by supplying to their reader a link to the feed; the reader can then check the user’s subscribed feeds to see if any of those feeds have new content since the last time it checked, and if so, retrieve that content and present it to the user.

Ok , so how can you use it . You need a feed reader for using RSS . There are many many feed reders available in the market , most of them are free . I will discuss only the google here . Google Reader is an excellent tool for using RSS feeds . Go to . If you are a first time user , you need select your preferences , how you want see your RSS feeds . Now , on next page . You can see a small option of “add a subscription” . Try in it . Volla ! Done . Now whenever you will visit your google reader , you can see the new posts on rightaway on your google reader . Right now , there are millions of websites which have a option of RSS feeds , infact you can find this feeds on every blogspot and wordpress powered websites . The best way to know if your a site has a rss feed or not is to see the RSS icon on the address bar . You can also subscribe to site’s RSS feed by using firefox . I will also advise you to set google reader as your rss reader via firefox permanently . Go to tools->options->rss and set google reader

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