RSS feeds have become the mainstay for keeping up with the news and thought leaders of today. Really Simple Syndication (RSS) functions to aggregate news to your computer. The number of bloggers on the internet and topics discussed is staggering. Trying to keep up with the news is physically impossible. This is where RSS feeds and news aggregators come in to play. Using an automated system, RSS reader or news aggregator, web sites are able to share with other web sites headlines and news stories. Access this wealth of information and wisdom by following a few simple steps:
- Sign up for an RSS reader or aggregator: There are many RSS readers available, I use Netvibes, but I understand that Google reader is also good; to find other aggregators simply google “RSS reader.” Once you have signed up for an RSS reader you can easily add feeds to it but first you need to find feeds that are of interest to you.
- Finding feeds: Start with a google search for a topic that interests you. Many web sites have information updated regularly and tracked via an RSS feed. If you are looking specifically for blogs to add, a good site to visit and bookmark is Alltop. Once a blog of interest is found add it to your feed reader.
- Adding feeds: This process is specific to Netvibes but it is similar for other sites as well.
- While at the site, Netvibes, click on the button “add content” in the upper left hand corner.
- In the dialog box click on “add a feed.”
- Follow the instructions for adding the URL or web address of the feed you wish to add.
- If you make your news reader your default home page or always open in a tab you can easily keep up on all the news of interest to you.
There are two Tribal Council members who blog, Chris Mercier (The Grand Ronde Post) and Toby McClary. Councilman McClary also has an older blog on blogspot; here is the link to Toby’s Blogspot. I encourage you to add their blogs to your RSS reader. Likewise, I hope you will add my blog as well the link is on the left under “Meta” then “Entries RSS.”
Stay tuned as I discuss Tribal issues and our Tribal online community.