“Artists are people who are not at all interested in the facts—only in the truth. You get the facts from outside. The truth you get from inside.” --Ursula K. LeGuin

Thursday, June 2, 2016

What is RSS?

I learned  from blogger #Seth Godin that “Google doesn't want you to read blogs.”
“Google shut down their RSS reader and they're dumping many blog subscriptions into the gmail promo folder, where they languish unread.
"And Facebook doesn't want you to read blogs either. 

"They have cut back the organic sharing some blogs benefitted from so that those bloggers will pay to 'boost' their traffic to what it used to be.”
But, according to Godin, RSS still works. It's still free. It's still unfiltered, uncensored and spam-free.
And he recommends #Feedly.
Read blogs. He says he reads 50 a day. Blogs are free, provide service,  information or entertainment. It’s a way to connect with a degree of intimacy not often found in our friends or family. The bloggers I have found are honest, integral, have a desire to express themselves and have a genuine interest in people.  (I don’t want to meet the other kind.)
Problogger #Jan Morrow recommends #Feedblitz
So what is RSS?
I didn’t know. I had to look it up.
Technically it means “Really Simple Syndication.” In Oprah speak it means, “I’m “Ready for Some Stories.”
It’s a way to sign up for your favorite blog posts without having to bookmark them. It’s a way to receive new blog post alerts.
If you’d like your RSS list to be accessible from any computer or mobile device you may have like a PDA, laptop, or cell phone, some popular RSS readers include (and almost all are FREE):

FeedDemon (this one costs money)
NewsGator (there is a cost for mobile accessibility)
Shrook (For Mac users. Free trial and then there's a cost.)
Attensa (more for enterprise, and there's a cost)

If you’re not into RSS you can have an email sign up.

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