7.22.2007

feed me

i have to admit that up until 48 hours ago i had
no idea why an rss feed would be helpful. my lack
of appreciation for the feed, however, drastically
changed when i decided to dive into the unknown
trough and subscribe to a few of my favorite sites
with google reader.

after subscribing to a few feeds, it all started to
make sense... and over the past couple days i've
subscribed to ALL my favorite blogs, websites
and news sources.

google reader manages feed subscriptions and
keeps track of when a website updates. it's like
glorified bookmarking.

some feeds actually embed pictures, videos and
full text while others are more like teasers, linked
to the extended article.

google reader reminds me of sites that i might
forget to check regularly and remarkably i've
also expanded the circle of websites that i frequent.

i can share my favorite items (that anyone
can subscribe to) and even facebook has a
widget that will display recently shared articles.

basically, with google reader it takes less
time to cover more ground.

i found these tips helpful:
get more out of google reader

2 comments:

Matt said...

And of course, I read your post in Google Reader... it has come full circle.

EmilyQ said...

gotta love me some circles.

(i just can't believe it took me so long to figure it out...)