Thursday, May 05, 2005

Current Awareness Made Easy

A friend asked for my recommendation of an RSS feed reader or aggregator. After I compiled links to some sources I thought would be helpful, I decided to share them with all of you. Now that the semester is almost over, you might be looking for an aggregator with which to monitor your news and blog feeds.

I agree with Matt Homann's recommendation of Bloglines as a good first aggregator for "anyone new to the world of Blogs and RSS." He also wrote about a new aggregator, Onfolio, about which he was very enthusiastic. See his post, Some Technology Remainders.

The TechnoLawyer Blog recently republished an excellent TechnoFeature: RSS Newsreaders and Other Alternatives to Web Browsing by J.D. Lasica. It is an in-depth and comprehensive review of the topic.

We previously posted instructions for Using Bloglines to Manage Your Blogs and News Feeds.

Bonnie Shucha of WisBlawg has a PowerPoint Tutorial on Reading Blogs with Bloglines and an Audio Workshop - Staying Current in Less Time: Blogs, RSS & Alert Services.

Rob Truman of BoleyBlogs! recently reviewed an Internet Week article on Getting Started with RSS, which includes step-by-step instructions for Bloglines. has Getting News Faster and Better: RSS News Feeds; pages on how to "Get the Most Out of Your RSS Feed Reader" for Bloglines, FeedDemon, NetNewsWire, NewsGator, and SharpReader; and Bloglines Tips, Tricks and Secrets.

For those of you who would like more information on RSS, we have added a couple of new links to What Is a Site or RSS Feed?

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