Wed 18 Nov 2009
Posted by DRA Webmaster under Techie Corner
Comments Off on How to see what’s new on your favourite website without going there!
Almost all of us have a list of web sites we browse daily for updates. For some of us, the list is in our browser’s Favourites or Bookmarks, for others the list is just in our heads. Anyway, you find yourself loading ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more sites a day and then you notice some of them aren’t being updating often, so you stop going there.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you knew ahead of time what sites were active, so your time was spent reading rather than waiting for a stale site to load.
There is a way!!! Syndication is the name but the key to it all are News Feeds & News Readers. The former exports the news from a site while the latter imports the updated news and displays it!
How to find a News Reader? Here’s a good description from the BBC: News Feeds and News Readers.
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Back already? Good!
To sum up! When you spot an orange icon like this it shows the site has a feed. Click the icon then your browser will present some News Feeds. Select one from their supplied list and you’re cooking with gas! Bookmark/Favourite your choice, then go back to that News Reader periodically and you’ll see everything new since your last visit.
Wasn’t that easy?