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RSS Explained (plus, setting up your rss reader!)

Posted on Mar 08 2008

rssI just finished a lens about how to set up the Google RSS Reader.

Google reader revolutionised my online life. It lets me subscribe to loads of great blogs without having to manually check back every day for update. An RSS Reader is like an inbox for the web. Pulling in the content you want from your favourite blogs.

I talk about RSS quite a bit here, so if you don’t know what it is, check here:

If you don’t really know what RSS is, and if you still visit your favourite blogs every day to see if there are updates, then this lens is for you.

I put big pictures there, as well as text explanations to help. It is a step by step guide to help you set up your own RSS reader on your Google homepage.

Hope someone finds it useful!

Lewis 🙂

P.S. I got lens of the day today (for the third time!), AND got to lensrank 1 with another lens. What should I do to celebrate? Anything? For my last lens of the day I ran streaking down my street.

Just kidding. I didn’t run. I walked.

Lewis Smile

Lewis Smile is a Writer, Blogger, Web Geek, and very much a daydreamer. He helps people for a living, and works online. See the Contact Info page to say hi. Find out more about him here.

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  1. Varun Mathur says:

    Check out Alertle ( Its a new web-based RSS feed reader and takes a very fresh approach to the whole idea. Its got a great interface, is very fast, keyboard shortcuts are intuitive and has a feature called autoplay that lets you navigate through the items without any clicking at all.

  2. Roo says:

    Looking forward to using the feed reader!
    RSS is something fairly new for me and I’d only been using it to refine my ebay search results including an affiliate link previously! Now seeing how this works and how easy it looks I’ll be using this in the near future!

  3. Thanks for the info, Lewis. I put Google reader on my iGoogle page and I like it a lot. I subscribed to yours and Seth Godin’s blog, so far.

    For your celebration streak I’d suggest that you douse yourself with Agasweet Lavender, so you get frenetic lickings by total strangers and you smell good, too.

    -Chef Keem

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