Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Task 3 - Use RSS

Each participant in the PVLD Learning 2.0 project is required to set up an account with an RSS feed service. RSS is a way to be automatically updated about information from blogs and websites. (RSS Explained) Bloglines is a free web-based service that is very easy to use.

To create an account, go to http://www.bloglines.com/ and click on “register” in the upper right corner of the page. Check out Bloglines Help to find out what it does and how it works: http://www.bloglines.com/help/faq.

The next step is to go to a search engine and look for blogs or web sites that are interesting to you and offer RSS feeds.

Once you find some interesting sites, copy their URLs and add them to your Bloglines account. (When you add a feed to Bloglines, don’t worry about all the “options” available; just accept the defaults and it will work fine.)

On your blog, list the RSS feeds you subscribed to and report about your experience using Bloglines.

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