Tuesday, April 26, 2011

How to save your time with RSS feeds?

You may be one of the many people who loves the internet. So you love going to some specific websites and don't want to miss a single update on that page. But often your efforts go in vain when you find that the page hasn't been updated and you are looking at the same old page that you looked at two days ago.

Now you should know that you are special. The internet wants to take care of you and wants to save your time. So the concept of RSS feeds has been developed to help you with this matter.

In this post, I will show you how to use RSS feeds for your favorite websites and save your time.

WORDS OF CAUTION: Although 80% of the websites support RSS feeds (roughly), 20% still miss them.

For Firefox 4:

1. Step 1: Selecting the link

After opening a Webpage on firefox 4, CLICK the orange button on the top left corner (in my case blue)>;  bookmarks>;  subscribe to this page>; subscribe the link with the RSS at the end. (click on the image to enlarge it)

2. Step 2: Subscribing

Click the "Subscribe now" button. (click on the image to enlarge it)

3. Step 3:  Confirming the subscription

 Click "Subscribe". (click on the image to enlarge it)

4. Step 4: Viewing

Now you can check for updates without actually going to the page. Just check the title. See if it interests you. If yes, then check it.

Orange Button>;  Bookmarks>;  Bookmarks Toolbar or The Title of the site

Don't click unless you want to read the article. Keep on moving your mouse. Click when you want to read it. (click on the image to enlarge it)

For Google Chrome:

Google chrome doesn't support RSS feeds directly, but there is a browser extension to do so.

Considering that you have a Google account (e. g. Gmail account), you can easily subscribe to pages in Google Reader.


Click the install button which will install an extension on your browser.

Next time when you visit a page you will see the following subscribe button on your navigation bar:

Click that icon (click on the image to enlarge it). It will take you to your google reader page and give you an option to subscribe.

So that's all for the technical aspects of RSS feed.

For you I have collected some RSS feed links. Play with them.

For Firefox:

1. The New York Times.

2. BBC Science and Environment.

3. TIME.

4. CNN.

 5. My Blog.

For Google Chrome, just follow the aforementioned procedure:

1. New York Times

2. BBC Science and Environment


4. CNN.

5. My Blog.

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