What exactly does this symbol stand for? It's one of the universal icons for an RSS feed, which is a file that automatically and regularly delivers updates from websites. RSS stands for "Real Simple Syndication" and can help you keep up with your favorite blogs, websites, and news sites by creating a central page where you can check all of the new information in one place. That's pretty convenient, isn't it?
To use the RSS feed, you have to sign up with a type of Reader or Aggregator. With the Google account you set up to create your blog, you can easily access their Google Reader.
These links are a great way to find out more about RSS Feeds:
- PaliNet Tutorial, a quick intro to feeds, created by a cooperative of Mid-Atlantic libraries.
- Google Reader Tutorial, by LifeHack.org
- CNet RSS Introduction, video (3:32) explaining what RSS can do for you.
To complete Thing #5:
- Set up your own Google Reader account
- Add some subscriptions to other Fontana Regional Learning blogs. A list of other FRLearners' blogs can be found on this page.