Friday, October 20, 2006

Really Simple, Like

Does anybody else use RSS feeds? I'm sure that for many they are an indispensable tool to access information every working day. I however do not know a single other person that uses them. I have used a number of readers over the past year or so, my favourite being the free one Vienna, mainly because it is free but because it is easy and practical, and operates as a browser in itself, thereby allowing easy downloads and links. For some reason some feeds imported via Firefox do not always validate due to HTML issues but the same feeds work fine if you click on the RSS icon in the address bar on Safari (and yes, you can get Underachievement feeds this way, folks). While RSS as its full name 'really simple syndication' suggests it saves much time in accessing news stories, the net result for me is that I end up reading far more nonsense online, because I have a rather bulimic appetite for importing feeds in order to find out what is going on in the world. That's how this blog gets to you, folks.