RSS feeds are a very popular technology that allow you to be notified if a sites changes or adds content such as SEquest. To view an RSS feed you need to have an RSS reader, such as Bloglines or Google Reader for example.
For example lets say you want to do the following 5 things:
Know when SENYLRC posts a new story
Know when items our added to the Hudson River Valley Heritage
Get the latest news from the New York State Library
Get the latest news from Library of Congress
Get that latest headlines from CNN.com
1. First you need to have an RSS reader, Blogline and the Google Reader our popular. but there our many other choices to address everyone personal preference.
2. Start looking at different web sites that you visit on a regular basis to see if they offer an RSS feed. Most sites either have a special section on there page or have an orange icon in the address bar as demonstrated below.
3. If you click on this orange icon you will be taken to the RSS feed. Depending on your web browser and what type of RSS reader you have subscribing to a feed can be different for anybody. In this case I will demonstrate how to add a feed to blog lines manually. Individuals who use the Firefox web browser can add feeds easily and quickly.
4. Once I have subscribed to all my feeds, I no longer have to check my favorite web sites on a daily basies. I can now view Bloglines and it will let me know if anything news has been posted to these sites.