Posted by: hmchang | August 18, 2007

Gadgets: RSS Feed

Days ago, AFUN9999 taught me how to use RSS feed and Google Reader. Yesterday, he sent me a video which further explains the advantages of using RSS feed:

I like this kind of simple and easy to understand video. This video explains the difference between old and new ways of information flow. These days, there are zillions of websites and blogs to gather information. We frequently visit those we think are good or would like to have connection with. Instead of having to search through each of them, a easier way (or lazier?) way is to subscribe to those website and have them “feed” us!

The feeding idea can be found in Facebook since several months ago. Not only latest updates from your friends can be fed into your Facebook portal page, there are all kinds of widgets you can add on to it. This kind of “platform” solution is very attractive since it allows new features and elements for a website – but not necessary from Facebook itself! These features not only strengthen Facebook user loyalty but also brings potential advantages to those widget designers. Similar customized and feeding idea classic is the “iGoogle” . In this Web2.0 era, user gets their control back from portal websites by including the information and services they really want use! These features has indefinitely changing our web-using habits.

It is not the first week for me to know Google reader or RSS feed, but it is until know that I understand the advantages of such technique and its potential impact. This illustrates again there are so many things I should learn. I should embrace more new technologies and know their selling points!



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