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Unit 2.2 Blogs
Educational Benefits of RSS

Click on following link and go through the “Educational benefits and uses of RSS” section of the PDF file: The Use of Blogs, Wikis and RSS in Education

Examples of RSS

Most of the sites related to blogs, news, social networking, medical websites and customer information provide the RSS link through various service providers. These service providers use software “RSS reader” or “"aggregator" for enabling RSS feed. Let us discuss some examples of RSS.

a. Google Reader Google Reader is a Web-based ‘feed’ aggregator. Google Reader is completely free of cost and compatible with most browsers. It does not require any installation. Google reader helps the user to save the time in searching for updates and provides all the updates at one location. It helps you to check the latest updates in your news site, article, product and blogs. You can share the same with your connections ( Click on following video link to know more about Google reader:
Google Reader in Plain English

b. Bloglines Bloglines is a web-based news aggregator for reading RSS. Bloglines is also enables its users to subscribe and administer their news feed from interested web sites. With 2 million users, it is the largest news and feed aggregators.
Like Google reader it is free and does not require any software installation. It is compatible with all kind of web based devices and allows its users to personalize their feed (
Click on following video link to know more about Bloglines: Bloglines Quick Overview


1. What is the purpose of RSS and how it helps the user?
2. List out the software used in RSS.

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