RSS Made Easy
Ian Lurie Aug 30 2005
Seth Godin gives some good hints for using RSS in his recent post, What’s RSS?. He left out one important, really easy tool, though – no cutting-and-pasting required.
Install the Mozilla Firefox web browser on your computer, and whenever you use Firefox to visit a site that’s correctly configured, you’ll see a nifty little icon at the bottom-right-hand corner of the browser window. Click it, and you’ve subscribed to the RSS feed – you can see the feed in your bookmarks, with a recent list of articles. Here’s for a screen capture of FireFox’s RSS feature in action: rssfirefox.gif (100kb).
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More