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The problems with bookmarking
- You as the web surfer have to do all the work
- You miss information when you forget to check your bookmarks
- You might end up seeing the same information over and over again.
It’s like subscribing to a magazine that is delivered to you periodically but instead of it coming in your physical mail box each month when the magazine is published it is delivered to your ‘RSS Reader’ every time The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks website updates.
How RSS actually technically works is probably a lesson for another day but the key today is for you to understand why it’s good and how to use it.
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There are many RSS Readers to choose from. To get started, I would choose a really simple RSS Reader like Google Reader.
How to Subscribe to Friends of Wisconsin State Parks RSS Feed.
Once again, look at our right hand sidebar. A little ways down you will see a small square orange icon with radio waves. Next to the icon are the words RSS Reader. Click either the icon or the link. Once you click on either one, you will be directed on what to do next.
Browsers differ in the way that they are set up to handle RSS Readers. You’ll want to set up your browser with your feed reader of choice by default. You can do this by going to the ‘preferences’ or options of your browser. Choose ‘Google Reader’ as your feed reader. Here's a video
Once you’ve done this and have subscribed to a few feeds you’ll begin to see unread items in your Feed Reader and you can start reading.