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Read Your Feeds

Posted in all posts, kids, rss by coleman yee on January 20, 2007

I can almost see this coming.

My colleague and I have been extolling the benefits of RSS feeds* as a useful technology for learning. Since some of the lecturers we evangelize to are parents as well, this might become an unintended side-effect, especially in kiasu Singapore.

Where Do You Think You're Going, Mister!?

[* Basically, RSS feeds allow you to draw out content like articles or blog posts from different sites, and aggregate or put them together in one place (the RSS aggregator) so you can read the new content at that one place, without having to visit all those sites to check if there’s new content. This means that if I subscribe to the RSS feeds of a hundred websites (a realistic figure), with some sites about science, art, politics, etc., whenever a new article appears on one of those hundred sites, that same new article would also appear in my RSS aggregator as well. An RSS aggregator is a little like an email program – it can be web-based or a program which you install on your computer.]

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  1. billy said, on January 22, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    I’ve actually been considering implementing a reading list of RSS feeds if I get posted to be a GP teacher in JC. Sadly, noone seems to be aware of it in NIE.

  2. Walter said, on January 23, 2007 at 7:17 am

    Quite hilarious though I suspect that RSS is still pretty much in its infancy here in Singapore. It would be cool if somehow we can get more folks to subscribe to feeds and to make it part and parcel of their lives. Just checking out one’s RSS feeds will reveal the eclectic interests of one in different content.


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