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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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