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11 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with an RSS Feed

11 Dec 2012 by

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RSS feeds have been around for quite some time, but are you using them to their fullest extent? The truth is there are a number of great things you can do. Whether you want to keep up with the weather or get flight information, there are countless RSS feed advantages to discuss. The following are just 11 things you didn’t know you could do with an RSS feed.

 

1. Keep Up the News

Whether you want to follow the New York Times or get the latest sport scores from ESPN, you can follow RSS feeds that give you the information you want to know, but don’t want to sit through the evening news for.

 

2. Check the Weather

You also don’t have to wait for the nightly news to see if there are any winter storm warnings. Follow the RSS feed of the National Weather Service Alerts and you’ll always know what to expect.

 

3. Be Entertained

There are several great RSS feeds that will keep you entertained as well. You can see the trailers of upcoming movies through Apple or follow music artists through Sony Music.

 

4. Get the Best Deals

If you love to shop, there are a few RSS feeds you need to follow. You can track price changes on Amazon or find travel deals from Travelocity.

 

5. Enjoy Great Recipes

You can also collect recipes. Betty Crocker will send you a recipe a day. If you do some further digging, you’ll probably find that many food websites offer a similar feed.

 

6. Feed Your Brain

Learn something new following history feeds through The History Channel or find out what new books and periodicals the Library of Congress has to offer.

 

7. Update Software

Don’t want to search for updates for your software? Then use Version Tracker so that you never miss an update.

 

8. Grab Great Downloads

You can also follow the RSS feed from PCWorld to get the best downloads of the week. This can be a fun way to try new apps, games, and more.

 

9. Follow Anything That Interests You

Through del.icio.us you can follow anything you wish by using tags. For example, you could use the tag Kindle and get all the latest information on Amazon’s Kindle.

 

10. View Great Photos

Do you enjoy looking at photography? Flickr has a feed that will send you the top photos from the last seven days.

 

11. Receive Flight Information

Last, but not least, if you travel a lot, you might be interested in receiving the feed about flight delays.

You don’t have to spend your time searching for the content you want to read. Thanks to RSS feeds, you can get all the information you need delivered to you.


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Heather Johnson is an author, designer for print and web who is inspired by beautiful book covers, well-designed fonts and interior design. Also a lover of chocolate chip cookies and indie music.

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