Adding Feeds to Your Feed Reader

Now that you have chosen a feed reader, it's time to populate it with your favorite feeds. Why follow websites? Why use a feed reader? You are in the process of learning how to create a website, and no better mentors or models exist than educators who have already created websites. Keeping up with their updates will help you learn. Your first task is to return to the models you selected after earlier and add them to your new feed reader. All blogs publish feeds. So do most wikis. Standalone websites may or may not publish feeds. Look for the RSS feed symbol if you aren't sure. Even if you have decided to create a standalone website and do not plan to publish a feed, you will find models useful, and RSS makes it easier to follow those models. If you are planning to create a blog or wiki, your blog or wiki will publish a feed without your having to do anything to make it happen.

Photo Courtesy stylianosm on Flickr
Photo Courtesy stylianosm on Flickr
Adding feeds is different for each feed reader, and many of the feed readers have tutorials or FAQ's that explain how to add feeds to your reader. The videos that follow demonstrate how to add a feed to your Google Reader, iGoogle, and Netvibes, a process which is similar to the other feed reader services. Following these video tutorials, you will find links to instructions for adding feeds each feed reader mentioned on the previous page.

After you have selected feeds and added them to your reader, move to the third module of the Creating Websites objective.

Google Reader Tutorial

iGoogle Tutorial

Netvibes Tutorial

Feed Reader Instructions

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