Tip of the Day: Google Reader may be gone, but RSS isn't dead. In addition to providing an introduction to RSS, our RSS guide contains a list of the best new RSS services to help fill the hole Google Reader left. Feedly and other services are also beginning to offer syncing APIs, so all the apps that depended on Google Reader can continue to function.
What’s RSS? And should you use it? Find out with our latest manual, “Newspaper 2.0: Your Guide To RSS”. This guide, from MakeUseOf staffer Kannon Yamada, explains everything you ever wanted to know about RSS. You’ll find what this powerful information gathering tool is, its surprising history and its future in a post-Google Reader world.
There’s a web technology that can find information on almost any subject on the Internet and spoon-feed it to you. Let’s say that you are obsessed with Justin Bieber and want updates on his whereabouts at all times of the day and night. RSS makes this fantasy a reality; with the right software and subscriptions, you would receive every relevant piece of information immediately following publication, delivered either to your mobile device or desktop.
Of course, if you are over 14, you probably have other interests – don’t worry, RSS can work for just about anything. And our manual will teach you everything you need to get the most out of it.