Social Media Monday: RSS isn’t dead!

16 Sep

Google-RSS-ReaderAll of us have different interests and find a variety of topics interesting. Newspapers are dying and there’s millions of different resources on the Internet. So how can you get the content you want right at your fingertips? RSS feeds of course! However, how do you know which ones to use and what’s the best for you? Here are a few of my favorites that maybe you’ll like as well!

ZiteZite, a social news app, is one of my favorites. Zite is “an intelligent magazine that helps you discover interesting things to read.” All you have to do is tell the application what your favorite topics are; it can literally be ANYTHING. There’s fashion, sports, celebrity gossip, arts & culture, crafts, productivity and even Michigan! Once you subscribe to your favorite topics, it aggregates articles into “Your Top Stories” and presents it in a very visually appealing, easy-to-read format. It’s even integrated with the app, Pocket.

Pocket lets you recall a web page or article that you’ve saved so you can view it anytime on any device, even without an internet connection. Pocket is integrated into more than 362 applications across many platforms you probably already use, such as Twitter. You can also install browser extensions to save articles to Pocket right from your desktop.

FeedlyIf you were a Google Reader user, you know Google has discontinued its service. But don’t fear! RSS is not dead just because Google dropped it! There are a ton of other apps that have picked up the slack, such as Feedly. You can import your Google Reader feeds into the app and read your feeds in a variety of views – “magazine,” “headlines,” “mosaic,” “timeline,” etc. It also lets you send articles to Evernote and Pocket, or save them in an internal “Saved” folder.

If you’re in to social media and want to stay on top of all the fast-changing trends, a great resource to subscribe to is Rabbitgram! Rabbitgram is a daily e-mail from a London agency that gathers together the day’s top social media stories. No need to go exploring for what’s new; it all comes to you!

I could go on and on about all the options and apps we have, but no one would want to read it all. If you want to see what other RSS Reader apps are available, click here for the latest scoop and all the essential ones.

What are some apps you use to aggregate all your news? Which are your favorites? Comment and tell us!

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One Response to “Social Media Monday: RSS isn’t dead!”

  1. Jessica Robinson (@jlrobinson6) September 19, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    I use both of these! Feedly is nice for my browser and to make sure I didn’t miss something from specific blogs I like but I love Zite on my phone to find new articles and blogs that I wouldn’t have otherwise found.

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