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timeforcake: RSS feeds & five links

Erin Pheilspecial to the daily

When you visit a website that updates frequently (such as a blog, weather or news website), you’ll likely see a little tab or icon somewhere on the page that says “RSS” or “Subscribe” or looks similar to the icon you see here: So what does RSS mean, what does it do, and most importantly, why should you care? RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, provides you with a way to track all the updates on your favorite websites in a single location. Instead of jumping from site to site, you visit a single page to view the info you care about. Fantastic for anyone who visits even just two or three of the same sites on a regular basis to find out what’s new. RSS generates “feeds” containing the stream of updates your favorite sites make. All you need to do is use a Feed Reader (such as Google’s free Reader) and subscribe to your favorite sites (that’s what those Subscribe buttons and sonar-style icons are for) and your Reader will keep all your info in one spot that you can visit at your convenience. That’s it. RSS isn’t intimidating. It’s simple. (It’s not called Really Simple Syndication for nothing, you know.) Your Feed Reader isn’t much different than an always – updating email inbox displaying the stories and information you care about most.If RSS sounds intriguing to you, I encourage you to take a quick look at the following article for a better explanation of RSS and a friendly walkthrough on how to set it up: http://tinyurl.com/63dconl.

1. http://bit.ly/eVQPQF – Here are your happy, funny, should-hopefully-make-you-smile photos of the day. You’ll likely get a chuckle out of these if you love dogs and/or funny photos. I give you: running basset hounds.2. http://www.Instructables.com – Do you ever browse through the Instructables website? If you like making things, you’ll like perusing the endless number of DIY projects offered in the site, ranging from building your own hanging chair out of palettes to creating self-watering plant pots to making green tea pancakes with ginger syrup. A fun site indeed.3. http://tinyurl.com/3bljgo8 – Foot Locker has launched “Sneakerpedia,” a Wikipedia for the sneakerheads of the world. 4. http://tinyurl.com/3ueswm5 – Attention Facebook users! Facebook does not have a Dislike button. All claims to the contrary are fraudulent, typically with unethical, spammy or malicious intentions. Be smart, be careful. Learn a bit more here.5. http://tinyurl.com/3qcjng3 – Speaking of Facebook, have you heard of the latest Facebook fad? It’s called planking. Sadly, a fellow in Australia just died doing it.erin pheil is the owner of timeforcake (www.timeforcake.com), a Web design/development studio in Frisco. She can be reached via email at erin@timeforcake.com.

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