PxPixel
Problem viewing blog RSS feeds - Tech Learning

Problem viewing blog RSS feeds

Question: I have started reading several blogs online, but when I click the link to syndicate the blog or view the RSS/XML feed, all I see on my screen is a bunch of gibberish. What should I do? The IT Guy says: The current version of the Safari web browser on Macintosh OS X supports RSS feeds, but Internet
Author:
Publish date:

Question: I have started reading several blogs online, but when I click the link to syndicate the blog or view the RSS/XML feed, all I see on my screen is a bunch of gibberish. What should I do?

The IT Guy says:
The current version of the Safari web browser on Macintosh OS X supports RSS feeds, but Internet Explorer for Windows XP does not, The next version of the Windows desktop operating system from Microsoft, previoiusly code-named “Longhorn†but now called “Windows Vista,†will support RSS/XML feeds from sources like blogs.

Rather than click on a blog’s RSS feed in Internet Explorer, right click and copy the link to paste into a RSS aggregation website or service and subscribe to that feed. Some of the free and most popular aggregators include Bloglines and My Yahoo. Many other RSS aggregator programs are available also. Visit www.download.com and search for “RSS†to view many options.

If you are a blog publisher and want to create RSS/XML feeds that are more user friendly, use the free service at Feedburner to create browser friendly feeds. If you are podcasting, you can also use feedburner to create a “smartcast feed†that creates iTunes and other podcast receiver software compliant RSS feeds. More details are available on http://forums.feedburner.com/viewtopic.php?t=20.

Next Tip: TBA

Featured

Related

Set up your own RSS Feeds

Tip: You can set up your own RSS feeds that broadcast your favorite news Websites or for sharing other information with your teachers. Some Websites use RSS to deliver articles and article previews to readers who are simply too busy to browse to their favorite sites and dig up the content they are interested in.

The ABCs of RSS

Just what is RSS and how can it be used in education? Depending on who you talk to, RSS stands for Rich Site Summary or Real Simple Syndication. Either way, RSS is an important technology that information specialists and educators would be wise to harness. In simple terms, RSS is a format for aggregating Web content

Blog Peripherals: Enhancing Your Blog's Presence

Subscribe to TechTips RSS Feed Listen to this podcast In helping someone setup a Thingamablog, I was surprised to count all the free stuff that needed to be added for blogging to take place. Of course, I didn't add them all at once but over time. However, consider this short list of blog peripherals that I

What is RSS?

Tip: RSS (RDF Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication) is a method of describing news or other Web content that is available for "feeding" (distribution or syndication) from an online publisher to other websites. RSS is an application of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) that adheres to the World Wide Web

In-district Blog Server Software

Question: Blogging clearly can have educational benefits, but we are having a lot of problems with students blogging inappropriately and harassing other students. Besides blocking these blogging Websites on our school network, what else can we do to combat this problem? The IT Guy says: Blocking all blog Websites

Blogs: Webs of Connected Learning

"It's as if there's a layer of conversation lying on top of the regular web," shared David Warlick at the TechForum Texas that took place on November 10, 2005. At the same time, he introduced the concept of a Personal Learning Network, or PLN. Facilitated by blogs and RSS Feeds, the purpose of the PLN is

What's the Latest?

Tip: At the last statewide conference for technology leaders I did a presentation on blogs, wikis and RSS feeds as well as FURL. How do you get just the information you need when you want it? You can set up RSS Feeds to feed you the topics you want. "RSS Menu" The RSS reader for your OS X menubar. It’s

Browsing for Network Servers in Mac OS 10.3

Question: Why am I not able to view all the servers available on our district network when I click the “Network” icon in Macintosh OS 10.3? The IT Guy says: In Panther (OS 10.3) the number and names of servers you see when you click on the “Network” icon in a finder window varies — depending on

Change Default Browser Back to IE

Question: How can I change my default Web browser back to Internet Explorer? One of my students installed Netscape and now whenever we click a link in a Word file, the Web page opens in Netscape instead of Internet Explorer. The IT Guy says: In Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP, choose TOOLS — INTERNET