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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
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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 FREE.

NetNewsWire Lite
The stand-alone RSS reader. It’s FREE — Download the “Lite†version.

Bloglines
The online RSS reader — I use this more and more because I can get to it from anywhere I have Internet access.

My Bloglines
Available to anyone who wants to see what I monitor.

Both Firefox and Thunderbird can be used to monitor and read RSS feeds. Download one or both at Mozilla

Mac users should check out Apple’s excellent "RSS Information"

Submitted by:Craig Nansen

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