Up until now I have been familiar with all of my lesson posts; Flickr, YouTube, Podcasts, even working on WordPress. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) has me confused. There are many different ways of learning about RSS and it wasn’t until I watched the movie clip on Common Craft that it began to make sense to me. Here is the url to the movie clip I am referring too. http://www.commoncraft.com/video/rss
As most people I am rarely found not to have my phone with me. It made the most sense for me, personally, to find an app for my phone to create a RSS feed for personal use.The app I chose to go with was Flipboard, its a free app with a magazine style format. One aspect of this app I like is, I am able to link my Facebook and Instagram accounts. It is a one stop app for a quick update on what is going on. I love the blog The Refashionista, by adding it to my feed, every time the blog is updated I will be alerted.
It is very possible Flipboard will become the new app I turn to during moments of boredom or while waiting for friends. It is easy to add new subscriptions and to create new magazine boards. I no longer feel as if I am in the dark about RSS and I can see how in my personal life it can be very useful. I have yet to figure out how it can be applied to be used in a library. Once I am able to figure this out, I will share with others. Lesson #5