This is my first time using a RSS feed reader, and I must say, I really enjoy it. I’m a “news junkie”, and I find myself visiting all of my favorite sites each evening. It takes me about 1 hour to read all of the updated content. I have now realized that many of my favorite news outlets have RSS feeds, so this is going to save me a lot of time. On the flip side, I also noticed that my local newspaper does not have a RSS feed, but that is likely because they have turned to a subscription-based online reading model.
I was able to subscribe to some of my favorite science sites as well, including NASA. Below, you can see a screenshot of my Digg Reader feed. I really liked that I was able to link my twitter account, which means all of the things that I follow for my own professional development also show up on my Digg Reader under “Dig Deeper”. I’m going to be more likely to read all of the articles now.
One problem I found: Digg Reader’s settings are down, so I wasn’t able to upload the OPML file for my classmates’ learning logs. I ended up having to manually enter each of my classmates’ names, and then subscribing. Granted, this only took 5 minutes, but I had already read from other classmates that they were unable to do the same thing. It appears that Digg Reader’s settings page has been down for some time.
Technology is never 100% error free. As a future EdTech professional, I will always want to remember this little factoid.
I can definitely say that I will use digg reader every day now. Hopefully my Surface tablet has an app for it.
Edit: 10-10-15 My surface does have an app for Digg Reader, and I was able to upload the OPML file after a few days.