I had a great conversation with Libby Wood in the Career Center about practical ways to use the internet, including distributing and accepting student scholarship applications online. She keeps an email list of interested students and sends them an email when the Career Center website has been updated and is doing a wonderful job with that. We talked about RSS feeds (which stands for Really Simple Syndication) which enable you to keep up with new website updates, without actually going to the site.
Did you know you can subscribe to an RSS feed for this site? Or for any site that regularly updates and provides an RSS feed? It’s easy. You can view Common Craft’s outstanding explanation of the why and how here: http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english.
And you can view my video tutorial of how to add an RSS feed to your Google homepage here: How to Subscribe to an RSS feed.