This is RSS — it is a technology that allows you to subscribe to new Internet material. It comes to you, fast, reliably and free. But you must be saying, how does that stuff come to me? Email? Well, it can, but I’d suggest you try out an “aggregator”, a piece of software, either desktop or web-based, that will gather all your news coming “off the pulley”. This aggregator will allow you to login and see what’s new whenever you want.
While there are tons of aggregators out there, here is the one I really, really, really love. It’s called Netvibes. Simply put, it does so much more than just gather your RSS feeds — it is capable of becoming your homepage - a place that brings together, in one place, the things you use most during the day (email, to do lists, etc.). I learned about Netvibes at the Awakened Voices Learning Center, a truly awesome site dedicated to creating free online tutorials to help others more effectively use the social web. Their online video on how to set up a Netvibes account is great! Highly recommend it! I find that my Netvibes page has become my favorite web page; it acts as a aggregator for all my RSS feeds, but also my email, acts as my online calendar, displays the Denver weather, and much more! With Netvibes, I’m able to keep abreast of professional issues, news, email correspondence and more. Did I mention it is customizable (lots of drag and drop features)? Now this is what a home page should be! Oh, and can you have the newest info from”That Which is Movado” sent to you via RSS? You bet! Look on the lower right side and you’ll see just such a link for you to use.