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Does anyone still like RSS?

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We just released Sleipnir 3 for Windows (3.6) with an RSS reader called FeedReader. FeedReader can be used to easily gather only the information you want. You can also easily set-up what to information to gather using Feed Central – an interface for easily managing feeds. Today, I want to talk a little bit about RSS feeds and the future of them. Please check it out!

You can find more information about FeedReader here.

Download Sleipnir 3 for Windows from the product page

Calling All News Junkies!

If you care about news – especially you journalists, politicians, economists and probably public relations people of all types – Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a handy tool. Yes, Twitter has come on strong as a news information source, but RSS is still a well-used and high quality way of gathering information online.

Using RSS to skim and search and digest good information on the web has major advantages. Articles come to you as they are created, and new articles sit waiting for you as unread. They’re easy to search and share. It’s a very convenient way to closely monitor a wide range of information sources online.

Sure, if you follow Twitter media accounts, you probably get their tweets with links. But what about smaller blogs? Especially for hobbyists and small businesses, RSS works really well for these types of information sources that are harder to find or come out less frequently.

Realistically, Twitter tends toward real-time, and while you can set up ways of monitoring for users and topics, a lot of information just flows by. Yes, you can set up searches and monitor other ways, but, fundamentally, Twitter depends on the people you are following to send out good info. That’s an interesting and even valuable filter, but it’s different from monitoring the source itself.

We are very curious to hear your opinion on RSS. Do you (still) use it? Please let us know using the comments box at the bottom of this post, or through our Facebook or Twitter account.

If you are interested in using RSS feeds, please check out FeedReader in the latest version of Sleipnir 3 for Windows:

Download Sleipnir 3 for Windows from the product page



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