You don’t have to know that we are living in the information age. Or how the attention economy has placed a strong emphasis on creating content to get us excited in front of our devices.
Minimalists are active talk about digital interference suppression and important lifestyle choices related to our approach to media consumption. There’s no denying its value, and you should consider the best tools to help you restructure your habits.
RSS readers are coming to the fore and certainly have a profound impact on how we spend time online, discovering and tracking content.
What is an RSS feed and how do you use it?
For those who missed the initial popularity of RSS, it emerged in the 90s and syndicates content from its place of origin to a third-party provider called an RSS feed reader. End users use readers to follow headlines from multiple sources in real time without leaving the dashboard.
To add a subscription to an RSS reader, one would have to visit the site and search for it an RSS feed url. Given that RSS is not as popular as it used to be, this is a difficult task. Fortunately, you have RSS readers like Inoreader that give you the ability to search for an RSS feed internally.
Choose the RSS feed that you like the most
The best aspect of RSS is that you choose what you read. No need to scroll through silly articles your friends posted on Facebook or dig through Twitter threads to get to your favorite journalist’s latest publication.
What you add to your RSS reader is your responsibility, and it’s incredibly simple. Inoreader emphasizes the importance of discovery, as we’ll see below.
How to start
Search and discovery are the most important tools users use in building their subscription base early on. Inoreader prides itself on putting ease of use first. This also extends to how you can subscribe to publications, social media pages, podcasts, and newsletters.
First we will examine the search to give you the state of the country, so to speak.
Find general news sources here
News may be the first thing users look for frequently, and you get credible news sources in the Inoreader database. Whether you type in the name of the news media you want to follow or just keywords related to the type of news you are interested in, you will get the best possible feeds to subscribe to early.
Find related topics
You have entered a query and received a list of articles. You will notice that there is a button called “Subscribe to Topic” just above the search results. That way, you can turn your custom search into a related topic that consolidates articles from all of your current subscriptions that match your keywords.
Outside of Inoreader, you can reverse most searches Social media into a custom RSS. For example, you can follow a Twitter hashtag or Twitter list. Job hunters can also use this feature to Turn on custom searches on job boards in topics relevant to their interests.
Find articles with specific keywords that interest you
Advanced RSS feed readers, which definitely include Inoreader, prioritize search in meaningful ways to connect end users to the content they want, with the fewest obstacles encountered. What does this mean for searching for specific articles?
Users enjoy great search capabilities. We have shown that you can search for specific topics and subscribe to them using a search term. On the same search results page, you can view articles and have more options to narrow down the article that matches your keywords from a particular feed.
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What are the next steps?
I want to show you how you can add Inoreader to your subscriptions. Inoreader prioritizes user satisfaction. To this end, end users are discovering built-in options to discover more once they create their own profiles. You will be asked what your interests are and you can go as far or as specific as you like.
Let’s examine what to add either at the beginning or later when you figure out what interests you more.
Subscribe to topics that interest you
Inoreader groups its indexed websites into broad categories that provide an easy starting point for better content discovery. The Inoreader team has created a catalog that includes 50 topics including technology, creative, business, science and lifestyle. Under each major topic there are also subtopics that you can use to narrow your interests down to a specific field and get relevant articles without having to actively filter or search. You are given the keys to the car and it’s up to you where to go in your exploration.
Subscribe to popular feeds
If you’re not sure where to start with a particular topic or want better recommendations, you can also preview popular feeds in Inoreader. These are the feeds in the inoreader database that most of the subscribers to the feed reader have. Users can get a glimpse of the type of content the publication is putting out and the average number of posts per week with a nice sample number. Scanning RSS feeds before subscribing to end-user benefits because you don’t have to instantly pin and clutter your dashboard with irrelevant articles.
Subscribe to popular collections
The personalized curation is also highlighted from the start. Inoreader power users create their own collections that summarize special publications on a topic and present them to other users for subscription. Instead of doing the research and discovering on your own, which can take some time, rely on the judgment and tastes of others who share your interests and laid the foundations. Prime examples of this are MedEd Journals on Neil Mehta and that is incredibly popular Google collectionwhose sources include all Google products and news.