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Going Web 2.0 Old School with Feedly

Ten years ago, we were very excited about websites that syndicated their content. Rather than having a static page that changed on a monthly basis, these new sites updated content on a regular (daily, even!) basis. To assist visitors in identifying that new content was available, these sites leveraged syndication (feeds) that notified aggregator tools that new information was available and provided headlines. Google Reader was one of the most popular of these RSS feed readers. (For a dive into this chapter of nerd history, go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_aggregator)

Feedly is the modern offspring of these tools. It works in your web browser or as a mobile app to collect feeds from your favorite websites. A quick one-stop shop for the day’s headlines or podcasts. For a person who is interested in following a few threads of world discussion without turning on the firehose of Twitter, Feedly is one way to approach information management. I like it!

Screenshots from my Feedly

Feedly Screenshot
Feed Listing
Another Feedly Screenshot
Sample Headlines

A pro version allows users to share collections and integrate with other communications tools, but the free version is a great place to start.

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