RSS

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a format widely used by websites to automatically publish a feed of their latest items such a posts, stories and media.  Think of it as you would an index for a magazine, allowing you to see a short summary of the latest stories to aid in your choice.

An RSS reader will let you access this feed and browse over the short summaries without visiting the website.  Should you find something worth looking at, you click on the link and you will be transported to the relevant material.

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StumbleUpon

During a spare moment most of us will have been in the following situation; sat in front of the internet, staring at Google and wondering what to search for.

StumbleUpon provides a great alternative to the traditional Google search. A combination of social opinions and machine learning provide a collaborative filter to deliver you with interesting content. If you like what you see then you can give it a ‘thumbs up’ and if you don’t then give it a ‘thumbs down’.  This all contributes to refining the filter used in providing you and others with content.

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