Before I continue this blog let’s clarify what an RSS feed is and why you would use one. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and is often described as a news feed that you subscribe to receive regular updates of your favourite websites.
No imagine you come across a website and you want to subscribe to the RSS feed only to find that this service is not available. So what do you do? Well this brings us conveniently to the tool of the week is page2rss.com which provides a service that produces a RSS feed websites that do not publish feeds. It works by checking the pages regularly to find any changes in the webpage and when it comes across any updates this is pushed through to the RSS feed to display the new information in the feed reader.
For example you may want to know when the next article has been published on the geek Feminism site (http://geekfeminism.org/) however rather than having to check every day on the website or sign up via email you can use page2rss to create a RSS feed so when a new event has been published you will be updated on your RSS feed.
1. To start off you navigate to the www.page2rss.com
2. Paste the web address for the site you wish to receive updates for and then click the to RSS button:
Page2RSS offers a simple but effective solution for anyone who wishes to receives regular updates for their favourite webpage. The additional options to link with Twitter and add a plugin into Chrome offer advanced options which will please those looking for something beyond the basics.
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