Friday, March 23, 2007

Subscribing to feeds tutorial





For those of you who weren't in class, if you want to subscribe to your del.icio.us network in order to be updated everytime one of us adds a website or blog to the network, follow the following procedure.
1 - log on to your network
2 - scroll down to the bottom of the page until you see the RSS feed button
3 - right click on your mouse and select 'Copy Link Location' or 'Copia indirizzo'
4 - paste this into bloglines following the procedure in the video in this post.

As always, should you have problems, write a comment to this post!

Sarah

6 comments:

Viola said...

Dear Sarah,
the video only shows how to register to bloglines! I have no clue about what to do afterwords! Plus, the option copy link or copia indirizzo does not appear on the computer if I right-click on the RSS symbol, only copia collegamento, I don't know if it's the same thing! One more question:how do we create a playlist? This e-tivities are getting more and more complicated every week!Love,
Viola

Lamericaana said...

Dear Viola,
In fact, it's a shame you had to leave because we did all of this together in the lab! Anyway, no panic, this is the last tool we will be exploring.
The first video shows how to register - have you managed to do that? And the second one how to subscribe to feeds, i.e. how to add websites that have a feed in order to get updates from that website sent to your bloglines.
Let's start with something simple. If you've signed up for bloglines, log in.
Open another window in Firefox. Go to our course blog and click on one of your peer's blogs. At the bottom of the page you should see "Iscriviti al Post Atom". Click there. A new page should come up with tons of stuff you won't understand. Don't worry, just copy the url. Then go to bloglines, click on Feeds - Add and insert the url and procede with the rest of the information it asks (take a look at the tutorial in this post again).
Let me know if you manage to do this, then I'll tell you about playlists.

Sarah

Viola said...

Dear Sarah,
I'm really sorry I had to leave but I had another lesson! anyway, I managed to register and to add most of my peers' blogs to bloglines (when I clicked on "iscriviti al Post Atom" on some of their blogs it said that I had to download a file! I'll try again later!). I also added two more sites. but now I have to figure out what are playlists and where I'm supposed to put them! Love,
Viola

Viola said...

Hey,
you know what? I think I actually created my playlists! We had to do it on bloglines right? And I'm starting to understand how this thing of feeds works because I've already received some update of a website I had saved!Yuhuu!!!Love,
Viola

Lamericaana said...

Dear Viola,

Sounds like you've managed to do it - I knew you would ;-) Let me know if you need any more help.

BTW, did you see a comment you got on one of your blogposts? If not, check it out at
http://bloggingenglish1.blogspot.com/2007/03/violas-suggestions-for-blogs.html

Sarah

Viola said...

Dear Sarah,
thanks for letting me know about the comment! Actually, I had not seen it but was very happy about it!I went to visit her blog and left a comment!It's very interesting!I'm starting to really like this experience!Love,
Viola