I’ve been guiding my ECMP 355 and ECMP 455 students toward a wealth of RSS-empowered web resources, and now here’s an excellent new resource from CNET. “Newsburst is a personalized tool that tracks virtually any type of information on the Web: news, blogs, shopping lists, weather, search results, alerts, auctions and more.”
The new service works very much like Bloglines to track your RSS subscriptions and recommend feeds related to your interests and geographic region (it ask for your zip/postal code).
It’s nice to have an alternative to Bloglines, especially since Bloglines has been recently acquired by AskJeeves (acquisitions make me sketchy). However, I wasn’t overly impressed by the way this page rendered in Firefox on my Mac … had some strange issues with buttons overlapping, etc. Anyways, it’s worth a look.
For those pesky sites that don’t have an RSS feed, but you still want to keep up with changes, you can use the free http://watchthatpage.com. I find it a very useful supplement to my RSS feeds.
I think that the RSS feeds that you showed us for our bloglines account is very helpful. I know that I now have several ones that update me on today’s news. It is a great way to keep in touch with the news without getting the newspaper.