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Old 05-11-2006, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me where I can find all about RSS Feeds. I don't quite understand what the deal is with them. Can I use them with my 8700 or do I need special software. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Hello,
Can anyone tell me where I can find all about RSS Feeds. I don't quite understand what the deal is with them. Can I use them with my 8700 or do I need special software. Thanks in advance for any help.
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You need an RSS (Real Simple Syndication) reader. Many web sites and virtually all newspapers have RSS feeds, where you can get news or other information (for example, Snopes has an RSS feed, as does this site) directly to your BlackBerry (or desktop).

There are several for the BlackBerry. I use the one that comes with PocketDay. Google PocketDay.
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RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and is essentially just a way of quickly retrieving short blurbs of text from a news site, blog, or just about any other type of site that would contain articles or pieces of information.

Most major news web sites now provide RSS feeds, as do a lot of people's blogs even.

Essentially, you get an RSS reader for your device, and then "subscribe" to an RSS feed, which comes across the same communication channels as a web site, but is generally much smaller. The RSS reader will poll for new information either on-demand or on a scheduled basis. This information will generally take the form of news headlines and sometimes even short extracts of the text from the article. Most readers will also include a link allowing you to open a web page to read the full article.

To access RSS feeds from your Blackberry, you would need an RSS reader application. I use NewsClip for this myself, but there are several other applications that will do this as well. If you check out the Aftermarket Software forum here on BBforums and do a quick search for "RSS" you can find several possible applications.
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Can anyone tell me where I can find all about RSS Feeds. I don't quite understand what the deal is with them. Can I use them with my 8700 or do I need special software. Thanks in advance for any help.
Greg
Greg:

I use a freeware called Berry Bloglines.
This software is installed to your Blackberry device.

To add or edit RSS feeds you need to login to their website: www.bloglines.com
In addition, there are some RSS feeds at www.bloglines.com
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There's a great article about it on wikipedia.

Also check out Technorati.com for some feed ideas.

There's tons of info available for both RSS and Mobile RSS. You could do a google search for "Mobile RSS" or "RSS" or " Blackberry +RSS" or any combination thereof. Another option is to do a blog search on Technorati.
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Google groups also has a TON of RSS feeds available.
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I used to use Berry Bloglines, but I never got hooked on Bloglines itself.

When I'm on my desktop, I use http://reader.google.com to manage all my RSS feeds. And since they recently made a mobile version available at http://google.com/reader/m , I've got one more reason to sing their praises from the rooftops. Posts I read on the BB are shown as "read" later on my desktop. All hail Google.
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Google does rock for BB's... Fast search engine, groups, local, maps, gmail, talk!

You gotta love it!
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Just got a 7100i from Nextel, and I remember using my PSP to listen to music on RSS feeds, can we do the same with the BB?
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