How to use feeds

Below are commonly asked questions about feeds and using them:

What is a news aggregator?

  • A news aggregator is sometimes called a news feed or news reader
  • Web-based software which brings syndicated content into one place for easy access.
  • Many types – Feedly, Inoreader, Commafeed, etc.

Why use a news aggregator?

  • Easy, organized access to information that interests you.
  • Promotes professional development and life-long learning.
  • Improves information literacy for you and your patrons.

What can be accessed with a news aggregator?

  • Anything that has an RSS (real simple syndication) symbol. 
  • Podcasts, news sites, professional and social blogs.

Getting Started with Feedly

  • Go to
  • Click “Get Started for Free” (you can use your SJSU gmail account)
  • Start searching for and importing feeds
  • Organize your feeds using “Collection” headings

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