RSS was in the news a lot this week thanks to Google's announcement that Reader is shutting down and it's prompted some discussion of Twitter vs. RSS. One knock on RSS is it's hard to subscribe to feeds. While browsers have made it more difficult to know if a feed exists Feedsanywhere makes it easy via a bookmarklet. Here's the text from one of our FAQs.
Q: How can I subscribe to feeds directly from any browser?
A: With the FeedsAnywhere bookmarklet you can subscribe to the news feed of many web sites with a single click. Right click on +FeedsAnywhere and select "Bookmark This Link", "Add To Favorites", or the equivalent for your web browser. I place the bookmark in my bookmark/links toolbar. From now on click on the bookmark to subscribe to the news feed for the current page. You must be logged into FeedsAnywhere for this to work.
You can also use the bookmarklet while viewing an RSS/Atom feed in your browser.
|j/k||selects the next/previous item in the list|
|n/p||in title view, selects the next item without opening it|
|space/shift+space||moves to the next/previous page|
|shift+m||open/close the main menu|
|shift+o||open/close the options menu|
|enter||select the highlight entry from a menu|
|enter,o||in title view, expands or collapses the selected item|
|shift+a||marks all items in the current page as read|
|d||go to the item's list of similar stories|
|i/u||designate the item as interesting/not interesting|
|m||marks the item as read or unread|
|s||adds or removes a star from the selected item|
|shift+s||open/close the item's share menu|
|shift+u||marks all items in the current page as unread|
|v||opens the original source for the item in a new tab|
Go To a New Page
|g then h||go to the homepage|
|g then i||go to the Interesting items view|
|g then a||go to the All items view|
|g then s||go to the Saved items view|
|g then p||go to the Popular items view|
|g then f||go to the Select a Feed page|
|-||decrease the font size|
|=||increase the font size|
|esc||close any menu if open, otherwise deselect all items|
|?||open/close a decription of keyboard shortcuts|