With each passing day, it’s becoming easier and easier for people to publish their own content online and with that comes greater challenges for folks to absorb that information. If you’re on the receiving end of that content, sometimes it can be difficult to keep up! Luckily, there are many fabulous resources out there to help you navigate the web and organize the content you’d like receive. Here are 4 great resources which will help you organize and absorb content online:
If you’d like to begin organizing your online content and RSS feeds, Google Reader is a great place to start. Google Reader aggregates updates from your favorite websites into one place. So, rather than visiting each of those sites to stay up to date, you can simply log in and see if any new content from the sites has been posted. Google Reader’s easy to use and easy to digest format makes it simple for anyone to get started. All you need is a Google account to get started.
Feedly uses an eye-catching format to allow you to read and share content from your favorite websites. You can synchronize your feedly account with Google Reader and arrange your sources to personalize your experience based on your preferences. Feedly also has a mini toolbar which allows you to easily add sources and share content with your network. You can access the latest version of feedly for Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, iOS and Android at feedly.com.
Zite is a personalized magazine available on the iPad which “gets smarter as you use it.” You can use your Twitter account or Google account to sign in and the magazine is built around your interests. You select the sections of the magazine that appeal to you (ie: Arts & Culture, Technology, etc.) and it discovers and filters content around those subjects. You indicate when you come across articles that you like and it will feed you similar content in the future.
Flipboard is another personalized magazine designed for the iPad, based around your social media networks. It gathers content based on what your friends are posting and sharing on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Articles, images, videos “come to you” and you can also access content based on existing Flipboard sources (unrelated to your social media networks). Flipboard is dynamic, so it’s being updated as your friends are updating content. And, you can share and engage on your social media networks directly from the application.
We hope these resources will help you navigate the web a bit easier! Please let us know which one is your favorite or if you’re fond of any other similar applications.
Main image courtesy of Hans Dorsch.