As an exercise for the Journalism 2.0 lesson 2, I created this new blog and started to know how useful is the RSS. I’ve seen that many times, but never payed attencion enough to it.
Today I signed the Google Reader up (web-based readers sound more practical than stand-alone readers) and subscribed to sites I get used to access everyday to check the news: Zero Hora, O Globo and Folha de São Paulo – Brazilian newspapers – and BBC News. I included El Pais, from Uruguay, because my states is near this country, and I think we should know more about our neighbourhood. For my Yahoo Reader, I choose some fashion blogs and magazines’ websites, for a leisure time.
One of the most interesting thing of this lesson is the suggestion of using news alerts for subjects which we cover. At the moment my city has a polemical talk about an area in the banks of the river, for example. Then I added some words related to it in Google News and Yahoo News.
I don’t have an opinion about these tools yet, because I subscribed to them recently, but I think it’ll support me in my daily job.