Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pros and Cons of as RSS Feeds/Social Bookmarking

Anyone who accesses such a large amount of data regularly will benefit from using RSS Feeds or social networking to organize the information. Rather than visiting each site individually, a user can have those updates sent directly to one location. The added feature of being able to share collections and thoughts/opinions on the sites brings even greater value to the tools.
            However, by never accessing the actual site where the information comes from, a user may feel slightly “disconnected” from the source or may miss out on some of the overall feeling or tone of the site (since RSS feeds only present the information and not always the graphics and other things that make a website unique.) In order to overcome this, a user may elect to occasionally visit the sites in which they are interested.