Tag: RSS Feeds

MBAs – Have You Chosen Your Google Reader Replacement?

In March of this year, Google announced that on July 1, 2013 they would retire Google Reader. Since retirement day has passed, I thought I would remind the MyeEMBA followers of two things, as well as to suggest Feedly as a replacement reader for those who have not selected one already.

My reminders:

1) After July 1, Google Reader will no longer be available for users to access updated content and saved articles.
2) You can save Google Reader content and subscriptions by selecting a replacement reader that allows for importing content and subscription information or by exporting Google Reader data into an OPML file, which allows access later on.

My solution for the Google Reader retirement was to choose Feedly, a reader that imported my Google Reader content and subscriptions. The result is uninterrupted access to my content and subscriptions and I did not need to create an OPML data file for later access.

My decision did not come easily, as I reviewed and experimented with almost a dozen readers, all identified in Hrishi Mittal’s list of 68 Google Reader alternatives. With these experiences in mind, let me share some of my observations and thoughts.

RSS Feeds – Is There A Benefit for MBA Students

MBA students, how well are you managing repetitive web searches? Are you searching for updated information on web sites and blogs by returning to them periodically or, are you receiving automatic updates as changes occur? Are you having updates pushed to you or are you pulling the new information to you when you are ready for it?

MBA students manage a barrage of information from faculty members, program administrators, classmates, and teammates while at the same time they are searching for new information on their own to complete class assignments. All of which is in addition to the non-MBA information flows they must cope with as well.

Information management for MBA students can be challenging. Fortunately, there are technology solutions and tools that can help MBA students meet this challenge. I introduced one tool in a previous post, Google Scholar. In this post, I want to suggest that RSS feeds and readers are tools MBA students can use to manage information as well as simplify their MBA life.