Give Me Seven Minutes and I’ll Make You Fall in LOVE with RSS(Video)

As a member of the blogging community I got introduced to the technology of Real Simple Syndication (RSS). Below, I thought I would explain to you the benefits of RSS and why YOU should use RSS in your day to day life.It’s (just a little) over 7 minutes and has a surprising twist at the end…….

For those of you who don’t know How RSS works, I have created a video that shows you how you can quickly and easily begin using the free RSS technology. You can find the video in two parts below.

And of course, at the end of watching these videos, don’t forget to subscribe to the Displaced African’s RSS feed.

 
icon for podpress  Give Me Seven Minutes and I Will Make You an RSS Fanatic: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

 
icon for podpress  How RSS works part one: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

 
icon for podpress  How RSS Works part two: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

20 Comments

  • By rags, May 18, 2008 @ 3:19 pm

    very informative video. RSS is really cool.

  • By Mwangi, May 18, 2008 @ 3:26 pm

    @rags: Glad to be of help…..RSS is pretty darn cool once you understand how to use it, isn’t it?

  • By gal africana, May 19, 2008 @ 5:37 am

    I have my feeds on my google page, but add them on using the google “add a gadget” tool bar…kidogo kienyeji…but it works! What the surprise ending? I only managed to read “steal…down….77…”

  • By Mwangi, May 19, 2008 @ 5:44 am

    @gal: When I started out using RSS that was what I used to do. The only problem came in when I would have about 10-30 feeds in a day to read, the list would be too long. I liked the fact that the Google Reader split things into subcategories.

    You will notice I have posted up new videos, Youtube ones, which also have a slightly different ending.

  • By gal africana, May 19, 2008 @ 6:14 am

    haha…there was no “steal and down”…I was expecting an exciting surprise…you should have left it at “but like Jet Li….”

    never mind me, I’m bubbling and slightly bored, should be working on something for tomorrow and couldn’t be bothered.

  • By Mwangi, May 19, 2008 @ 6:19 am

    @gal africana: Considering how much work it has taken for me to get the video up, me thinks that even though I spelled everything like a 5 year old kid I wouldn’t take it down. I hope at least it was useful.
    I should be writing my article for Kenya Imagine….trying to prepare my mind by watching “Big Love”…have you seen that show?
    Polygamists? Check it out on sidereel.com if you have never watched it.

  • By gal africana, May 19, 2008 @ 6:51 am

    watching…

  • By Mwangi, May 19, 2008 @ 6:53 am

    @gal: Hpe ur watching ep 1, I’m just about to wrap it up…..USA has such a wide variety of beliefs and customs…..

  • By gal africana, May 19, 2008 @ 6:58 am

    hmmm….NOT my cup of tea…are you writing on polygamy and if so why?

  • By Mwangi, May 19, 2008 @ 7:01 am

    @ gal africana: Speaking as a monogamist,at an intuitive level I feel like it makes some sense and we never took a look at its merits….if the number of polygamous cultures outnumber monogamous ones by a factor of 100 and most monogamous relationships involve infidelity on the man’s parts…basically I have an article cooking up about marriage and stuff.
    This show fascinates the hell out of me, I have never seen a world like that.

  • By gal africana, May 19, 2008 @ 7:16 am

    I think, like with everything else, polygamy would be good for some people and not so good for others…I do have a hard time understanding why anyone would want that for themselves. Having an intimate relationship with one person is TOUGH enough! The show basically starts off with the man facing major problems and the wives having trouble accommodating each other…makes me value my uncomplicated singleness more.

    What part of it fascinates you? Have you been married? If not, what will you write on marriage?

  • By Mwangi, May 19, 2008 @ 4:00 pm

    @gal africana: Polygamy just seems to have been set up to be more in line with the way men and women naturally are..i.e. with men always wanting to go after a new young woman and most women being drawn to a very small selection of very attractive men…and there are many other small idiosyncratic things, that seem to make sense about it when compared with the current monogamous structure set up. I shall share more in the post. Never been married. I’ll just write what I see, hear and understand…that should be coming up sometime in coming weeks.

  • By gal africana, May 19, 2008 @ 6:23 pm

    hmm…you’re right, although women are becoming more and more assertive in all ways, and especially in Denmark…both men and women stray.

    Looking forward to that article…

  • By Mwangi, May 19, 2008 @ 6:30 pm

    @gal africana: I don’t know if you have noticed this in Denmark, but certainly in Oz, women have become extremely dominant in relationships, especially in the middle ages of the relationship, and my mother shared with me how it seemed like it was resulting in some very miserable men living lives of quiet desperation and women who are angry and bitter,one of the reasons being, that they don’t have a “real man” in the house.

    Anyway many ideas buzzing away in this head of mine, we’ll c when I can put them down on paper

  • By gal africana, May 19, 2008 @ 11:34 pm

    I think it goes both ways…women can be too dominant and men can be too lazy…Its a give and take…

    I’d be careful in saying “…resulting in some very miserable men”… I think men are too willing to blame women for emasculating them. A man really has the power to decide over his own life…in this day and age…same as a woman. No one should blame anyone for their misery…I’m wary of men who buy into the women emasculating men stuff…it’s a sign of personal disempowerment and has nothing to do with women.

    anyway…I think modern life has brought about changes in our daily lives that make traditional male and female roles obsolete…the challenge is to find new roles that still respect and honor our innate sexuality…letting man be man and woman be woman in a way that is complimentary and wholesome. Not an easy thing.

  • By Mwangi, May 19, 2008 @ 11:37 pm

    @gal africana: I actually agree…no one can make you feel emasculated unless you allow them to do that.

  • By gal africana, May 19, 2008 @ 11:42 pm

    these comments seem slightly out of place lol…this was a post about RSS right? LMAO

  • By Mwangi, May 19, 2008 @ 11:50 pm

    @gal: On the bright side, when someone stops by and sees so many comments left on this article, which covers a topic considered pretty dry by some, it may make them think, “Hmm a lot of folks must love this RSS thing!” So we may end up promoting RSS ;) You should check out Mo Ma’s blog, a discussion about cockroaches ended up being one about an entirely different creature, the bed bug, and I of course managed to even make it about VW bettles…….maybe we as Kenyans are just all over the….ooohhh, plates….what was I saying ;)

  • By Nigerian, May 21, 2008 @ 8:39 pm

    @Mwangi
    You make me feel proud as an African. You’ve done a great job here. Your theme is unique and memorable. Keep up the good work.

    As for subscribing to your feed. Consider it done. I’m suscribing via email. Cheers.

  • By Mwangi, May 21, 2008 @ 8:46 pm

    @Nigerian: Thanks for the warm words and for stopping by.Look forward to hearing more from you in future. Your blog has truly inspired me and I hope to be at your level in the very near future.

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