Feedly by Nick Fabrizio
Platforms: (Web Browser)
Cost: (Free version available)
Summary: Feedly is a web application that allows you to subscribe to various news sources and receive summaries and a picture of their most recent article. After you read the summary, there is a link to the full article at the bottom of the page. Feedly also allows you to share these articles in many ways. For example, you can email it, tweet it, post to Facebook, or save it to Evernote. Feedly is great for staying updated on current events and staying informed on topics you are interested in.
Classroom Uses: Feedly could be used for many things for example a project on current events or gathering new and updated information on a topic.
Is this similar to NetVibes?
@sramere – Not exactly…Netvibes is a “dashboard” that runs in a web browser and can be used as your homepage when accessing the internet. One of the features most used by Netvibes users is the RSS Reader (Feeds) for following Blogs. Netvibes also has the ability to aggregate Twitter activity and other social media. I really like the ease of use for Netvibes, but it only works on a PC. Feedly, on the other hand is an RSS Reader that works on all platforms, iOS devices, Android, Chromebooks and PCs. If you’re looking for a dashboard for the web, Feedly won’t replace that. Hope that helps!