Module 5 – Investigating Film and Contemporary Studies: RSS Feed

By Niko McGlashan

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This exercise has proven to be a viable alternative to modern search engines. When investigating a particular topic such a filmography, feeds could adapt to the consumer, altering the spectrum of information submitted. The RSS feed allows you to subscribe to particular categories, whereas Google and other engines drastically adapt the search results for the end user. Although the onus of having to subscribe is bestowed upon the client, it provides constant flow and potentially discover more on the particular topic through tags. The RSS feed is customized to the user’s interests and desired depth, whether it includes video editing, pop culture, or anything in between. To an extent, the functionality of RSS feeds are more beneficial to the consumer, due to its user-friendly approach.

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