Linked: How to Use RSS Feeds to Boost Your Productivity
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Linked: How to Use RSS Feeds to Boost Your Productivity

RSS is not gone, quite the opposite. Most people, however, don’t use RSS subscriptions like they did in the old Google Reader days, but RSS is running underneath a whole lot of stuff that we all use every day.

But, I also want to point out that there are a TON of good reasons to use an RSS reader now. Maybe more than there were when Google still had one. As it is, we’ve sort of grown into this habit of letting social media inform us. If there’s some topic we want to know about, we’ll follow some accounts and let the algorithm decide for us what we need to see.

Look how well that’s working out.

Want to Start a Blog in 2021?

Want to Start a Blog in 2021?

I’ll admit that I’m a bit biased on the subject of blogging, obviously. I find it an incredible way to continue learning through the research and writing that I do on my various blogs, and it’s also a great way to share information and attempt to educate folks who happen to come across the sites, no matter how small, or large, the audience is. Well, if you’re curious about how to start a blog using Wordpress, they’ve got you covered with a new release this month.

Linked: The Power of Simple Communication: Why Plain Language Is Better Than Complex Jargon
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Linked: The Power of Simple Communication: Why Plain Language Is Better Than Complex Jargon

This is an important thing to remember: “One of the major problems with complex jargon is that it makes the listener or reader feel isolated, like they “don’t belong” in the conversation. So they walk away feeling less interested and less knowledgeable on the subject.” If the effects of your communication is someone feeling less…

Linked: Hackers are exploiting a critical flaw affecting >350,000 WordPress sites
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Linked: Hackers are exploiting a critical flaw affecting >350,000 WordPress sites

If you use this plugin, or really any plugin, keep ’em up to date! “Hackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability that allows them to execute commands and malicious scripts on Websites running File Manager, a WordPress plugin with more than 700,000 active installations, researchers said on Tuesday. Word of the attacks came a few hours…

Linked: A fake, AI-generated blog reached the top of Hacker News
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Linked: A fake, AI-generated blog reached the top of Hacker News

I’ve been at this blog for almost 19 years. Are you sure it’s still me writing these posts? Did I disappear and just leave it on autopilot to write posts for me long after I’m gone?

Are you sure you would know if I did?

Not everything is as it appears. We could all use a lot more skepticism, especially on topics we are already biased to believe.