How it works
- Subscribe to iNK. You can cancel your subscription any time by going to my account / subscription
- Go to my rss feeds and enter the rss feeds you want to subscribe to. Press save.
- Then go to my books and select the appropriate book format. Choose html if you want to read directly on your browser. Choose kepub if you want to read on a kobo device. Choose epub for all other e-ink devices. Notice that the first time, your book list may be empty. This is because iNK crawls for new articles every half hour. Please come again later.
- Open your e-ink device. Point the device's browser to the url of the previous step. Make a bookmark so you don't have to enter the url manually the next time. Or better yet make it your home page.
- Download the book and read it on your device.
- That's it. Happy reading!
An RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed is a technology used to distribute frequently updated content from websites. It allows users to stay updated with their favorite websites or blogs without having to visit each site individually.
Think of an RSS feed as a personalized news stream that collects headlines, summaries, and full articles from various sources you're interested in. Instead of browsing multiple websites, you can use an RSS reader or aggregator (like iNK) to access all the updates in one place.
When a website has an RSS feed, it means that it automatically generates a file containing the latest content, such as blog posts, news articles, podcasts, or videos. This file, known as an RSS feed or feed URL, follows a standardized format and includes information like the title, author, publication date, and a brief description of each item.
Users can subscribe to these RSS feeds by adding the feed URL to iNK. iNK periodically checks for updates and retrieves new content from the subscribed feeds. This way, users can quickly scan through headlines, summaries, and read full articles without visiting the actual website.
RSS feeds are a convenient way to organize and consume content from multiple sources efficiently. They allow users to stay informed about the latest updates without the need to constantly visit different websites, saving time and providing a centralized location for reading and managing content.
How to find rss feeds
Finding RSS feeds can be done in a few different ways:
Website Discovery: Some websites visibly display RSS feed icons or links on their pages, usually in the form of an orange icon with waves or the letters 'RSS' or 'XML.' Look for these icons or links on the homepage, sidebar, or footer of a website. Clicking on them will often lead you to the feed URL, which you can copy and use in your RSS reader.
Browser Auto-Detection: Some web browsers, such as Firefox and Safari, have built-in RSS feed detection. When you visit a website that has an RSS feed available, the browser's address bar may display an RSS icon. Clicking on the icon will show you the available feeds, and you can subscribe to them directly or copy the feed URL for use in an RSS reader.
Search Engines: You can use search engines to find specific RSS feeds related to your interests. Enter a search query that includes the topic you're interested in, followed by 'RSS feed' or 'XML feed.' For example, if you're interested in technology news, you could search for 'technology news RSS feed.' The search results may lead you to websites that offer relevant feeds.
RSS Directories: There are online directories specifically designed to help you discover RSS feeds on various topics. These directories categorize feeds based on different subjects, making it easier to find feeds related to your interests. Some popular RSS directories include Feedly, RSS.com, and DMOZ.
Social Media: Many social media platforms allow you to follow specific accounts or hashtags via RSS feeds. Check if the social media platform you're using offers RSS feed options for following updates from accounts or topics you're interested in. This can be useful for staying updated on social media content without directly visiting the platforms.
Appending /feed to the website's main page.
To get started, here is the rss feed catalog of New York Times