This is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger includes a new screensaver called “RSS Visualizer.” After you have added an RSS feed in Safari, you can select this screensaver in system preferences and under options choose a desired RSS feed. Then whenever your screen saver comes on, you will see updated RSS feed post titles and summary text. Here is a small example:
Dynamic, live content straight from any RSS feed to your desktop as a screensaver. This content rotates and changes continuously, making an amazing visual representation of the RSS feed information “out there” on the web. I am thinking this would be ideal for a computer monitor displayed in an office or entry area of an organization, when that organization is using RSS feeds to share news updates.
Here is a nice tutorial on setting this up.
This would also be great if you create a custom RSS feed river, which combines several related RSS feeds of interest. Wow. So many possibilities. My head is spinning.
There can be no doubt that the Macintosh operating system is the most advanced, creative, and energizing OS on the planet. I am excited to work more with Linux, because of its cost factor, but how could anything be cooler and more powerful than a Mac? And the Mac just keeps getting better! 🙂
If you enjoyed this post and found it useful, subscribe to Wes' free newsletter. Check out Wes' video tutorial library, "Playing with Media." Information about more ways to learn with Dr. Wesley Fryer are available on wesfryer.com/after.
On this day..
- GMail Basics Part 1: An EdPuzzle Flipped Lesson - 2019
- Comparing Podcast Audio Normalization Options - 2015
- OTA - EncycloMedia 2014 Participant Reflections - 2014
- Is Baby Duck Syndrome Holding Back Digital Literacy Development at Your School? - 2010
- No Constitutional Right to Bear Cell Phones Exists - 2010
- Over 80% of Two Year Olds Have an Online Presence - 2010
- Educon 2.2 in Philly: January 29 - 31, 2010 - 2009
- Oklahoma 2008 Veteran's Day Videoconference - 2008
- Mobile phone counseling for teachers from My Mobile Guru - 2008
- What Common Sense Media didn't tell parents about WikiPedia but should have - 2008