ERIC Number: EJ706580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-1
Reference Count: 0
Technology: News Readers and Other Handy Utilities
Van Horn, Royal
Phi Delta Kappan, v86 n2 p168 Oct 2004
In this article, the author discusses how there are advantages and disadvantages to using an Internet News Reader instead of a Web browser. The major advantage is that one can read the headlines and short summaries of news articles from dozens of sources quickly. Another advantage the author points out to news readers is that one gets a short text-only summary of the news, with less advertising. In terms of disadvantages, about the only real drawback the author suggests to news readers is that the software opens one's browser whenever you want to read the entire text of a news article.
Phi Delta Kappa International, Inc., 408 N. Union St., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789. Web site: http://www.pdkintl.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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