What is RSS?




Every newbie in this blogging world will have this question in mind. Even I had.

RSS is a technology that is being used by millions of web users around the world to keep track of their favorite websites. It is also called aggregator, which can be web-based or desktop-based.

In olden days we use 'Bookmark' to keep track of our favourite websites. Every time we have to manually return to the bookmarked site and check for updates and most of the time we forget that we had bookmarked something at all.

The Problems with Bookmarking

-You have to manually check for updates
-You cannot keep track of many web pages at the same time. Kind of complicates.
-You miss information if you forget to check the bookmark often

RSS, the saver

RSS is surely a saver and makes our life easier. RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’. Many people describe it as a ‘news feed’ that you subscribe to.

Subscription via RSS is similar to a Magazine subscription. You get monthly or weekly journals to your house by mail. You need not do anything, it comes to you. Same is with RSS reader and the best part is, you need not pay anything to get the feeds to your desktop or email.

How to use RSS?

It is very simple. There are many RSS readers out there like Google reader, Bloglines etc which helps us consolidate our favourite feeds and give it to us in an organised manner. For more information checkout their sites.

Subscribe via email:

If you do not want to use a RSS reader, you can always subscribe via email and you get the updates delivered to your inbox free of cost! Can we ask for more?

Check out this video. RSS, explained in a very simple way.

RSS In Plain English

It is really very refreshing if you come to know that there are regular readers for what you write. It does encourage every writer. I am no exception. Do subscribe to my blog and you will never be disappointed.

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Hope your questions about RSS are answered! Do let me know if you need to know anything more.