RSS Feeds: Introduction (6)

November 5, 2007

Are there websites and newsletters that you look at every day? What if you could just see what’s new in all those just by going to one place? No more ads or searching. That’s what RSS is all about.

What is RSS?
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. RSS broadcasts web pages over the Internet much like a radio station broadcasts programming over airwaves. A RSS feed reader, also known as a News Aggregator, “tunes in” to the websites that you tell it to “listen” to and pulls new items into your reader as they are broadcast.

Are there different Feed Readers?
Yes, there are many feed readers. We’ll use Bloglines in our examples. It’s free and it runs on the web. After signing up for Bloglines you can access your feeds at www.bloglines.com. You can add this link to Favorites or even drag the link to your desktop.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:
1. Go to Bloglines.
2. Sign up for a Bloglines account.
3. Subscribe to a comics blog, or any other blog you want.
4. Take the survey.

Here are two videos to get you started:

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3 Responses to “RSS Feeds: Introduction (6)”

  1. Cook Says:

    This is great!

  2. Beth Says:

    Great job! I never really understood what the RSS meant, but now I do! Thanks so much for enlightening me!

  3. olcay ergün Says:

    Great job! I never really understood what the RSS meant, but now I do! Thanks so much for enlightening me!


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