Till today, this is used to happen to me – i would to go to all the blog sites and others such as news etc and then search for something new – updated that day so that i am with the “current trend”.
This used to happen till today with all the things that i used to browse, make those pages as the favorite (sometimes even forget the favorite page names and then add it all over again etc etc). This is the same old procedure to keep oneself updated, isnt it?
Then, just like my colleague-friend asked me today, i ask the same thing to you – “do you know what RSS feeds are all about and RSS-Readers and all?”
I was hell-shocked, trust me, i was blinking infront of him for nearly a minute, i knew what RSS was but never bothered to subscribe myself and i was also that ignorant to know more about it.
But when this guy told me and explained that what all could be done with the RSS feeds, i was surprised and i wanted to venture into it and get more of it as it is called as “Information at your feet” types. 🙂
And i totally apologise as i may be posting an old-news here, but when i found something new today, i thought i would share, and enlighten the “ones” who are still far from in this internet world..!!!!
So here it goes starting from the wiki definition to how you could go about subscribing to RSS feeds.
RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works – such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video – in a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a “feed”, “web feed”, or “channel”) includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content quickly and automatically. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place. RSS feeds can be read using software called an “RSS reader”, “feed reader”, or “aggregator”, which can be web-based or desktop-based.
The initials “RSS” are used to refer to the following formats: “Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)”, “RDF Site Summary (RSS 1.0 and RSS 0.90)”, or “Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91)”.
Now, did you understand anything with the techincal info???!!! 🙂 Now watch this video, you would understand better.. http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english
How do RSS feeds work?
They’re basically simple text files that, once submitted to feed directories, will allow subscribers to see content within a very less time… Sorry to say, at this moment, i have very little idea about all the technicalities realted to this 🙁
So, for now, i would say – if you havent got a chance to know RSS feeds, please take some time out and explore the world of RSS. 🙂