Thoughts, out loud, that probably should of been left inside my head....

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Really Simple Syndication (RSS)

What is RSS?
RSS is a format for syndicating news and the content of news-like sites, including major news sites like Wired, news-oriented community sites like Slashdot, and personal weblogs. But it's not just for news. Pretty much anything that can be broken down into discrete items can be syndicated via RSS: the "recent changes" page of a wiki, a changelog of CVS checkins, even the revision history of a book. Once information about each item is in RSS format, an RSS-aware program can check the feed for changes and react to the changes in an appropriate way.

Colleen: Basically it allows you to route all your favorite pages, blogs, news sites, etc. to one place. Less "browsing", I guess you could say. One-stop shop. There are several RSS reader sites out there. I use News Gator right now, strictly based on recommendation. A few others are:
and many, many more.

Anyway, I'm still learning the basics and TRYING to keep up with the "latest and greatest"....thought I'd share with everyone.

p.s. My blog has an RSS version, so subscribe if you'd like!


Anonymous JRF said...

Yes, I have.


May 26, 2006 12:13 PM  

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