Another one of those computer terms.
November 4, 2009 8:52pm CST
I've been computer literate ever since the early nineties. But every now and then, something comes up that I realize I don't know. An RSS feed. What is it. is it something you pay for? Every now and then I hear about subscribe to the RSS feed.
5 Nov 09
RSS (most commonly translated as "Really Simple Syndication" but sometimes "Rich Site Summary") 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. Some question comes in your mind : What is RSS? RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it. Why RSS? Benefits and Reasons for using RSS RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy, by not needing to join each site's email newsletter. The number of sites offering RSS feeds is growing rapidly and includes big names like Yahoo News.
5 Nov 09
i'm not sure if this is accurate but this is what i know.. RSS, or usually translated to "Really Simple Syndication", is pretty much just like an automatic updating system. when you subscribe to an RSS feed, your pages (or parts of your pages) are updated simultaneously as the published works you are subscribed to. as far as i know, RSS feeds are usually free..