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RSS: An Introduction

RSS: An Introduction



A brief introduction for getting folks started using RSS

A brief introduction for getting folks started using RSS



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    • WHAT IS RSS? “RSS (most commonly translated as quot;Really Simple Syndicationquot;) 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.[2] An RSS document (which is called a quot;feedquot;, quot;web feedquot;,[3] or quot;channelquot;) includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content 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 quot;RSS readerquot;, quot;feed readerquot;, or quot;aggregatorquot;, which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based.” - Wikipedia, “RSS” , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rss
    • Finding an RSS Feed Reader Question: Where do you spend your time? •Desktop •Online/Web-based •Browser •Email •Mobile Wikipedia, List of Aggregators http://bit.ly/M7er8 Read Reviews Simply do a web search for the product name and the term “review” Example: “rojo.com” review
    • Finding an RSS Feed Reader friendly suggestions Newsgator, an Enterprise Social Computing Company offers a suite of free RSS Readers http://bit.ly/11A8V Windows-based RSS Reader http://bit.ly/15Qq6N Online RSS Reader http://bit.ly/102R29
    • Finding an RSS Feed Reader friendly suggestions Google Reader http://www.google.com/reader Hint: If you are using a customized homepage, can you put your RSS Reader there?
    • RSS Feeds of General Interest Just a few examples CNN NPR http://bit.ly/xzjRM http://www.npr.org/rss/ PBS New York Times http://www.pbs.org/rss/ http://bit.ly/LDYAZ Google News The White House http://bit.ly/1pVCi http://www.whitehouse.gov/rss/ Reuters Time Magazine http://bit.ly/b3TPr http://bit.ly/ZQ6F7
    • Finding Feeds of Professional/Personal Interest Professional Associations Industry Thought Leaders Public Institutions Journals Newsletters Blogs Job Listings
    • Now that you are full of useful information: Share it! LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com Twitter http://www.twitter.com Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ A personal Blog Example: http://www.blogger.com A Shared RSS Feed Example: http://bit.ly/UeRom Email Most RSS readers will have an embedded email utility
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