How RSS Works
The present age is called an
information society. The trouble with
living in the Information Age is
paradoxical. There is too much
information. You may be addicted to the
constant flow of data that we know as
the Internet. But there is a method of
The method of settlement is very
popular since its introduction in 1997.
It is RSS(Really Simple Syndication).
RSS is a way to subscribe to a source
of information, and get brief updates
delivered to you.
It is called feeds. This lets you scan
the articles on the page more
efficiently. You may not hear name
“RSS”, but you may have already come
into contact with it. Web-browsing
software automatically find RSS feeds.
When Web-browsing find RSS feeds on a
site, Firefox and Opera display the
now-common square orange badge for a
Web feed in the browser's address bar.
Reading RSS feeds requires a few simple
things, many of which you already have.
Of course you need a computer or
compatible electronic device and an
Internet connection. And you need
something that can read, or aggregate,
If you do so, you can see the latest
headlines from HowStuffWorks, CNN, the
BBC and Reuters, all in one place.
The popularity of RSS feeds has
encouraged companies that offer
personal home pages, such as Yahoo! and
Google. It is object that incorporate
feed readers into their products.
So you can receive information wherever
you are. RSS isn't really that
different from a normal Web site. Both
are simple text files on Web servers.
RSS uses the World Wide Web
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