Follow that Blog! A Guide to Keeping up with Blogs, News and Tweets with Free Resources Kel Karpinski December 12, 2011
What is a blog?
short for "web-log" or "weblog"
coined by Jorn Barger in 1997
blog coined by Peter Merholz in 1999 when he split weblog to read "We blog"
OED says "A frequently updated web site consisting of personal observations, excerpts from other sources, etc., typically run by a single person, and usually with hyperlinks to other sites; an online journal or diary"
So what is RSS then?
"RDF Site Summary"
commonly referred to as "Really Simple Syndication"
RSS feed is a way of providing online content that is frequently updated such as news or blogs
the information in a RSS feed gets published once but can be viewed by many different programs
You can tell if a blog or website has an RSS feed by looking for this icon
Or sometimes... it'll look like this or this
(also called RSS aggregators or feed readers)
collect all of your blogs, news and sometimes even tweets in one location
automatically updates so you don't have to manually check each website