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RSS is a simple XML based file format that allows anyone to easily share content on the web

RSS is a simple XML based file format that allows anyone to easily share content on the web

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Intro to RSS Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Welcome
  • 2. Let us today...
  • 3.
    • RSS is a simple XML based file format that allows anyone to easily share content on the web
    • Extensively used for delivering regularly changing website content
    • Many news-related sites, web blogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it
    • Also known as, “RSS feed”, “webfeed”, “RSS stream”, “RSS channel”
    • RSS is a family of web feed formats
    1. RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0) 2. Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91, RSS 1.0) 3. Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0) What is ?
  • 4. version 0.91
  • 5. version 1.0
  • 6. version 2.0
  • 7. pros, no cons
  • 8.
    • They are not viewable in the browser directly
    • An RSS aggregator or reader is required to read them
    • Mainly two types of Aggregators available: Desktop Aggregators &
    • Web-based Aggregators
    • Aggregators display brief information about the feeds, allowing users to
    • scan through a list of items with specific descriptions and links
    • Aggregators check for updates automatically and categorize your feeds
    How do people read feeds?
  • 9.
    • It is the purest form of the web, as it doesn't contain any ads,
    • spyware, adware, etc.
    • It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving summaries
    • of 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 freedom to distribute your content directly to the people
    • who are interested in what you offer, such as visitors, re-
    • publishers, webmasters and marketers
    Why use ?
  • 10. You have feeds if… OR
  • 11. Who uses ?                                        
  • 12. vs. Email
    • The average open-rate of business email
    • The bulk folder tragedy
    • Email marketer or Email bomber
    And the winner is... RSS
  • 13. Thank you…
  • 14. Additional links
    • http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/12/18/dive-into-xml.html
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_%28file_format%29
    • http://www.faganfinder.com/search/rss.shtml
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_%28standard%29
    • http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FWE/is_12_6/ai_95444213
    • http://www.whatisrss.com/
    • http://careo.elearning.ubc.ca/wiki?TheFuss
    • http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10088_7-5143460.html
    • http://www.rapidfeeds.com/what-is-rss.php