What is RSS (XML) Feeds?

Posted by Kevin Rush | 12:23 PM | | 0 comments »

RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication. Don't worry you won't have to remember that. All you need to know about RSS is that RSS code is what an aggregator or reader (such as Google Reader, Bloglines, IE7, or FireFox) needs to subscribe to. When ever you the RSS icon (pictured to the right) reads so you can subscribe to a website's feed. The feed is an intelligent hyperlink that will push the new information to your aggregator/reader. That way all you have to do is go to your aggregator/reader and all the new information comes to you. This saves you checking to see if the website has posted any new information. Here is a short video explaining what Google Reader is.

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