The heck with the way I explain RSS using ‘Real Simple Syndication’ to folks 3 or 4 times a day. RSS in Oprah speak stands for ‘I’m Ready for Some Stories.’
…It is a way online for you to get a quick list of the latest story headlines from all your favorite websites and blogs all in one place. How cool is that?
Suppose you have 50 sites and blogs that you like to visit regularly. Going to visit each website and blog everyday could take you hours. With RSS, you can ‘subscribe’ to a website or blog, and get ‘fed’ all the new headlines from all of these 50 sites and blogs in one list, and see what’s going on in minutes instead of hours. What a time saver!
That one place where your RSS list is created is called an RSS Reader, and it gathers all the headlines from all the websites and blogs you have subscribed to.
Stephanie goes on to cover in great detail:
- Subscribing to RSS feeds
- RSS Readers
- RSS as Live Bookmarks
Thanks to Tom Mighell for turning me onto this post which you all ought to read.