Happy RSS Awareness Day

Today is RSS Awareness day. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format used to deliver information from websites and pages that get updated regularly. An RSS document (which is called feed) contains either a summary or the full content from a website.

The main benefit of RSS is that it enables people to stay connected with their favorite websites without having to visit them. Once you subscribe to a particular RSS feed, you will automatically receive updates from the website that publishes the feed, whenever they release new content. 

More info can be found at http://rssday.org/

My site has an RSS feed for those that do not know. Most browsers have an RSS reader built into them now including Safari and Firefox, so you don’t even need to install extra software. To subscribe you just click on the RSS icon up by the web address. Then whenever I do a new post the feed will update. No more having to type in the web address anymore. Many sites support this feature. I have probably 15 sites in my reader that update about every 20 minutes. I know right away if something new is posted on them and am not constantly checking them. 

Give it a try and if anyone needs help please feel free to send me an email.

Some of the sites I am subscribed to include

osnews.com (Operating System related news ie Linux, Mac, Windows)

rebelscum.com (Star Wars news)

tfw2005.com (Transformers news)

racketboy.com (Retro video gaming site)

digg.com (All kinds of news)

slashdot.org (News for Nerds)

comingsoon.net (Movie news)

craigslist electronics (Electronics stuff for sale)

craigslist collectibles (Collectibles for sale(

macnn.com (Mac news)

and more.











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