An Overview of the Concept Behind RSS Feeds

RSS Feed stands for Really Simple Syndication. At other times it is also referred to as “comprehensive site summary”. But both have the same meaning. The first time you see this content, it may look complicated. However, as you collect information in the online world, you will encounter this many times over. Have you tried clicking on it?

Click and you will receive
You can compare RSS to a website or blog that provides a news source for web surfers to read content or a lot of news. Anyone can choose to add their favorite information to their newsreader for free. It can also be displayed on your PC desktop or in the web browser you are using.

So if you click on the information provider of your choice, the news will be shown to you as soon as it is published, so you don’t have to check the website for updates. This makes it easier for web users (especially those who like to subscribe to newsletters from selected sites). It eliminates the hassle of checking emails every day, just know if there are any updates on your preferred site.

You can compare the concept behind it to the way you want to get a newspaper. You can’t afford to go to the stall every day. It will be easier if your daily newspaper is delivered to you every day. By clicking the RSS function of the selected site, the news will be available on your PC desktop as long as you are connected to the Internet. All this information can be read or ignored, shared and printed.

It is very easy to use. As long as you have a connection and a web browser, you can start using it. You can filter the information and click on topics that interest you. You can adjust the selection, delete or add content every day. It’s that simple. You get all the information you need every day without having to scroll through all the individual web pages.

Trivia time
Did you know RSS was invented by Netscape? They used it when trying to get into the portal industry. They want RSS.90 (an XML format), which allows them to easily collect news and add it to their site. After a while, they suggested RSS.91, but they stopped production because they didn’t engage in portal activities.

This is where UserLand Software starts. They did not stop developing this idea. Their versions are .92, .93 and .94. They then developed their own interpretation of the original idea through RSS 1.0. This technology is still under development and recently they have RSS 2.0.

Information sources
You can also use RSS on your own website. However, you can choose to use tools like Weblog instead of updating features manually. This will automatically create the title, link and description.

In the current era, the information is vast and scattered all over the network. Over time, it becomes easier for people to choose the type of information they want to provide them when they need it. Thanks to the constantly evolving concept of RSS feed.

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