I keep seeing this RSS thing

January 16, 2008

RSS means Really Simple Syndication and is a way to have information from various blogs, podcasts, and other websites sent to you. If a site has an RSS feed, you may see a symbol like one of these.

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All of these different symbols mean you can subscribe to the that site in an RSS aggregator. The aggregator collects the information from those sites and stores it in your account until you read it.

Some aggregators are web-based and some must be downloaded to your computer. Here’s a list of various aggregators. Two of the more popular RSS aggregators are Bloglines and Google Reader. Both are web-based.

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