Thursday, May 10, 2007

This is my RSS news feed URL

For those of you that know what an RSS news feed is here is my URL: You can copy/paste this into your newsreader news page at Google or Yahoo. (That is an RSS icon to the right)

For those of you that don't know what RSS is, please read this explanation from "What-is-RSS-Dot-Com: [Link]

RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.

An RSS newsreader is:

Feed Reader or News Aggregator software allow you to grab the RSS feeds from various sites and display them for you to read and use. [You can look at headlines from all the news source feeds tyou have collected all on a single news page such as My Yahoo or a your personalized Google page. I use both sites]]

A variety of RSS Readers are available for different platforms. Some popular feed readers include Amphetadesk (Windows, Linux, Mac), FeedReader (Windows), and NewsGator (Windows - integrates with Outlook). There are also a number of web-based feed readers available. My Yahoo, Bloglines, and Google Reader are popular web-based feed readers.

RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy, by not needing to join each site's email newsletter. The number of sites offering RSS feeds is growing rapidly and includes big names like Yahoo News.

1 comment:

David Bradley said...

Tips on boosting your RSS newsfeed subscribers can be found here.

Hope they're useful. By the way, RSS doesn't necessarily stand for rich site summary. In fact, the original definition is Really Simple Syndication.