RSS is an acronym that stands for Really Simple Syndication. Simple? Well, some of us would think otherwise considering we still have difficulty distinguishing between right and left clicking, but the fact is, it is really simple.
When someone produces information on the internet such as a blog, like this one, a podcast, or a news article, you have the option of monitoring that pipeline or “feed” of information. If you prefer articles by a specific author at a specific news outlet, you will probably be able to subscribe to his or her RSS feed, which means every time they publish new content, you’ll have direct access to it through an RSS feed reader.
RSS Feed readers are typically free and can be downloaded from the internet, installed on your computer, and “tuned in” to any RSS feed that you can find.
How do I find a feed?
Keep your eyes peeled for web pages that trigger your browser, whether Firefox or Internet Explorer version 7, to display the RSS feed logo in the address bar (that’s where you type www.jongriffith.com.)
The logo typically looks something like this:
If you see a logo like this on your browser, or on a web page you’re viewing, it means there is content on that page that is syndicated, and you have the ability to use one of many feed readers to subscribe to that feed so you never miss a beat. Every time an article is published to that feed, you’ll be able to receive the content without having to visit multiple websites.
This is a great tool which brings all of the exact information you want to you instead of having to comb through multiple websites for information.