What is RSS?
RSS is a Web content Syndication format and its name is stand
for Really Simple Syndication. All RSS files must conform to the
XML 1.0 specification.
By Using RSS files, you can create a data feed that supplies Titles,
links, and description of content from your Web site.
RSS feeds comprises two components.
1. RSS data feeds : That is a sources of
2. RSS news Aggregator:
RSS aggregator is a a System that fetches
Information from your web sites through RSS data feeds and dropped it WebPages like weblog
How to use it?
To use RSS feeds You require an RSS reader, such as Add to Google,
My Yahoo! , My MSN and others.. RSS readers allow you to find feeds and subscribe to them, so that
content is delivered to you. Using this reader to subscribe to an RSS feed takes
only a couple of clicks, and does not involve any registration process or fee.
After you have subscribed to an RSS feed, headlines will begin to flow to your
reader. When you see a headline that interests you, just click it to view the
What is Syndication?
Syndication is the process of sharing content among sites.
A link that says Syndicate this site is RSS or XML. that is the
headlines, a link, and an entry description for each new weblog
entry are made available for others to use on their websites or
to access through a newsfeed reader program.
What are the benefits of RSS?
1.RSS data Feeds Provide Instant Themed Information. 2. RSS
data Feeds Provide Fresh, Updated Information.
3. RSS data Feeds Result in More Frequent Spidering.
4.It saves on surfing time. Since an RSS feed provides a summary of
the related article, it saves the user's time by helping s/he decide
on which items to prioritize when reading or browsing the net.
5.It gives the power of subscription to the user. Users are given a
free-hand on which websites to subscribe in their RSS aggregators
which they can change at any time they decide differently.
6.It lessens the clutter in your inbox.
7.It is spam free. Unlike email subscriptions, RSS does not make use
of your email address to send updates thus your privacy is kept safe
from spam mails.
8.Unsubscribing is hassle-free. Unlike email subscriptions where the
user is asked questions on why s/he is unsubscribing and then the user
would be asked to confirm unsubscribing, all you have to do is to
delete the RSS feed from your aggregator.