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Introduction If you are not technical, RSS may at first seem scary as most descriptions you will find on the web are intended for techies. But from a users perspective RSS is simple. You do not need to understand all the jargon but you might like to know that RSS is short for ”Really Simple Syndication”. This page provides a simple user introduction to RSS.

What is RSS? RSS allows you to "subscribe" to content on the web and have it delivered to you directly via an RSS Feed. Think of subscribing to an RSS Feed a bit like you would subscribe to a paper magazine but rather than the magazine being delivered by post it is delivered to you electronically. An RSS Feed is also different in that a given magazine may have several RSS Feeds, each one focusing on different subject matter e.g. news, sport, health etc. So this enables you to subscribe to just those parts of the magazine in which you are interested.

Yet another difference is that although a paper magazine may be published say once a week an RSS Feed may be published every day or even several times day, So for a given feed you have a stream of 'articles' flowing to you in near real time.

There are other differences too. In the paper world your magazine consists of 'articles' i.e. mainly text but in the world of RSS an RSS Feed is multimedia and may be text, audio, video, photos, documents, calendar events and more.

So as you may be beginning to realize RSS, is very powerful indeed.

What is an RSS Feed? RSS Feeds are not limited to magazines - this was just a convenient example in the introduction above. RSS Feeds are provided by most websites and are quickly becoming a standard feature. Most major news sites such as the BBC and CNN for example offer them as a service. They are also offered by the vast majority of blogs and many other websites. For example, I provide over a dozen feeds from this website.

RSS Readers The first thing you need in order to access RSS feeds is a news reader. This is sometimes also known as a news aggregator. There are several kinds of news readers, some are web-based and used through your browser while you need to download others and run them on your PC.

I would strongly recommend Google Reader . It is web-based and it is free.

Finding RSS Feeds Once you’ve found a reader you like, you simply have to find the feeds you’d like to subscribe to. Look for this icon RSS Feed or a similar one or a small orange box on a website that says XML RSS Feed or the words "RSS" or "RSS Feed" or "News feed" and click on it.

Subscribing to RSS Feeds In the case of large organizations, like CNN for example, when you click the Feed icon or link, you'll be taken to a page with a set of instructions, and a list of RSS news feed URLs that you can copy and paste into your news reader.

For most feeds though, you'll be taken to a page that looks like gibberish. This is OK - you are looking at the feed itself - you are not meant to be able to read it - your newsreader will make sense of it and display it for you. All you have to do now is copy and paste the URL of the feed from address bar of your web browser into your news reader. Your newsreader will provide more information about how to do this if this explanation is not clear.

Reading your Feeds Whenever you run your news reader you will be able to read the feeds you have subscribed to. The reader will automatically keep them up to date for you. Most readers will keep tabs of what you have read and what you have not read - a bit like your email program so that you can easily distinguish what is new and what you have already read.

Video: RSS in Plain English



A short explanation of RSS and how it helps you save time reading the web.

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Video: Google Reader in Plain English



How to use Google Reader to read all your favorite news sites and blogs in one place and share news with friends.

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Blog Post
  My own personal blog :-)
Gurteen Knowledge-Log, David Gurteen, 26 March 2002

  RSS Newsfeed Channels
Gurteen Knowledge-Log, David Gurteen, 7 April 2002

  Amazon, XML, and image downloads
Gurteen Knowledge-Log, David Gurteen, 15 April 2002

  Personal RSS Aggregators
Gurteen Knowledge-Log, David Gurteen, 29 May 2002

  Multi-Author Weblogs
Gurteen Knowledge-Log, David Gurteen, 13 June 2002

  How to build an RSS digital dashboard
Gurteen Knowledge-Log, David Gurteen, 15 June 2002

  Allow your RSS feed to be crawled!
Gurteen Knowledge-Log, David Gurteen, 15 September 2002

  An idiot's guide to RSS
Gurteen Knowledge-Log, David Gurteen, 2 January 2007

  Introduction to the September 2011 Knowledge Letter
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 26 September 2011

  Introduction to the March 2012 Knowledge Letter
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 21 March 2012

  Introduction to the April 2012 Knowledge Letter
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 21 April 2012

Book
  Content Syndication with RSS by Ben Hammersley 

Category
  RSS [50 items]
RSS News Feeds and Readers

Document
  My Blogrolls

  RSS (Rich Site Summary) Resources

Download
  RSS Demo Code
Lotus Notes database containing RSS demo code

Knowledge-Letter
  Gurteen Knowledge-Letter: Issue 22 - 2nd April 2002

  Gurteen Knowledge-Letter: Issue 50 - 2nd August 2004

Media File
  Video: Google Reader in Plain English
Google Reader in Plain English

  Video: RSS in Plain English
RSS in Plain English

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  November 2005 Poll
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RSS Feed  Gurteen Knowledge Events: Africa
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RSS Feed  Gurteen Knowledge Events: North America/Central America/Caribbean
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Last updated on: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:00:42 +0100

RSS Feed  Gurteen Knowledge Events: South America
Lists new events in the South American region.
Last updated on: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:00:42 +0100

RSS Feed  Gurteen Knowledge Events: Global (Mobile)
Lists upcoming events for all regions of the world.
Last updated on: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:00:42 +0100

RSS Feed  David Gurteen's Flickr Photos
David Gurteen's Photos

RSS Feed  Gurteen Knowledge GoodToTalk
Lists new "GoodToTalk" pages on the Gurteen Knowledge website.
Last updated on: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:00:48 +0100

RSS Feed  David Gurteen's Google Plus Public Posts
David Gurteen's Google Plus Public Posts

RSS Feed  Gurteen Knowledge-Log
The Gurteen Knowledge Weblog.
Last updated on: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 01:00:58 +0100

RSS Feed  Gurteen News via Twitter
Gurteen News via Twitter.
Last updated on: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 01:00:58 +0100

RSS Feed  Gurteen Knowledge Jobs: Global
Lists new jobs for all regions of the world.
Last updated on: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 01:01:00 +0100

RSS Feed  Gurteen Knowledge Jobs: Africa
Lists new jobs in the African region.
Last updated on: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 01:01:00 +0100

RSS Feed  Gurteen Knowledge Jobs: Asia/Pacific
Lists new jobs in the Asia & Pacific region

RSS Feed  Gurteen Knowledge Jobs: Europe/Russia/Middle East/North Africa
Lists new jobs in the Europe/Russia/Middle East & North Africa region.
Last updated on: Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:00:15 +0100

RSS Feed  Gurteen Knowledge Jobs: North America/Central America/Caribbean
Lists new jobs in the North America/Central America/Caribbean region.
Last updated on: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 01:01:01 +0100

RSS Feed  Gurteen Knowledge Jobs: South America
Lists new jobs in the South American region.
Last updated on: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 01:01:01 +0100

RSS Feed  Gurteen Daily Knowledge Quotes
Gurteen Daily Knowledge Quotes.
Last updated on: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 01:01:02 +0100

RSS Feed  Gurteen Twitter Quote of the Day
Gurteen Twitter Quote of the Day.
Last updated on: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:00:39 +0100

RSS Feed  Gurteen Knowledge Seeds
Gurteen Daily Knowledge Seeds.
Last updated on: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 01:01:02 +0100

RSS Feed  David Gurteen's Twitter Feed
David Gurteen's Twitter Feed

RSS Feed  Gurteen Knowledge
Lists new pages on the Gurteen Knowledge website.
Last updated on: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:38:04 +0100

RSS Feed  Gurteen Knowledge Video Podcast
Podcast of KM videos posted from Gurteen Knowledge

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