Introduction to RSS:
The following RSS
PPT does a pretty good job of providing an overview to RSS.
There is more to RSS than meets the eye. RSS is a standard
for distributing content in a succinct way. The biggest benefits
to RSS is that it allows users to opt-in, as a result RSS
has flourished. Users appreciate that they control the content
they recieve. The formula is easy if publishers provide consistent
quality feeds, users will stay tuned, if the feeds become
laden with ads or irrelevant content users will opt-out. More
on Understanding RSS
Reading RSS Feeds:
Users can subscribe to feeds using desktop readers, web based
news aggregators or similar tools. Users simply provide the
url of the feed they wish to subscribe, each time content
is added to the RSS feed, the feed is updated in their reader.
Feeds are created using XML a markup language, they can be
coded using a text editor like notepad or users can use an
RSS feed creation tool like FeedForAll
that will make things easy.