Monday, November 16, 2009

Does anyone here use RSS readers or feeds?

I have uploaded a couple RSS feeds from my ebay and yahoo answers..,yahoo 360 says it takes a couple hours for it to upload into the system.

I understand that you need an RSS reader to interpret the language of the feeds otherwise everything looks garbled.

Why not just use HTTP :// links and not bother with the rss 2.0 readers..?

I don't understand what is the purpose of the rss feed links,and was wondering who uses these links on a daily basis..and can they be found on a google search thanks in anticipation for your answers.,

Does anyone here use RSS readers or feeds?
RSS is a family of web feed formats specified in XML (a generic specification for data formats) and used for Web syndication. RSS delivers its information as an XML file called an "RSS feed", "webfeed", "RSS stream", or "RSS channel". These RSS feeds provide a way for users to passively receive newly released content (such as text, web pages, sound files, or other media); this might be the full content itself or just a link to it, possibly with a summary or other metadata (data describing the content).

This allows people to access the information in a very quick and simple manner, you don't have to deal with banners, ads, web pages and so on. All you have to do is to wait and news will come to your desktop.
Reply:I use a heavily customized Google homepage which I check many times a day. It has RSS feeds from over 12 of my favorite sites - movie show times and ratings,, weather, joke of the day, quote of the day, nasa image of the day, red sox updates, Boston Globe news, etc etc

RSS feeds are great because they bring everything to you without the fuss of an entire website.

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