RSS and Blogging Information Channel

More free ebooks online:
Advertising | Affiliate revenue sharing  |  Auctions  |  Blogging  |  Crafts & Hobbies  |  Currency Trading  |  mesothelioma lung cancer and asbestos |  Mortgage and refinance |  Pets  |  Web Site design 

We would like to thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
Please check back frequently as new topics are added and current topics are updated daily.


Click here to show your advertising on hundreds of sites instantly

 

Place your TextLink AD here free
 

What is an RSS Aggregator or RSS Reader?


I keep hearing about RSS, XML and RSS feeds. I just barely have a clue what they are, but when people then start talking about RSS aggregators, what are they talking about and why would I want one? Do you use an aggregator, and if so, which one?

Ain't jargon fun? RSS is Really Simple Syndication and it's a simple data-only version of a Web page or, in the case of a weblog, Web site. Why is that interesting? Because it's then easy to write programs that track this XML formatted data stream and let you know when there's new material added to the site.

For example, if you were tracking the Ask Dave Taylor RSS data stream then when this article "went live" on my site, you'd receive notification and be able to read it within minutes of it arriving. Maybe not so critical for my tech and business Q&A, I admit, but I also track a number of different business newswires and was reading about the Proctor & Gamble acquisition of Gillette at least a day prior to my colleagues. How do I know that? Because they've told me that it was my own article on the subject (P&G buys Gillette for $57 billion, but how much is that in human terms?) that alerted them to the $54 billion transaction).

Helpful Hint: If you'd like to track an RSS feed and you have a browser with RSS support, you can click on the cute little XML button you find on many different Web sites. If your browser doesn't know what to do with that and instead shows you a cryptic page of text, you'll need an RSS reader or aggregator. Keep reading, but remember that you can also "right click" (or Ctrl-click for you Mac folks) and copy the link address to your buffer, then paste it into a 'subscribe' field in your reader.

The problem is, I don't want to check 100 RSS feeds any more than I want to visit 100 Web sites every day, and that's where aggregators come in. Whether they're standalone programs, plug-ins for your favorite Web browser or email program, or Web-based services, RSS aggregators remember your subscription list, check each site on a periodic basis, and alert you to any new articles that have been published.

If you're not thinking "wow, very cool" then you are spending too much time visiting Web sites! To scan the headlines of just a dozen sites on an hourly basis would probably be a full time job and if you need to keep abreast of your industry, as I do, then you wouldn't have any time to actually do anything, which would obviously be deleterious to your career long-term! :-)

So there are programs you can download that are RSS aggregators (or RSS readers, basically synonymous) for Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix systems. A few of the most popular are BlogExpress and FeedReader for Windows, NetNewsWire and NewsFire for Macintosh and Lifera for Linux.

Don't like having yet another application running? You can graft RSS capabilities into your Web browser (or run Firefox or Safari / Tiger, both of which have elegant built- in RSS capabilities) or your email program. Notable entries in this category are NewsGator (grafts into Microsoft Outlook on Windows), Pluck (grafts into Microsoft Internet Explorer on Windows) and Safari Menu (add-on for Apple's Safari browser that includes some RSS support).

Finally, you can subscribe to an RSS aggregator Web service which gives you a custom Web page that includes the newest information from your hand-picked RSS feeds. The highest profile solution to this is My Yahoo, which recently announced support for RSS feeds as additional personal home page information sources, though it just shows you a rolling 'latest five articles' from each source, so it doesn't work for me because I'd still be left trying to remember which I'd read or not. Other possibilities include AmphetaDesk, Bloglines, and Feedster.

Instead of those, however, I use a great Web-based product called NewsGator Online, which gives me the ability to track as many feeds as I like (fellow blogger Robert Scoble tracks over 1200 in his NewsGator Online account) along with the flexibility of keeping in sync at home, in my office and on the road.

Whichever solution you choose, I promise you that once you start traveling down the road of RSS feeds and RSS aggregators, you won't turn back. In fact, you'll find that every time you go to a Web site that you like, you'll immediately start hunting for the "syndicate" or "rss" or "xml" button. i certainly do, and I'm more plugged in now than I could ever have been in the past.

It's a rolling sea of information out there, and an RSS aggregator gives you a sail and GPS navigation system. It might just save your life out there!

Dave Taylor has been involved with the blogging community for years and is widely respected as an expert on business blogging, among other areas.


TODAYS NEWS BY OFFICEJAX FREE ADVERTISING AND AD EXCHANGE SOLUTIONSMORE RESOURCES updated Wed. May / 25 / 2022

Geoff Keighley says 2022’s Summer Game Fest will be more killer, less filler - Destructoid
Geoff Keighley says 2022’s Summer Game Fest will be more killer, less filler  Destructoid

Proton will increase the prices of premium plans for new subscribers of ProtonMail and VPN - Ghacks
Proton will increase the prices of premium plans for new subscribers of ProtonMail and VPN  Ghacks

A Fond Farewell to EconLog - Econlib
A Fond Farewell to EconLog  Econlib

RSS3 Brings Syndication Feeds (and FriendFeed) to Web3 - thenewstack.io
RSS3 Brings Syndication Feeds (and FriendFeed) to Web3  thenewstack.io

How to Link Your Blog to Your Goodreads Account - MUO - MakeUseOf
How to Link Your Blog to Your Goodreads Account  MUO - MakeUseOf

Alabama food blogger and author Kate Wood releasing new cookbook, 'Her Daily Bread' - Alabama NewsCenter
Alabama food blogger and author Kate Wood releasing new cookbook, 'Her Daily Bread'  Alabama NewsCenter

Omission of lesson on Bhagat Singh from K'taka school textbook insult to martyr: Kejriwal - Devdiscourse
Omission of lesson on Bhagat Singh from K'taka school textbook insult to martyr: Kejriwal  Devdiscourse

How to start a blog - Tom's Guide
How to start a blog  Tom's Guide

10 Blogging Tips to Capture the Right Audience (and Keep Them) - Search Engine Journal
10 Blogging Tips to Capture the Right Audience (and Keep Them)  Search Engine Journal

Tagging Blog Posts: Do Blog Tags Help SEO? - Search Engine Journal
Tagging Blog Posts: Do Blog Tags Help SEO?  Search Engine Journal

How to create a three-tier blog strategy to increase revenue - Search Engine Land
How to create a three-tier blog strategy to increase revenue  Search Engine Land

Step Up Your Social Media and Blogging Strategy with These Expert Tips - Small Business Trends
Step Up Your Social Media and Blogging Strategy with These Expert Tips  Small Business Trends

Nothing quite matches blogs' ability to connect | Past the Press Box - Past the Press Box
Nothing quite matches blogs' ability to connect | Past the Press Box  Past the Press Box

What is RSS? And Is It Still Important? - Small Business Trends
What is RSS? And Is It Still Important?  Small Business Trends

5 Methods to Improve your Blogging by Peter DeCaprio Using an Effective Email Marketing Strategy - Times Square Chronicles
5 Methods to Improve your Blogging by Peter DeCaprio Using an Effective Email Marketing Strategy  Times Square Chronicles

RSS Feeds and How To Burn Them - Business 2 Community
RSS Feeds and How To Burn Them  Business 2 Community

The best free blogging sites in 2022 - Tom's Guide
The best free blogging sites in 2022  Tom's Guide

2022 Thru-Hikers: The Trek Blogger & Vlogger Applications are Now Open! - The Trek
2022 Thru-Hikers: The Trek Blogger & Vlogger Applications are Now Open!  The Trek

The Rise and Demise of RSS - VICE
The Rise and Demise of RSS  VICE

Law Blog Design, Development and Hosting on WordPress - LexBlog
Law Blog Design, Development and Hosting on WordPress  LexBlog

5 Powerful Blogging Tips for Beginners for More Success - Customer Think
5 Powerful Blogging Tips for Beginners for More Success  Customer Think

After-Christmas sales live: top deals at Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon and more - TechRadar
After-Christmas sales live: top deals at Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon and more  TechRadar

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: February 20, 2022 - Royal Caribbean Blog
Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: February 20, 2022  Royal Caribbean Blog

Link to the Original Articles in your RSS Feeds - Digital Inspiration
Link to the Original Articles in your RSS Feeds  Digital Inspiration

Start RSS Feeding Content Today With dlvr.it to Social Media [How-To] - Rocks Digital
Start RSS Feeding Content Today With dlvr.it to Social Media [How-To]  Rocks Digital

The Day the Good Internet Died - The Ringer
The Day the Good Internet Died  The Ringer

A Few Simple Benefits of Using An RSS Feed - Business 2 Community
A Few Simple Benefits of Using An RSS Feed  Business 2 Community

Her Take: Talking With North Carolina Hip-Hop Blogger Nancia Odom - INDY Week
Her Take: Talking With North Carolina Hip-Hop Blogger Nancia Odom  INDY Week

RSS joins Koo App amid Twitter's face off with Government of India, see their first post - Republic World
RSS joins Koo App amid Twitter's face off with Government of India, see their first post  Republic World

Should you use footnotes in your law blog post? Nope, absolutely not - LexBlog
Should you use footnotes in your law blog post? Nope, absolutely not  LexBlog

Donald Trump's 'From the Desk of...' blog crashed after election fraud claim - Business Insider
Donald Trump's 'From the Desk of...' blog crashed after election fraud claim  Business Insider

John Mueller Relaunches His Old Blog - Search Engine Roundtable
John Mueller Relaunches His Old Blog  Search Engine Roundtable

Publish your Blog to Amazon Kindle & Earn Revenue - Digital Inspiration
Publish your Blog to Amazon Kindle & Earn Revenue  Digital Inspiration

RSS’s standardised Hinduism – Part 4 - Times of India
RSS’s standardised Hinduism – Part 4  Times of India

How to start a blog: a complete guide for beginners - TechRadar
How to start a blog: a complete guide for beginners  TechRadar

How to Write a Successful Blog - Digital Inspiration
How to Write a Successful Blog  Digital Inspiration

How to Move your Blogger Blog on Custom Domain to WordPress - Digital Inspiration
How to Move your Blogger Blog on Custom Domain to WordPress  Digital Inspiration

How to Auto-Post your Blog Updates to Twitter - Digital Inspiration
How to Auto-Post your Blog Updates to Twitter  Digital Inspiration

If hijab goes away, will all religious clothing go away from educational institutions? - Times of India
If hijab goes away, will all religious clothing go away from educational institutions?  Times of India

RSS is the greatest enemy of Hinduism - Times of India
RSS is the greatest enemy of Hinduism  Times of India

free amv format video downloads   amv format video downloads   amv format videos

                             Click here to place your AD on this page for free

Surplus Overstock Jewelry Antiques office cubicles desks workstation tables

Ohio Unclaimed freight outlet

university of akron university housing available

OfficeJax free ad space available here

Find used office equipment in Ohio at www.OfficeJax.Has.It

www.Akron.Has.It

Find the best fleamarkets at www.FleaMarketWorld.Has.It

Find homes for rent
in Akron Ohio
www.homes4rent.has.it

Find electric powered vehicles at www.NoGas.Drives.It

Flea Market World

Free Automatic Link Exchange

Akron City directory

 


[Back to Top]

 

auction news and listings for Akron, Ohio

Akron crafts and hobby news center

Akron currency trading

Home remedies and best tips

Akron Ohio pet news

Advertising and promotions Akron, Ohio

Akron Ohio web site design news

Akron Mortgaging and refinancing

The Akron blogging news center

HOME | SITE MAP
© 2012 - 2022 All Rights Reserved