Last Updated on October 3, 2013 by Jimson Lee
Several of my readers asked me “What the heck are those RSS buttons on your Blog?”.
RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a web feed of frequently published or updated content.
There was a good video in Problogger.net explaining this.
The content can be read using software called a “feed reader” or an “aggregator.” I highly recommend Bloglines or Google Reader.
Guest Blogger Samizr Khan previously wrote an article on Alcohol and Exercise. He goes into the entertainment aspect on RSS.
To be able to use an RSS feed, you need to have an aggregator, also known as a feed reader. These aggregators are available widely online, so it won’t be that hard to scour the net to find the one that you’re looking for. There are a variety of aggregators to choose from. Best of all is that you can download them for free.
RSS feeds are often used in blogs, news, and entertainment websites. Anything that relays information to subscribers, and is often updated. These updates are then sent to all of the subscribers of these sites that carry RRS feeds. The updates are summarized, so you’d have an idea what stories they are referring to. If you are interested in the information it’s relaying, you can then click on the text to get the longer version of the text.
The great thing about RSS feeds, is that you can also read them through your cell phones, and they come in PDAs.
Most entertainment websites carry RSS feeds such as BBC, Reuters, Boston Globe, CNN, etc. Music reviews, game news, interviews, movie stories, are also put into RSS feeds. This makes it a lot easier for fans to follow stories about their favorite movie stars, sports heroes, latest gaming news, etc. It is offered to you unadulterated, and free from annoying spam that clutters your emails.
A lot of businesses also use RSS feeds to reach their customers. This allows them to directly relay information, uncorrupted, and instantaneously. As soon as you download an RSS feed, you receive the information right away.
Entertainment RSS is an all in one stop. You don’t have to click from website to website to get the news that you’re after. Entertainment websites that carry RSS offer you the news that you need, automatically as soon as they’re updated. This saves you the time and the trouble of having to scour the net for the information that you’re looking for.
It is easy to subscribe to entertainment RSS feed, just click the button that indicates the RSS feed. You usually have to copy the URL into your aggregator, but some RSS feeds automatically download into your reader. You can unsubscribe to an RSS feed anytime.
There are some search engines that allow you to search information contained through RSS feeds. There are also feed directories that categorize RSS feeds by order of interest. This makes it easier for people to locate all of the information contained in RSS on any available topics online.
Local news can also be found via RSS. So now instead of tuning into your TV sets to get the latest headlines, updates, and sporting news, you can subscribe to an RSS feed. This way, you get all of your news at once. This allows you to control the way you receive information, and enables you to receive news at your own free time.
The great thing about this is that readers can read the headlines and summary, and then can choose which stories they want to follow. This gives the reader control over the content of the information they are receiving. This way, they are not bombarded by numerous advertisements and countless useless information that they don’t have any use for.
Individuals who have blogs with syndicated content can submit the syndicated versions of their blogs to RSS feed directories. This way, blog enthusiasts can have access to their RSS feeds.
Feedster is one of the most popular search engines. You can use this search engine to find numerous entertainment articles, stories, reviews, using an RSS feed. The great thing about RSS feeds, is that you’re always updated with the latest news and happenings.
RSS feeds is revolutionizing the way information consumers get their content. Instead of being bombarded with a plethora of useless information, the consumers now can select & reject the material that goes into their consciousness.
About the Author
Samizr Khan is an Internet Marketer who promotes quality resources online. Tap into his wealth of experience and learn how you can market online by visiting his blog at www.samizrkhan.name. Find your best free weight loss exercise program at www.freeweightlossexerciseprogram.
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