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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Using RSS Feed

Almost all of us spend a lot of time online and this time is increasing everyday. It is the freedom that we enjoy in this virtual world makes us use it more often. But keeping track of all the latest news on websites and especially new posts on blogs is a real hard task. Since there is no fixed time of the day when the popular webistes, especially blogs and news websites are updated.
One of my friends suggested of adding RSS feeds to my blog which helps in bringing the latest update to the readers rather than they coming back to my webpage again and again or myself sending a mail to them for checking the latest update.
So what is RSS ? RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication". RSS feeds are just a special kind of web page, designed to be read by computers rather than people. It might help to think of them as the free, internet version of the old-fashioned ticker-tape news wire machines .
OK so now we know about RSS. But how does one gets started. Well firstly we need something called a news reader. A news reader reads all the feeds collected from different websites and blogs. It updates itself as with the latest updates from various stored websites and gives the user or the reader just the headline or a shorter version of the article. Thus bring all the latest updates from your favorite webistes at your door step rather than one going to them.
There are number of news readers freely available,


Mozzilla Firefox

Wizz RSS

Once you have chosen a news reader, and installed it. Now all you have to do is to decide what content you want to receive in your news reader.
My next post will be how one can add my blog to your news reader and a couple of tips about to make good use of news reader. I got a news reader just recently and found it a very very useful tool.


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