[bksvol-discuss] Re: RSS

  • From: "Jared Wright" <wright.jaredm@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 11:51:54 -0500

Hi Nancy, RSS stands for "really simple syndication" and is a method for 
retrieving content from various locations on the internet from one destination. 
RSS readers can be found as part of web portals like Yahoo! or AOL or can be 
standalone applications. Both Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2 have integrated 
RSS support. The real benefit of RSS is that you can, from a home base of 
sorts, track updates to as many sites as you like. For example, on my yahoo! 
portal that is loaded up all with all sorts of RSS feeds, I see the most recent 
headlines from the associated press, PC World, ESPN, E! Online, as well as many 
other official news sources and smaller blogs that I follow. This way I don't 
have to go to each site to see if they've updated their content. It's all 
neatly organized for me through RSS. If I see an update to a site or location 
on the net that I'd like to read, I can click the headline provided by the RSS 
reader to go to the source of that headline's site and read the article or 
feature in full. I hope this is a good starting point; RSS has taken off into a 
technology that's used for all sorts of things, so efficiently summarizing it 
is getting more and more complicated.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Nancy Hill 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 11:18 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] RSS

  Will someone please enlighten me re: RSS?  I have seen it mentioned a number 
of times, but I have no idea what it is, if I have it, or what to do with it.


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