[bksvol-discuss] Re: RSS

  • From: "Nancy Hill" <girlyscream@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 12:55:43 -0500


Thanks for the info.  Seems like you have a good hold on that technology. 
Perhaps I will learn to catch its coat tail before it's morphed into 
something else!

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jared Wright
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 11:51 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: RSS

  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 


    ----- 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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