[bksvol-discuss] Re: RSS

  • From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 19:58:08 -0800 (PST)

Thanks, Jared, and thanks Nancy for asking. I was
wondering, too


--- Jared Wright <wright.jaredm@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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.
> Jared
>   ----- 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.
>   Thanks,
>   Nancy

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