RSS
Condemned to the 1st Circle of Hell

Definition:

RSS.jpgRSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. Or it can be Rich Site Summary. Or it could be Rich Site Syndication. There’s a whole smorgasbord of words that RSS can be attached to, but there is one single meaning: content syndication.

RSS is two things. First, the format. RSS is an XML format that lets machines easily understand content from another site, and display this to the user in different ways.

Second, RSS is the delivery mechanism for many content providers out there, be it blogs, podcasts, or even weather and stock tickers.

RSS is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated digital content, such as blogs, news feeds or podcasts.

Users of RSS content use programs called feed ‘readers’ or ‘aggregators': the user ‘subscribes’ to a feed by supplying to their reader a link to the feed; the reader can then check the user’s subscribed feeds to see if any of those feeds have new content since the last time it checked, and if so, retrieve that content and present it to the user. -Wikipedia

RSS is here to stay. As long as there is content to be delivered around the world, RSS will be there to bring it to you doorstep (your virtual doorstep, that is).

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    Mikee Says:

    Of all the things that most people would hate is to find abbreviations. Finding out what they are may be a hassle if you are not careful and at the same time consuming. We all know that along with technology comes new buzz words but this is really something pathetic.

    Conversely, it may be too long and complicated to pronounce. Using words you don’t even understand is something that will be a waste of time really. But once you find out what they can give, chances are you may be very much interested in finding out what they are. Why is it not surprising…