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Thursday, November 16, 2006

what is RSS?


Have you seen this icon above somewhere or the word RSS? Some friends has asked me to explain them what is RSS and how this can work. So I am posting today some information and some instructions about this very important feature. RSS is a simple system that allows users to subscribe to their favorite websites. For example: want to know when your favourite blogs have new posts without visiting every little while? With the help of Bloglines (www.bloglines.com) you 1. simply make an account 2. check on your favourite blog if there is RSS > clicking on this you get an address (which is something like www.youclickedthis.com/atom.xml ) 3. Copy this address and paste where it says "search for feeds" on the Bloglines page. 4. The results page brings up the blog , and click on the" subscribe to this blog". 5. Download also the notifier from the Bloglines as well so whenever new posts are published a small icon notifies you on the bottom-right side of your screen. Make sure you put blogs that are not constantly updated because it will be very distracting.

4 comments:

Tricia from Chicago said...

this is very helpful although I am kind of lost already. Is the notifier available on the bloglines?

Angelo Plessas said...

yes! simply donwload it

mave said...

or just use firefox, where you can sunscribe to the rss feed of a blog by clicking the "rss" button in the right part of the adress bar :)

www.getfirefox.com

Angelo Plessas said...

exactly