We introduced some of our readers to RSS feeds a little while ago and have been talking about feeds on and off since then. Stephanie Quilao has a great post that really helps to explain feeds "the Oprah way" so if you still feel a little intimidated by all the geek speak that tends to accompany any discussion of feeds, then this is a post for you. Feeds really are important to get to know and can make a huge difference in how you consume all that tasty content out there.
Here is a taste of Stephanie’s great post:
Today, Im going to explain how RSS can help you live your best life online.
We all have busy lives with very little time. Web surfing is fun but can take hours going to visit every single website and blog you enjoy. Wouldnt it be fabulous if you could just get all the headlines of the most current stories from all your favorite websites and blogs in one place?
Well now you can, and it is called RSS feed.
The Oprah definition
The technical acronym for RSS is Really Simple Syndication?, an XML format that was created to syndicate news, and be a means to share content on the web. Now, to geeks and techies that means something special, but to everyday folks like you and me, what comes to mind is, Uh, I dont get it??
So, to make RSS much easier to understand, in Oprah speak, RSS stands for: Im Ready for Some Stories?. It is a way online for you to get a quick list of the latest story headlines from all your favorite websites and blogs all in one place. How cool is that?
Let us know what you think about feeds once you have had a chance to read this post. Do you see how feeds can really benefit you or are feeds still a somewhat geeky technology that you don’t see yourself using?
(Source: Lexblog blog)