Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Power of RSS

RSS is relatively little understood, but hugely important as a mode of online dissemination and syndication. In the simplest of terms, RSS is a web page written in XML that is commonly generated when content on a web site is changed. RSS aggregators are relatively small software packages that reside on the desktop, or in a browser, or at another web site that monitor updates at the RSS sites and make the new content available to the subscriber.

Though the technology dates back to the early versions of Netscape, this is only now gaining momentum as increasingly people are seeking a technological solution to keeping abreast of topics and areas of interest.

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