One of the questions I used to get the most was why did I change the Sofrito For Your Soul website to blog format. One of the things you will learn about me if you do not already know id that I am a Urban Jibaro techie nerd…(I need to fashion a "pava style" pocket protector). I changed the site in an attempt to grab a broader range of readers and because I believe that most people are not as culturally connected because their lives are so busy…and RSS was a tool that can help them get access to a lot of information in a fraction of the time it will take you to surf all the sites you like. I use RSS on my blackberry curve (via Viigo) and via my Gmail acct.
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RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works such as blogentries, news headlines, audio, and video in a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a "feed," "web feed," or "channel") includes full or summarized text plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content quickly and automatically. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites intoplace.
RSS feeds can be read using software called an "RSS reader," "feed reader," or an "aggregator," which can be web-based or desktop-based. A standardized XML file format allows the information to be published once and viewed by many different programs. The user subscribes to a feed by entering the feed's link into the reader or by clicking an RSS icon in a browser that initiates the subscription process. The RSS reader checks the user's subscribed feeds regularly for new work, downloads any updates that it finds, and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds.
But how does it work?
Check out this video…it explains it in the most simplest form…with pictures too…lol
Video: RSS in Plain English