RSS: What it is, and how to use it

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a system of sending and receiving updates and other information from a central source to many users.

Very often, computer users find themselves regularly visiting the same sites. These might be news sites, blogs, forums, web mail, or something else. Usually, this requires redirecting a browser to each sites, then browsing the contents of that site.

The fundamental idea of RSS is to simplify this process by making the user’s computer collect all the updates from the user’s favourite sites in one place. That ‘place’ is a program on the user’s computer, called an RSS feed aggregator or feed reader.

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About Gordon Lanoie

With a background in Computer Engineering Technology from Red River Community College, Gordon has been active on the digital scene since the mid-1990s. He currently works with all Lanoie clients to determine their needs and to develop affordable, effective online strategies for their businesses and organizations. With a background in teaching internet technology in the late 1990s at Winnipeg Technical College (formerly South Winnipeg Technical Center) and soon after at UWinnipeg PACE (formerly the Division of Continuing Education), Gordon has a broad background with the needs of students as well as administration in the education industry.

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