With so much new content on the Internet being added daily, it may be difficult to keep up with what is happening online. There are some various ways people try, by visiting specific news websites every day, doing a Google search, or relying on social networks to keep up with what is happening in the world. One solution that sometimes gets overlooked is an RSS feed. You’ve probably heard about it before, that is because it is a technology which has influenced many modern internet tools you are probably familiar with.
What’s RSS? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, or, depending on who you ask, Rich Site Summary. At its heart, they are just simple text files with basic updated information, such as news pieces, articles, blogs, that sort of thing. This stripped down content is usually plugged into what is called a feed reader, or an interface that quickly converts the RSS text files into a stream of the latest updates from around the web. As internet content became more complicated, so did RSS files, which rapidly adopted images, videos, and more, but still in a stripped down format for easier loading and compatibility across all feeds readers.
Readers usually automatically update, so that it delivers the latest adopted images, video, and more, but in a stripped down format for easier loading and compatibility across all feed readers. I thought that RSS was a little old. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn along with other sites became the go-to choice for following sites, watching feeds, and learning about the most recent content. The result was less interest in RSS feeds in the past several years. However, RSS feeds are still effective for keeping up to date on the various topics that you’re interested in.