What are RSS Feeds?

Seth Sutel, an AP Business Writer wrote a great end-user article that Yahoo! News published on the topic of RSS feeds. He explains, RSS which stands for “Really Simple Syndication” is a kind of computer code that allows you to “subscribe” to various Web sites.

The nice thing about RSS feeds is that they are so simple to subscribe that anyone can use them to stay on top of their favorite topic. RSS feeds are available from millions of sources on millions of topics such as sports, technology, financial, business, marketing and personal just to name a few.

Among the many RSS feed readers (news readers) are Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Google Reader (which I use and recommend), NewsGator and Bloglines. Many of these feed readers are also available for your BlackBerry, iPhone and other popular smartphones.

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