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Posted on Jul 14, 2008 in Site News | 0 comments

What is RSS?

RSS Explained

RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, is a web feed format frequently used to publish content from blogs or news sources. An RSS feed can contain a summary, or full article, from the source site and is an easy way for people to keep up-to-date with frequent changes. Many sites use others’ RSS feeds to provide more content to their visitors. In most cases the feeds will provide a link back to the source for the full article. Essentially, it is a way to pull the information to you, rather than have to go out and visit numerous sites to get news and updates.

Why use RSS Feeds?

As the Internet, and blogging community, has grown, so have our collections of bookmarks and resources we visit. Rather than going to each site, independently, RSS feeds can be used to collect the information and display it on another site or in a reader, such as Bloglines, My Yahoo, or Google’s Reader. There are many other choices, but rather than inundate you with those, the three provided here are some of the most popular.

Email Feeds

If that seems a little too complicated, you can also receive our RSS Feed via email. Simply type in your email address in the form on the right sidebar, and FeedBurner will send you site updates. Your email will be kept private and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Click here for ExploreSACRAMENTO.com’s RSS Feed