An Introduction to RSS

by Margaret Wilson on

I have a sneaky suspicion most of you have noticed a little orange logo in the address bar when you visit certain websites. Go ahead, look. Not sure where to look? Here you go:

RSS Firefox

Have you ever clicked on the logo? Go ahead, click. Whoa, eh? Takes all of the articles from a website and organizes them into a nice format.

RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication. The purpose of using RSS is so that users can aggregate their favourite article/post-based sites. There are many different pieces of software and login-based websites to combine all of the “feeds”. I have not tried many of these and ever since trying Google Reader I doubt I will ever consider any others.

Google Reader

There really is not much to using RSS. If you are looking for a reader, I highly recommend Google Reader as you can access your feeds wherever you go.

The purpose of this article was to introduce the basic goal of RSS. I hope that those of you who have never tried this will test it out. As always, if you have any questions please email me at !


Written by: Margaret Wilson

Hi, my name is Margaret Wilson and I am an engineering student. This is my personal blog and I try to solve different problems regarding mobile phones and PCs. Stay tuned!

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