Tuesday, December 28, 2010

RSS Feeds

RSS (most commonly expanded as Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a "feed", "web feed", or "channel") includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically.

Rather than checking your favorite blogs and news sites every day for updates, you can subscribe to a feed so that all the content from those sites comes to you. Software that checks feeds for updates and sends them to you is called a "feed reader".
Feeds come in a few different formats, the most common being RSS (Really Simple Syndication). Other formats include Atom and XML. Any good feed reader can accept any of these formats.

How Can I Find a Feed?

Websites that have an available feed you can subscribe to typically will show one of the following icons in the browser toolbar:
How it Works
The feed or RSS icon shows that there is content on that page or site that you can subscribe to through a feed reader. By clicking on the icon you can look at the feed and see what kind of content is there.

You can create feed for any page using page2rss.com.But reading feeds regularly may be a problem.Some prefer the feed to be delivered to their inbox.In that case you can visit feedmyinbox.com which sends feeds to your inbox for free.