RSS Explained In About 3 Minutes

24Jan08

RSS is something that most people hear or see on a daily basis. Everyone should know what RSS is and how it can help you to aggregate all of the content you find on the Websites you visit every day into one place. (Yes, Mom, I’m talking to you.) RSS means Really Simple Syndication. That basically means that RSS gives you a really easy way to syndicate all of your favorite Web content into one place. This magical place is called a feed reader. A feed reader is where all of your content is sent so you can read it later.

I understand that most people reading this site know what RSS, feed readers, and that little orange button you see on almost every Website out there is. If so, this screencast isn’t for you. For those of you who hear RSS thrown around and secretly want to click on that little orange button, but really have no clue what it is, then you may want to take the next three minutes to see how non-scary it all is. Here’s my screencast explanation of RSS:

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10 Responses to “RSS Explained In About 3 Minutes”

  1. *blush*

  2. I’ve been learning rss a little piece at a time. This was perfect! and so quick. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Aww Allen 🙂 . @ ladybeams – I’m so glad I could help! Thanks for reading.

  4. 4 Erica DeWolf

    Great Screencast! I noticed you used Camtasia Studio to record this screencast…don’t you love it?

    This will come in handy when trying to explain to my clients exactly what RSS is and how it can be implemented.

    Thanks!

  5. hey, great read! so does that mean i have to have an account with a certain feedburner?

  6. Heh, RSS seems to be one of the hardest things to explain. I’d link to our video, but it’s in Dutch; not sure how your Dutch is these days 😉

    Your version is certainly well done. I like the transitions you use, and the repeat of the RSS image, so people get to grips with the terms.

    You know: I’ve learnt a lot trying to explain RSS and other internet related techniques. Thing is that some people don’t even get the concept of ‘subscribing’. I had someone ask me: “So, um, what does that subscription cost?”

    That’s the internet: older people still ask “what does that cost?”, young people go “Hey, why isn’t this free!”

    Funny business we’re in.

  7. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  8. Fantastic– thanks!

  9. 9 Prasath

    How does this RSS applicable for the site requires authentication(ask user name and password) to view the content ?


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