Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Explanation of RSS

One of the great features of the Firefox browser is "Live Bookmarks". In essence, live bookmarks provides RSS feeds to your browser and makes each new subject that is syndicated appear as a new bookmark in the live bookmark folder. The reason I like this feed is that it allows me to see if a blog has been updated by looking at the bookmark subject lines rather than surfing over to the site.

I've explained this, or attempted to do so, to a few people and several have asked me exactly what an RSS feed is. Now, CNET has a rather good explanation plus a how-to on their site. They fail to mention that Firefox and Thunderbird have this capability built in, but they do offer both products on the Download.com site.

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