What's New: Syndicate Your Site with RSS

RSS may just be the Next Big Thing on the Internet. RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, provides a way for your web site to share headlines and other content with clients, staff, the public, and even related web sites. If your web site changes frequently, RSS is a great way to manage the changes. Or perhaps you want it to change more often, to keep visitors coming back!

What Is RSS?

RSS is a web content syndication format based on XML (we discussed the XML data language in our Q2, 2003 issue). Since RSS is a universal format, any web site can publish an RSS "news feed," and any RSS reader can display headlines and articles from any RSS-enabled web site. Users run RSS software which alerts them automatically when a new article is posted online. Sometimes other web sites can draw upon RSS feeds, such as the ABC News headlines displayed and updated automatically on ITS StartCenter. In this fashion articles from your web site might be posted automatically on other web sites all around the world! Web sites can even have more than one RSS feed, for different topics. RSS commonly appears on news and "blog" web sites that are frequently updated, such as the New York Times, MSNBC, ABC News, and the Wall Street Journal.

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Friday, Jun 3, 2005 06:15 pm CDT

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