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RSS Feed (Really Simple Syndication)

What is RSS? RSS in Plain English - YouTube video The Beginner’s Guide to RSS Original source of text: BBC NEWS | Help | RSS | RSS (Really Simple Syndication) In a world heaving under the weight of billions of web pages, keeping up to date with the information you want can be a drag. Wouldn't it be better to have the latest news and features delivered directly to you, rather than clicking from site to site? Well now you can, thanks to a very clever service, RSS. There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but the majority plump for 'Really Simple Syndication'. Put plainly, it allows you to identify the content you like and have it delivered directly to you. It takes the hassle out of staying up-to-date, by showing you the very latest information that you are interested in. Not all websites currently provide RSS, but it is growing rapidly in popularity and many others, including the many other blogs, BBC News and CNN do provide it. How do I start using

Web 2.0, an excellent source of information

The most excellent author of the Read/Write Web , Richard McManus (a Kiwi) has joined up to 'syndicate' his blog in cooperation with 3 others that also have a passion about Web 2.0 . Enjoy the views, round-ups and links at Web 2.0 Workgroup Here's a primer about Web 2.0 - if you're an IT professional, an information professional or a knowledge worker then this is for you.

Blogging for bosses - What Makes A Good Blog

One of the key people at work has asked about blogging and, "What makes a good blog?" and I suspect that you may soon see the fruits of my labour at a CCC website near you. First, a definition of "blog" from Wikipedia : A weblog (now more commonly known as a blog ) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally in reverse chronological order). If you're new to the world of blogging then do not fear, most people are. It's nothing new; it's nothing that clever; it doesn't involve downloading software; it can be done on any computer; it's all about writing words; you need NO technical skills to do it. Want more then I suggest the Understand and Reading a Blog (for Newcomers) But, on a more general note, what do you think makes a good blog? I suspect you'll have to define what "good" means to you and your readers. And there's the first thing I'll be saying: 1) What am I writing for? Th