RSS in plain English


I’ve been an avid RSS user for a number of years now – my trusty NetNewsWire provides me with my daily updates from numerous blogs, news feeds and websites that makes it easy for me to browse through dozens of items over breakfast. A significant change from the early days of the web where I’d (not so regularly) browse through the lists of links I accumulated in my ‘bookmarks’ – most of which were forgotten about soon after I saved them there!

In his recent post titled What is RSS, Robin Good comments in this great little video by Lee and Sachi Lefever in which they introduce RSS for beginners. It’s a great 3min viewing, and Robin includes the full transcript of the video clip on his blog, complete with hypertext links to sites and features that are illustrated in the video.

As the producers of the video say:
“There are two types of Internet users, those that use RSS and those that don’t. This video is for the people who could save time using RSS, but don’t know where to start.”

(PS – guess how I came across this link?)

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