RSS feeds are quickly replacing email as a preferred website subscription option. Feeds are meant to be used on websites large or small as a way to distribute the site's content to customers or subscribers in a quick, easy and efficient manner. Feeds permit subscription to regular updates, delivered automatically via a portal, news reader and even RSS to email. RSS is mainly for distribution of content through feed readers, however there are many other uses for RSS feeds including syndication through widgets, which can be placed on nearly any web page that supports HTML coding. One of the biggest benefits to RSS is that subscriptions are completely controlled by the subscriber.
Visit our product feeds subscription page to subscribe to Quality Silks via RSS.
What Does RSS Mean?:
RSS is an acronym that stands for Really Simple Syndication and/or Rich Site Summary. RSS is based on XML, a widely used standard for textual information exchange between applications Online. RSS feeds can be viewed as text files, but they were originally designed for computer-to-computer communications.
Feeds are added to feed readers and updates get delivered directly to the subscriber. Feeds are typically identified using the standard feed icon or chicklets. Anytime you see a feed icon displayed it generally means that there is content (text, audio, video, etc) to subscribe to which can be read, watched or listened to using any feed reader.
What Is An RSS Feed Reader?
Users who regularly use and subscribe to RSS feeds know that there are many reader choices available to choose from. Currently, there are over 2,000 different RSS feed reading applications, news aggregators and media readers for podcasts or video feeds. In addition, feeds can now also be read through many newer mobile devices.
Many of the best feed readers are free and include applications such as NewsGator, Google Reader and more. Some readers are available as a paid service and may require a small fee to access and use. Typically, the paid readers are easier to learn and come pre-loaded with many of the most popular feeds out-of-the-box and ready to read. Feed reader interfaces typically display your feeds and the number of new entries within each of those feeds. They also allow for organization of subscribed feeds into categories or favorites.
Many of the most popular feed readers are Web-based applications that allow users to login to an online, web-based service to track and manage feeds. Online services give users the advantage of being able to access their feed updates anytime, anywhere, using a Web browser and Internet connection. Other forms of feed readers include email based, desktop based and even mobile or pda based.
Popular Web-based Feed Readers:
A brief list of popular Web-based RSS feed readers to use when subscribing to our product feeds.