RSS Feed: What it is and how it can help you

What is an RSS Feed….According to Wikipedia…

RSS (Rich Site Summary; originally RDF Site Summary; often calledReally Simple Syndication), uses a family of standard web feedformats[2] to publish frequently updated information: blog entries, news headlines, audio, video. An RSS document (called “feed”, “web feed”,[3] or “channel”) includes full or summarized text, and metadata, like publishing date and author’s name.

RSS feeds enable publishers to syndicate data automatically. A standard XML file format ensures compatibility with many different machines/programs. RSS feeds also benefit users who want to receive timely updates from favourite websites or to aggregate data from many sites.

Subscribing to a website RSS removes the need for the user to manually check the website for new content. Instead, their browser constantly monitors the site and informs the user of any updates. The browser can also be commanded to automatically download the new data for the user.

Software termed “RSS reader“, “aggregator“, or “feed reader”, which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based, presents RSS feed data to users. Users subscribe to feeds either by entering a feed’s URI into the reader or by clicking on the browser’s feed icon. The RSS reader checks the user’s feeds regularly for new information and can automatically download it, if that function is enabled. The reader also provides a user interface.



My name is Ashley Love and I am in the Entertainment Business degree program. As an entrepreneur with my own publishing company, I am always looking for new resources, marketing strategies, and automation tools that can help me with being more productive and consistent with my brand. I found the following resources that I think will be very useful:

1.) Small Business Trends – I love this because it has a variety of articles on what is going on in all aspects of small businesses including marketing, sales, automation, software programs and much more. It is good to stay up-to-date with the new trends that are happening in business because things are so fast-paced these days that it is easy to get left behind. There were also articles like those in the picture above on how to run a successful business such as customer service, what tools are must-have and what can you get rid of, and how to grow your business on a variety of platforms.

2.) Social Media Examiner – Social Media has become one of the most powerful tools in business and this resource allows you to keep up with the new features and trends that are happening with all social media platforms. Just reading through a couple of the articles, I got some cool ideas on how to use Pinterest more effectively in my business by creating contests and by allowing people who are dedicated followers to pin to one of my boards. I never thought about that before.

I enjoyed setting up my RSS feed and read about everything from Social Media Marketing to Gaming tonight. I had heard of it before, but I hadn’t set up one yet. I am excited to have this new resource to be able to use and gain knowledge in many different areas.


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