Social media does not deliver accurate news, is not organized and nor tailored to an individual’s needs. RSS, or Really Simple Syndication is better technology, organized and efficient. RSS has a functionality similar to a digital newspaper.

RSS takes web content and provides organization and delivery without the need to go to a website. RRS feeds deliver to the feed reader, and there are three aggregators, browser-based interfaces, mobile apps and offline desktop clients. RSS contents can be opened using any device and used to lower the cost of mobile data, unsubscribe from an email list, remain informed regarding website updates, tag, organize and star folders and more.

Website updates and emails can be stored in RSS, and read when the individual has time. Once the website link is added to the RSS link, constantly refreshing pages is eliminated. When new content is published by a website, an RSS feed is usually included. This contains the contents images and texts, and access is instant without the need to go to the site. This loads fast due to the data efficiency.

RSS feeds are capable of interacting with systems for Web-automation. If an instant update is wanted from a specific website, an RSS feed can send notifications to both email and cell phones. The time to configure this is only five minutes. The three types of RSS feeds are FeedBurner-based, Convertible URLs and direct XML links. Numerous RSS feeds are available through a lot of sites, and divided into categories such as news or sports.

The URL-based RSS necessitates manipulating the URL of a website, so that it is converted into an RSS feed. Following social networks using RSS is possible but it takes a lot of work. This should not be attempted unless the individual is using at least two or three accounts for social networks, and is willing to put in the time.

Feed Readers are designed to both view and store an RSS feed’s contents. There are a lot of different types of mobile readers currently available. There are three categories for RSS readers and the division is quite loose. The first offers an interface with a browser base. The second is designed to offer programs or dedicated apps. The third and final is capable of accessing both software and browsers. Almost all of the feed readers offer services for web hosting through the use of a Web interface.

Peyton Pearson