You must have seen the orange button on almost every website you visit. Below this button, its written, subscribe via RSS. If you are wondering what is this RSS thing, then you are at the right place. RSS or Really Simple Syndication is a technology using which you can keep yourself updated with your favorite websites.
A few years back, if you wanted to track new content on a website, you would bookmark it and then visit it frequently to check if it has been updated. This method is very time consuming and becomes increasingly difficult with the increase in the number of sites that you want to track.
To resolve this problem, web feeds were introduced. RSS is a family of web feeds that informs you instantly whenever a website is updated with new content. But to get updated you have to subscribe to the respective feed. Now the question is, how to subscribe to RSS feed.
How To Subscribe To RSS Feeds
There are two ways to subscribe to RSS feeds.
- You can use RSS feed readers like BlogLines or Google Reader
- You can subscribe via email using a service like Feedburner. Feedburner helps you to subscribe to any blog and sends you one email per day with all the updates from the respective website. It is a spam free service and you will get only one email per day.
If you are still confused about the concept of RSS Feeds, then please check out the following video to learn more,