RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication”. A RSS feed document can contain a summary or the full content of that site. It allows you to know the latest of all the sites you regularly visit saving you the trouble and time of visiting each individual site everyday to get the latest content. Almost all blogs, news sites and other sites that have regularly updated content provide RSS content.
View this three and a half minute video about RSS from CommonCraft:
So how do I get the content from ultimate geek girl or another website?
You can subscribe to the RSS feed of any website by using any feed reader or aggregator of your choice. You can subscribe by adding the RSS feed link into the software or by clicking on the RSS button on the site and adding the link to your web-based client. RSS software makes your life easy by checking if the sites you subscribe to have new content for you.
I prefer web-based feed readers, because the content is easily accessible from anywhere with an internet connection! Some of the most popular web-based feed readers are:
You can read more about the top RSS readers here.
Readers, do you have a favorite RSS reader? Let’s hear it in the comments!