1K Blog Marathon: Day 26
During the time of dinosaurs, internet users manually go to their favorite website to read new posts, news or articles. Every day, especially the avid fans, they browse for articles. But suddenly, an Asteroid hit the face of the internet, and a new syndication was born.
RSS, RDF Site Summary (before it was cool) or Really Simple Syndication (as many call it) is a web feed that automates the transmission of new post and updates of a website directly to the users. If the manual process makes the user go to the website themselves every day for updates, the RSS feed automatically notifies the user whenever the website has new post.
Real Life Scenario
Time is valuable. When you go to your favorite website to browse and look for new post and updates, and you didn’t find any fresh post, your time is wasted. Imagine you do this in Quora, Coding Horror, BBC, Curbside Coder – the list goes on – you have wasted nearly an hour just looking for new news and posts.
Now comes the RSS to the rescue. You find an RSS Reader, then you go to your favorite website. You search for the (usually) orange button and click it. Now you just have to check your RSS Reader every day for fresh updates. The time for navigating on the website is now removed. The time for finding new contents is now removed. You now have more time to read, or watch Netflix.
What does it look like?
RSS is made up of human non-readable strings, mainly in XML format. This is then interpreted by the RSS Reader and converts it to a human-readable blog.
Popular RSS Readers
You can minimize your time searching the web and just focus on reading your favorite blog with the help of this syndication. How about you? Did you use RSS to read posts?
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“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”― Mark Twain