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Sunday, March 25, 2007

What does subscribe mean?

Some of you may be wondering what is means to subscribe to a blog or what RSS is. Subscribing to a blog is just like subscribing to a magazine, but instead of getting a new magazine each month you get all the latest blog posts or articles a few minutes after it is posted. The way that you get these posts is through an RSS Feed. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. If this still doesn't make sense, here is an explanation of what an RSS Feed is and how they work:

RSS feeds are used for website syndication, meaning a section of a website is made available for other websites to use. So every time a new post is posted on a blog, the RSS feed is updated to include the new post.

In order to use an RSS feed, a RSS reader or a feed reader is needed; in old school terms they're called news aggregations. There are many feed readers to choose from: Google Reader, Bloglines, RSS Bandit, BlogExpress, Omega Reader and many, many others. Some are free and some are not; the best thing to do is find the one that you like the best.

Almost all sites offer an RSS feed in one form or another, even big sites like Yahoo News and [s].

The greatest features of RSS feeds is that with a feed reader you have all the latest posts and articles from all your favorite sites or blogs without having to go and visit each site.

Now you can even subscribe by email; so instead of using a feed reader, all new posts are emailed directly to your email address of choice. To subscribe by email enter your email address below:

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