RSS is Really Simple (Syndication)

There are new people coming into the blogosphere (what we tend to call this world or network of blogs) every day. Just in case you’re unfamiliar with the concept of RSS—the way many people keep up with their favorite blogs—here’s a little explanation.

Technically, RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication (it can stand for other things, too). But what is it practically?

The video below by Common Craft explains what RSS is and how you can get started using it. Lee LeFever has a knack for taking possibly complicated concepts and putting them in plain, non-techy terms. If you don’t know what RSS is, you will by the end of this short video!

For your convenience, here’s a list of some of the most popular RSS Readers. You’ll have to sign up for an account so that the service can remember your feed subscriptions and settings:

Programs like Thunderbird and Firefox also have built in RSS readers/fetchers, and so do operating systems like Windows Vista and Mac OS X.

And now that you have an RSS reader, why not subscribe to Creative Curio!

If you are more comfortable with receiving an email when new content is posted on Creative Curio, you can sign up for that instead (it’s the same content as the RSS feed and if you were to visit the blog, just a different delivery method). However you choose to keep up with Creative Curio, I hope I’ll be seeing you in the comments!

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Have fun and happy reading!

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