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RSS Feed: What is it?

November 19, 2008

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Seen the orange square lately?

Its easier than it looks trust us……

If you use iTunes, Gmail, Yahoo (known as readers) you can receive all the content from this page straight to your PC simply by clicking the Orange square thing in the top right of your browser (or anyhere on the page) and starrt subscribing.

To subscribe either copy the address into subscribe (ITunes) or just assign it to you gmail/reader account when requested..
Thats it!

So from then on all your favorite content will arrive automatically every time its published from your favorite site Dolphin Music, and any other sites which have RSS enabled.

RSS is integral if you want to get involved in the phenomenon that is podcasting. Keep checking back for our artcle on Podcasting soon!

Background..

RSS (a file format) stand for’ Really Simple Syndication’ or ‘Rich Site Summary’ is a family of Web feed formats used to  publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format.

They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites  into one place. RSS feeds can be read using software called an “RSS reader”, “feed reader”, or “aggregator”, which can be  web-based or desktop-based.

The user subscribes to a feed by entering the feed’s URI (often referred to non-technically as a URL) into the reader or  by clicking an RSS icon in a browser that initiates the subscription process. The RSS reader checks the user’s subscribed  feeds regularly for new work, downloads any updates that it finds, and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds.

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