Week 02: RSS
The following will provide tutorials, definitions and examples of Atom and RSS. You are not required to look at all of the material, but search it until you feel that you have a good understanding of what is required for you to fulfill the assignment.
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RSS – What is it?
Many words have described the acronym RSS. The following is a list of the various words and the standards ascribed to them. Like Atom, it is an XML format used for publishing and editing content for websites, blogs, and podcasts.
- Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)
- Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91, RSS 1.0)
- RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0)
- Real-time Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)
Web resources that are updated periodically use Atom, which is an XML format, used for publishing and editing content. Some feel it addresses problems found in RSS.
On Web pages the web feeds like Atom or RSS are typically linked with symbols. Here are a few examples:
Using an RSS Aggregator
An aggregator is software that retrieves a web feed (RSS and Atom) in order to publish information that is syndicated on web sites such as blogs.
Links to Learning
Tutorials and references
- Obtain an RSS aggregator
- Subscribe to at least ten blogs on topics of your own choosing.
- Track blogs for a week
- Post your thoughts about using RSS (to your blog)
- Post links to some of the best things you found using your aggregator (to your blog)
Citation: Wiley, D. (2006, December 13). RSS. Retrieved February 07, 2008, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/Instructional_Technology/new-media/rss.htm.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.