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What is RSS

SOFTWARE GARDEN -- Dan Bricklin writes an excellent primer on RSS. He explains "in addition to notifying you about news headlines and changes to websites, RSS can be used for many other purposes. There does not even have to be a web page associated with the items listed -- sometimes all the information you need may be in the titles and descriptions themselves."

Cool uses of RSS:

  • Notification of the arrival of new products in a store
  • Listing and notifying you of newsletter issues, including email newsletters
  • Weather and other alerts of changing conditions
  • Notification of additions of new items to a database, or new members to a group

Dan Bricklin