Tuesday, August 18, 2009


RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a tool that publishes web feeds such as blogs and audio and video items. It shows the order that they are presented in, featuring time and date and information on what they are about.

'RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.' (What is RSS? 2009).

I opened my blog feed with Google Reader (2009), an RSS reader to gain a better grasp on the blogs I had subscribed to.

As you can see in my screen shot, they are easier to follow than what is provided on the Blogger Dashboard, as it expands to a whole page with cascading entries on the left, and the information for each blog in the centre.

Take another look at when I open a blog:

I have now navigated to Carissa's page, which has come into the reader where the blog explanations had been moments before. The layout stays the same, being designed to be a user-friendly interface.

RSS is a helpful tool that offers a view platform for easily accessing web feeds.


Google Reader 2009, 'Google Reader', viewed 18 August 2009, http://www.google.com/reader/

What is RSS? 2009, 'What is RSS? RSS Explained', viewed 18 August 2009, http://www.whatisrss.com/


  1. I think it is really great as a lot of shared sites such as Blogger do generally make following others blogs somewhat difficult...

    What did you use it for?