Virtual Assistant Business Philippines Words Of the Day: What is RSS Feed?
Another technique that a Filipino virtual assistant can use as part of their online research is to subscribe via RSS feed. This can help not only on research but also to give the researcher the advantage of receiving latest updates from whatever type of niche he or she had selected.
Did you observe yourself browsing or researching on the internet and then later you realized that you’ve almost waste your time reading non-informative and non-related sites. It happens to me sometimes. It is really an advantage to subscribe via RSS feed. It will save your internet browsing or surfing time. Since an RSS feed provides a summary or in other case, the whole content of the related article from a website, it also saves the internet user’s time by helping you decide on which items and articles to prioritize when reading or browsing the internet. Those users of this internet technology are usually the early adopters and often are veterans virtual assistant or a blogger themselves.
RSS is commonly known as Really Simple Syndication. “Really Simple Syndication” Is a tool that is making the distribution of information easier than ever before. Using this tool has a fair advantage on both the browser and the publisher of the website.
Here’s another definition from Wikipedia.org:
RSS (originally RDF Site Summary, often dubbed Really Simple Syndication) 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. An RSS document (which is called a "feed", "web feed", or "channel") includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship.
Many people today collects RSS feeds from all their favorite blogs and news sites and they feed them into a blog or RSS reader program but a lot of internet browsers are still not aware on how to use an RSS Feed reader program. These RSS reader programs include Google Reader, My Yahoo, Bloglines, Netvibes and among other programs available on the internet.
Here’s a video from YouTube that also discusses our main topic, the RSS Feed in Plain English. Check this out.