The old school recommended that to always keep in mind the activity of a site that we were interested in, the idea was to add the site to the favorites in order to access the web with just one click, however, nowadays, surely The answer is RSS, a technology that allows you to send relevant information instantly so that users read when they think it is relevant.
RSS feed it is a data format that is used for content submission to those who are registered in a specific site of Internet . This structure allows the distribution of the content to be carried out without the need to use a browser, since the action is carried out through a software specially created to read this kind of data known as aggregator . In any case, the most recent versions of the main browsers contemplate the possibility of reading RSS content without having to go to additional software.
It should be noted that the acronym RSS is used to mention different standards: Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91), RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0) and Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0).
The RSS is contemplated in the set of formats XML and it has been designed for those web spaces that are updated periodically and that allow data sharing and use in other programs or web pages. This activity is known under the name of web broadcasting or web syndication , a mistranslation but very common use.
The RSS format has become widespread with the rise of weblogs or blogs , where information from various sources is usually shared in an integrated way. In this way, the value of the page that publishes the content is increased and gives greater importance to the original source, since web broadcasting usually links the original content.
Thanks to the great ease of use that this format presents and its versatility, it has quickly become one of the data formats most used on the network to distribute content. The easiest way to keep up to date with the changes made to those pages that interest us without having to visit them every day.
The main advantages of using this format are: upgrade instant and permanent, access to the news or information from a certain website without having to go to it from the browser, tracing of those sites that we visit regularly, saving time and money in a didactic and personalized way.
However, RSS is not only useful for the user to stay informed, but also useful for users. portal administrators , who can show their contents and advertise your space. The more users subscribe to the portal feeds, the greater the visibility of the web and of course the chances of success will increase.
Some terms that revolve around RSS are aggregator (software that allows instant access to the desired web information), feed (each rss file with information) and Reader (reader that allows you to easily read the content that is carried by RSS), among others.
It should be noted to conclude that thanks to aggregators and feed readers , a user can receive at the desk of his OS , in your program email or through others Web applications , summaries of all the sites he has selected for considering them interesting. Thanks to this tool, then, it is not necessary to go through dozens of sites to find out what's new.