RSS IconWe’ve already discussed Real Simple Syndication (RSS) once before in Web 101 What Is RSS?, but since this day is officially RSS Awareness Day, it seemed a good time to touch on it again.

Essentially RSS just speeds up your ability to read all of your favorite blogs in one spot, eliminating the need for you to go out to them on a daily basis to see if they have updated. Think of it as a newspaper for your blog reading in that all of the news is put in one place for you to be able to consume it instead of going to each individual news source. (Thanks to Adam Ostrow of Mashable for the analogy) You would never want to have to go the AP newswire, Reuters, United Press or any of the others to see all of the new information they have to share, so the newspaper puts it all into one handy place for you, saving that hassle for you, and RSS does the same.

Here is a short video explaining it in more detail that puts it about as easily as possible.

The reader all of us here at StarterTech use is the Google Reader as we already have Google accounts, so it just makes it that much easier for us to do everything in just one spot.

Why not give it a try? As the video says, it CAN be addictive though, so make sure you don’t over subscribe and find yourself reading so many it ends up taking more time than the old-fashioned way! Why not give our feed a shot so you can keep up with all of our latest tips, and give RSS a test run?

A big thank you to Daniel of DailyBlogTips.com for this wonderful idea of spreading the love for RSS around.

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