Well we all have been using RSS now from a long time right. Today is officially declared as RSS Day. This is a day to create awareness on the existence of RSS and its wonderful uses.

For beginners, RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines, and podcasts. An RSS document (which is called a “feed” or “web feed” or “channel”) contains either a summary of content from an associated web site or the full text.

Check out this cool video to know how it exactly works!

RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with web sites in an automated manner.

Now-a-days most of the blogs provide RSS feeds by default.

RSS Awareness Day

RSS content can be read using software called an “RSS reader”, “feed reader” or an “aggregator”, which can be web-based or desktop-based. The user subscribes to a feed by entering the feed’s link into the reader or by clicking an RSS icon in a browser that initiates the subscription process. The RSS reader checks the user’s subscribed feeds regularly for new content, downloading any updates that it finds and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds.

Some of the best Windows based RSS readers are listed below:

For the best RSS images and designs for your blog or website check out this entry on Smashing Magazine.

So what are you waiting for? Start subscribing to RSS feeds and make your life fast and easy! You can start by subscribing to our blog by clicking on the RSS icon below.