I’ve been promising a short write-up on RSS and its usefulness for a while. I actually did one for another blog about a month ago an instead of re-writing the whole thing I’ll just steal my own content:
The way we read/view/see the Internet is changing. As we move more and more of our information consumption time to the net (news, business, contacts, blogs, videos, music) we can find that we become overwhelmed and tired of chasing it all down.
I alone have accounts for multiple subscription sites including 30 or so blogs I read, digg, lifehacker, muxtape, vimeo, flickr, and the list goes on and on. Information overload to say the least. Please welcome, RSS.
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is quickly becoming the way I, many others, and ultimately you should devour the net. It takes the work out of visiting your favorite sites to see their updates. No more do you have to keep a long list of Favorites or Bookmarks just to keep up with your daily content.
Easy to set up, and even easier to use, RSS Readers will go and find the stuff you want on the Internet and bring it to you when it becomes available.