RSS Awareness Day is May 1

by Brett Schulte on May 1, 2008 · 1 comment

Since today is RSS Awareness Day, I’m going to take a short break from my Civil War blogging to discuss RSS. What is RSS? RSS, or Rich Site Summary, is “a format for delivering regularly changing web content” according to the What is RSS? web site. RSS is used by many blogs and other web sites which are updated often, including TOCWOC, to syndicate the content contained within those sites. RSS allows readers to subscribe to this syndicated content via a variety of ways, including using a “feed reader” such as News Gator or subscribing by email. If you check out the Feedburner feeds TOCWOC uses on the right hand side of the screen, you will see we offer both a Feedburner feed and the ability to have the feedburner feed of TOCWOC’s posts emailed directly to you on a once a day basis. If you haven’t already, I encourage readers to try one or both. I follow the rest of the Civil War blogs this way, and it definitely helps me keep track of what I have and have not read. In addition, I am able to subscribe to keywords such as “american civil war” or the names of various authors or battles in order to receive news on these topics shortly after it is written.


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