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Happy RSS Day

By Char

May 1st is RSS Awareness Day! In celebration, let’s start off with the best explanation of RSS ever from the folks at Common Craft.

Once you understand what RSS is, you need to find your favorite aggregator. Personally, I prefer Google Reader, but I know many who swear by Netvibes, Pageflakes and Bloglines. (Here is a full list of feed aggregators). This allows you to stay up to date on your favorite sites from one convenient site.

More fun RSS tools:

  • A huge compilation of free RSS icons of all shapes and sizes for you to use on your site
  • Feedburner – the ultimate tool for managing, publishing and monetizing your feed.
  • Mashable has the ultimate list of 120 RSS Tools with everything from readers, plugins, hacks, and such to help you get the most of your feed.

Happy RSS Day! Don’t forget to hug your chicklet today!



That video pretty much nails it. Very good explanation.


I prefer bloglines as oppose to netvibes. Great site!


I use Newsgator especially for their mobile version.


RSS feeds are really coming into their own with the advent of Yahoo Pipes – the ability to use and change any RSS feed and then stick them all together again into one…

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