What is RSS Feed? Benefits and Reasons for using RSS?

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What is RSS Feed? Benefits and Reasons for using RSS?

What is RSS?

RSS stands for Rich Site Summary or some where known as Really Simple Syndication. It is a format for delivering regularly changing web content which is written in XML. For example find the xml rss feed below :- 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<rss version="2.0">
<channel>
 <title>RSS Title</title>
 <description>This is an example of an RSS feed</description>
 <link>http://www.example.com/main.html</link>
 <lastBuildDate>Mon, 06 Sep 2010 00:01:00 +0000 </lastBuildDate>
 <pubDate>Sun, 06 Sep 2009 16:20:00 +0000</pubDate>
 <ttl>1800</ttl>

 <item>
  <title>Example entry</title>
  <description>Here is some text containing an interesting description.</description>
  <link>http://www.example.com/blog/post/1</link>
  <guid isPermaLink="false">7bd204c6-1655-4c27-aeee-53f933c5395f</guid>
  <pubDate>Sun, 06 Sep 2009 16:20:00 +0000</pubDate>
 </item>
</channel>
</rss>

Many news-related sites, weblogs and other on-line publishers syndicate their content as an RSS feed to whoever wants it. RSS Feeds have following features:- 
  • Allows you to syndicate your site content
  • RSS files can be automatically updated
  • Defines an easy way to share and view headlines and content
  • Allows personalized views for different sites
Why use RSS?
RSS solves a problem for people who frequently use the web via internet and this may be too time-consuming for many users. So with an rss feed you can check your site faster using RSS aggregator (a website that consumes or gathers rss feeds). RSS is useful for web sites that are updated frequently. For example: News sites, Companies, Techie blogs, Programming blog like eTechpulse etc.


Benefits of RSS
There are millions of sites use RSS feed for their websites or blog and more people understand its usefulness. So find the below benefits of using xml RSS Feeds :

Choose your news : With RSS you can choose to view the news you want, the news that interest you and are relevant to your work.

Increase your site traffic : With RSS you can create your own news channel, blog and publish it to the Internet.

Remove unwanted information : With RSS you can separate wanted information from unwanted information (spam).

I hope you will enjoy the RSS Tutorial while working with RSS feeds in asp.net. I would like to have feedback from my blog readers. Your valuable feedback, question, or comments about this article are always welcome.

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