What is RSS and RSS - aggregators?
of RSS are the format intended for the publication of news on the news websites and in blogs. Though, in principle, it is possible to publish not only news. In RSS - a format it is possible to publish any material which can be divided into parts. For example, announcements of purchase and sale or announcements on a bulletin board.
RSS is deciphered as of Really Simple Syndication that in a literal translation from English means “ really simple syndicating “ (syndicating is from the word “ " syndicate;) . It was developed nearly ten years ago, but to be used widely became relative recently.
RSS, as a rule, use for tracking of changes on often updated websites. Actually it is alternative to mailing groups as allows users to obtain information on the publication of new materials, without visiting the website, at any convenient time. Data in the RSS format describe information contents of the website, without affecting design or structure of the website. Direct access for the user to the provided information is result of such organization.
There are several versions of the RSS formats (as far as I know - seven), but the simple user needs to know it only for expansion of its own outlook as the programs working with RSS usually understand everything “ dialects “ RSS.
Programs for work with RSS are called aggregators (from English aggregate - to collect, to make of parts). The program - the aggregator collects news, releases and publications then the user has an opportunity to monitor emergence of new materials on a large number of the websites and to read the summary of these materials, and, without visiting the sites directly.
Aggregators work not with all news but only according to the settings setting news channels. Usually at installation of the aggregator there is an automatic subscription to the most known RSS - channels. After the user masters work with the program, he deletes part of canals, adds some new, interesting the user to a large extent. It is very simple to learn addresses of news channels - to glance in the special RSS catalog enough - channels or to find on the interesting website the special reference with a name it seems “ RSS “.
RSS aggregators - channels - very convenient thing. Pluses of use of such programs are obvious: also time (it is not necessary to rummage around tens of the websites in search of news), and a traffic is saved (it is loaded practically “ naked “ information without any menus, advertizing, excess formatting, etc.). At the same time degree of economy of subjects is higher, than you need to check more websites.
Is at RSS - aggregators and other advantages:
1. the Aggregator performs all routine work on loading of information, relieving the user of possible mistakes (all websites saw, and this - forgot!) .
2. Aggregators allow to work according to the schedule, checking existence of the latest news, say, each two hours or each 15 minutes.
3. Many aggregators conduct news archive so the user will be able always to capture all history of development of the events interesting him.
4. the Aggregator sorts news by groups, providing easy navigation according to information received and improving her perception.
It is easy to get the aggregator. On the Internet there is a mass of similar programs as paid (ActiveRefresh, GetNews or FeedDemon), and free (Abilon, RssReader or RssBandit). All of them differ on design of the interface and on functionality - to choose is from what so the choice for you.
Generally if to you it is vital to be aware of events or if you just like to read blogs - RSS - aggregators surely will become your assistants. I hope, they will help to keep to you both your time, and nerves, and money. Good luck!