RSS Windows Editors: First impressions


  • Steve Swettenham Masters of Distance Education Program, Athabasca University



Really Simple Syndication, RSS, RSS feed, RSS editor


An RSS feed is a list of topics made available from a webpage via a standard XML file format known as RSS, an abbreviation of either Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary (Wikipedia, 2006). The end-user subscribes to their favorite Internet content site via RSS-aware software. Once subscribed, announcements with appropriate links are “pushed” from the publishing site whenever new material is added to that site (see Figure 1). This allows notification of new content of possible interest, fed with anonymity to subscribers, and reduces email clutter.

Author Biography

Steve Swettenham, Masters of Distance Education Program, Athabasca University

Steve Swettenham is a Masters of Distance Education student at Athabasca University - Canada's Open University



How to Cite

Swettenham, S. (2006). RSS Windows Editors: First impressions. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 7(3).



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