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Having trouble getting my mind around RSS and Feedburner, Atom, etc.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by 12inchpianist, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. 12inchpianist

    12inchpianist Junior Member

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    Is there any one place where I can go to get educated about all of this? I need something that a 3rd grader could understand. Thanks
     
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    Its quite simple. RSS is just a flexible version of your content. Because its just content people like to read it via their RSS readers or feed it into their websites etc. RSS makes it easy for you to syndicate your content. Atom is just a particular format.

    Feedburner is a service that eats your RSS feed from one end and spits it out from the other by making slight adjustments, allowing you to ad ads or track your subscribers etc.

    Or was that too simple?
     
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    12inchpianist Junior Member

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    Thanks for the help, but that was more like an intro tutorial.

    I'm having trouble with the logistics. Probably need a mind map or diagram.

    Again, thanks.