RSS defined for dummies

RSS defined for dummies

From How to explain RSS the Oprah way via 37signals.com:

The technical acronym for RSS is “Really Simple Syndication”, an XML format that was created to syndicate news, and be a means to share content on the web. Now, to geeks and techies that means something special, but to everyday folks like you and me, what comes to mind is, “Uh, I don’t get it?”

So, to make RSS much easier to understand, in Oprah speak, RSS stands for: I’m “Ready for Some Stories”. It is a way online for you to get a quick list of the latest story headlines from all your favorite websites and blogs all in one place. How cool is that?

Great way of explaining it huh!

Thinking of that, how do you explain techy things to the non-tech (or how was it explained to you)?

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