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    RSS for newbs?

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    RSS for newbs?
    Where can I find out all I need to know about RSS? Do I need a reader for mac to use it? Can anybody point me in the right direction?

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    ChicoWeb
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    Are you talking rss feeds for another website, or to your desktop?

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    Either or. I do have some blog I just setup on my web server but I don't really take seriously. I'd like feeds on my desktop though...

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    Well you need a news Aggregator for OS X then.

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    When Tiger comes out in the first half of next year Safari will have a built in RSS reader in it
    Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System

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    m1k
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    Yeah, and then Safari will be the best browser ever.

    In the meantime, I use NewsFire, which is still in beta but it's still an excellent aggregator. It auto-refreshes and is themed to match OS X. It rocks.

    Download it here: http://newsfirerss.com/

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    PulpFiction Lite is what I am using, it has an mail interface and is a really awesome concept and program.

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    i dont compleatly understand RSS. is there a good site to go to?

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    Hmm.. I would google it since I don't know of any good sites right off the top of my head. Basically RSS is a good way of reading headlines and then being able to click on those headlines and a small summary. if you like the sound of the story and it will take you to the website with that story on it. That's a quick little overview of what can be done with RSS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murlyn
    Hmm.. I would google it since I don't know of any good sites right off the top of my head. Basically RSS is a good way of reading headlines and then being able to click on those headlines and a small summary. if you like the sound of the story and it will take you to the website with that story on it. That's a quick little overview of what can be done with RSS
    Not to mention you can use RSS on your website. If you want to display up to the mintute news, stock quotes, blog entries, etc, from another source, many people parse their news into XML. Its a pretty neat technology for the web. A bit complicated though.

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    CaptainMack
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    thanks

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    m1k
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    A quote from NewsFireRSS.com:

    Quote Originally Posted by NewsFireRSS
    Really Simple Syndication is a booming technology for sharing information on the web. Popular news sites like Yahoo!, BBC News, The New York Times, CNET and Wired, along with tens of thousands of personal blogs and independant media sites all publish RSS feeds that you can subscribe to.


    Naturally, the volume of information being published every second is hard to grasp and keep abreast of. If you had to visit each site and click 'Refresh', you'd never get anything done. Enter NewsFire, which is like a turbocharged bookmark menu for your news sites. NewsFire constantly checks for freshly published news from your list of news feeds and notifies you. There's even some eye-candy involved - NewsFire's list of news feeds is animated just like iChat, so feeds swoop around as news is discovered.

    There's a variety of RSS readers on Mac OS X, but none offer the style of NewsFire. NewsFire is brimming with Aqua-beauty and a rich, dynamic user experience. The others feel aesthetically unpleasant, bloated, and stuck in an interface paradigm that doesn't make sense for RSS. The kitchen sink is deliberately not included in this app - NewsFire is intensely focused on simplicity. NewsFire snubs complexity for a minimalist interface that is intuitive, unobtrusive, and a total joy to use.

    NewsFire supports the two major feed formats - RSS and Atom. It also imports and exports OPML, a standard bookmark-like file format for news feeds. Importing your feeds from another newsreader is dead-simple!

    NewsFire is currently in beta release, and so features and design are very much in flux. That said, the application is very stable and totally usable. Please, give it a try. If you like it, please tell your friends!
    It basically outlines RSS. I strongly reccommend NewsFire, it's one of the best RSS clients for Mac.

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