It’s RSS Awareness Day today! I guess maybe half of you are now tsk-ing, thinking “what’s the big deal? RSS has been around for some time”, while the eyes of the other half are glazing over and thinking I’m talking about some mumbo jumbo. Now both halves don’t run away! This day I’ve got tasks for both of you.
First off, for those of you who do know what RSS is, here’s your task for today: go out and explain RSS to one person who you know has never used it before. About only 5% of the internet users is aware of RSS, which is a shockingly low number. So go and proclaim the usefulness of RSS!
For those of you who don’t know what RSS is, I’m not going to explain what RSS is. Why not? Because they are already so many good explanations out there and it’s no use for me to add another one on top of that. Instead I want you to check out this video:
Still not completely sure what RSS is? I’ve got a couple more posts from other blogs who explain it pretty well. The first one is from RSSday.org, the organisers behind RSSday. Then Back in Skinny Jeans has a great post explaining RSS the Oprah Way. Finally, Problogger also has a great page on what RSS is.
So now you know what RSS is, get yourselves an RSS reader and subscribe to Miss Geeky. How, you ask? All you have to do is click on the Subscribe to RSS in the sidebar on the right. Easy, right?