Really Simple Syndication (RSS)


Really Simple Syndication (RSS), known also as Rich Site Summary, is a family of web feed formats used for delivering regularly changing or frequently updated web content—such as news headlines, audio and video—in a standardized format.

An RSS document (also called a "feed", "web feed" or "channel") includes full or summarized text,  plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship.  Web feeds benefit media publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. By the same token,  they benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from their favorite websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place.

Many news-related sites,  weblogs and other online publishers such as the MAHCC syndicate their content as an RSS that is deed to whoever wants it.  RSS feeds offer an easy way of browsing new content from many different websites. Sometimes, organizations assemble many related RSS feeds of potential interest to their visitors into one page, thus simplifying access to to similar content from different sources. For example, for its members' benefit the MAHCC created Daily Business News by assembling RSS feeds from periodicals in the East Coast of the United States as well as from international publications.  Thus,  RSS allows our members and visitors to easily stay informed about local,  regional and national business news by retrieving the latest content from the sites they are interested in, instead of visiting and registering for each site individually.  This ensures their privacy since they do not need to join or subscribe to each news publication's feed.  News publications that are featured on the website retain all ownership and other rights for their respective RSS content and any and all of their logos and trademarks used in connection with their RSS services.

RSS feeds can be read also by using software called an "RSS reader", "feed reader", or "aggregator",  which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based.  Our Feed Reader or News Aggregator software allows us to grab the RSS feeds from various media organizations that syndicate their news reports, and display them in a standardized XML file format.  Instead of our members searching for and "pulling" the business information they want, news from different sources are "pushed" daily onto their browsers when they needed.

Another way many people use RSS feeds is by incorporating content into weblogs or "blogs".  Blogs are web pages comprised of usually short,  frequently updated items and web links.  Blogging as a publishing tool is used for many purposes:  traditional journalism,  personal journals,  group discussions around topic such as business,  international trade,  workforce and community development,  etc.

Many aggregators are separate, "stand-alone" programs;  other services will let you add RSS feeds to a Web page.  Also, you may subscribe directly to a media publication or a blog. RSS/News Aggregators (also called Readers) will download and display RSS feeds for you in your computer.  A number of free and commercial news aggregators are available for download.

But if you would like one reliable and comprehensive source of regional, national and international business news, we have made it very easy for you by creating our Daily Business News section. Bookmark it today on your desktop computer, laptop or mobile device and start keeping abreast of daily developments and breaking news hassle free.

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