Shared RSS - Syndication for the Rest of Us

Written by Andrew J. Morris


RSS Syndication or RSS Newsfeeds (RSS Feeds for short) all refer torepparttar same thing. There are two parts torepparttar 118584 process,repparttar 118585 publisher, andrepparttar 118586 consumer. The publisher produces a small text file in a special format that listsrepparttar 118587 title and address of an article or resource published onrepparttar 118588 World Wide Web. The consumer uses a program, usually called an aggregator to read and display repparttar 118589 contents of that simple text file, with links torepparttar 118590 web page. Orrepparttar 118591 consumer may visit a website that includes an aggregator program, and viewrepparttar 118592 results as a web page. Members of Yahoo.com, for example, can set their personal 'My Yahoo' pages to displayrepparttar 118593 contents of any RSS feeds they select.

That is all there is to it. Simple. That's why some people say RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication.'

Some confusion has arisen because an RSS feed may be used in several ways. Calling it a 'newsfeed' isrepparttar 118594 first mistake, since RSS is used for much more than news. The most common situation is forrepparttar 118595 RSS items listed to have a short title, link torepparttar 118596 original web page referred to, and a short description ofrepparttar 118597 contents of that web page. But other people are includingrepparttar 118598 complete contents of their resource directly inrepparttar 118599 RSS feed. So repparttar 118600 feed may contain a graphic image of a cartoon, an entire post to a weblog (or blog), orrepparttar 118601 complete contents of a newsletter, rather than just a link back to those resources on a web site. Other sites leave outrepparttar 118602 description, and just list titles linked back to their website. And some versions of RSS allow you to leave outrepparttar 118603 title, so long as you have a description.

Speaking of 'versions' of RSS, that isrepparttar 118604 source of even more confusion. RSS began with version 0.90, and was called 'RDF Site Summary' --repparttar 118605 RDF refers to 'Resource Description Framework,' repparttar 118606 method of labeling different parts ofrepparttar 118607 file. This early version was updated and changed through various incarnations, including 0.91, 0.92, 0.93 and 0.94, and they began to call RSS 'Really Simple Syndication.' Then someone came along with a different format, slightly more complicated, and called it RSS version 1.0. Supporters of version 0.94 didn't likerepparttar 118608 implication that 1.0 was somehow an advance on 0.94 when in actuality it was a completely different format, so they came up with version 2.0 which was an improved version of 0.94, but still unlike 1.0. Rather than take sides in all this squabbling, someone else came up with their own version and called it Atom, to distance themselves fromrepparttar 118609 RSS battles. Someone else developed Blogrolls that use OPML (Outline Processor Markup Language). Most of these formats are either loosely or strictly based on XML,repparttar 118610 parent mark-up scheme.

Spy Scanners Ė Donít Compromise your Privacy

Written by Gina Marie Capatar


Spies, spyware, internet parasites are among what they are usually called. These are scouts that monitor your web activities. The work undercover to check on your surfing patterns, spending habits, items bought, they extract email addresses, hijack browsers, steal credit card information. These are just some ofrepparttar things a spyware is capable of.

A spyware is mainly an information hungry parasite determined to gather data from a user or surfer without him knowing it.

The information gathered by these parasites are then sent torepparttar 118583 originator withoutrepparttar 118584 users consent. Most often,repparttar 118585 information gathered byrepparttar 118586 spyware are used to generate ads and pop-ups onrepparttar 118587 userís PC.

Spywares and Adwares aside from being a nuisance and an invasion of privacy can also jeopardizerepparttar 118588 optimal performance of your PC. They can eat up unused disk spaces and position themselves in an inconspicuous location in your hard drive. They can also eatrepparttar 118589 bandwidth, crash your system and oftentimes inflict themselves inrepparttar 118590 Registry or inrepparttar 118591 memory of your computer.

Spyware and Adwares have become very rampant nowadays. Prevent yourself from being a victim of these by:

Being careful of Freeware and Shareware Downloads - Some of these downloads are tagged with spywares which may be unknown torepparttar 118592 user. Refrain from downloading sharewares and freewares from unknown sources.

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