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Best (Simple) Explanation of RSS I've Ever Seen

It’s a little known secret that I’m a want-to-be RSS evangelist. I’m not interested in RSS so much from the tech-geek side of things. No, I’m interested in the everyday person side of things – how to get the word out about the simple power of RSS to people who haven’t found it yet. Perhaps when I get a bit more time, I can begin my second career.

In the meantime, here is the best example of explaining RSS that I’ve seen. Thank you to Common Craft for creating this video. And thanks to Andy Beal, David Peralty, Amit Agarwal, Alex Raiano, and Brand Linder for putting this in front of me enough times that I couldn’t help but watch it and share it.
[bliptv Leelefever-RSSInPlainEnglish369] The video is available at Blip

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  1. I was looking for something like this. I work with a group of PR folks who are still getting up to speed a lot of this new technology and this will be very helpful.

  2. Char,

    Great. Happy I could help.

    I’ve been considering doing a series of screencasts about how to ‘use’ the blogosphere for the absolute beginner. It’s on my list – just need the time.

  3. What a coincidence!

    I just published a post with the exact video clip. 😉

  4. David,

    Don’t they say that great minds think alike?

  5. Wise words, Dawud. Wise words. Hehe.

  6. David,

    I agree…

    The one thing that always bugs me though…who is ‘they?’

  7. Ponn Sabra says:

    Awesome! Absolutely awesome!

    Hmmm…now, can this non-tech-geek be able to embed the clip onto a page so I can share it with my readers…we shall see…back with an update something sooner than later (I hope)

    Wish me luck!

    Thanks Dawud.

  8. Ponn Sabra says:

    Yippidido daiday!

    I got it up! Sweet…Blip made it SO easy to just cut & paste…my kind of non-techie stuff.

    Come see it in action!

    I repositioned and re-titled some things.

    I’m real curioius what you think, Dawud.

    On the homepage “Subscribe to my feed? Huh?”

    Oh, I’m can’t wait to track this, and see if it helps with my subscriptions! Hmmm…

    *BIG* Thank You for sharing!

  9. Ponn,

    I love the way it looks on your site. And I love the fact that you added readers. Excellent. I’m bookmarking this for later use.

  10. thanks for sharing the vid. it will be useful for future presentations. thanks.

  11. Chino,

    Welcome. You’re welcome. I found it to be, literally, the best explanation of why RSS is so powerful.

  12. Thanks a lot for having this. I’m gonna share this around. Honestly its so hard t get people to understand why its a good tool.

  13. yeap i can relate. Let’s do our part in spreadin this lol. I’ll add you into my blogroll if you don’t mind 🙂

  14. aronil,

    You’re welcome. I understand. Blogging is great. But RSS (feeds) have an amazing potential. It would be nice to see it much more widely understood and adopted.

  15. aronil,

    Thanks. I’m in the middle of a site redesign, so I’ll look at adding you when my new design goes up.

  16. Yep your right Dawud, great video!


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