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. Char says

    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. Dawud Miracle says


    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. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. aronil says

    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.

  6. aronil says

    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 🙂

  7. Dawud Miracle says


    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.


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