Today – RSS Awareness Day!
Finally we are at here. I must confess that when I decided on the date, I had no clue that it would clash with International Workers Day (you can see that I have been working from my home for a long time already…). I am not sure if this will help or hinder the project, but regardless its RSS Day today to let’s get the word out!
If you are reading this and have no clue what this RSS thing is all about, just head to RSSDay.org and you will find a succinct explanation over there. Here is a small quotation:
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format used to deliver information from websites and pages that get updated regularly. An RSS document (which is called feed) contains either a summary or the full content from a website.
The main benefit of RSS is that it enables people to stay connected with their favorite websites without having to visit them. Once you subscribe to a particular RSS feed, you will automatically receive updates from the website that publishes the feed, whenever they release new content. The video below illustrates the process.
If you have a blog or website, help us spread the word by writing about RSS (mention it is the RSS Awareness day, teach your readers about the format, write a poem, anything will do!) or wear one of the banners found at http://rssday.org/spread/.
That “Spread the word!” page was also submitted to Digg, so hopefully diggers will give us a hand to let as many people as possible know about the event.
Finally, a big thank you for everyone who already helped and for those that will do today.
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60 Responses to “Today – RSS Awareness Day!”
Here’s my blog post for RSS day:
The event was a great idea and you’ve done a top job of promoting it! Maybe everybody should post their feedburner stats to see if there was a significant increase in RSS users today.
For RSS Awareness Day, you should really promote the use of Add to Any’s free Subscribe buttons:
(Select “Subscribe widget” for Type.)
It lets users subscribe to a feed using any feed reader without having to understand what RSS and feeds are. It’s didactic in itself.
We did our part on Bscopes and
graphed this feed too. See
I think this is a fantastic idea! I just began blogging about a month ago but I already have an RSS feed on my site and it’s great. Love the site!
I tried to get all the golfers on board. I wrote something about it here:
I think it was a great idea!
@Abraham, looks pretty interesting I will check that out. Oddly enough I am still a hardcore bloglines user 🙂 .
@Jacob Share, it is going pretty good so far, with some big blogs covering it as well. I will write a complete coverage next week.
@David Shaw, among some secondary readers I have a really huge amount of subscribed feeds, would be difficult to share them all 🙂 , but I might one day thanks for the suggestion.
@Siddharth, thanks for the help.
@Carlos, thanks for spreading the word.
Thanks everyone else that wrote about it as well!
This is a great idea, and I feel proud to do my part!
I’ve joined the movement with yesterday’s post.
Great initiative, one that should find world-wide support since RSS has done so much for us, bloggers!
I talk about RSS to colleagues all the time. Here’s my post about RSS Awareness Day.
haappy RSS day.and the Labor’s Day
Hello Daniel, Kudos to you on the initiative. I appreciate your efforts in raising RSS awareness. doing my part, I posted “RSS, the News and You” this morning…
Yup, good stuff, Daniel! We did our part to try to spread the word:
It’s good to talk about RSS… it’s one of the best tools in the internet (together with email) but only techies use it.
I did a little writing yesterday on the subject that will appear as top post in my blog for a few days. I write from Spain, so it’s in spanish.
Thanks for the initiative and the website, Daniel.
I am displaying a 125×125 adbox on my website and have done introduction post about rssday.org with a banner on 28th. So may be I have done my part for the informative cause and today I will also write a post about RSS so I will do my part to famous the website today too.
Great initiative Daniel, and yes Labour Day is today in many countries and this is point too
@Aseem, definitely. I know many blogs that do it.
I’m planning on adding a “What is RSS?” link underneath my subscribe button to help people learn about RSS…haven’t seen this on too many blogs, do you think it’s a good idea?
Here’s my RSS Day post.
Deb – Mom of 3 Girls
Helping to try and spread the word!
@Farfield, not for everything, but RSS Awareness is something that I do think should be reinforced.
5% of Internet population using one of the most useful tools around is really a shame.
Have done my RSS post for the day:
You could advertise the feeds you read, and encourage others to sign up to them.
I’m really looking forward to seeing how this plays out, Daniel.
I just posted about the usefulness of RSS for job seekers:
Come on people, do we need to have a special day for everything? I’m not digging this.
I wrote a step-by-step guide to Google reader. Hopefully people will be RSSing by the time their done with the article.
Thanks for the motivation!
Oh I just realized today is not Workers day in the US, good thing, cause it is on most countries.
Thanks guys for spreading the word.
Great initiative Daniel. I wrote a small article about it on my blog. Hope it helps 😀
Yes, here in Portugal too, today is the labor day, 1st May
Have mentioned it on my blog several times, and in many forums that I use.
Has got a good response!
@David, it is labor day here in Brazil at least.
Don’t have a website to help spread it, but I did digg it.
Labor day? Isn’t that the first Monday in September? In the US, at least…
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