Today – RSS Awareness Day!

By Daniel Scocco

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!

RSS Awareness Day


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!”

  • Ubundu

    Kudos to you on the initiative. I appreciate your efforts in raising RSS awareness.

  • James Dellow

    The RSS Day was a great idea – a few days earlier I was involved with setting up an “Enterprise RSS Day of Action” focused on the use of RSS inside the firewall – see http://enterpriserssdayofaction.wikispaces.com/ … if only I had known about the RSS Day, we could have joined forces. Maybe next time?

  • Kiera Pedley

    I’m a day late, but I mentioned you on my blog too!!

  • georgette

    what a great day it is!! RSS are super duper!! I think it’s most importantly to find all of the ones that make you the happiest and that bring loving and positive inspiration to your day.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @GoldSpy, thanks man.

    @Muscle Post, hope to see you around again.

    @Steveg, appreciated.

    @Rob, that is pretty much what Feedburner does automatically ain’t it?

    @Alec, we all do 🙂 .

    @George, yeah for next year I will need to review the date of the RSS Day.

    @Indy Jane, I needed to remove them temporarily because they were not getting displayed correctly. Will try to put them back soon.

  • Indy Jane

    What happened to the buttons that said, “I use RSS and so should you!”. Now that May1 is past, I would like to switch out the buttons.
    BTW, RSS Day is a great idea!
    blessings,
    Indy Jane

  • George R. Eddy

    I never really knew about International Workers Day. However, your RSS Awareness day is also clashing with the U.S. National Day of Prayer.
    I always thought it ironic that the National Day of Prayer seems to coincide with college final exams.

  • Alec Rios

    Just posted my RSS Day article. I’d love to see RSS become more popular.

  • Farfield

    Ok Daniel, I guess you’re right…

  • Cory O’Brien

    I loved the idea for this day! Here’s my post: http://www.didntyouhear.com/2008/05/01/today-is-rss-awareness-day/

    I think that RSS is one of those technologies that everyone could and should use, but people are just unaware of what it does, so hopefully today helps get the idea out into the mainstream.

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