Video: RSS in Plain English

If you do a lot of reading of news, magazine and blog sites on the Web, chances are you’ve run across the little orange RSS icons. Maybe you even are a pro at using RSS feeds, in which case you can skip this video.

But, if you are still learning how to use RSS feeds, watch this Commoncraft video. It’s a little over 3.5 minutes long, but interesting and informative — and apparently popular, too, with over 160,000 downloads to date.


Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

3 Reactions
  1. Thanks, Anita. I’m using Google Reader to help me keep up with my RSS feeds. I find it NECESSARY to keep up with all the new stuff from great sites like yours!

    I don’t see how you can avoid the feeds if you are to keep your own blogs up to date.

    Thanks, Jason M. Blumer

  2. Hi Jason,

    You are so right! I am a BIG fan of RSS feeds, for two reasons:

    (1) If you publish a site, such as a blog, RSS feeds help you create a community.

    (2) If you read RSS feeds to stay up to date on news and participate in your favorite communities, keeping track via a feed reader is extremely efficient and saves loads of time.