My iBook RSS Feed ? Why we provide this new feature for your iBook ? And why you should read this if you are still new to RSS or you have heard about RSS but uh....well...sort of not really making use of it for your personal blog or website ?
WhyRSS.com provides good and short summary about RSS. I encourage you to visit that link to read through it.
As you have already known that My iBook provides various widget for you to easily installed on your website or personal blog to drive more visitors & members to sign on your iBook and to invite them to join your iBook network in order to drive more incoming traffic (by the way, have you done this ?)
In this tutorial we will focus and walk you through another step by step instructions to install and display My iBook Latest Sign Comment by your visitors in RSS Feed format feature on your website, social network profile or personal blog.
All right, this tutorial will show you how to do it in Blogger and the concept should be similiar for other blog publishing software such as Wordpress, Live, Ning, TypePad or social network website and some websites which provide RSS Reader widget such as SpringWidgets
Let's start !
- Visit your iBook page and on top of the page, click on "RSS" icon
- A new internet browser window will pop up and you need to copy your iBook RSS feed link as shown in below example:
- Now sign in into your Blogger account and click on "Layout" button
- Then click on "Add a Page Element"
- On "Choose a New Page Element" window, select Feed by clicking on "Add to Blog" button
- On "Configure Feed" window, you can paste your iBook RSS feed link into "Feed URL"field and click on "Continue" button
- Blogger will start to retrieve RSS feed for your iBook latest post comment and result will be displayed on "Preview"
- You can complete this steps by clicking on "Save" button
- You can click on "View Blog" link to display your newly created My iBook RSS Feed.
As quoted from WhyRSS.com (click the link to visit the website):
What is RSS?
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an XML-based format for content distribution. News, information, enterprise applications and weblogs (blogs) can all be published in RSS. When a new article is posted or a change is made to an application, RSS feeds can automatically notify the user. Text, images, audio (including podcasts) and video can be incorporated into RSS feeds.
How Does RSS Impact Business?
For Individual Users, RSS feeds can help keep you up-to-date on news, information and blog posts, making you more knowledgeable and productive, both at work and at home. According to Technorati as of March 2006, there are more than 30 million RSS feeds available. Most mainstream news and information sites publish RSS feeds.
For Enterprises, there are a number of different use cases for RSS since both internal (enterprise applications, blogs, reports) and external (industry news, competitive information, blogs) content can be delivered as feeds. In particular, many businesses see benefits by not having to periodically check Web sites for key updates or wade through traffic on e-mail distribution lists. In addition to increasing knowledge and productivity, RSS feeds can also be used for brand monitoring, crisis communications, internal/executive communications and competitive intelligence.
For Publishers, Media Companies and Other Content/Information Providers, RSS feeds offer readers, visitors and customers a convenient way to read and access their information. RSS feeds can also be incorporated into Web sites to offer a more personalized and rich user experience, strengthen the brand and maximize revenue opportunities. How do I Use RSS?
To view RSS feeds, you will need an RSS reader or aggregator. There are a number of free or low-cost online, desktop, mobile and Outlook--based readers available. To leverage RSS for a large number of users inside of a company, you will likely need an RSS server to handle security and scalability issues, centrally manage users and groups and present a common interface. To aggregate RSS into an external Web site, you will also need a server-based solution, either hosted or customer-premise based.
What Can RSS Help Me Do?
One of the original uses for RSS is the ability to create a unique newspaper with new content waiting for you every morning. Beyond that, on the short list of things RSS can do is make it easy to search for and organize information about a particular topic, keep up with your kid’s homework, track packages, find cheap airfares or follow e-Bay auctions and sales. You can get your horoscope, search for jobs, read your favorite comics, get software updates, keep up with other people’s schedules and follow calendar listings for your favorite clubs and venues. You can see what others are saying about your favorite sports teams or keep up with what others are saying about your favorite (or least-favorite) celebrity. All without surfing through pop-up ads, slow downloads and poorly navigated sites. RSS saves time. It’s as simple as that.
Can I Only Access RSS Through a Computer?
You can access RSS feeds on any mobile device and many cell phones or via e-mail as well as on a computer.
What is a Feed?
A feed is similar to a bookmark in a web browser. If you subscribe to the feed of the New York Times home page, for instance, you will always see the latest content from that page in your reader. You can create special search feeds for specific words or phrases, which can be extremely useful for research, or clip content you find for later use or sharing with others.
What is a Post?
In your web reader, each feed shows new content, or posts, in a list. The reader allows you to read the content on its original page, mark it as read, rate it, e-mail or IM it to friends or clip it for future reference in a folder, with the click of a mouse.
Who Publishes Content in RSS?
Most mainstream news and information sites publish RSS feeds, and more are being added every day. Part of the popularity of weblogs, or blogs, is that the software that creates them have RSS capability, which allows friends and other people to subscribe and share content.
How Do I “Subscribe” to a Feed?
There are various ways. You may see this on web pages, which is a link to the RSS feed or a page of feeds. Copy the url (the web address) of the feed you want and paste it in your reader to subscribe. Many pages offer one-click subscription to well-known aggregators like NewsGator, Bloglines, Rojo and Google Reader. The latest versions of the popular web browsers IE-7 and Firefox now incorporate RSS feeds into their bookmark programs. If your bookmarks are showing updated content, you are subscribed to RSS feeds and you don’t even know it.
Is RSS a Substitute For E-mail?
No. E-mail is a two-way communication channel. RSS merely keeps content current. However, they both work together, and you can receive RSS content through e-mail.