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Before the social media giants took over our information streams and pumped it full of ads, likes and sponsored noise there was a humble little protocol called “rss.” It stands for rdf site summary, or more commonly: really simple syndication. With this protocol, blogs and sites can provide channels that interested parties subscribe to through rss readers. The readers aggregate topics and places of interest choosen by the individual. Personalized content. Organized, categorized and prioritized by you.

Today this protocol is making a resurgence. Two useful readers to explore it are:

If a site offers rss, then by simply adding the link to the site in these readers will find and display the channel.

A well written post discussing more about this movement can be found here.