What is the relationship between RSS, Blogs, Ezines and Podcasts?
Blogs and RSS are a natural fit, so it is understandable that there is compatibility between Blogs and RSS.
Refer to the graph above:
RSS feeds and ezines have similarities. (Ezines are email newsletters or email magazines.)
Even though they have a similar purpose, they use very different technologies.
|Ease of Use||Familiar
|RSS is not|
as widely used
|Issue: Ezines can be blocked by spam filters.||No Issues|
|Known||Some products approximate number|
anyone can push you an email.
you pull content from publisher.
RSS is easier to administer than a newsletter or ezine, but RSS uses technology that is not as widespread as email.
What is podcasting and what does it have to do with RSS?
Podcasting is a method of publishing audio on the Internet using RSS.
The Podcast, usually an MP3 file,
Podcasts are RSS 2.0 enclosures. It is comparable to an email attachment.
Podcasts are typically done regularly. Those that subscribe to an RSS feed with Podcasts are essentially subscribing to Podcasts.
The actual XML code would look something like this:
length="2553106" type="audio/mpeg" />
A Podcast is an RSS feed with an audio enclosure.blog comments powered by Disqus
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