RSS = “push locally, pull globally”

RSS = “push locally, pull globally”. (SOURCE:The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Reeling in what you want from the Web)- Excellent redefinition of RSS: “push locally, pull globally”. thanks


RSS, an acronym that doesn’t expand to any one definition, is better described as “push locally, pull globally.”

Getting past blacklisting

Many news sites have adopted RSS as an alternative or replacement for e-mail lists, or listservs, which are more and more frequently the victim of unintended spam filtering. Many lists which send subscribers information in the form of electronic newsletters or messages find themselves temporarily blacklisted or they learn after a mailing that double-digit-percentages of legitimate subscribers never received the message.

That problem is avoided with RSS, because you don’t provide personal details to a Web site you’re following not even an e-mail address or password. Instead, the RSS news aggregator software, which is installed on your computer, regularly checks a special file on a Web site feed to which you’ve subscribed

[Roland Tanglao’s Weblog]

This is a really nice way to describe RSS quickly.