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Explaining RSS to an End User – The Sky Plus/Tivo Analogy


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With Sky Plus (UK) or Tivo (US), you can ‘subscribe’ to your favourite programs. You select subscribe and from that point forward the episodes of your favourite shows are stored ready for when you want to view them.

It’s the same with websites and RSS. You subscribe to your favourite site and the content is delivered to your RSS reader ready for when you want to consume it.

I used this analogy recently and had someone complain to me that her friend’s website was not Tivo enabled…..