Let RSS Go Fetch

Illustration for TIME by CHRISTOPH NIEMAN

If you're a regular reader of blogs, or indeed of any kind of news website, you've probably been frustrated from time to time by information overload: the blogosphere creates way too much material for any human being to comfortably digest. Plus, there's no way of knowing when your favorite sites are updated. Who has time to keep visiting these sites in the hope of finding a fresh item?

But as most blog readers these days know, there's a solution to these problems, and it's simple. Actually, it's called Real Simple Syndication, or RSS — you've probably seen the...

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