feeds, podcasts, et al.
RSS is the technology behind feeds and podcasts, as well as syndication online publication. At its core, RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML file format.
The fastest and easiest way to make your own RSS feed is to use the free foneFrame feed generator. These are RSS 2.0 feeds that display as formatted mobile pages on your smartphone. They do this by linking to the foneFrame framework hosted in the cloud. CC BY 3.0
If you have an RSS feed associated with your web site, you can do two things to promote your site to your web visitors. Autodiscovery is when a browser recognizes that a particular site has a feed. A line in the <head> of page alerts the browser there’s a feed too.
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="feed title" href="http://www.example.com/feed.xml" />
The other more obvious clue that a site has a feed is using an RSS icon.
Or make your own RSS icons at this web site.
Once you have an RSS feed or podcast established, amplify your message by running your feed through Feedburner. You’ll enjoy greater exposure and additional features, all for free.
After you update your feed you need to let the world know. Pinging your site tells aggregators, directories, etc. that your feed is fresh. Try using Ping-O-Matic, which is free.
Pubsubhubbub is another feed-related tool you should look at. Compliments pinging your feed. One of these days I’m going sit down and play with Pubsubhubbub so more.
foneFrame, the mobile web framework, creates RSS feeds with style. These are RSS files with linked CSS stylesheets. The RSS files made with foneFrame are displayed as mobile web pages on smartphones while still being RSS files.