I see RSS buttons all over the place now, and read a little piece on the BBC site that purported to explain it.
That article said I first need a reader - so I got Stardock's BlogNavigator (Download.com's users recommended it).
OK, I have the software installed and fired it up.
It shows me a tree down the left, with what appear to be links to web pages. The right side is split into two halves, the upper showing more detailed information (well, sort of..) and links to the same pages in the tree on the left; the bottom half loads web pages.
forgive me if I'm wrong, but can't I do this with Internet Explorer, Netscrape, Firefox, Opera and indeed any normal browser?
Someone please tell me the point of this RSS stuff, because I know I'm missing it entirely.
BTW, I've heard about blogs and am unimpressed that they are so popular. I am even less impressed that we appear to need a special program to find and view them.
So, to sum up:
WTF is RSS about, and why do I need a special program to view web pages I have bookmarked?
Blogs: what's so special about them? Why can't I just go to a web page to read it?