This is part of a series of posts (and a project-in-progress),
compiled as a glossary of terms and phrases used in blogging and social
media, that will continually be added to and modified.
Feed: The RSS or Atom feeds used by news aggregators (aka feed readers). We have a category dedicated to using Feeds.
FeedBlitz: An RSS service that makes it easy for those addicted to email. Read FeedBlitz in a Nutshell for more.
FeedBurner: FeedBurner is a Google company/tool allowing web sites, blogs and podcasts to "burn" content into a simple way for readers to subscribe (incl. email). I don’t just recommend this tool – it’s a must-have.
Feed Reader: An aggregator of content, subscribed to by the user, so that specific content or search results arrives in their "reader". Among the popular (and free) tools are GreatNews, Feed Demon and Google Reader.
Findability: Refers to being locatable. Though tied closely with Information Architecture on the Web, particularly within one site, findability has also become a popular term in creating a findable, locatable and navigable presence on and across the web and social networking. Also see findability.org
If you’ve suggestions, additions or modifications, add ‘em in a comment. Together we’re smarter.
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