Confused by all this terminology ? so am I. Lost in translation into plain english... ?
Well these couple of links *might* help understand all of this a bit better. I don't expect to become an expert over night either, but slowly... Lots is happening in this space, and after the LAMP world (Linux, Apache, mySQL, PHP), we need to learn about the RSS/ATOM/XML/blog/feedburner/technorati/socialtext/wiki/etc. world. Aaaaargh! (I had a post about this herculean task a while ago). At the moment I am trying to get this little thing below to move to one of the side bars permanently...
From the Feedburner site:
"RSS is based on XML, a widely used standard for information exchange between applications on the Internet. RSS feeds can be viewed by human users as plain text, but they're really designed for computer-to-computer communication. To further muddy the waters, we should point out that RSS is just one standard for expressing feeds as XML. Another well-known choice is Atom. "
You will find a common denominator behind all these new applications and ventures... check it here.