What is RSS?
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a format designed for sharing web content such as headlines. An RSS feed highlights fresh material for you, so you don’t have to repeatedly check a site yourself for updates.
How do I use RSS?
A RSS feed can be viewed like bookmarks in Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, browsed like email in Thunderbird, or viewed like headines in news readers including Pluck, Awasu, FeedDemon, RssReader, etc. It enables you to view the service you select all together on the same interface by automatically retrieving updates, staying current with new content as soon as it is published.
Whenever you see the , orbutton on a webpage, it should link to a RSS feed URL that you can subscribe via your news reader or web browser.
The basic procedure is as follows:
- Copy the RSS feed URL you want.
- Paste it into the channel list or address bar of your news reader. As for Mozilla Firefox, select “New Live Bookmark” and add the URL.
- Choose to refresh or continue / stop subscribing the feed.
Another way to use RSS feeds is by incorporating content into your web logs (blogs). A blog is an easy-to-use website, where you can quickly post topics, messages, journals, and interact with people, comprised of short articles, frequently updated items, pictures and hyperlinks. Blogging is a publishing tool for journalists, writers, and individuals who want to share thoughts with other people on the Internet. Popular blog service providers include Blogger, Blog.com, LiveJournal, TypePad, Bloglines, etc.
To view a feed in your RSS Aggregator:
- Click on the RSS feed that corresponds to the topic that interests you.
- Copy the URL.
- Paste the URL into your reader.
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