RSS (short for really simple syndication) is a way to receive regularly updated web content
and gather it in one place for easy reading.
Instead of constantly checking multiple blogs, news sites, podcasts and other sources
throughout the day, one can subscribe to "feeds" with an RSS reader
(often referred to as an "aggregator"), which will automatically keep itself updated with the
latest developments as they happen.
It's an efficient and pain-free method of keeping tabs on the world
|How Do I Use RSS?|
To use RSS, you will need to download a special RSS news reader that
will allow you to connect and display RSS feeds, Many readers are
available and most are free. You'll find several options to choose from
If you use firefox, there are a number of RSS Feeds, News & blogging Addons that make it very simple to use RSS Feeds.
My Yahoo! is a personalized and customizable version of Yahoo that gives users the
ability to add their favorite RSS feeds, widgets, and other features. If you have an existing
My Yahoo! account you can subscribe to our RSS feeds by clicking on the My Yahoo!
button. This will automatically add the particular feed to your personal page. If you don't
have a My Yahoo! page you can register for an account at http://my.yahoo.com.
Google also offers a personalized and customizable start page for all users available
here http://www.google.com/ig. Clicking the "Add to Google" button will allow you to
easily add out RSS feed to your Google homepage or your Google RSS reader. Your
Google homepage allows you to aggregate content and functionality from across the web
on your own start page. Google also offers an RSS reader that allows you to keep up
with the latest content from a large number of sites on a single page.
NewsGator offers a free online RSS reader and subscription based version that
integrates with the Microsoft Outlook. You can download a free 14 day trial of NewsGator or
purchase it for $29.00 at http://newsgator.com.
Bloglines is a popular web-based RSS feed reader. If you don't have an existing
Bloglines account, you can sign up for a free account at http://www.bloglines.com and
click the "My Feeds" link to add our RSS feed. If you have an existing account you can
add our RSS feed by clicking the "Add to Bloglines" button on this page.