RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for
delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites,
weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as
an RSS Feed to
whoever wants it.
Benefits and Reasons for using RSS
RSS solves a problem for people who regularly
use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving
summaries of the latest content from the sites you are interested
in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually.
The number of sites
offering RSS feeds is growing rapidly
and includes big names like Yahoo
News and Amazon.com.
What do I need to do to read an RSS Feed?
Feed Reader or News Aggregator software
allow you to grab the RSS feeds from various sites and display
them for you to read and use. Choose one of the readers from the
left column. If you already have a reader, we've made it easy
for you to add our feed to your reader in the right column.
Once you have your Feed Reader, it is
a matter of finding sites
that syndicate content and adding their
RSS feed to the list of feeds your Feed Reader checks. Many sites
display a small icon with the acronyms RSS, XML, or RDF to let
you know a feed is available.
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