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?
To make use of RSS, you'll need an RSS reader, or aggregator. An RSS aggregator can be a stand-alone application, or a plug-in for another program you already use, such as Microsoft Outlook . Some web browsers, such as Firefox and Safari RSS , have RSS readers built in. There are also online aggregators, websites such as My Yahoo or Bloglines that allow you to customize them by adding RSS feeds. Find a downloadable RSS aggregator .
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.