RSS — Really Simple Syndication

July 11th, 2007 by Maria Moriarty

 

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click on image to see an example of a collection of RSS feeds

What is RSS?
The RSS acronym for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary is a way to get a list of the latest content from your favourite web sites and blogs. Instead of having to visit these sites and blogs individually to keep up with what’s new, with RSS you can subscribe to a web site or blog and the latest content will be “sent” to you.

How do I subscribe to an RSS FEED?

Just click on the RSS symbol or a text link of the words “Subscribe to our RSS Feed”

How do I get an RSS Feed Reader?

If you want your RSS feed to be available from any computer you will need to sign up to an RSS Reader (there are many available on the web for free) for example:

Bloglines

Feedreader

Google Reader

For almost everything else you need to know about RSS¦..

Here’s a great link

How to explain RSS the Oprah way

and here’s a link to a

Basic Tutorial on RSS