What Is RSS?
Really Simple Syndication
Most people dont know what RSS is.
But RSS is real easy:
And once you find out how good this
works youll be glad you took a minute
to find out what RSS is all about.
You can download the latest updates from any website offering an RSS feed to a simple software program. Most people however use a web-based RSS program, like for example Google Reader.
So no more old-fashioned bookmarks, all the latest updates from your favorite websites in one simple browser window!
Once you get started, its like having your favorite parts of the Web come to you. Its a kind of newspaper with all the latest updates from your favorite websites. No need to go out and check for updates all the time!
RSS means Really Simple Syndication. When you subscribe to a site that has an RSS feed, you can keep up-to-date without having to check the site every day or week.
How do you get started? Easy!
Sign up with an online RSS service or download a free RSS Reader. This is special software that reads the RSS feeds...
Windows -- RSS Reader
Mac -- NetNewsWire
Once youre set up, heres all you have to do...
Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on any orange RSS button on a site, blog or news source that interests you. Start by right-clicking on the orange button below. Then...
Select Copy Shortcut (Copy Link to Clipboard for Mac, Copy Link Location for Firefox browsers), and paste that URL into your RSS Reader.
And thats it! Youre subscribed.