RSS Feeds

What are RSS Feeds?

RSS feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get the latest content in one place, as soon as its published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from.

How do I use RSS Feeds?

In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new web content that have been added. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications.

Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer with a web browser, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer.

Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want it to receive.

To subscribe to a RSS feed, click on the orange RSS button or link, then drag the URL of the feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.

Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check for feeds for you when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one. This can make subscribing to feeds much easier. For more details on these, please check their websites.

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