What is RSS?
RSS is a Web content syndication format. Its name is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication. RSS is a dialect of XML. When you go to websites instead of looking for there latest content you can use RSS to tell you when new content is avalible.
How do I use RSS?
The first thing you need is a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles 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, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail. Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want it to receive
How do I get a news reader?
In order to subscribe to an RSS feed or newsfeed you will need two things, an RSS reader also known as a news aggregator (A news aggregator or RSS reader is a software application that collects and displays news headlines and summaries from sources that you have designated) and url (web address) of the RSS feed that you wish to subscribe. An RSS feed is an XML document that contains the news headlines and summaries.
How can I sign up to RSS feeds?
1.) Download a RSS Reader / News Aggregator from the list below.
2.) Locate the web address (url) of the RSS feed (XML file) that you wish to subscribe.
3.) Install the feed reader or news aggregator on the computer
4.) Insert the url of the news feed (there is usually an "add feed" button)
5.) Many of the news readers will allow you to set the interval that the software will look for a feed update others simply update daily.
6.) The information in the feed will be updated when the feed contains new content.