Excerpted from http://www.whatisrss.com/
What is RSS?
RSS (Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication) is a format for delivering regularly changing Web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS feed to whoever wants it.
Why RSS? Benefits & Reasons for Using RSS
RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the Web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy, by not needing to join each site's e-mail newsletter. The number of sites offering RSS feeds is growing rapidly and includes big names like Yahoo News.
How to Read an RSS Feed: RSS Feed Readers & News Aggregators
Feed Reader or News Aggregator software allow you to grab the
RSS feeds from various sites and display them for you to read and
A variety of RSS Readers are available for different platforms. Some popular feed readers include:
- Amphetadesk (Windows, Linux, Mac)
- FeedReader (Windows)
- NewsGator (Windows — integrates with Outlook)
There are also a number of popular Web-based feed readers available, including:
Many browsers also let you add the feed (IE, Mozilla
Firefox, etc.); it's a simple way to view the content you like and
each browser tells you where to view the feed once added.
On this site, simply look for the small RSS icon; anywhere you see that you can click on it or the letters "RSS" and add the feed.