What is RSS?RSS stands for "really simple syndication"
. It's basically a standard way of formatting information so that it can be easily and automatically collected and distributed to you. RSS makes it possible to collect and make available updates from your favorite web pages. The updates are called feeds. You can subscribe to and read your feeds in a feed reader or newsreader. Your feed reader periodically checks for updates to the feed.
Why Should I use it?
Your feed reader automatically grabs the newest feed from your favorite web pages and saves it for you until you have time to read it. You don't have to visit your favorite web pages to receive new information. The information is "pushed" out to you through the feed reader.
What do I need to do to read an RSS Feed?
Most people use a feed reader, also called an aggregator, to read RSS feeds. It's a software program that loads RSS feeds from the World Wide Web and displays them in an easy-to-read list. Many popular Internet browsers and email applications such as MS Outlook have RSS capability built in. There are also web sites such as Google Reader
that act as an RSS feed reader.
How do I find RSS Feeds
It's easy to find an RSS feed for any web page or blog by looking for the RSS icon --- a small orange symbol.
All you need to do is copy and paste the feed URL into your feed reader. There are many different APPs that allow you to add a feed reader to your smart phone or other device such as an iPad.