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What are RSS Feeds?

RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’ and is a technology that is being used by millions of web users around the world to keep track of their favorite websites. You can get the latest headlines and video in one place, as soon as it's published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from.

How to Use RSS?

The standard way to indicate a feed is with an orange icon. Most modern browsers, including Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome automatically check for feeds when you visit a website, and display the orange RSS icon when they find one. Chrome actually needs a browser extension to make the RSS feed into something you can subscribe with. Check out the RSS Subscription Extension in the Chrome store.

Another way to view RSS feeds is by using RSS aggregator, more commonly referred to as a 'reader'. The reader checks the feeds you are subscribed to and displays any new content. This means you don't have to check individual websites for updates - the reader does it for you. Typically a reader will automatically check for new content every hour.Check out the link to get a reader



How to subscribe to a feed?

Browsers allow you to add RSS feeds as a browser favourite or bookmark folder, automatically updating them with the latest content.

To add the feed to your reader simply follow the instructions provided for your chosen RSS reader. It will automatically keep track of your feeds and inform you when they are updated.