What is an RSS?

RSS (Rich Site Summary) or Content Syndication is a format for delivering regularly changing web content such as news, publications, lists of documents, etc.   RSS feeds allow you to easily retrieve the latest content from the sites you are interested in and thus stay informed without having to visit each site individually.

To signal that content is offered as an RSS feed, most sites display a small orange icon such as

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How do I subscribe to an RSS feed?

Most common web browsers, in their most recent versions, can read and track RSS feeds automatically. All you have to do to access the content of an RSS feed is to find the RSS icon of the content you are interested in and click on it.

If your web browser does not support RSS feeds, you will need to download and install an RSS reader or aggregator. There are a variety of RSS readers available for many different platforms. There are also several web-based Feed readers available at common services such as Yahoo and Google.

Once you have installed the RSS Feed Reader on your computer, you have to click on the RSS icon of the feed you are interested in and copy/paste it into your RSS Feed Reader application.

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