What is RSS?
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a technology that allows you to receive updated news from preferred websites, which are sent directly to the user's news reader. This includes the headlines, summaries and links to the full article on the website.What are the benefits of using RSS?
RSS is an easy way to be notified about updated content on a website. Instead of having to visit a particular website, RSS feeds will automatically send a notification when the subscribed section has been updated.
What tools do I need to use RSS?
To begin using RSS, a news reader is necessary. There are several desktop applications that can be used, as well as some web based ones. We recommend using Google Reader (http://www.google.ca/reader/) or Bloglines (http://www.bloglines.com/), which can be used through any web browser. You can also use your desktop email to have news feeds delivered. Current versions of Mozilla Thunderbird and Microsoft Outlook offer instructions on how to achieve proper setup. Please note earlier versions of these email applications may require a number of detailed steps to support RSS news feeds. How can I sign up to RSS feeds?
To subscribe to an RSS feed, select the page of interest on the website. Right-click the small orange button (available at the bottom of every page which support news feeds) to access a subscription link to the RSS feed. Choose “copy link location” from the available options. Next, paste the link into your particular RSS reader being used. Your RSS reader will have more detailed instructions on how to subscribe to a news feed.