RSS Feed

What is RSS?

The latest version of RSS (2.0) is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication (see specifications). It is a method of summarizing the latest news and information from a website in a lightweight form that can be easily read by a number of news readers or news aggregators. Additionally, modern web browsers can interpret RSS directly without additional add-on software. The idea of RSS is to give users the ability to quickly obtain the latest updates from a web site in a headline or a news digest format. This in turn helps reduce load on the web servers during high-traffic periods.

What do I need to use the RSS feeds?

Most modern web browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer 7 can read RSS feeds automatically (sometimes they refer to the feeds as "Live Bookmarks").  Alternatively, you can use a stand-alone feed reader or news aggregator. These are applications that can be set to read the feeds on a recurring basis, generally once an hour or so.
 

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