What is RSS

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RSS (Really Simple Syndication)  is a popular technology employed by websites and weblogs to push headlines and summaries of content directly to users. Also known as web feeds, it saves the user from having to make daily trips to numerous websites for fresh content that is of interest to him.

What tools do I need?

To start getting RSS feeds, you can either install a dedicated RSS reader on your computer or sign up with one of the numerous Web-based services. To get you on the fast track, we suggest you take a look at RSS Reader (.NET applications which require installation of Microsoft .NET Framework runtime) or the web-based Bloglines.

Each web feed will have its own URL which is usually embedded in the orange-coloured icon ( or  or ). To copy the link, right click on the icon and select “Copy Shortcut” (Internet Explorer) or “Copy Link Location” (Mozilla Firefox). Paste this information into the URL field of your RSS reader.

How to subscribe to RSS?

  1. Download and install Microsoft .NET Framework 
  2. Download and install FREE RSS Reader software:
    SharpReader (User-Friendly)
    RssReader beta (Recommended)
  3. Choose the RSS Feed you wish to subscribe to:
    If you see any  or  or  icon on any web site, click on it to open a new window, copy the link from the address bar of your browser, and paste it into the URL field of your RSS Reader.