05 October 2007

RSS: About RSS and gender Agenda RSS feed link

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About RSS

What is RSS?
RSS is basically a news feed that automatically updates you when a website or weblog publishes new content.  As you can subscribe to any number of RSS feeds, you can easily keep up to date with the latest news and information that interests you from a wide variety of online sources. 

How do I view RSS feeds?
To view RSS feeds you need an RSS reader. There are lots of free RSS readers available (see links below for more information). In addition, the big names are starting to provide them - Apple's latest Safari web browser has integrated RSS support and Microsoft's Internet Explorer (version 7 onwards) has RSS capability built in.

How do I subscribe to an RSS feed?
When you have selected an RSS reader, go to a site you want to follow (which supports RSS) and right-click on the RSS icon (shown above), select "Copy shortcut" and post the link into your reader.  Depending on the RSS reader you have, there are various ways to add the feed, such as by dragging the URL of the RSS feed into your reader, or copying and pasting it. For more details, follow the instructions on the reader's website.

Where can I get an RSS reader?

Web-based readers
With web-based readers you don’t have to download any software to your PC, you simply create a free account and start pasting your RSS feeds directly into the web page.  Web-based readers are useful as they allow you to manage everything online and enable you to view your news feeds from any computer.

Google Reader:  www.google.com/reader
Bloglines:  www.bloglines.com
NewsGator:  www.newsgator.com

Browser-based readers
Internet browsers with RSS capability built in.

Internet Explorer:  www.microsoft.com/ie
Apple Safari:  www.apple.com/uk/safari/
Mozilla Firefox:  www.mozilla-europe.org/en/products/firefox/

Microsoft Windows readers
These require you to download a piece of software to your computer in order to manage and view your RSS feeds.

Awasu:  www.awasu.com
Newz Crawler:  www.newzcrawler.com
FeedDemon:  www.feeddemon.com

MAC readers
These require you to download a piece of software to your computer in order to manage and view your RSS feeds.

NetNewsWire:  ranchero.com/netnewswire
Newsfire:  www.newsfirerss.com