RSS stands for Rich Site Summary. It is a format for delivering constantly changing and updated content on the web directly to you, without you needing to visit the changing sites every day. Many sites syndicate their content to users through RSS feeds, especially news-related sites, blogs, and online publishers (like us)!
RSS makes it easy to get the content you’re interested in, without having to go to the site each day to find what’s new. You can easily stay up-to-date and informed as the RSS is fed directly to you without needing to take the time to go visit the changing website every day. RSS retrieves the information for you. Also, it allows you to maintain your privacy, by not needing to join a site’s email newsletter.
What do I need to do to read an RSS Feed?
RSS feeds are fed into Feed Reader or News Aggregator software. These allow you to grab RSS feeds from anywhere on the web and bring all the information into one simple location.
Many RSS readers are available for any platform. Some popular choices include:
Web-based feed readers:
- Google Reader
- My Yahoo
Software feed readers:
- Amphetadesk (Windows, Linux, Mac)
- FeedReader (Windows)
- NewsGator (Windows – also integrates with Outlook)
Once you’ve chosen your Feed Reader, now all you have to do is find sites (like knowonder!) that have RSS feeds, XML, or RDF. Simply click the RSS Feed icon and you can easily add the feed to your reader.
Did you know? RSS feeds make it simple to get knowonder! content on your mobile device!
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