RSS feeds are an easy way to add news headlines to your personal blog, newsreader or Web site.
Step 1. Pick a topic (or "feed") from the list below.
Step 2. Copy and paste the topic's URL into the "Add by URL" box of your preferred newsreader.
Step 3. Follow your newsreader's on-screen instructions to add and view the feed. Note: You may be required to register if you have not already done so.
What is RSS?
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication." An RSS file contains headlines, summaries and links that are formatted in XML (eXtensible Markup Language) so that they may be read by a program.
How do I use RSS?
The most common use of RSS is viewing news with an RSS reader, also known as a news aggregator. There are three types of news aggregators: stand-alone programs, e-mail-integrated applications, and Web-based aggregators.
How is RSS different than an e-mail newsletter?
E-mail newsletters are usually delivered at a time chosen by the publisher. RSS gives you more control by always being available and staying updated. Another advantage RSS has over e-mail is that you don't have to supply an e-mail address to get the headlines.
How is RSS different than a Web site?
RSS is usually a slimmed-down version of a Web site. Images and other supplementary information are not included in an RSS feed.