What is RSS?
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) provides a way for content to be distributed across the Internet. RSS Feeds permit a reader to subscribe to regular updates of content from a variety of tools including Web portals and news readers. Examples include Google Reader, MyYahoo!, Bloglines , AOL, My MSN, etc.
This handy web tool, which you can set yourself, will tell you when we have posted new material on The Hub.
If you want a feed reading program that runs on your own computer, there are a few options. But first you need to make sure your web browser is compatible. You need to be running at least Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or Internet Explorer 7, on PCs. Apple Macintosh users have built-in support for feeds in the Safari web browser.
You can download compatible browsers by clicking on the bolded links above.
If You Use…?
Click on the following links to set up your own feed (based on which email provider you use):
Yahoo, Google, MSN, or AOL; and read feeds right within the home page that their browser starts in. Other providers of web-based feed readers include Rojo, Bloglines, Attensa Online, or NewsGator Online. All of the web-based services are free.
If you want a separate program to read feeds, you can use FeedDemon or NewsGator for Microsoft Outlook if you’re on Microsoft Windows. Both tools let you switch between these programs and the web-based reader at any time. If you’re on a Macintosh running OS X, the most popular feed reader is NetNewsWire, which can also connect to the web-based services.