About RSS


What is RSS?

You may have been seeing those little orange RSS or XML

buttons around the Internet. If you were wondering what they are...

It's "the next big thing" -- you can use it to get newsfeeds from CNN or BBC, as well as just about anything else, including news on upcoming movies, DVD releases, your favorite musician's tour updates, etc.

Once you get started, it's like having your favorite parts of the Web come to you. No need to go out and check for updates all the time.

RSS or "Really Simple Syndication" means to you that when you subscribe to a site that has an RSS feed, you can keep up-to-date without having to check the site every day or week.

To get started, download the free RSS Reader. This is special software that reads the RSS feeds...

Windows -- RssReader 

Mac -- NetNewsWire 


Once you're set up, here's all you have to do...

Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on any orange RSS button on a site, blog or news source that interests you. Start by right-clicking on the orange button below. Then...

Select Copy Shortcut ("Copy Link to Clipboard" for Mac, "Copy Link Location" for Firefox browsers), and paste that URL into your RSS Reader.

To subscribe to this blog RSS feed you don't need to submit your e-mail address, all you need to do is right click on the orange XML/RSS button and copy the link, then add the URL to your RSS reader.

Right-click to get started:

XML RSS

Don't want to download new software?
Subscribe through My Yahoo!, My MSN or Google Reader...


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