What's An RSS Feed?

So what is this strange thing called RSS?

RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, is just another way for visitors to keep up to date with their favorite websites or blogs.

Instead of having to visit those websites or blogs to see if they've written a new article or blog entry, you can use RSS to let you know when they have something new for you to read.
For example, here at animalcareerguide.com, we have an RSS feed (sometimes referred to as a "feed" or "channel) for our most recent articles and blog entries.

So how can you, the visitor, make use of RSS?

First, you'll need to get yourself a program called a "news reader." Many news readers are available as free downloads. Just do a search for that keyword phrase on Google. Or if you're a Yahoo or MSN user, you can use your "My Yahoo" or "My MSN" page to view RSS feeds. Just scroll to the top or bottom of the page and look for the icon marked "add content" and you can add the feed from there.

RSS feeds are becoming a very popular way of finding out updates to your favorite sites as this information can be gathered in just one place!


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