RSS Feeds (Really Simple Syndication)
What is RSS (Really Simple Syndication)?
RSS is a way of viewing your own selection of the latest news, features and other website content, updated in real time, and in a single window.
You select the websites you'd like to keep up to date with, and their content is delivered to your desktop, as soon as it is published.
Not all websites currently support RSS, but it is gaining in popularity, and many major websites including the BBC, Guardian and Nature have started to offer feeds.
How do I start using RSS feeds?
You will need a news reader. This is a small software program that can either stand alone or is embedded in a browser.
You select RSS feeds in the news reader, either by drag and drop, or by cutting and pasting the RSS URL into your news reader.
Some browsers, including Internet Explorer 7, Firefox, Opera and Safari, can automatically pick up RSS feeds. For more details on these, please check their websites.