Syndicated content, otherwise known as Really Simple Syndication (RSS), is a popular way to distribute information from websites. Using RSS, a news site, website or a blog can feed its new articles or entries to those who subscribe to the feed automatically. Because RSS is still new, not all websites can publish in RSS. However, there are thousands of RSS sources, and you can find those sources all over the world.
How do I use RSS?
You need an RSS reader, such as My MSN, My YAHOO!, or others listed below, to use RSS feeds. RSS readers allow you to find feeds and subscribe to them, so that content is delivered to you. Using these readers to subscribe to an RSS feed takes only a couple of clicks, and does not involve any fees.
After you have subscribed to an RSS feed, headlines will become available in your reader. When you see a headline that interests you, just click it to view the full article.
There are many different Really Simple Syndication (RSS) readers available. Some readers are designed with user interfaces that resemble e-mail inboxes instead of browsers. Whatever your preference, all RSS readers are used to collect, update, and display RSS feeds. Here are a few that you may find useful:
Find and subscribe to syndicated content
Subscribing to a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed is similar to subscribing to a magazine, but for FREE. When you subscribe to a magazine, each new issue is mailed directly to you. When you subscribe to an RSS feed, every time a new entry or article is published to the Web, a link to the entry or article is added to your reader.
Add a feed by entering a Web address
- Go to the site you want to add.
- Look for a button similar to , or which indicates that the site syndicates its content.
- To find the website address for the syndicated content, right-click the button and click Copy Shortcut.
- Paste the website address into the appropriate location in your RSS reader.