RSS feeds are a relatively new way to obtain and gather information from the Internet. Instead of constantly going to different websites to get your daily news, for instance, you can set up RSS feeds and read news from various sources all in one place. Save time with RSS and get other things accomplished.
1. Know that RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. Start using RSS when you get tired of checking in on all your favorite websites or you find you have more than 100 sites listed in “Favorites” on your browser. Note that RSS feeds are similar to subscription services, but they are free and are only for sites you want information from.
2. Get the information sent to you so that you don’t have to go to a site to find it. Search for a new car, for example, without having to go to a certain website to look through thousands of cars. Stay up-to-date on blogs and other changing entries, content and information.
3. Obtain an RSS reader so that you can get RSS feeds. Use a Web browser plug-in or a separate program to get feeds. See that most popular browsers, such as Firefox and Internet Explorer have built-in RSS features. Look for an orange icon on any desired website when the provider supplies an RSS feed.
4. Utilize the RSS features found in web mail like “Yahoo!” or “Gmail.” Read information from prominent sites right on your “My Yahoo!” page, for instance. Create your own personalized newspaper in this way.
5. Realize that besides computer RSS access you can also get RSS feeds on your cell phone or other mobile devices. Stay current on your favorite bands, football teams or others’ schedules without having to suffer through slow web page loads with obnoxious pop-up ads.
6. Look for new articles and posts listed in your RSS reader. Find that more websites are adding RSS capability and feeds every day.