Are you bothered by spam or pop-up ads while reading e-mail
from your favorite Web site? Rich Site Summary feeds may be
the solution to your problems.
RSS, also known as Really Simple Syndication, is a format for “syndicating” news
and other content from Web sites. Syndication here describes
the sharing of information across Web sites.
Basically, information is organized into “feeds” or “channels.” A
feed contains a title, a link, and a description. An RSS reader
is required to read the feeds and display the information. You
can find RSS readers like the Active Web Reader, or the FeedReader,
freely available on the Web.
After downloading/installing an RSS reader, you must add RSS
feeds into it. Many Web sites provide free RSS feed subscriptions.
Look for the orange XML or RSS buttons, which provide links
to the RSS feed. Alternately, you may choose to visit RSS
directories like 2RSS.com or Syndic8.com, which list links.
an RSS feed is as simple as copying the link into your RSS
reader and waiting for the information to come to you.
Rich Site Summary (RSS) feeds allow you to get content from
your Web site subscriptions delivered to one place. You
can get the
latest headlines from the New York Times, the latest “Word
of the Day” from Dictionary.com, and the latest “Gardening
Question of the Day” from Farmer’s Almanac
sent directly to your desktop. They can be organized into
one compact list,
without spam or the pop-up advertisements that frequently
Convenience, fun, and hassle-free Web-browsing are just
a click away! Enjoy! And remember: If you have a question,
of our friendly librarians. Happy Reading!