What is RSS?
RSS, short for Really Simple Syndication, is a format for distributing web content. These RSS pages, or feeds, keep track of changes made to the website they belong to and send the updates to you automatically.
With RSS, you'll know when a new article or story is posted to a website without having to go to the website itself. RSS feeds help you make the most of your time by keeping you constantly updated, delivering the information you want without having to search for it.
How do I start using feeds?
To use RSS feeds, you will need to and subscribe to the feed itself using a news reader. There are a variety of different news reader software options: some are web-based and can be accessed using a browser, and some are downloadable applications. Most browsers even have feed readers built right in. Chrome users will need to add the free RSS Subscription Extension to receive the RSS feeds.
Below is a short list of some of the news readers that are available. Check your browser or find and application that works with your computer and get started by subscribing to the Whistle Stop RSS feed.