What is RSS?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) allows you to see when RISI has added new content. You can get the latest headlines and articles in one place, as soon as they are published, without having to visit the site every day. RSS takes the hassle out of staying up-to-date, by showing you the very latest information that you are interested in.RSS feeds are just a special kind of web page, designed to be read by computers rather than people. It might help to think of them as the free, internet version of the old-fashioned ticker-tape news wire machines.
How do I start using RSS feeds?
The first thing you need is a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks RSS feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added to them. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail. Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want to receive in your news reader, by subscribing to the relevant RSS feeds. If you click on the button you can subscribe to the feed in various ways; dragging the URL of the RSS feed into your news reader, or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.
How do I get a news reader?
There is a range of different news readers available and new versions are appearing all the time. Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer.
- Windows: Newz Crawler, FeedDemon, Awasu.
- Mac OSX: Newsfire, NetNewsWire.
- Web: Google Reader, Bloglines, FeedZilla, NewsGator, My Yahoo!, Microsoft Live Browser: Mozilla Firefox.
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