What is RSS?

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RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication'. RSS is an easy way for you to keep up with news and information published on websites that are updated frequently. Instead of browsing or searching for information, you can get new content delivered directly to you.

RSS (sometimes referred to as "news feeds") allows you to see when websites have added new content. You can get the latest information in one place, as soon as it is published, without having to visit the websites.

RSS feeds are web pages, designed to be read by RSS readers.

What is an RSS Reader?

An RSS reader (also called an aggregator) is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which downloaded to your computer as an application.

Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you'll need to choose one that will work with your computer.

How do I get an RSS Reader?

There are many different news readers available. Below is a list of some examples.

Type Examples
Apple / Mac