RSS--Get the News and Information You Choose
If you can't afford to miss out on the latest news, are having a hard time managing the deluge of information you receive via e-mail, or simply want a more convenient way to manage and control your online news and information, RSS feeds may be the answer.
Using very simple, easy-to-use, free or low-cost software called an RSS reader, you can have all the latest headlines on topics you choose delivered to your desktop for free. You can even choose the source. When your reader displays a headline of interest, click the headline and you'll be whisked to the source Web site for the full story. With RSS you no longer have to visit your favorite Web sites to check for new updates--you simply open up your reader and see all the headlines from all your selected sources in a matter of seconds.
You can even choose to get "aggregrated" feeds on a particular topic, in which headlines are delivered to you from a variety of sources. RSS makes keeping up with the information that matters to you easy.
PCWorld.com, CNN, MSNBC, the BBC, Slashdot, and many other major news
and information sites now provide their content via RSS feeds. When browsing
your favorite site, look for the RSS icon:
PCWorld.com provides a
New RSS readers are being developed every day. Here is a list of some of
When you've found the reader you like and you want to add an RSS feed to it, here's the general procedure:
You need the URL of the RSS feed page.
Download your own reader now and start exploring all that's available
through RSS. Start by subscribing to
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