You might have noticed these little buttons around the Internet. If you are wondering what they are...
RSS is "the next big thing" -- you can use it to get newsfeeds from CNN or BBC, as well as just about anything else, including news on upcoming movies, DVD releases, your favorite musician's tour updates, etc.
Once you get started, it's like having your favorite parts of the Web come to you. No need to go out and check for updates all the time.
"RSS" means "Really Simple Syndication." What it means to you is that when you subscribe to a site that has an RSS feed, you can keep up-to-date without having to check the site every day or week.
Once you start using RSS you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.
How do you get started? Easy!
Download a free RSS Reader first. This is special software that reads the RSS feeds...
Windows -- RssReader
Mac -- NetNewsWire
Firefox -- Sage (for MAC and Windows, highly
Special note for Firefox users:
Firefox has built-in support for RSS feeds (also known as "Live Bookmarks".) While not quite as convenient as the Sage RSS reader, you don't have to download anything to use it.
When you see the orange Live Bookmark indicator in the lower right hand corner of your Firefox browser or in the address bar, left-click on it to subscribe to that site's feed.
Okay, once you're set up, here's all you have to do...
Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on any orange RSS button on a site, blog or news source that interests you. Start by right-clicking on my orange button below. Then...
Select Copy Shortcut ("Copy Link to Clipboard" for Mac, "Copy Link Location" for Firefox browsers), and paste that URL into your RSS Reader.
And that's it! You're subscribed.
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