RSS Feed

What is RSS?

RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a way to distribute regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, blogs and other online publishers broadcast their content as an RSS Feed to their subscribers.

Why should I use RSS?

Are you tired of having to constantly go through your list of bookmarked web sites to see if anything has been updated since the last time you visited? An RSS feed can do that work for you. It allows you to stay up to date on your favourite web sites by retrieving the latest content from the sites you choose to subscribe to. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You also ensure your privacy by not needing to join each site's email newsletter. You can use it to receive updates on local and world news, hobbies, receive a joke of the day, and also get up to date information about myself and my work.

How Do I Use RSS?

A Feed Reader or News Aggregator software allow you to grab the RSS feeds from various web sites and display them for you to read and use. You can read them on your computer, or even on your tablet and phone while on the go!

A variety of RSS readers are available for different platforms. The most popular feed reader is Feedly, although some other popular readers include InoReader, The Old Reader, AOL Reader and Digg Reader.

If you want to have an RSS reader on your phone or tablet, there are plenty of apps in the Apple and Android stores if you search for "RSS reader".

Regardless of whatever RSS reader you choose, there will be plenty of instruction on how to get your favourite sites into your reader so you can spend your time reading instead of searching!