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What Is RSS?

You may have been seeing those little orange RSS, XML or rss logo buttons around the Internet. These button allow you to subscribe to a site and receive its latest content without sharing any personal information.

You can use it to get newsfeeds, site updates, latest deals, blog information and much more from any website that displays these buttons.

Once you get started, it's like having your favorite parts of the Web come to you in one place. No need to go out and check for updates from all those site you visit regularly.

"RSS" means "Really Simple Syndication." Simple is the keyword.

How do you get started? Simple!

You have two choices: Download an RSS Reader or use an online web-based reader. There are several choices when it comes to readers. Here are two examples:

Windows -- RssReader

Mac -- NetNewsWire

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. For right-click on the orange button below.

rss logo

Select Copy Shortcut ("Copy Link to Clipboard" for Mac, "Copy Link Location" for Firefox browsers), and paste that URL into your RSS Reader.

Simple! You are subscribed.

Do you prefer an online solution?

Subscribe through My Yahoo!, Google Reader or My MSN by clicking the respective icon:

Add to My Yahoo!

Add to Google

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