What Is RSS?
Click on any orange RSS button to get the latest
Web pages from this
You can use them anywhere else on the Web (they're everywhere nowadays)
to get newsfeeds from CNN or BBC, or just about anything else,
including news on upcoming movies and 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.
No need for bookmarks!
"RSS" means "Really Simple Syndication." But
that's just a fancy way
of saying that you can keep up with all the updates to this site without
having to check the site every week to see "what's new." New
pages and updates to old ones are released through RSS.
How do you get started?
Download a free RSS
Reader first (or skip to the bottom to learn about Web-based readers).
This is special software that reads the RSS feeds...
Windows -- RssReader
Mac -- NetNewsWire
Once you're set up, here's all you have to do...
for Mac users) on the orange RSS button on any page of this site, or
any blog or news source that interests you. Select Copy
Shortcut ("Copy Link to Clipboard" on a Mac), and paste
that URL into your RSS Reader.
That's it! You'll be subscribed.
You can also use a Web-based RSS reader, like My
Yahoo!, My MSN, or
iGoogle/Google Reader. Look for any of these buttons on a page on this
Click on that button to add the RSS feed to that
Web-based reader. If you don't yet have an account, you can set up one
after clicking on the button.