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RSS Feeds Explained

New to RSS? Here are just a few pointers to get you started.

1. What Is RSS (and XML)?

RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication" or "Rich Site Summary." What it is, basically, is a format for publishing and distributing news and the content of news-related sites, as well as personal weblogs, or blogs. (The format of an RSS feed is "XML", and when referring to RSS feeds, the term "XML" is often interchangeable. XML is also used for other purposes, like data storage.)

To read RSS news, you'll need an RSS Feed Reader, also known as a news aggregator. These readers gather the content from thousands of RSS and blog sources and consolidate the headlines at one site so that you can easily search, read and track content without having to visit at multiple sites.

For more background on RSS and RSS Feeders, you might want to read HERE.

2. To read our RSS Feed(s), you'll need to subscribe to some RSS Reader. Do a web search on "RSS feed readers" and you'll get a list of many free readers. Download or register with the reader of your choice. (The latest versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox have RSS Readers built-in.)

3. Follow the RSS Reader's instructions for setup and enter our RSS Feed's URL into your reader. Often, a feed's URL is accessed by clicking on the "RSS" or "XML" icon nearby.
RSS Feed icon RSS icon XML icon

That should be all you need to do to get our latest news and headlines!