RSS (most commonly expanded as Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works — such as blog entries, news headlines, audio and video — in a standardized format. RSS feeds benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place. Learn more at Wikipedia →
Using our RSS feeds
RSS feeds can be read using software called an “RSS reader,” “feed reader” or “aggregator” which can be web-based, desktop-based or mobile-device-based. The user subscribes to a feed by entering the feed’s URI into the reader or by clicking an RSS icon in a web browser that initiates the subscription process. The RSS reader checks the user’s subscribed feeds regularly for new work, downloads any updates that it finds and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds.
Some of the popular feed readers include:
- Google Reader — online service
- Bloglines — online service
- NewsGator — desktop-based application for Windows, Mac and iPhone
- FeedDemon — desktop application for Windows
- Firefox — using the browser’s live bookmarks feature
- Safari — browser for Mac, Windows and iPhone
Our feeds are managed by Google’s Feedburner service.