What is an RSS Feed?
If you've noticed orange RSS or XML buttons more and more on websites, not knowing what they were, here is what they do. "RSS" means "Really Simple Syndication."
Using RSS you can get all the updates to BillJacobsLPCC.com without checking the site over and over.
When we put up a new page or update an old one, we put it on our RSS list.
How to Get started with RSS
First, Download RSS Reader (a free program) (skip to bottom if you do not want to download software). This software reads the "RSS feeds" from an number of websites.
For Windows: RssReader
For Mac: NetNewsWire
After you have set up RSS reader, then it's simple.
Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on any orange RSS button on a site, blog or news source that interests you. Start by right-clicking on the orange button below. Then...
Select Copy Shortcut ("Copy Link to Clipboard" for Mac), and paste that URL into your RSS Reader.
That's all there is to it.
It's a bit of work getting started, but after that everything you add to Your RSS reader comes to you -- automatically.
If you don't want to download the RSS reader, you can click on the Yahoo, MSN or Google buttons to add them to your search engines.