Support - RSS
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or
Rich Site Summary. In essence, RSS is designed to provide content
summaries of news or website content. The process by which it does
this is called a "feed", because it feeds the data to you.
Here's how it works. Using a program
known as a RSS reader, you select the RSS feeds you wish to subscribe
(usually for your favorite web sites). Then, whenever you connect to
the internet, your RSS reader automatically retrieves the latest information
from your favorite web sites and delivers it directly to you, in the same
way e-mail is delivered to your inbox. This way, you can quickly
gather and read information from hundreds of web sites, without having to
visit each one.
To use RSS, you need to download and install
a RSS reader. There are many to choose from. As standalone
programs go, FeedDemon
is fairly good one - you can download a trial version from their
web site and the price is very reasonable. If you are looking for a free RSS reader,
there is a plugin for the Firefox
web browser called Sage that
integrates RSS capabilities directly into Firefox. Because I prefer
Firefox as my web browser, instead of Internet Explorer, I use Sage.
I am pleased to provide this
increasingly popular service to my visitors and customers. I publish my own RSS feed that you can subscribe, allowing you to stay informed about
my latest product releases, updates, sneak previews, and news. To
subscribe, add my web site to your RSS reader as a new feed, or if your
reader doesn't auto-detect my RSS feed, add this URL to your RSS reader:
You can learn more about RSS at www.rss-specifications.com.
You can also find a list of other free and commercial RSS readers at this
web site, so you can find one that's just right for you.