Content & News Syndication
What is RSS?
RSS (stands for "Really Simple Syndication" or "Rich Site Syndication") provides a channel for your chosen Web sites to alert you when they have new content. RSS feeds are a standardized way for you to get automatic updates from your favorite news sites and blogs.
What is a Feed?
A feed is similar to a bookmark in a Web browser. For example, if you subscribe to ECC news feed, you will always see the latest content from that page in your RSS reader.
How to Subscribe to ECC Feeds
To view RSS feeds, you'll need a specialized RSS-reading program called an aggregator or reader. Some aggregators are stand-alone applications, some work as built-ins to your Web browser or email program, and others are Web-based.
Note: You can also use MyYahoo! pages to add feeds.
IE-7 and Firefox incorporate RSS feeds into their bookmark programs.
- Download RSS reader. Here is a list of popular FREE readers:
- Find a link to the RSS feed or a page of feeds (look for this icon ). Copy the url (the Web address) of the feed you want and paste it in your reader to subscribe.
What are Podcasts and Podcasting?
Podcasts are digital files recorded for downloading through RSS feeds for playback. Podcast can mean both the content and the method of syndication (often termed podcasting).
Podcasting is simply the distribution of mp3 or other audio and video files over an RSS feed.