RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication' - it lets you have the latest news and new web content delivered directly to you. Instead of having to go to a website to find a new article or feature, you can use RSS to tell you. There is a growing trend to provide RSS feeds on websites for information such as news releases, events, jobs etc.
There are a number of steps you need to take to start using RSS feeds:
You must have a feed reader to receive RSS feeds. There are a number of different feed readers available on the internet, many of them are free such as RssReader, Feedreader and FeedDemon. Different feed readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to take this into account when you make your choice.
Some web browsers already support RSS directly. These include Safari 4.0.4, Opera 11.52, Netscape Navigator 9, Firefox 8.0, Internet Explorer 8, Flock 2.6.1, Deepnet Explorer 1.53 beta 3 and SeaMonkey 2.4.1. If you use Google Chrome as your web browser you will need to download the Google reader. There are also RSS specific browsers, such as K - Meleon 1.5.4 and Maxthon 3.
When you find a website with an RSS feed that you would like to add to your feed reader, you can subscribe to the RSS feeds in one of the following ways:
Yes, just go into your reader and simply delete the appropriate feed.
HM Revenue & Customs do not accept any liability for its RSS feeds.
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