Setting up RSS
What is RSS?
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. Instead of clicking through all your favorite
sites everyday, you can use RSS to "create your own newspaper" out of the latest
headlines on topics that interest you.
How does it work?
RSS uses an aggregator that goes out to websites you select and scours them for
new material about once an hour. It then presents the headline, a short summary
of the story, and a link to read the full article if it interests you in the aggregator
How do I set up RSS?
First get an aggregator. You can download one to your computer, but we
recommend going to http://www.bloglines.com to sign up for a server-based
account. That way, you can access your feed whether or not you happen to be at
your office computer. Instructions are included on the website; just find the
"Click here to sign up!" link and start the process.
Next, locate the sites you use that have a RSS feed (not every site does).
You can tell by the telltale buttons:
You may have to look closely at the website to find the button--they're not always
in the most obvious places.
With the web page open, go to your aggregator, click the "Add feed" link, and paste
in the URL. The feed will immediately start collecting data.