What is RSS?

What is RSS?

RSS (which stands for “Real Simple Syndication”) allows you to see when your favorite web sites have added new content. RSS takes the hassle out of staying up-to-date, by allowing you to subscribe to information you are interested in. In the case of SKHC, we are using a RSS feed to alert you when we have new postings to our blog.

What problems does RSS solve?

Repeatedly checking a website to see if there is any new content can be tiresome and tedious. If you are interested in several websites, especially websites where content changes on an unpredictable schedule you can benefit by using RSS. RSS is a better way to be notified of new and changed content. Notifications of changes are handled easily, and the results are presented to you well organized and distinct from email.

How does RSS work?

In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks RSS feeds and lets you read any new articles or postings that have been added to them. There are many different versions of news readers, some of which you can use in your browser, and some are applications which you need to download. Browser based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer. Downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer.

Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is decide what content you want to receive in your news reader, by finding and subscribing to the relevant RSS feeds. In our case, you can subscribe to our blog and receive automatic updates when new postings occur.

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