RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a tool that enables you to receive notices of web site updates as they occur.
RSS uses a type of code, called XML, to continually scan web sites for new content. It then “feeds” this information to an aggregator, also called an RSS reader, on your computer which alerts you that a site has been updated. The alert usually consists of a headline and a small amount of the updated content. If you wish to read more, a link to the full text is usually provided.
How to Subscribe
In order to subscribe to an RSS feed, you will require a RSS reader or aggregator. If you don’t already have one, there are a number of free RSS readers available on-line.
Those Web sites that offer RSS feeds will usually have an icon on their site labelled or indicating RSS (eg. or ) or XML . When you come across a site that you would like to add to your aggregator, you can follow these steps:
Right click on the RSS or XML icon and select “copy shortcut” if you’re using Internet Explorer or “copy link location” for Netscape and Firefox;
Open your RSS reader and paste the link into the appropriate location; usually there is an “Add” or “Add new feed” button.
Click directly on the RSS or XML icon to open a page containing the XML coding.
Copy that page’s URL, or web address, from the address bar and paste it into your feed reader.
To subscribe to our site you can paste the following link into your feed reader: