What is RSS?
What is RSS?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) provides a quick and easy way of keeping up to date with developments on your favourite website. The technology has been around for several years and has seen a revival with the widespread use of mobile devices.
Web pages with feeds available can be identified by the orange RSS feed icon which appears at the top of the page or next to text. To subscribe you simply need to click on the feed and copy the link into your feedreader or web application.
IOE RSS Feeds
The IOE RSS feeds are free and you can subscribe to them by using your web browser or RSS feed reader.
Benefits of RSS
- RSS is a great way of catching up on your favourite web site using a mobile device such as an iPhone.
- It eliminates the need to check for updates on a website and saves you having to bookmark pages. Changes to the page come to you.
- It allows you to search and scan information easily.
- Content you subscribe to is compiled into one digest that includes all of the headlines, allowing you to skim to find the content that you are interested in reading.
How to subscribe
Internet Explorer 7 and 8 support RSS. Details are available at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Using-feeds-RSS
Firefox users can obtain RSS feeds as 'live bookmarks'. More details are available from the Firefox website at http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Live+Bookmarks
iPhone Apps: Search for rss reader in the App Store