Below is an explanation of what an RSS feed is and how to use it and why. In Simple terms if you like a certain site and you want to stay on top of what the site is doing as it changes or updates; and they have an RSS feed then click on the feed and add it to your browser feeds in order to subscribe. Then you will be able to read up on the site as the site changes. Same goes for the comments feed.
PC Users
Click on the RSS feed or Comment Feed on the web page you are viewing and follow the instructions to add to your web browser. They can be different depending on your web browser. Most of the time you should click on the option to subscribe to this feed and follow the instructions. When you do this, it will add the feed to your browsers feed section and enable any updates that are added to the website you are interested in following.
IPAD Users:
You need to have an App on your IPad, either XFeed (free app) or News Rack ($4.99 App). If using X Feed open the app and decide where you want to put in the feed – which category-(favorites, news, art, etc). Then put in the website address that has the feed you want to connect to and push search. The Ipad app automatically picks up the available feeds from that web site. If you want just the RSS feed you can click on it and follow the instructions, or if you want the comments feed (if available) you can click on it and follow the instructions. It will then add the feed to your app and update automatically whenever the site updates its feed information.
Why RSS? Benefits and Reasons for using RSS
RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy, by not needing to join each site's email newsletter.
What is RSS?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format for delivering regularly changing web
. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.
Definition: Technical
RSS (originally RDF Site Summary, often dubbed Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format.[2] An RSS document (which is called a "feed", "web feed",[3] or "channel") includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. RSS feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. A standardized XML file format allows the information to be published once and viewed by many different programs. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favorite websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place. RSS feeds can be read using software called an "RSS reader", "feed reader", or "aggregator", which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based. The user subscribes to a feed by entering into the reader the feed's URI or by clicking a feed icon in a web browser that initiates the subscription process. The RSS reader checks the user's subscribed feeds regularly for new work, downloads any updates that it finds, and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds. RSS allows users to avoid manually inspecting all of the websites they are interested in, and instead subscribe to websites such that all new content is pushed onto their browsers when it becomes available.

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