What is RSS?
The acronym RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. An RSS feed is a syndicated news feed in an XML format. Through a news feed reader, you can subscribe to various RSS feeds to get customizable news feeds delivered directly to your desktop. Certain feeds are also available via Twitter.
Frequently asked questions about RSS
What is a news feed reader?
A news feed reader, also known as a news aggregator, is software that lets you subscribe to RSS feeds.
Why should I use a news feed reader?
Using an RSS feed reader allows you to be alerted when new articles on the topics you're interested in are available. Many feed readers will pop up a new window when a new article is available, or are integrated into mail clients or Web browsers. When you are alerted of a new article, you can click on a link that will take you directly to it.
Where can I get an RSS feed reader?
You can click here to explore MyLATimes.com, an easy to use RSS reader with latimes.com articles and add content from other websites. You can also click here to see a list of many freeware and shareware readers.
What is Web syndication?
Syndication on the Web means a section of a website is made available for users or other sites to use. The RSS feeds on this page are an example of syndication of latimes.com.
Where can I get more information on RSS?
Use this link to run a Web search for more information.
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