What is RSS?

What is RSS?

Keeping up to date with the information can be difficult. RSS allows the latest news and features to be delivered directly to you, rather than clicking from site to site.

RSS generally stands for, "Really Simple Syndication". It allows you to identify the content you like and have it delivered directly to you and takes the hassle out of staying up-to-date, by showing you the very latest information that you are interested in.

How do I start using RSS feeds?

The first thing you need is something called a news reader. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. They all allow you to display and subscribe to the RSS feeds you want.

Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want. For example, if you would like the latest CJF news stories, simply visit the news section and you will notice an orange RSS button on the left hand side.

If you click on the button you can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including by dragging the URL of the RSS feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.

Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, have functionality which automatically picks up RSS feeds for you. For more details on these, please check their websites.

How do I get a News Reader?

There is a range of different news readers available. Different news readers work on different operating systems:

News Readers:

Windows:

Newz Crawler
FeedDemon
Awasu

Mac OS X:

Newsfire
NetNewsWire

Web:

Bloglines
My Yahoo!
NewsGator

Other News Readers (GOOGLE)