What is RSS?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds are content feeds from Web sites, which is usually a list of the latest content that's been added to the website, with a title, description, link to the page on the site and a date of when it's added.
FunnyPetPictures.com offers the following RSS feed:
|Description||The 10 latest pet pictures, with thumbnails.|
What is it for?
RSS can be used by visitors to see if new content has been added to the site, without visiting the site itself over and over again to see if content has been added. The RSS feed aggregator/reader (see below for details) that you use will let you know when new content is added. Some websites like my.yahoo.com (see below) can also be used to display the latest content of a website, so you don't have to install an RSS feed aggregator/reader. The idea can be compared to a newsletter, you'll be notified when new content is added, except that you don't receive an email.
So how do I use it?
As explained above, you can use an RSS feed aggregator/reader, which is a small application that you can use to read the RSS feeds. When you've installed it, there's only one step left: add the location of the RSS file to your RSS feed reader (copy/paste):
Below is a list of excellent free RSS feed aggregators/readers:
The other option is to add the RSS feed to personalized pages like my.yahoo.com, my.msn.com and google. If you use one of those, you can use their corresponding button below to add the Funny-Pet-Pictures.com RSS feed to your page.