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What is RSS
RSS is a well-established system that will, via your computer, alert you to exactly what ‘news’ you choose. Originally, RSS was used to provide everyday news distributed by Apple, the BBC and other organizations, where one could choose to be alerted to items within defined categories such as computers, software, iPods, business, education etc.
Many websites provide a way to receive the latest breaking information and news. In practice this means that whenever you see an RSS logo on a website, you can gain access to this information which is not only accurately targeted but also comes without cluttering up your inbox.
Free news reader software
We use the free NetNewsWire lite, a news aggregatior to keep up-to-date with all the RSS feeds we subscribe to .
For a detailed description of what RSS is, what it does and how to use it please follow these links:
Apple's description of Safari and RSS www.apple.com/macosx/features/safari/
Firefox help page for RSS www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/livebookmarks.html
BBC's description of RSS news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/rss/3223484.stm
Wikipedia entry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_%28file_format%29