A web feed is a data format used for providing users with frequently updated content. Content distributors syndicate a web feed, thereby allowing users to subscribe to it.
Any web site or content provider could potentially syndicate an RSS feed
Photo-sharing web sites
Calendars/ event announcements
RSS feeds are particularly useful for sites on which content is updated frequently and is time sensitive
How do you know if a web site you visit regularly has an RSS feed? This symbol is one common indicator
Sometimes you need to look carefully for an indicator of a feed. … and when this link is clicked, a user sees feed choices on a separate page On this site, you have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page…
You probably already have the capacity to read RSS feeds.
The newest browsers integrate the capacity to display RSS feeds properly
RSS feeds are created with XML, a markup language older browsers do not display properly. This was not always the case! The “XML” at the beginning of this page indicates that you have clicked an RSS feed which your browser is not interpreting properly
This is a properly displayed feed in Apple’s Safari browser
Here is an RSS feed displayed in Internet Explorer 7
Managing feeds in your browser is similar to using bookmarks or favorites . In IE7, feed titles are displayed on a tab on the left, next to Favorites When a title is clicked, the content of the feed is displayed on the right
Managing feeds in your browser is similar to using bookmarks or favorites . In Firefox, feed titles appear on your Bookmarks Bar. Clicking the title reveals a dropdown list where you choose a headline to view
RSS in E-mail Clients Microsoft Outlook 2007, Apple Mail, and Mozilla Thunderbird all have sections for viewing RSS feeds.
RSS in E-mail Clients In Outlook 2007, The names of your feeds appear beneath your regular e-mail Inbox
RSS in E-mail Clients Apple Mail is similar, with a section for RSS feeds underneath your mailboxes Clicking the feed name on the left displays the headlines from the feed in the top viewing pane
RSS in E-mail Clients Clicking a headline from the top pane displays its contents in the bottom pane