RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. Via RSS, website owners can ‘push’ their content to individuals and other websites, providing an easy way to distribute and receive regularly updated news and other web content. Rather than repeatedly checking a website to see what might be new, RSS allows individuals to subscribe to have the latest content delivered automatically and immediately.
The following RSS feeds are available:
Additional feeds that may be of interest to grant facilitators include:
To subscribe to RSS feeds, you need some type of RSS reader or news aggregator. Some possible options include:
Open or launch your RSS reader.
RSS feed URLs are typically linked from an RSS or XML badge that, for example, might look like this:
Detailed instructions on how to add a news feed can usually be found in the news reader’s help files. Often, your RSS reader will display an “add feed” button; click on this button and you will be prompted to paste the URL for the RSS feed to which you wish to subscribe. (Many readers will allow you to add a feed by simply clicking on the feed link or badge.)
Many RSS readers will allow you to edit feed settings, such as when to check for new updates and how to display the content. When your RSS reader checks for new updates, your view of the feed will only be updated when the feed contains new content.