You’ve probably seen these little orange RSS or XML buttons on many websites lately and wondered to yourself… hmmm, what are they?
Well, it's the "the next big thing" -- you can use to get real time news feeds from CNN or BBC for example, as well as just about anything else.
Would you like news on upcoming movies, DVD releases, your favorite band's tour updates? How about sports updates?
Once you get started, it's like having your favorite parts of the Web come to you. No need to go out and check for updates all the time. Fewer bookmarks too!
"RSS" means "Really Simple Syndication". It’s a wonderful technology that will keep you notified with all the updates to “Essentials-of-Aromatherapy” without having to check the site every week to see "what's new."
Whenever I put up a new page or update an old one, it’s released through RSS.
Yes, RSS is amazing. But be careful – you can become addicted! Think about it… No e-mail. No spam. It's so easy to subscribe and unsubscribe. If you ever get tired of me (ha! like that’ll happen…), simply delete the feed!
And once you start, you'll want to use RSS to track all your other favorite interests and news in the world.
How do you get started? Easy.
Download free RSS Reader first (skip to bottom if you do not want to
download software). This is special software that reads the "RSS feeds" from the largest news organizations right
down to little old me...
Once you're set up, here's all you have to do...
Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on any orange RSS button on a site, blog or news source that interests you. Start by right-clicking on the orange button below. Then...
Select Copy Shortcut ("Copy Link to Clipboard" for Mac, "Copy Link Location"
for Firefox browsers), and paste that URL into your RSS Reader.
Don't want to download new software? Yahoo! and MSN and Google have fantastic, one-step solutions. Just
click one of the links below...
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