What is RSS?

RSS is Really Simple Syndication and is a way to help you keep up with the web sites that interest you in a very nice and automated way. In essence, instead of you going to the your favorite web sites to see if they have changed or updated, they come and tell you when they have. RSS is a very efficient way to monitor websites that interest you.

By using a simple newsreader, you can monitor websites of your choice for new and updated information. This site, murmini.com, generates an RSS feed so for example, instead of you going to murmini.com every day to see if there is new information, it will tell your newsreader that there is new information.

Using RSS allows you to see when sites from all over the internet have added new content. You can get the latest headlines and articles (or even audio files, photographs or video) in one place, as soon as they are published, without having to remember to visit each site every day.

Not all websites provide RSS, but it is growing rapidly in popularity and many already do, including The New York Times, BBC and CNN…. Oh and murmini.com..of course.

How to start using RSS

You will need to get something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks RSS feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added to them. There are many different news readers available some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications.

Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want to receive in your news reader, by finding and subscribing to the relevant RSS feeds. For example, if you would like the RSS feed from murmini.com, simply visit the site and you will notice an RSS button on the browser next to the website address, or you can go to the SYNDICATE section on the right of the page and select Articles if you want a feed telling you about articles being updated or Comments if you want to track the comments.

Where To Get a News Reader?

There are a lot of different news readers available and new versions are appearing all the time. Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer. Some are even free.

You can obtain a downloadable RSS News Reader for Windows or Mac or you can go to a website that aggregates them all in one place. Here are some resources:

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