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RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. When you see this symbol on a site you can click it to subscribe. The site(s) go automatically to your reader.


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RSS - What is RSS? RSS Explained provides a one-page quick introduction to RSS. The page provides information on benefits of RSS and provides links to a number of readers and news aggregators.

There are many RSS readers, here are two you may wish to explore:
  1. Google Reader
  2. Bloglines

Set up an account with Google Reader. You will need a Google acount to sign up for the reader. Your Google account can be used for other Web 2.0 tools such as Blogger. You can find out more about Google Accounts at the Google Accounts FAQ.

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If you have Microsoft Outlook 2007, then you can have RSS feeds coming directly to your email. You won't need a reader at all.Quick Reference Card - Microsoft Office 2007 and RSS