So What Actually is RSS?
It's Pretty Magical

You may have seen those little orange RSS or XML buttons around the Internet. If you were wondering what they are...

I haven't a clue - just kidding! - It's "the next big thing" - you can use it to get news feeds from BBC or CNN, as well as just about anything else, including news on upcoming movies, DVD releases, your favorite musician's tour updates, etc.

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. Whenever I put up a new page, update an old one or have some magical news I release it through RSS.

"RSS" means "Really Simple Syndication". What it means to you is that when you subscribe to a site that has an RSS feed (like mine), you can keep up-to-date without having to check the site every day or week.

Yes, RSS is amazing. No email. No spam. It's so easy to subscribe and unsubscribe. If you get tired of me (which I hope you won't!) you just have to delete the feed. It's great!

How do you get started? Easy!

Download a FREE RSS Reader first (skip to bottom if you do not want to download software). This is special software that reads the RSS feeds...

Windows - RssReader

Mac - NetNewsWire

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.

And that's it! You're subscribed.

Right-click and get started.

Don't want to download new software? Yahoo!, MSN and Google have fantastic, one-step solutions. Just click one of the links below...

Add RSS to your "My Yahoo!"

Add Add RSS to your "My MSN"

Add Add RSS to your Google Homepage

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