|RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
In a world heaving under
the weight of billions of web pages, keeping up to date with the
information you want can be a drag. Wouldn't it be better to have
the latest articles and information delivered directly to you,
rather than clicking from site to site? Well now you can, thanks to
a very clever service, RSS.
There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but the
majority plump for 'Really Simple Syndication'. Put plainly, it
allows you to identify the content you like and have it delivered
directly to you.It takes the hassle out of staying up-to-date, by
showing you the very latest information that you are interested
And you never have to pay anything for it, it's all free, all
over the net!
You can also easily remove yourself from any RSS feed you have
joined at any time.Not all websites currently provide RSS, but it is
growing rapidly in popularity. We have RSS feeds for Friedrich
Naumann Foundation Malaysia, just click the orange RSS box if you
have a news reader installed.
How do I start using RSS feeds?
In general, the first thing you need is something called a RSS
news reader. There are many different versions, some of which are
accessed using a web browser, and some of which are downloadable
applications. All allow you to display and subscribe to the RSS
feeds you want.
Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to
decide what content you want. The web sites, including ours, which
sports an orange RSS button on any page should give you the option
to receive RSS feeds.If you click on this orange button you can
subscribe to the feed in various ways, including by dragging the URL
of the RSS feed into your news reader or by copying and pasting the
RSS URL into a new feed in your news reader.
Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, have
functionality which automatically picks up RSS feeds for you. For
more details on these, please check their websites. In most cases
you simply click the orange RSS feed button and you're done!
If you want to use a web based news reader, here are some popular
ones (simply click the image of your choice and follow the