About RSS Feeds
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication." It is XML technology that delivers headlines, podcasts or other information to desktop RSS readers or modern Web browsers.
Using RSS, a webmaster can put their content into a standardised format, which can be viewed and organised through a RSS-aware software. A program known as a feed reader or aggregator can check a list of feeds on behalf of a user and display any updated articles that it finds. RSS-aware programs are available for various operating systems. Client-side readers and aggregators are typically constructed as standalone programs or extensions to existing programs such as web browsers.
RSS feeds provide a convenient way to keep track of the latest information from Racine Unified School District. With RSS, you’ll know the moment we update news stories and other content. And you’ll be able to subscribe to other targeted news and information feeds, helping make your time online more efficient, productive and relevant to specific needs.
With RSS readers or RSS-equipped Web browsers, you can have headlines from your favorite Web sites – including www.racine.k12.wi.us – aggregated and fed to one source for easy access. You can also use RSS to feed headlines to your personalized My Yahoo or Google homepages.
What Must I Have To Use RSS?
You need to download an RSS reader or an RSS-friendly Web browser. Many RSS readers are free. Some are Web-based, and others are small, stand-alone programs that run on your desktop. A list of readers and links to download them are included below.
How Do I Collect And Use RSS Feeds?
You’ll have to perform a couple of quick steps depending on what kind of RSS reader you’ve chosen.
For free RSS readers available on the Web, most setups boil down to this: Subscribe to a particular RSS feed by right-clicking on its "RSS" or "XML" logo. Select "Copy Shortcut" or "Copy Link Location" to copy the feed's URL. Then, paste the URL wherever your particular RSS reader requires you do so.
Instructions vary for RSS-friendly Web browsers. For Mac Safari browser users, simply click on an "RSS" or "XML" logo or link, then choose "Add to bookmarks" in the right-hand column in the browser window.
Firefox users can use a similar feature called "Live Bookmarks," or you can download browser extensions such as Sage, which is an RSS reader integrated with a Web browser.
Browser With Integrated RSS Readers
Free/Commercial RSS Readers
- Outlook 2007 – Windows
- AmphetaDesk – Mac/Windows/Linux
- FeedDemon – Windows
- FeedReader – Windows
- NetNewsWire – Mac
- NewsGator – Windows
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