What is RSS?
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication" -- it's a format for distributing and gathering content from sources across the Web, including newspapers, magazines, and blogs.
How can I use RSS?
Typical applications for consuming or using RSS include:
- Using a program known as a News Aggregator to collect, update and display RSS feeds
- Incorporating RSS feeds into weblogs
News Aggregators (also called news readers) will download and display RSS feeds for you. A number of free and commercial News Aggregators are available for download. Popular news readers include AmphetaDesk, NewNewsWire, and Radio Userland.
Many aggregators are separate, "stand-alone" programs such as those listed above; other services will let you add RSS feeds to a Web page.
To view one of the Knoxcounty.org feeds in your RSS Aggregator:
1. Copy the URL/shortcut that corresponds to the topic that interests you. (See picture below)
2. Paste the URL into your reader. (See picture below)
My Yahoo! users:
1. Click on the "Add to My Yahoo!" button.
2. Follow the instructions for adding the feed to your My Yahoo! page.